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HU-650 radio possessed

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on the Volvo S80 model. Sometimes called an "executive car", the S80 was and continues to be Volvo's top-of-the-line passenger car.
floydea
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:22 pm
Year and Model: 2005 S80
Location: Virginia

HU-650 radio possessed

Postby floydea » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:37 pm

Hello everyone - I'm new to the forum and hope someone can help. My wife has a 2005 S80 with the HU-650 radio. Recently it has started cycling between AM-FM & CD on it's own and we are at a loss as to why. I searched the forum and only found a posting in the S60 side where it was suggested that the battery be checked. Her battery is less than a year old - I understand it could still be bad - I'll check that out. Till then, are there any other suggestions?

Thanks

quietlymknnoise
Posts: 41
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:55 pm
Year and Model: s80 2006
Location: United States

Re: HU-650 radio possessed

Postby quietlymknnoise » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:35 am

My '06 S80 HU-650 just started cycling thru the preset stations last night. Today it's normal. It maybe physic when you say dealership trip.

ocoeevolvo
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:26 pm
Year and Model: V70 2005
Location: Florida

Re: HU-650 radio possessed

Postby ocoeevolvo » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:37 pm

My wifes 05 v70 wagaon HU-650 radio is also possessed. It also cycles AM to FM to CD and everything in between. Any answers? or comments......WIfe wants to trade in the car just because the radio doesn't work sometimes....HELP

floydea
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:22 pm
Year and Model: 2005 S80
Location: Virginia

Re: HU-650 radio possessed

Postby floydea » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:18 pm

The battery on ours checked out fine and (knock on wood) the radio hasn't acted up in about a week now. Speaking with local Volvo mechanics they say that it's the radio itself and not a larger electrical problem.

ocoeevolvo
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:26 pm
Year and Model: V70 2005
Location: Florida

Re: HU-650 radio possessed

Postby ocoeevolvo » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:37 pm

So radios just go bazerk on its own......ouch......Volvo strategic engineering, now you have to buy a new radio.....its always something and its always 500 plus dollars.

OCSteve
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:04 am
Year and Model: 2006 S60
Location: California

Re: HU-650 radio possessed

Postby OCSteve » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:20 am

Same here - I bought my 2006 S-60 with HU-650 used (about 70,000 miles) and it always had a ghost that played with the volume - not that often, but obviously wrong. I added a XM radio and that works fine, up until a month ago. Now the evil spirit rolls through the AM/FM/CD sometimes - can't pin it to anything I'm doing. I just set the 3 FM stations to the frequency I need for the satellite, and I have a 3 out of 6 chance that when it rolls, it will settle on a channel I can use. (yeah, and 11 out of 10 times, toast lands jelly-side-down!)

Glad to hear I'm not alone - anyone try replacing the 650 with a replacement?


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