I am a great fan of Saab cars in general and the classic Saab 900 in particular. I live in Sweden, where Saab cars are commonly found and i own a couple of them myself: a low-mileage 900 Aero/SPG MY88 (first used as an internal emission test-car at Saab-Scania AB, a 900 Aero/SPG MY85 which is currenly undertaking a rather crazy restoration and a 9-3 SportSedan Hirsch MY2004.
Even if i have been involved and grown up with the classic Saab 900 and Saab 99, it wasnt until recently (2012) that i came in contact with the (for me) luxury Saab Clarion Audio systems with CD/Equalizer/Anti-theft/You-name-it! It turned out that they were only sold in on the US-market (CA too?), why i can only speculate.
So i started to look for good-looking (Clarion made for Saab sticker on the front!), time typical stereos for my two SPGs. Of course i wanted to have atleat an equalizer for each car and maybe more. I decided that i wanted the MY86-87 version for my oldest SPG as this was the first version with a "fancy" equalizer. For the '88 SPG it felt natural to install the MY88 version.
After doing all the research, all the reading on internet and all the bidding on auction sites i decided to create this webpage as a guide-line to the different models and their equipment. Mainly as i would have wanted to find a site like this myself and to help others in the same situation!
I am no expert on these stereos, other than the information that i have collected about how to install them in the vehicle and which components fits together, i.e. I DONT HAVE ANY CODES to them or knowhow to unlock old stereos you have found in your garage. You need to contact a Saab-USA dealer for that (if you can find one..)
I have invested some money to gather all this information and if you find this information useful, any money donation amount is appreciated, see below.
Last updated: 2017-12-05