Problems & Fixes: Radio, Speakers & Entertainment

Volvo radios, speakers, iPod Input, antenna

November 30, 2016

Volvo Radio Upgrades Are Plug-And-Play

Q Rguzz: Have the basic head unit without CD but would like to swap it out for the Volvo one with CD player in dash. Is this a direct swap or do I need to alter the harness behind the unit? A Lee: Plug and play for most radios. The SC901 units require that an […]

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July 20, 2016

P80 Dolby Stereo Amplifier Wiring

Documentation for P80 Dolby Stereo Amplifier Wiring This is pretty self-explanatory: it’s a downloadable PDF of the stereo amplifier wiring for Dolby equipped P80 Volvos. MVS Contributor Neil adds: To all intents, the amp is just on a wiring loop that connects to the original 2 connector that plug into the regular radio, runs to […]

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April 1, 2016

Lost Your Volvo DVD Remote? Here’s a $7 Replacement

No Need To Spend $100+ on a DVD Remote Replacement If you have a Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, you probably have kids. If you have kids, the DVD remote has gone missing. From The Volvo DVD RSE System page: The system functions can be operated using the wireless remote control. All you need to do […]

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September 4, 2015

Attempting 850 Speaker Replacement

MVS Forums member kcodyjr started a topic years ago that now contains a trove of excellent Volvo P80* speaker information: I’m doing the upgrade to my 1996 wagon and my 1997 sedan. I’m unsatisfied with any amount of cutting and hacking, so I’ve tracked down some (alleged) adaptor brackets: Autoleads SAK-3211 – dash tweeters, 36-56mm Autoleads SAK-3204 […]

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