CdConnect SAAB

A retrofit aux-kit to SAAB 9-5 and 9-3.

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We know. There is one little annoying thing with our lovely SAAB. There is no aux-in connection. Are you're feed up with FM-transmitters and copying CDs and just wants an easy to use and flexible solution to stream music through the car's speakers now?

CdConnect is a retrofit aux kit for Saab 9-5 and Saab 9-3. Easy to use and works with all music players that have a standard 3.5 mm jack.

You deserve high audio quality at the music of your choice! You deserve CdConnect!

  • Plug and play installation. No soldering, no cutting of cables!
  • Doesn’t require activation through Tech2. Just press the Cd-button twice to activate!
  • Designed to ensure the best possible sound quality.
  • High quality. Automated production in Sweden with high precision placement of components on circuit board.
  • Wired quality sound, wirelessly - with aptX. The bluetooth products supports aptX codec to provide great sound quality.

CdConncet is available in two variants - full cable version or Bluetooth connection

CdConnect SAAB is available in two versions, full cable and bluetooth. The bluetooth product has a built-in amplifier which gives increased volume compared to the cable version. Furthermore, the Bluetooth version is compatible with the stereo and steering wheel buttons, meaning that you can shift tune on your phone from the steering wheel! The bluetooth product is a refined product taking the customer feedback received during the last two years into account, and as such, we highly recommended it. Please observere that the Bluetooth variant doesn't contain any cable connection.

The full cable version is a cable that you will have to route through your panel somewhere.

Original & authentic feeling

The blank button is now fully replaced with a full cable variant. This means, you will have a 3.5 mm cable to route through the console somewhere.

For cars with vented seats (air cooling in seats) we have limited stock available for a blank button solution.

For the Bluetooth variant, there will be absolutely no visible sign of the installation.

Compatible models and stereos

The aux-adapter is compatible with the following models:

  • 9-3 – year 1998-2002 for AS1-AS2-AS3 (Also, 9-3 CAB 2003)
  • 9-5 – year 1998-2005 for AS1-AS2-AS3
  • 9-5 – year 2005-2009 for Denso navigation. All required cable harness is included when selecting this. Nav is only available as a bluetooth version.

Make sure to select the right CdConnect for your needs in the options!

If you have the SAAB 9-3, 2003-2006, have a look on the aux cable!


CdConnect SAAB is CE certified and meets high product safety standards

CdConnect is CE-certified. This means that the product meets the requirements of relevant directives and has undergone the prescribed procedure for verifying compliance with the requirements (i.e. test performed by external institutes).

  • Electromagnetic compatibility according to EN61000-1, EN61000-2, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-6-4. This means, in short that the product works in the car without behaving strangely or affecting other equipment with respect to the electromagnetic energy that the product is exposed to or create.
  • Electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 50498: of 2010. Meets the requirements of this standard for electronic equipment for installation in vehicles.
  • Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment under the RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65 / EU). This is a legal requirement and involves limiting or completely eliminating the use of six chemicals. One of these chemicals is lead which historically have been used in soldering, and still is in DIY-solution or prototype manufacturers - but not in CdConnect!

Declaration of conformity.

Stereo removal keys

Stereo removal keys are included for all stereos.


Easy install. Great sound.Review by Timbo
I installed the Bluetooth version in my SAAB 9-5 in 20 minutes. Using the Automate Car Dashboard app I connect and play rapidly when I start the car. Sound quality is great. No stuttering. Amplifier eliminates the volume difference between radio and music. Just curious now about how much power Bluetooth will use. (Posted on 6/26/2017)
What a joyReview by karl-k
Dear friends, recently I received the blue tooth set for my Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible, 2001. I installed it, and it works fantastic.
I had a short drive today, and my smile was from ear tot ear. My retro radio with bluetooth feature to listen to my iPhone music library.
Thanks a lot guys, it is worth every euro.
Best regards (Posted on 6/23/2017)
Perfect qualityReview by Daan
Just installed the Bluetooth system. 15 minuten of work, mostly because of trouble getting the power supply back attached to the sigarette lighter. After that....easy. Work perfect. Spotify from my iPhone now throughout the speakers from my Saab 93 Cabrio 1999.
Thanks for this little piece of equipment to make driving more fun.
Greetings from Holland (Posted on 5/29/2017)
Solid ProductReview by Kecke
overall happy with it. the only thing that bugs me is that the aux diameter is maybe 3.55 instead of 3.50mm so sometimes the audio gets bad.

Alltså det är ett litet glapp i audio jacken så kontakten blir dålig imellan åt. (Posted on 2/15/2017)
Much easier than expected!Review by Meredith
I ordered this product for my 2003 9-3 convertible. Haven't been able to find anything else that will work to listen to music on my iPhone, and was a little worried at first as I'm in the USA and it didn't look like anyone had ordered the product in awhile and it was a little expensive.

