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:mad::mad::mad: does anyone here have experience with dealing with the s60 R or no R just the premium sound system, and changing it like adding a sub woofer. i'm running into huge problems. I want most of the sound system to stay stock i just wanted to add a sub and it's become a huge problem. any help.


I really need help or a link or phone number to people who know what there doing. because the best shop in my town is struggling with this. they also say that if i were to put a new deck in it would disable my Nav system and the steering wheel entry system ( all the buttons on the steering wheel would go dead) usually they have a kit to fix that but i'm being told Volvo has no such kit or there isn't an after market kit for Volvo.

sorry for my grammar but i'm $2000 into this and i'm fuming to find all these problems. Volvo is working against me to after market there stereo.

someone help me out for god sake !!!!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

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Can't do it with a stock deck. Add an aftermarket head unit and you'll have flexibility. Steering wheel interfaces are available like the Metra Axxess. An adaptor cable is available on ebay to keep the stock amplifier and use SMA adaptors to get from the aftermarket head unit to the subwoofer amp.
 

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amazing!!! i thought i was just screwed. i'm cool with changing the deck i just don't want to loose control of my NAV ( the one that pops out of the dash) and i'd love to still use the volume and what not on the steering wheel..


so I think for now what would be most helpful. as i think you may have already done is give me the brand names of the kits and brand names of the adapters.

i only ask because I have to present this to the techs working on the car. I want to give them enough info for them to search and find the parts.

they were pretty convinced there was no way around the Volvo system or anyway to adapt it to a new system.

So there willing and ready to do all the work in searching the web and eBay for these parts. since i have already payed them.

if i were to show the tech working on the stereo what you posted would that be enough info to help him find and get these parts? or is more info needed? if so would you be so kind to help me and him out. (with more info?) . I wish to keep the stock speakers because they are so good. will that also cause a problem?

to bad the stock deck won't work but i'll get over that. what i can't get over is disabling my pop up nav and my steering wheel technical abilities. I know the pop up nav is old but It's special to me.. :)


also i have to say if what you posted is all you want to post about this. I thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. Means a lot. my Volvo s60 R is my baby. I love her so much!!! so thank you man i truly appreciate your help.
 

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All you need to add a sub is a cable like this: http://www.discountcarstereo.com/AiH-VOL2.html

The only adapter on the market that talks to the Volvo bus network (for steering wheel controls) is the Dietz adapter which costs a couple hundred bucks and you have to order it out of Germany. Search for Dietz Volvo for more info.

What else did you want to do? You should ask this in the R forum as there are numerous guys there with custom stuff. You should also list your car's year as things do change depending on it.
 

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You can use something like this to add aftetmarket amps to a factory system, retaining oem head unit and controls as well as being able to add ipod and etc. You'll splice the speaker wires coming out of the factory amp and it'll allow you to run RCA cables to the amps to power subs and all other speakers as well. I think this is the best out there for this type of oem integration. I've looked at other units such as the kicker one (don't remember the model #) the Alpine unit allows you to use your factory volume controls without having to constantly adjust sound level and it has a remote that handles all of the sound adjustments.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_27162_Alpine-PXE-H660.html

It would be a waste to use this processor for only a sub attachment but if your into this for $2k you might as well add one more amp, a stiffening cap, and also replace all the door speakers and have a real nice system that no one knows is there but you.

I'm eventually going to use this in my car or an upgraded version by the time I get around to it. Good luck
 
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