Volvos With CarPlay 2019

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2016 – 2019 XC90 2017 – 2019 S90 2017 – 2019 V90 2018 – 2019 XC60 2019 V60 2019 XC40 I’m a huge fan of CarPlay. It makes Volvo and other car manufacturers’ built-in operating systems look and act like the 1960s. If you’re not bought into Apple’s ecosystem and have an Android phone, try […]

Volvo-TomTom Agreement Axed Before It Began

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Yikes. This looks bad for TomTom, and ok for Volvo, which is likely to pick up Google to fill its navigation needs. Dutch navigation firm TomTom said on Tuesday it had lost a contract with automaker Volvo. The company said the contract to provide location and navigation services to Volvo, which was announced in 2016, […]

How to Remove Center Speaker on the Dash

Center Speaker - How to remove it

Q: Does any one has the experience on how to remove the dashboard speaker grill? Do I need some special to tool? A few days ago when I tried to use a flat plastic stick to unclench the mesh, it didn’t work and formed a small dent on the soft part of the dash. So […]

Volvos with CarPlay 2018

Volvos With Carplay

Need a list of Volvos with CarPlay? Be careful what you buy! Not all new Volvos have CarPlay. I’ve been using CarPlay for a year, and I love it. I’d have a difficult time going back to a car without it, in fact. I like it so much I started a CarPlay information and news […]

Volvo OEM Amp Install in a 1998 V70

1998 Volvo V70 part #9452029 Amplifier Install

As an audiophile, I can tell you that the sonic benefit is well worth the effort. If that quote isn’t enough to spur you to seek out a part #9452029 amp for your P80 Volvo, I don’t know what will. This a good post with helpful photos incorporating instructions on installing a Volvo amp in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

USB Charger + Cell Phone Mount

I think one of the best things about newer cars is the interior electronics. I want to be able to talk handsfree, navigate via satellite, and play music off a USB drive instead of a CD. For longer trips, I want the phone charging. But I’m a lazy child of the future, and I don’t like plugging things in, swapping things around, etc. I want to have my phone Just Work with the car, with minimal fussing about.

Volvo Radio Code Request

Volvo Radio Displays Code

Readers please note this works only for cars in the US, and cars with the original radio. Volvo’s Radio Code Request page is here.   Volvo Radio Code Request Form — discussion in the forum MVS Contributor osman » If you call the 1-800 Volvo corporate number listed in the owners manual or online they […]