To all that are unsure - this was a wonderful experience! The package arrived after about 1 week from ordering. You can tell that they've been updating the product because also included was a cord to connect my phone, the tools to take out the stereo AND some swedish candy! What a surprise!

Nice to have the factory look also. Would recommend to anyone else needing this issue fixed! (Posted on 10/28/2016)
So simpleReview by Phil A
I ordered the Bluetooth version for my 2001 9-3 Aero. It arrived in Hong Kong a few days later all intact. I watched the installation video then went to the car and installed it in 5 mins. Turned on, linked to my phone and it worked first time. The amplifier has better sound than the SAAB original. Great to be able to use the steering wheel controls. (Posted on 9/18/2016)
Very easy to install, works greatReview by Wesley
After purchase I received it within 2 days.
Only took about 15 minutes to install (never done something like it), so it was very easy.

Instructions on the website are very helpful.

(and the candy is delicious!) (Posted on 9/14/2016)
Superb solution Review by Adam
I got the Bluetooth version of CDConnect. 20 minutes to install, plus a few more minutes to disconnect the CD changer magazine in the boot, and I was up and running. Perfect streaming from iPhone or iPad, with a real punchy sound through the standard AS3. You can even use the track change forward / backward buttons on the steering wheel to move through tracks on an album. Worth the money! (Posted on 8/15/2016)
Works as promisedReview by Andrew
I ordered the Bluetooth version for my Saab 9-5. It is amazing, the music is clear and crisp. Besides the occasional difficulty connecting my phone to the saabaux it is easy to use.
Highly recommend. (Posted on 8/14/2016)
Excellent alternative to stereo replacementReview by bcroz
I ordered CdConnect for my 2003 convertible at 8 PM EST (US) on Monday. Product arrived at my office today (Thursday) by noon. Installation was a breeze after watching the video posted on YouTube ( ). Simply put, this will turn your stock head unit into an iPod compatible unit with no pain and without having your dash look cobbled. (Posted on 5/20/2016)
Great!Review by Hitrax
Imho the best upgrade for the saab 9-3 is this aux system. Got it yesterday and installation was under 5 min. Make shure all the Cables are well connected! (Push a little) also the volume on the stearingwheel is working. The 'seek' buttons don't.
In one word, great!! (Posted on 5/4/2016)
New Tunes for my Sweet 16 2000 93Review by Michael
I'm over here in Delafield Wisconsin and loving how well the corded version of this device integrates with my car stereo! I gave up on single CDs about eight years ago, so radio has up until now been about it for audio. So nice to have the music (and podcasts) to push through my iphone (and phone calls, for that matter, which I can now hear through the system).

Installation was almost as quick as the install video, although mine slowed a bit because my head unit did not slide back in as smoothly as it slid out. Otherwise it was easy!

About $170 USD including pay pal's international little take, but with international FedEx included (and in my case home delivery within the same week) this was a great deal. I just need to find a way to pull the power and audio cables closer to my dash to move them away from the stick shift, but otherwise very nice install, with the audio plug engineered into an actual Saab dash plug. Exact color match!

Thank you for creating this product! (Posted on 3/26/2016)
Why did I wait so long?Review by DavidE
I purchased the Bluetooth version as a Chistmas present for my 16-year old son (who I gave my old Viggen). Installed it today. It took 5 minutes. It's the best thing that I've bought in years. After $2K in speakers and amps, I may be taking the Saab back.

Shipping was fast and emails were promptly returned. (Posted on 3/20/2016)
Great product but missing phone via bluetooth featureReview by Joe K
I just installed the product. Installation was a snap. However, no operating instructions were provided. Great for streaming music but lacks the ability to hear phone calls over the audio system using an android Bluetooth phone. It would be a 6 star product if they added phone feature and operating instructions. (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Just what You wantReview by Jan
Easy and straightforward installation according to the instructions (15 min. for me, a little bit of strugling getting the power supply on the cigerette lighter connector).
Sound quality is great, equal to CD-mode, at least if you're playing high quality FLACs or WAVs.
One little drawback: on my MY2003 convertible NIGHT PANEL starts running realy strange on the SID, you have to turn ignition off to readjust it. Thus: Not recommendable with NIGHT PANEL.
All in All: 5 Stars, perfect plug-in solution for that missing AUX-IN on Saab YS3D...
Great Work Guys!!! (Posted on 2/18/2016)
So clean and so cool!Review by Australian Jason
I'm very impressed. Installation took only a few minutes with no additional tools or know-how required. You even get a 3.5mm stereo cable in the deal. It truly is plug and play.
The finished install is very subtle, yet offers so much versatility now. This product is money well spent and highly recommended!
(Posted on 2/11/2016)
Awesome Upgrade!Review by Daven
I ordered one for my '04 9-5 wagon and it arrived 4 days later!...FROM SWEDEN to the USA! Installation took less than 30 minutes and was extremely straightforward and intuitive. It looks completely stock and the sound quality is absolutely perfect! This is by far one of the easiest and best upgrades I've made to any of my SAABs...and I've had 11. I am so glad this product exists. I will be buying one for my '02 9-3 Viggen for sure! (Posted on 11/18/2015)
My 1998 SAAB 9-3SE just got Spotified!Review by Niklas
Armed with a flashlight I went out into the chilly Stockholm night
and installed the CdConnect in our car. I am by no means a mechanic,
but still the installation went fine and I was rewarded by music from my
iPhone in the car sound system.
One or two details in the installation instruction could be improved, but
overall I am very happy with the product.

