Diagnose your volvo cd player issues.
Using your Volvo cd player.
- Start the Volvo CD player by pressing the MODE but-ton and inserting a disc in the slot.
- If there is already a disc inserted, it will begin to play.
- If a CD is in the slot when the audio systemis in CD mode, the CD will be played auto-matically.
- To eject the CD, press the eject button.
- When the audio system volume is turned off completely, the CD player will pause and will resume playing when the volume is turned up again.
MVS Forum Member stone36 says:
After some insight from Matt (thanks) I pulled apart my SC-816 to see if I could clean the roller that ejects the CD, my symtom was that while the CD would always eject, it would ejects slowly or “stutter” so here’s what I did:
Start by removing the 4 screws on top market with the white arrows, then pull the top off, if you need some leverage pry against the black arrow.
Then remove the next 4 screws marked with the arrows to release the cd mehanism. A magnetic head screwdriver is GREAT in this step.
You will have about 6 inches of play from the cable that connects to the Volvo CD player. Below is the best picture I could get of the roller, though it will become easily apparent when you do it what you are looking at.
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Which cd changer will work with my volvo?
As an accessory, Volvo makes it possible to upgrade from the factoryfitted CD player to a CD changer with room for up to six CDs, provided that the car is factoryfitted with either Premium Sound or High Performance audio system.
MVS Forum Member bugeye58 asks:
I’ve got a chance to pick up either a Kenwood KDC-C504 10 disc changer, or a KDC-C 660 six disc. (Free). Anybody know whether these are compatible with my SC811 head? Adapters, etc??
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How to disable radio volume compensation in your volvo.
Volvo audio is equipment installed in a car or other vehicle to provide in-car entertainment and information for the vehicle occupants. Until the 1950s it consisted of a simple AM radio. Radio volume can be adjusted with the push of a button or twist of a knob. Additions since then have included FM radio (1952), CD players (1985), navigation systems, Bluetooth telephone integration, and smartphone controllers like CarPlay and Android Auto. Once controlled from the dashboard with a few buttons, they can now be controlled by steering wheel controls and voice commands.
Initially implemented for listening to music and radio, vehicle audio is now part of car telematics, telecommunication, in-vehicle security, handsfree calling, navigation, and remote diagnostics systems. It is also used to create fake engine noise.
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Check out our guide on replacing your volvo speakers
Premium Volvo speakers will no doubt enhance your overall enjoyment. The speakers in the all new XC90 are no exception. The high-end audio experience centers around a 1,400-watt Harman Class D amplifier and 19 individual speakers, serving as a significant upgrade over the optional 650-watt Volvo Premium Sound System available in the current-generation XC90.
The low-distortion speakers include no less than seven one-inch aluminum tweeters, each paired with a three- or four-inch midrange speaker with Bowers & Wilkins’ characteristic Kevlar cone visible behind the cover. Pairs of 6.5- and eight-inch woofers help fill out the low end, while a ten-inch air-ventilated subwoofer completes the package.
The subwoofer design is claimed to be a potential first in the industry, integrating the speaker into the body of the car rather than containing it in a freestanding box that is bolted to it. The approach is said to improve performance at the extreme low end, all the way down to the bottom of the human hearing range around 20 Hz.
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Check out our “how to” replace a volvo radio light bulb
Okay, so apparently Volvo dealerships don’t carry these bulbs (which, by the way are the same as the ones in most of the dash switches) and if you’re a little “retentive” like me, a dash light that doesn’t work is really annoying. I just happened to buy an extra bulb when I picked up a replacement one for a clock light on a 2002 Honda Accord at the Honda dealership the other day. When one of my Volvo’s radio lights went out yesterday, it made me wonder.. You may have read on some sites that you can purchase a replacement at Radio Shack, but supposedly it has to be modified and doesn’t match the other bulbs in brightness.
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Ever wonder how to remove your volvo radio?
MVS Forum Member peterw raises this important question about removing his volvo radio and always reliable MVS forum member JBRollo comes through with a helpful answer in the forum. JBRollo says, This is from the procedure to install an in-dash mug holder which requires removal of the volvo radio. One step is VERY tricky…
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