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iPod Input for Your Volvo Radio

Want an iPod Input?

Plug any audio source into your old Volvo stereo. Follow the steps below to connect an audio (headphone style) input jack directly to almost any Volvo stereo without any additional kit or spending any money.

iPod Input for Your Volvo Radio

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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2 Comments

Josh Holland says:

I have a 2005 XC90 T6. Would something like this work for my stereo as well? I have the in deck 6 disk changer, with navigation. Or does anyone know of a relatively inexpensive adapter for purchase? I have seen some that are around $300 (unreasonable IMO) and I have seen one at crutchfield I think should work, but I’m not positive. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

Hi,
I have a Volvo V40 2001 MY. It has a HU 605 head unit. I need to connect a 3.5 mm jack plug to it for my I pod. This unit has the CD player at the top which I have removed. I have removed the tape cartridge below it. The tape cartridge has a white printed flat multi cable coming from it into a plug on the main PCB. Is this the multi flat cable I have to connect into? It has no PIN numbers on it. There is also a smaller flat multi cable on the bottom of the tape cartridge – is this the one to connect to?

Kind regards,
Jim.

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