technical diversions

a place to document my current project of connecting an iPod to a Saab 9-3 convertible with the factory audio system.

Friday, December 09, 2005

an update!

Long time without an update. I still enjoy driving the saab, but the colder climate has restricted a little the days I ride with the top down. This a fun car to drive!

The iPod keeps getting new music, and it has enabled me to explore new artists and music genres. Before the iPod I added very few song and in general groups to my listening experience and this is changing fast.

I’m very happy that David from Texas decided to give my idea a try and I build for him the little circuit board. He was extremely patient, it took me several weeks to find enough time to complete it, but just after the Thanksgiving holiday I managed to ship him the parts. He got in touch with a technically savvy auto electronics expert and in a few hours had the system up and running. Here are a few pictures of his installation!


  • At 12 January, 2006 11:54, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    I think this blog is wonderful. I was wondering if you have any experience with other stereos. I have been struggling for some time now to find where to connect my makeshift aux input to inside my stereo. It is not as clearly labeled as the SAAB's. Or, if you possibly knew of some other internet resources I could check out. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! :)

    jeremystaples (at) gmail (dot) com

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    excellent idea! till you have to cross the Mexico/ american border in that car.....

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