Parrot CK3100

If the vehicle is prepared for a mobile phone (Phone 1) it is quite easy to install aftermarket car kit. This page describes the installation of a Parrot CK310. For car kits from other manufacturers the installation procedure will probably not differ much.

This page describes how you can do it yourselve but there is also an (almost) ready-made way. "Just In Vehicle" in the United Kingdom sells a ready-made cable that you can connect to the original Tel 1 connector. Just Carkits sells 2 versions, one for 9-3's built in 2003 and one for a 9-3's of 2004 and beyond. The link to Just Car kits can be found here, the price is very reasonable and is certainly not higher than that of the materials of the do-it-yourself option. If you purchase that cableg description, only step 1, step 3 and step 4 need to be followed.
If you still want to go on with the DIY option you need to buy some extra items.

  • A cable (with connector) to connect the Parrot to the original connector of the car. It can be purchased at the Saab dealer (DIY option) or the readymade cable from Just Carkits.
  • Additional securing material (tierip / electrical tape or something similar).
  • Extra speaker connectors (6 males, 6 females) or solder material to connect the cables to the centre speaker.
  • Approximately 2 meter speaker cable
  • Owners of a MY03 need an interface cable + transformer unit Saab 9-3 SS Year 2003 (KRAM ISO2CAR 68742. Costs about € 25.0).
The Parrot comes with several brackets, microphone and cables. Where you place the Parrot course depends on your needs. I placed it in the ashtray because it fits exactly, I can also close the ashtray and then the Parrot is completely out of sight. I placed the microphone left from the mirror and I leaded the microphone wire via the ceiling through the right A pillar to the center console. There is enough space Under the center console to store the cables and the unit.  

Step 1: First remove  the front right side of the center console. For this you can use the manual installation of the original car kit. If you do need a description, please visit the following link, Saab Docs,

Find the TEL1 connector, at the left picture you can see where you  should find it.

The TEL1 connector is also known as the 375 connector. The contacts of the 375 connector are numbered. We will use this connector for the installation.

Step 2: The Parrot cable should now be connected to the Saab cable. In the table you will find the colors and the corresponding connectors of the Parrot and the connector of the Saab.

The best way is to solder the wires together (+ isolate), an alternative is a wire connector. Check the pin numbers to the colors of the cable, it appears that cables with different colors are in use. In the table 2 options are displayed.

Note also that pin 16 and 7, must no be connected to the speaker output connection but to the line out of the Parrot.


Step 3: Now when you plug in the Saab connection cable to the TEL1 connector the Parrot will work. You will notice that when starting a conversation you will see this in the SID and the radio will mute and that  the call will be heard from the front speakers. However you will notice that while starting a conversation ther a short delay and you miss the first seconds of the call. This is because the Saab audio reacts slightly slower than the Parrot. To solve this problem, I connected the centre speaker is to one of the terminals of the Parrots speaker connectors.Now the 1st second of the phone can be heard through the centre speaker in the dashboard. If you want to do this follow the following procedure.
Step 4: Remove the centre speaker in the dashboard. Cut the speaker wire near the connector and attach about 1 meter speaker wire (the 2 on the connector is the + side). Guide the wires to the Parrot loudspeaker connector. Cut the blue (+) and green wire (-) from both din-connectors of the Parrot and attach the speaker wires to this. (Best soldering). Make sure the speaker wires that come from the Saab audio go to the input (circled in the drawing) and the aout put wires will be connected to the centre dash speaker.

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