Archive for the 'Saab' Category

Need Help: Connecting an iPhone to a Saab Stereo?

So this is my lazyweb request:

I bought a used 2005 Saab 9-3 Convertible this weekend (Yes, I love it and it goes well with our Volvo wagon in the driveway).

How can I connect my iPhone to the Saab head unit so that a) the iPod capabilities of the iPhone work though the stereo, and can be controlled by the stereo (and the controls on the steering wheel) and b) the phone part of the iPhone works through the Saab in-dash microphone and speakers work like they should, but with my iPhone?

I know I can use the AUX input to play music from the iPhone through the stereo, but I can’t control it from the stereo. I also still want it to work like a phone…

I’ve read about the Motorola Bluetooth connections that Saab sells, but I don’t just want Bluetooth phone connections… I’ve come to learn to not like bluetooth because the sound quality is usually horrible…

Anyone got any tips or thoughts? Comment on this post if you do please.

Thanks in advance.