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#183 of 214 Re: 2006 9-3 Combi Aero Phone/Bluetooth [toottoot]
Dec 12, 2007 (4:22 pm)
Well, yes and no. You can purchase a Motorola or Parrot bluetooth, and if you have the TEL1 installed and the wiring harness from Saab, you can use everything but the telephone buttons on the steering wheel (the volume will work, the sound will use the stereo speakers, and the installed microphones will work). Unfortunately the remaining telephone buttons are for outside-of-the-US only. Read a different Saab forum (xxxxCentral) for way more info on this.
#184 of 214 Dealer Installed Roof Rails?
Dec 12, 2007 (5:42 pm)
Just got an '08 Combi that had everything we wanted at a great price. Well, everything except the roof rails... Not the crossbar type rack, just the parallel to the body roof rails.
Can I get these installed by my dealer without butchering our beautiful new car? In other words, would getting them installed at the dealer be as invasive as say, an after-market sunroof?
I'd really like to get the rails to get more of the vibe of our old '02 9-03 hatchback.
#185 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [squiredogs]
Dec 14, 2007 (12:42 pm)
Yes you can install rails by your dealer or yourself. I installed them on my 2006 SC. I purchased rails and plastic covers that go beneath rails form member from saabcentral.com, pulled old plastic covers and installed new ones. New covers have openings where you attach rails (front and back on each side). The screws are already there in the roof. Just look for the best price and install them by yourself. It is 1/2 hr job.
#186 of 214 Stereo hum?
Dec 14, 2007 (7:30 pm)
I have an '07 'combi Aero, and I've noticed that when I turn the stereo above about half way, you get an annoying hum/static sound in the background. This happens for all types of media (CD, XM, AM/FM).
Has anyone else had this problem or is it something I need to get checked? I was expecting more from a premium 300W stereo!
#187 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [tarikh]
Mar 21, 2008 (6:55 pm)
So, I just purchased a 2008 SC with roof rails factory installed. I can't tell but I think they produce a lot of wind noise. Is it just as easy to remove them? If so, do you know where I could purchase covers for the exposed spaces that will be created in the roofline?
#188 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [donovankd]
Apr 04, 2008 (9:50 am)
You can get covers from either a dealer or online stores. I have parchment silver covers (not sure what color your car is).
#189 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [tarikh]
Apr 04, 2008 (10:15 am)
Thanks, my car is snow silver. Do you know a good online store?
#190 of 214 Re: Dealer Installed Roof Rails? [tarikh]
Apr 04, 2008 (5:21 pm)
One other question is are the "covers" (saab calls them "decor strips") easy to install/uninstall. I'm not feeling ambitious about making too many irreversible modifications to the car as I think I'll dump the lease in a couple years....
#191 of 214 Stereo quirk
Jun 11, 2008 (6:49 pm)
I have an '07 Aero Combi. The fourth preset button on my stereo doesn't work ONLY if it's the first button you push after turning the radio on. Similarly, if you try to scroll up through the steering wheel, it skips the 4th preset.
The dealer just replaced the stereo (and in the process scratched the interior trim and lost my CD's), and the same problem is there.
Has anyone else experienced this? It's very strange...
As a side note, I attend the aero academy in under a month - I can't wait!!
#192 of 214 Re: Stereo quirk [biggimp]
Dec 02, 2008 (8:48 pm)
No stereo problems on our 2006 sportcombi aero. I did not attend Aero academy but really wanted to. So did my wife. How was it?