(Posted on 10/18/2015)
Superior Review by BryanG
10 min install on 9-3 with onstar. Disconnected the onstar plug, put the provided aux port in its place, swapped a few connectors around and boom. $168.00 very, very well spent. Thanks for such a wonderful product. Kept me from hacking around on the factory radio or replacing and rewiring speakers. Kept my 6 speakers, wonderful sound. Buy it now! (Posted on 10/6/2015)
Works as promisedReview by Raphael
Took my 15 minutes instead of 3 as in the instruction video, but then I was able to listen to my music from the iPhone. Also: Stereo removal keys and some candies were included, yay. (Posted on 8/16/2015)
Excellent ProductReview by Rod
Could not be happier. This is exactly what I was looking for. Shipping was four days from Sweden to my doorstep in Maryland, USA. Works like a charm after a simple install in my 2002 Viggen. Thank you. Had to wait several years for this! (Posted on 5/8/2015)
Very good quality adapterReview by Mikael
Spending a lot of time in my 9-5 I had been looking for a good adaptor to use since the sound in the factory system was good so wanted to keep it. This adaptor was very easy to install and the sound quality is perfect. The installation result could not be better. Looks like something straight out of the factory. Very highly recommend getting this and now that I have tested it will be getting another for my other 9-5. (Posted on 5/6/2015)
Fast, Easy, Clean & A Factory LookReview by dhbolthausen
The price may be a little high, but I have to say there could be nothing easier. Remove a button, pull a few pieces, plug in the unity, put everything back and you have a very factory looking auxiliary connection that works fine. I will have to pull the cd changer - but the plugging in of auxiliary devices pretty much makes that a mute point. Great Job! (Posted on 4/15/2015)
Very easy Installation. Great instructions.Review by Greg
For somwone who has limited technical ability I had this installed and operating within 10 minutes. Sounds great. (Posted on 4/15/2015)
An awesome alternative!Review by Jarrett
Due to the lack of reviews on this great product, I must give my input! First off, I'm from the Eastern part of the United States. When I ordered this, it shipped out next day. It was here in an astonishing 3 days! I was stunned, because I've read people online waiting several weeks. After using the product for several days in my Viggen, I'm happy to report that I love it! I dislike the look of aftermarket stereo systems because I personally don't think they flow with the car's design/style. But this does flow, it seriously looks like it came factory. The sound is amazing most importantly. If you're playing back a decent to high quality music file, you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference between it and a CD. The installation is very easy too. There is a couple of videos around the internet that will walk you through as well. My only complaints about this is that "night panel" will disable everything it normally does besides SID. SID recognizes a change that is ongoing or something. Therefore, it stays lit. Also, the price is kind of steep. When I bought it, the currency transverse rate came to $165.00 USD. It's not a deal breaker for me, but I thought it was a tad pricey. Overall though, I recommend it if you share the same opinion as me not liking aftermarket head units, or wanting an easier, convenient way out of wiring everything together. That there is worth the extra money. (Posted on 4/14/2015)
awesomeReview by dankwgn
install super easy . works perfect. and nobody who has gotten in thinks it isnt factory , love it would recommend to all
(Posted on 4/6/2015)
Awesome addition to my 1999 9-3 convertible Review by GeirBear
Every now and then you find a product that lives up to the advertising and hype! This one exceeds everything you could imagine. The ease of the installation and the instructional video on the companies website made this the easiest modification I've ever done.
If you are hesitating over the cost of some wiring and clips! Don't!! The fact that I can now play my iPhone, iPad and iPod directly through the factory stereo is worth every penny!
Don't settle for radio transmitters that sound awful and fade in and out. Finished installation looks factory! Don't hestat to contact Rubenson Industri AB through their contact page, they are quick and responsive. I highly recommend this company and this product. (Posted on 4/2/2015)
niceReview by Bill
Easy install, works great.
No comparison to Audiotroll, much better product (Posted on 3/17/2015)

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