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Adding an MP3 plug-in to your Radio

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Adding an MP3 plug-in to your SC-816 Radio

Thanks to lewismug we now have a write-up on how to add a input jack to your SC-816!

I added some resistors in line with my wires and lo and behold, I have GREAT SOUNDING MUSIC (The mp3 player was overdriving the circuitry and the resistors worked like a charm!) …..only on the passengers side though. :? My soldering skills aren’t as good as they should be and one of them broke off. No worries though. I will re-solder everything in the morning and put the finishing touches on it!

adding aux input to SC 816

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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1 Comment

Would it be possible to add a MP3 connection to a 2001 Volvo XC70 HU-803 radio? It would be nice to a have either a MP3 player or a USB connection.

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