CD changer installation on a Saab 9-5 sedan. When buying a used CD changer, make sure it's been "divorced" from the old head unit. If it wasn't, get a VIN number of the original car.

Images contributed by Guido Riccioni of the Saab Club of Canada.

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The kit

The Saab mounting kit comes with everything you need to install a changer: mounting brackets, bolts and nuts, and a plastic cover that protects the changer.
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Connector

Most cars would be pre-wired for a changer with the harness hiding behind a flap in the upholstery and the holes cut in the trunk floor. There was, however, a lapse in some model years, so you might still need a harness.
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Trim

Lift the spare wheel cover and detach the plastic piece around the trunk latch.
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Bracket

Pull the side trim and install the bracket.
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Changer

Restore the trim and attach the changer. Plug the wiring harness.
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Cover

Install the plastic cover and drive to the dealer to program the changer with a Tech2.

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