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betaPosted - 22 Sep 2008 : 19:42:41
I just wanted to start this off to see where people are fitting their car radios (if they have them).
Has anyone successfully fitted a console off another car? I know there is a Saab console available for the V4, I'd say they're as rare as hens teeth though.

Paul
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WoodyPosted - 14 Feb 2020 : 12:00:05
Just needs a tachometer !
ZagatoPosted - 12 Feb 2020 : 13:51:37
The sun windscreen cover is this, it,s meant to go on the inside... couldn't give two T/Ts if it's PC or not these days




ZagatoPosted - 12 Feb 2020 : 13:45:49
It's just for interest really! If there was ever a car that was never going to get rallied, THIS is it LOL!




green96v4Posted - 12 Feb 2020 : 11:13:32
I used to have my stereo(s) there too when my car was my daily driver (college days in the early 90's) but the windscreen would leak and drip onto them, so they never lasted long. Luckily my dad was a Motor Trader so there was always a stock of stereos to rob from!!

Love the Map Box!!
ZagatoPosted - 12 Feb 2020 : 07:53:57
Will put a picture up of mine that was fitted when the car was a couple of years old. Thankfully the aerial was put through the wing so it can be sorted and not at the bottom of the windscreen corner which is tricky if rot sets in. You can get pretty good internal aerials now I should think, so no holes required!



As the garage has done here originally, I always put my 96 radios to the side rather than hanging off the middle vent dash, I just think it looks smarter. Fitting a radio was the first job I ever did as a kid on a 96. Then it was a fan bearing, then rear fog lights as everyone seemed to do at the time then I painted the wheels Swedish yellow as it was a Carolina blue car... YUCK they went back to silver a month later!!


Ian CPosted - 15 Sep 2011 : 19:20:27
quote:
Originally posted by john-saab
Here's the set up in the anniversary

The mono speaker is surprisingly clear.
I have another similar set up as the one shown by Woody...infact it may be a genuine
I also have this which came from the same area as Dereks...

I have 2 or 3 of the surrounds that Derek used..somewhere.



I have the exact same setup as the top photo in my car, it must be a Saab original item?
James RanaldiPosted - 19 Jun 2011 : 22:03:27
ET phone home
PDickensPosted - 19 Jun 2011 : 14:23:05
At last I got round to fitting some audio - see earlier posts. My son gave me a classy Kenwood radio/cd/mp3 unit he had liberated from an MX-5 (err not as bad as it sounds - he's in the motor trade and he'd taken it in under the scrappage scheme). I'd already fitted speakers on the back parcel shelf when I renovated it. I spent ages faffing around with the electrics as there was a whole bag of wiring under the dash where someone had had a previous radio - in the end most of it wasnt connected up anywhere so I started again from scratch. Turned out to be fairly straightforward apart from the roof mounted aerial - there was one fitted but the wiring disintegrated when I touched it so I fitted a new one. Even better it works! - the bass is great as the boot acts as a reverberation chamber - I put extra soundproofing under the parcel shelf when I did it up. I could'nt find a fascia surround so in the end I painted the side of the unit and the brackets matt black. I am not sure about the lurid purple display though




In the second picture you can see the tacho I put in a while back.


"Glad SAAB 96 krning fr alla"
72sonett3Posted - 10 May 2011 : 20:47:22
quote:
As far as clocks...
There are also clocks with orange hands and without the SAAB logo, matching the other instruments. These are really hard to find...

Yes, it usually is the solder fuse inside the clock that's all powdered and fallen apart.

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'72 97
'77 96L
'79 96GL
'91 900i 2.1
'95 900SE
James RanaldiPosted - 10 May 2011 : 19:34:21
Very interesting information.

Can't help with mirrors 1970V4 as I don't have any.

Quite happy to pay for Radio Bracketry and Glove box innards. I already have a door with a hole in it !!

Please let me know if you find the bits and how much you require for them.
My cigarette lighter is in such an awkward place I can't find it

My car must be an in betweeny (1968 V4, LHD. It does however have the stainless steel wing guards.
1970V4Posted - 10 May 2011 : 19:17:34
quote:
Originally posted by 72sonett3
quote:
... we only got the round ones in the USA.

Other USA specific items are the cigarette lighter next to the ash tray, dashboard clock instead of the 96/95 badge (I guess these badges are rare in the US since they were replaced with clocks?), stainless instead of rubber mud deflectors on rear wings...

I would like an original Saab 95/96 cigarette lighter in my cars...(not for lighting cigarettes but for a phone charger, GPS/Nav adapter etc.




Instead of getting an original lighter assembly which mounts in a rather inconvenient location I would just get a universal outlet that mounts under the dash, such as this:



As far as clocks, yes, they were standard on ever 95/96 sold here from 1970 through 1973 (the last year of importation) so they are pretty common. The 95/96 dash badges are non-existent here, I've only seen them on cars like my RHD '72 96 that were privately imported later.

I have a few spares kicking around that probably don't work but would be not hard to fix, there's usually just a fusible link that goes bad and needs to be soldered.
1970V4Posted - 10 May 2011 : 19:05:48
quote:
Originally posted by UK_Sub
Pretty sure I've got an original cigarette lighter (USA guys should be able to confirm), for sale over here...

http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?topic_id=2667&whichpage=1


Simon



That is indeed a standard 95/96 cigarette lighter.
mellePosted - 10 May 2011 : 09:19:22
Lighters came as a standard on European cars up to and including MY1970 (in a nasty position on LHD cars, satnav plug almost stops you from changing gear). Simon's is an original lighter, my 1970 96 has the same one.

1970 Saab 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 Saab 95V4 van conversion project
UK_SubPosted - 10 May 2011 : 09:06:37
Pretty sure I've got an original cigarette lighter (USA guys should be able to confirm), for sale over here...

http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?topic_id=2667&whichpage=1


Simon
72sonett3Posted - 10 May 2011 : 08:19:37
quote:
... we only got the round ones in the USA.

Other USA specific items are the cigarette lighter next to the ash tray, dashboard clock instead of the 96/95 badge (I guess these badges are rare in the US since they were replaced with clocks?), stainless instead of rubber mud deflectors on rear wings...

I would like an original Saab 95/96 cigarette lighter in my cars...(not for lighting cigarettes but for a phone charger, GPS/Nav adapter etc.

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'72 97
'77 96L
'79 96GL
'91 900i 2.1
'95 900SE

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