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Old 01-08-2018, 11:03 PM   #81
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Greetings all!

So I collected my recent ebay purchases this afternoon and came back with more than I expected (the seller of the exhaust had a few Saaby trinkets he wanted rid of!

Todays haul;

1. JT cat-back exhaust
2. Heated seat switches
3. Switch pack
4. 2 x digital clocks
5. Spare EDU
6. Spare ACC control panel
7. C900 ecu (?)
8. Pioneer head unit and changer complete with changer lead and bracket - FOC........seller wouldn't accept any payment - what a lovely guy!

Plus a few other odds and ends.......

20180801_193016 (1) by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

I am very pleased with both of my expected purchases - the exhaust looks to be in great nick and will clean up nicely!

I also ordered this earlier so that I can fit the head unit;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-9-3-...72.m2749.l2649

So next up (mostly already in the garage ready to go (in no particular order);

1. Fit head unit and changer
2. Fit Aero back seat
3. Change aerial
4. Change cracked indicator
5. Flush and change ATF
6. Fit JT exhaust
7. Find source of slight coolant leak
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:06 PM   #82
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Going to see a couple of Saaby mates on Saturday and we hope to have a looksee at fitting the JT exhaust - will I need an adapter as it is a 2.5" system or will it just fit?

In any case I gave some Megs Ultimate polish a go last night having given the old girl. I was given it and I was keen to see how it performed in comparison with my usual go-to products - AG SRP or PB BH. Well - it is certainly harder work to buff than either, so as full of fillers than either - but it seems to leave a great finish.

Judge for yourself - not the best photo........

20180802_080514 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Also - I have been thinking how I use this (when it comes) to fit the new head unit;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-9-3-...72.m2749.l2649

Anyone with any experience of how these work/instructions?
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #83
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Good luck with your exhaust if it was a fitment for your car then you shouldn't need an adaptor. Assume looking at your picture you've a centre section and backbox so the centre piece should be same size as your downpipe and just slide together. If you do need an adaptor eBay generally will have one in stainless and should be straightforward.

For your wiring adaptor it's been a number of years since I've fitted but should be a plug and play so one end should match your existing connection and will just plug into it then the other side should it straight into your new head unit
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Good luck with your exhaust if it was a fitment for your car then you shouldn't need an adaptor. Assume looking at your picture you've a centre section and backbox so the centre piece should be same size as your downpipe and just slide together. If you do need an adaptor eBay generally will have one in stainless and should be straightforward.

For your wiring adaptor it's been a number of years since I've fitted but should be a plug and play so one end should match your existing connection and will just plug into it then the other side should it straight into your new head unit
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Legend! Many thanks!
Fingers crossed I'm correct

Meant to say in last post but it's looking well and came up great nice reflection
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So - a bit frustrating really. I should have listened to my grandad when he used to say frequently that there's no such thing as a bargain..

1. The exhaust is missing the section that connects to the flexi pipe. So I will either have to get the missing section from Jetex (as it turns out that it is a Jetex system and not a JT as originally thought). But that will be about £70 delivered. Or I get the bits I have attached to the section already there via an adapter. Thoughts?
2. Head unit gets incredibly hot incredibly quick and there isn't any sound. Which means that is probably dead too. But it is with a mate who is checking it out. Bugger.

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What a pain mate but your grandad was so right.
I would personally get the jetex part so the exhaust is the same all the way through.

An adapter may well sort the problem but may also fail.

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I hear you!

I have been to a local exhaust place and they quoted £60 for the same section so that might be how end up going.....

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So I have news!

1. The head unit works! We 'think' that we messed up the connectors (connecting the speakers to the amp as they were both the same coloured after market connectors). So that will be going back in next week. Still need to fathom and then attack installing the changer that came with it.
2. I managed to steal an hour or so this afternoon and managed to swap the 'other' aerial I got. This one goes up most of the way.
3. Buoyed by this, I had another go at the Aero seats and managed to do the rear bases;

20180827_160920(0) by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

But I am still struggling with the backs...........

4. I then (just for good measure) swapped my cracked indicator unit for a better one I had in stock.....

20180827_161030 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Which then take me to the looming MOT (which I am sure Filathome will be amused by, is starting to really worry me)......

Top of the list is the ABS light. Am I right in thinking that the sensor it's self is probably fine and it is the wiring which is fecked? Sensors wise, are these available? Are aftermarket ones OK? So many questions, so few answers.........
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Ooooh - forget to mention, I still need to get the exhaust fitted. The blow from cold (in particular) is definitely getting worse and will be a MOT failure........

The 'plan' is to get it fitted with the existing mid-section via an adaptor.
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