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2004 XC70 -- Radio Possessed

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2004 XC70 -- Radio Possessed

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:40 am

The radio in Ruby Red decided it wanted to randomly change stations on me this morning. Apparently, it won't stay locked on a single station. It isn't surfing per se. It will stay locked on one station for ten minutes (or more, or less) then randomly jump directly to another station (not going through "seek" mode).

Any thoughts?


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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Re: 2004 XC70 -- Radio Possessed

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:58 am

Ghostbusters hotline: 0800-2229-911. :wink:

Go through the buttons/controls looking for a sticky/flaky one.


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.
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Re: 2004 XC70 -- Radio Possessed

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 am

Yep. Couple sticky ones. Alcohol & Q-tip time?


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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Re: 2004 XC70 -- Radio Possessed

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:38 am

E Showell wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 am
Yep. Couple sticky ones. Alcohol & Q-tip time?
I would use Alcohol and a small flat paint brush. The brush can get down in the cracks. Cotton fibers from a Q-tip might get lodged under the buttons.


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.
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Re: 2004 XC70 -- Radio Possessed

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 am

Good point. Thanks Rick.


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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