This was very interesting job. The SAAB 9-3SS 2003-2007 dash have no space for double din radio. But we must find it! Let see what we have to do!
This is how the dash looks like. OEM radio control panel on top and the climate control module and CD drive on the bottom.
So we don’t need the CD drive, because new radio have it. Also, we can trow away the radio control panel
We decided to move climate control module to the upper part of the dash.Let’s take the dash apart and start making custom dash panels!
Climate control module has been taken apart. We will use front plate o make custom panel.
How it looks in the new place
Huge gap on the sides. Time to use some
magic special compound to close those gaps
After that- few hours of sanding and checking the plate on the place, and sanding sanding sanding. When our hands stops shaking we can double check how the new panel looks in the place
Perfect! Time to paint it!
Climate control module is done.
The new radio faceplate was made same was as climate control module. Magic,sanding,sanding,sanding,paint.
And this is a result of 2 days of work. Customer was TOTALLY satisfied and happy!
How much? I want this for my 06 Aero. I’m so done with the factory unit.
Hi Tom. Thank you for your comment. It took 3 days to make those face plates for radio and climate controls. Also we had to replace stock speakers and install aftermarket amplifier. Faceplates will cost 600CAD but we need the car to build them
Hi How much would you charge for the climate control faceplate? Good job. –
Hi Jenny. We can’t make this faceplate without vehicle. It is very precise job and requires a lot of measurements and test on the dash.
Hey can u call me really quick @ 314-585-7834 I have a few questions about ‘‘tis for my 04 Saab 9-3 turbo ?
Hi Demetrius. please call us +19058445459
Hello, what kind of compound had you used to close those gaps?
JB weld or you can use any similar two component epoxy compound
How did you retain factory tones that come from the head unit (amp?)
The main board from head unit is wrapped in plastic and left inside the dash connected