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Sub-woofer install Question

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I got a sub-woofer amp and a sub-woofer speaker box i want to add to my XC70 2004.
do i need this speaker-line to RCA converter and to run cables from audio dash unit ?
or
is there a connection through the rear fuse box?
does the amp need to go direct to battery or can iit also connect to the rear fuse box ?

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Re: Sub-woofer install Question

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Do you have 3rd row seating?
If not, look in your boot under the floor boards. Supposedly (some (and by some, I'm guessing non-3rd row variants)) 01-04's came prewired for the factory subwoofer Volvo offered. I checked our non-3rd row 06 XC70 before I sold it & it had no prewiring. This parallels what I've read for 05-07's. 01-04's, some had it, some didn't. But 3rd row vehicles couldn't accommodate the factory sub.

My assumption is that the 01-04 non-3rd row wagons came pre-wired, as they could accommodate the amp/subwoofer/enclosure.

I can post a terrible picture of the plug to help you figure out if your vehicle is prewired for a sub.

By the way, the factory sub sounds really good. Most of us here are old & usually if we can hear at all, are listening for engine/chassis noises, or are tuned into talk radio. I am usually listening to the former - nothing but the vehicle. But when I do listen to tunes the factory sub is outstanding & you have no boxes taking up space in the back of the car.

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Re: Sub-woofer install Question

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- Pete - wrote: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:04 pm Do you have 3rd row seating?
If not, look in your boot under the floor boards. Supposedly (some (and by some, I'm guessing non-3rd row variants)) 01-04's came prewired for the factory subwoofer Volvo offered. I checked our non-3rd row 06 XC70 before I sold it & it had no prewiring. This parallels what I've read for 05-07's. 01-04's, some had it, some didn't. But 3rd row vehicles couldn't accommodate the factory sub.

My assumption is that the 01-04 non-3rd row wagons came pre-wired, as they could accommodate the amp/subwoofer/enclosure.

I can post a terrible picture of the plug to help you figure out if your vehicle is prewired for a sub.

By the way, the factory sub sounds really good. Most of us here are old & usually if we can hear at all, are listening for engine/chassis noises, or are tuned into talk radio. I am usually listening to the former - nothing but the vehicle. But when I do listen to tunes the factory sub is outstanding & you have no boxes taking up space in the back of the car.


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thank you for the info, yeah, unfortunatlly i cant find that in my 2004 xc70 trunk.
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Re: Sub-woofer install Question

Post by oragex »

There is also the question of 'activating' the genuine subwoofer in Vida so the Audio unit recognizes it - I'd suppose the aftermarket one will need the same. I've read a discussion about this and you may have a hard time trying to activate it with these copies of Vida - the main dealer will do it if you find one kind enough because most don't touch if you don't buy the part from them.
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Re: Sub-woofer install Question

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We can help with activation any options if need.
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