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UPDATED 10/16/2000

Date: 06/16/00

To: All Saab Dealers
Saab Service Manager
Saab Parts Manager
Saab Sales Manager

From: Abe Buchbinder

Code: 931

Reference: Update to CD Changer (CDC) Cable deleted - certain 9-5 models

As indicated in the Reference posted 03/30/00, beginning with 9-5 VIN Serial No. Y3049931, the cable for the CD changer (CDC) was deleted. As of VIN Serial No. Y3065548, the pre-installed cable has been re-introduced. However, the cable design has been changed and now requires an adapter cable to attach to the CDC. As a result of the change in the length of the harness, the connectors do not extend as far rearward; they are taped back onto the harness near the top of the rear wheel well. Because of this new mounting position, it may be necessary to remove 9-5 sedan's inner fender upholstery to gain access to the connector.

All 9-5 models use the same CD Changer, P/N 50 42 585. However, depending upon which model (sedan or wagon) and VIN Serial Number, parts required for the installation differ. Please see the chart below for correct application.

Installation instructions are included with each part.
VIN Serial No.Parts required: SedanParts required: WagonApprox. installation time:
Before Y304993150 42 585
02 69 282
50 42 585
02 71 411
0.5
Between Y3049932 & Y306554750 42 585
02 69 282
02 78 739
(cable from A-pillar to CDC)
50 42 585
02 71 411
02 78 739
(cable from A-pillar to CDC)
1.2
After VIN Y306554850 42 585
02 69 282
02 83 382 (jumper harness)
50 42 585
02 71 411
02 83 382 (jumper harness)
0.5

Use the following information to submit a warranty claim for fitting the cable (P/N 02 78 739) between the A-pillar and trunk ONLY. This cable is applicable only on cars between VIN Serial Nos. Y3049932 and Y3065547. Warranty claims for cars after Y3065547 will not be accepted.

Part Number 02 78 739 CDC Cable

Failed object: 93605
Fault/reason: 03
Location: 0
Warranty type: 06 or 01
Repair action: 01
Labor operation: 93605 0.7

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,
Abe Buchbinder
Director, Service & Parts
Saab Cars USA, Inc.

Please direct questions concerning this document to: the Saab Technical Assistance Center at 1-8**************
Saab Dealer Assistance Center @ 1-800-9****************, prompt # 1

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