In the price list for the 2012 model year it could be ordered under the code RV-CAM. The reversing camera for the new generation Saab 9-5. And also "mein“Saab 9-5 II sports suit, which I was allowed to drive for a few days in 2011, had one. Which isn't the worst idea for a fully grown 5 meter car!
Thanks to good contacts in Sweden, Saab Service Kiel was able to get the original parts for retrofitting. Among other things, because various accessories for the 9-5 II sedans and sports suits have found their way to customers through the Lafrentz dealership in recent months. You can see that the “Saab” business model can work. The fans honor it and accept hundreds of kilometers to drive.
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But back to the rear view camera. It is inconspicuously integrated into the bar of the striking LED light strip on the right section. It is only visible if you look at the bar from below on your knees. Otherwise you see - nothing! And that's exactly how it should be. The installation and integration is done in Kiel, prices are given Request, The result pleases. In the color monitor of the navigation system, the rear environment appears, making parking easier.
The first retrofits have already run in Kiel, the availability of the original Saab parts is naturally limited. Because you never made it into series production, which is somehow regrettable. Because, as I said, the reversing camera would have been a good investment.
Pictures: Autohaus Lafrentz for saabblog.net