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05 XC70 Successful Install: Bluetooth and IPD ipod adaptor

The vehicle: 05 XC70<br>The “sound system”: HU650<p>The mission: Hit a home run: Install bluetooth, ipod adapter, hardwire connection for radar, and subwoofer without compromising the operation of my vehicle.<p>Outcome: I only hit a triple......the “subwoofer cable” turned out to be the sat prep cables. I’ll need to order the harness but that is a battle for another day. Perhaps an install for a Volvo tech, or, a freebie if the case can be made that the subwoofer cable is standard equipment!<p>On the plus side, the Volvo bluetooth does work with my Verizon Treo 650! I am HOH but I can hear the phone clearly on the bluetooth system. The IPD ipod adapter is fantastic! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> No more talk radio during my commute. The IPD instruction DVD is extremely helpful for those of us that have no clue what to do! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> The radar connection works - no more cables hanging in the middle of the windshield. <p>I put the bluetooth control next to the cigar lighter under the HU. I used a file to put a small notch into the trim piece and the wire is not visible. I put the Escort remote switch next to the bluetooth control. <p>Thanks to Dugums. The extra wire harness for the switched power made the install easier. The direction to use the ground on the door jam was great. I ran a length of wire to the HU opening and connected all the grounds together. The signal from all audio sources is clear and crisp. Whoever said the biggest problem was getting everything back into the dash was not kidding. It was quite a struggle. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> One really needs to cram all the harness into any available nook prior to setting the HU back into the dash.<p>Thanks to all the other posts and picts. I could not have completed this without the help provided by the Forum. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Ozzie <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 05 XC70 Successful Install: Bluetooth and IPD ipod adaptor (Ozzie)

Cool, glad to hear the iPodadapter install went good. I'll be buying one shortly and hope my install goes well.
 

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Re: 05 XC70 Successful Install: Bluetooth and IPD ipod adaptor (Ozzie)

Glad to hear everything went smooth!!!<p>Out of curiousity, are you doing the Volvo sub or an aftermarket one???<p>
 

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Re: 05 XC70 Successful Install: Bluetooth and IPD ipod adaptor (dugums)

Hi Dugums<p>I have a volvo sub that I bought on ebay. I will order the missing wiring harness (audio and electric) and spare tire lock down bolt and nut when I get back to Chicago. Volvo said the sub fits my car and that they would install harness and sub for 1.3 hours. I will reconfirm that install $$ and if that is true, I'll have them do it. <p>Please let me know if you have a better idea.<p>Thanks again for your help.<p>Ozzie<br>
 

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I was just making sure you were getting the wiring harness for the right reason <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> .. Aftermarket subs are simple to install without....<p>
 

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Regarding the iPod Adapter, I am curious as to where you decided to route the cable to the iPod. I.e. where does the iPod now reside in the car?
 

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Hi<br>The Ipod and USA Spec box ended up in the glove box (for now). The wires just loop over the back of the glove box and everything is crammed in there. Not pretty but functional.<p>This weekend I hope to find a better location and will report back.<p>Cheers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Ozzie
 

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I followed what another swedespeeder did. Instead of velcro, I used double sided tape to mount the adapter on the top, right side, of the back of the glove box. The adapter is placed so that the wire from the HU comes into the adapter from the right and the wire from the Ipod comes in from the left. No holes were drilled.<p>The ipod sits in the glove box. The wire from the ipod to the adapter loops over the back of the box. The wire from the HU to the adapter runs along the top glove box, under the torsion wire "thingy", on the back of the glove box and into the adapter.<p>To paraphrase the other swedespeeders directions:<br>To fully release the glove box, release the torsion wire "thingy" from the back, right side, of the glove box. Release the stops on each side of the glove box by reaching over the back of the glove box with both hands, find the stop on either side of the box, partially close the box, gently bent the tabs, attached to the glove box, so that they pass by the stops. The glove box drops down so that the back is parallel with floor. This gives you ample room to place the wires and the adapter in such a way that they do not interfere with the opening and closing of the box.<p>There also appears to be room to attach the adaptor to the underside of the dash, above the glove box. I decided to put it on the back of the glove box because the adapter is accessible by just opening the glove box AND it does not take up space in the glove box. I don't mess with the ipod while driving so it can stay in the box until my kid wants to pick his tunes.<p>Reinstall the torsion wire "thingy" and close the box. The tabs on either side will easily slide past the stops.<p>Cheers<br>Ozzie <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Ozzie) Moved Ipod conncection cable to Center Console

I got tired of reaching over and opening the glove box to get to the Ipod. I moved it to the center console. I left the IPD adapter attached to outside, back wall of the glovebox. I used a 6 foot extension cable between the adapter and IPD USA Spec cable that plugs into the Ipod. I routed the cable under passendger side of the center console towards the rear of the console. After removing the two screws at the bottom of the console storage compartment, I fished the cable to the rear of the console. I removed the plate and the plastic piece that is behind it at the bottom rear of the console. I drilled a hole from there into the console storage. Be careful removing the plate. It is easy to break off the connecting pins and, as I found out, costs $30US to replace. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cable used was QVS CC525-06 Mac Extension Cable Straight Thru 8 wires, Mini8M/F-6Ft<p>Oz <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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