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.