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    Firstly, please forgive my COMPLETE lack of knowledge about car PC's and bear with me.

    I have a 2005 Saab 9-3. The audio system is a real P.I.T.A as its fibre optic and so integrated that replacing anything is a nightmare.

    My CD player (separate unit to head unit) has gone the way so many of Saabs CD players have gone and is not playing or ejecting.

    I wanted to try and rip the guts out and fit in something like a rasberry Pi with HDD/flash drive full of tracks (I dont mind if they are CDA format if need be).

    My questions really is can i do this?

    Can i replace the CD mechanism with a PC or HDD with music on so that the head unit will still think its a CD?

    Bear in mind its fibre optic fed?

    Am i being too optimistic?

    I have found but this only works with the older style 9-3 (T7) whereas mine is T8.