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1998 V70XC Wiring Stock Radio for Stock Amplifier

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1998 V70XC Wiring Stock Radio for Stock Amplifier

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Been reading about how one fits a Volvo amp to the factory SC-816 radio. I picked up an amazing 100w amp from a C70 and also got the DIN cable. What was missing was the factory connectors (harness). Is there a post showing how to wire up an amp using spare harnesses? Or am I better looking for this part :
CABLE HARNESS - VOLVO (6816303)

Many thanks,
Alex
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Post by BEJinFbk »

This may not be exactly what you're looking for,
but it's a really good start and covers a lot of basics:

http://www.jimrothe.com/volvo/volvo-dynaudio.html
'98 V70 R - Well Equipped for Life Up North... ;)

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Post by Ludermilch »

BEJinFbk wrote:This may not be exactly what you're looking for,
but it's a really good start and covers a lot of basics:

http://www.jimrothe.com/volvo/volvo-dynaudio.html
Looks like a dead link. :(
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BEJinFbk wrote:This may not be exactly what you're looking for,
but it's a really good start and covers a lot of basics:

http://www.jimrothe.com/volvo/volvo-dynaudio.html
Works for me.
Gary

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Post by Ludermilch »

BEJinFbk wrote:This may not be exactly what you're looking for,
but it's a really good start and covers a lot of basics:

http://www.jimrothe.com/volvo/volvo-dynaudio.html
Got the link to work on a desktop. Good read. I did find what I was looking for in this forum.

Here it is: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/add-am ... 0-v70.html

Now I can use my SC-816 with the C70 amp. The only thing I need to work out is placement that looks stock.
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Post by BEJinFbk »

I've heard tell that it'll squeeze in under the passenger seat.
But if you have people that ride in the back, it'll be a PITA
for the person riding behind the passenger - No foot space...

A 901 and the underseat 4 x 50 puts out remarkably good sound.
Add a sub, and you have a fairly decent system. Just a thought.

More OEM amp material here:
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... =1&t=30204
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