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I finally decided to install an aftermarket radio in my 2001 S60, because I wanted a direct iPod connection as well as satellite radio. I went with the Alpine CDA-9857 mostly because of the easy control of the iPod library from the radio... but am not sure if I am 100% happy with the way it looks, maybe because aftermarket radios are smaller and don't fill the space out as well. I mean the radio itself looks good, but the dash kit (hard find by the way) has a flat empty space to the left of the radio... I'll post pics later.<p>The question in the mean time is... has anyone else installed an aftermarket radio, and can you post pics too. I am looking for something to put in that empty space.
 

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Re: Aftermarket Radio (afterimage)

The other option you could've done was purchase the cassette to MP3 converter. It plays MP3 from your Ipod or whichever MP3 player you have straight from your cassette player (assuming your stock stereo had a cassette player).
 

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That's a wonderful radio BTW, installed it in my 99 T5<br>Integrated XM <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> and a lot of other goodies
 

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Alpine IVA-D310 with IPod adaptor through AI-NET.<br>Closed<br><IMG SRC="http://thusenth.monotonousminds.com/volvo/Sites-Images/3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Open<br><IMG SRC="http://thusenth.monotonousminds.com/volvo/Sites-Images/2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>It isn' the stock look, but it's slick. I like having the pocket for the iPod/remote/aux RCA cables. <p>If I were to redo it this year.. I'd probably go with the new 7" Double Din Kenwood deck (Z1).
 

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Re: Aftermarket Radio (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's a wonderful radio BTW, installed it in my 99 T5<br>Integrated XM <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> and a lot of other goodies</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I'm happy with the radio itself... not necessarily the dash kit though. There are some gaps on either side that don't line up well with the AC controls below... I try to post a pic today.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GuelphVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It isn' the stock look, but it's slick. I like having the pocket for the iPod/remote/aux RCA cables.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow, looks great. This dash kit looks much better than mine... can you tell me where you got it? With mine, they took the metal bracket out that held the stock radio in place and screwed into the AC unit below, did you have to take this out as well? Nice radio too by the way... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Aftermarket Radio (blackTT55)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>blackTT55</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The other option you could've done was purchase the cassette to MP3 converter. It plays MP3 from your Ipod or whichever MP3 player you have straight from your cassette player (assuming your stock stereo had a cassette player).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I've been using tape adapters for about a year now... after a few months that start making a weird squealing noise. I've tried Sony and Monster adapters, both made the same noise. The sound quality seems to be better than FM transmitters (I used to use iTrip <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>I figured a direct connection is my best bet. Sounds great so far <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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The fascia I actually got from Volvo themselves. If you ask them to check out the European Crash replacement parts, they have a single-din and a double-din adapter for HUs. <p>Volvo NA seems to always ahvea good shar eof them available to us.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GuelphVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The fascia I actually got from Volvo themselves. If you ask them to check out the European Crash replacement parts, they have a single-din and a double-din adapter for HUs. <p>Volvo NA seems to always ahvea good shar eof them available to us.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you very much! I'll contact them to see if they have any. Is yours a single or double din? The reason I ask is that it looks like it could be a double, if that storage slot wasn't there. Also, where you able to use the stock bracket that goes in behind the "fascia?" I believe it connects to the AC unit.<p>Thanks again for the help. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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It's a single din. I didn't install it, I just gathered all the parts for my installer. As far as I know it does not modify anything below it.
 

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Thanks again, the reason I asked was because when they installed my new radio, they gave me back the stock radio AND the bracket that held it in the dash... and I was wondering why they even took that out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I sent an e-mail to Volvo NA to try and track down that part that you showed us. I'll see about putting that bracket back in (?) when/if I get the part. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GuelphVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's a single din. I didn't install it, I just gathered all the parts for my installer. As far as I know it does not modify anything below it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Alas, after much deliberation I have decided to keep my stock stereo instead of installing the Sony aftermarket deck that I have already purchased. The main reasons for this are both asthetic and functional. I like the look of the stock stereo better, and I would like to keep the steering wheel audio controls as well. I may hold onto the Sony MEX-1GP for awhile in case I change my mind later on, but for now I'll settle for the basic HU-650 which is a fairly decent deck, IMHO.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>darylkaiser30</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like the look of the stock stereo better, and I would like to keep the steering wheel audio controls as well. I may hold onto the Sony MEX-1GP for awhile in case I change my mind later on, but for now I'll settle for the basic HU-650 which is a fairly decent deck, IMHO.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I know what you mean, I use the steering wheel controls all the time. It will come in handy for skipping tracks when the iPod is connected too. I went ahead and ordered the steering wheel control interface for my new radio and plan on having it installed this weekend.<p><A HREF="http://www.crutchfield.com/S-fhNBJYQgoM9/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?search=PAC+SWI%2DALP&i=127SWIALP" TARGET="_blank">http://www.crutchfield.com/S-f...WIALP</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GuelphVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The fascia I actually got from Volvo themselves. If you ask them to check out the European Crash replacement parts, they have a single-din and a double-din adapter for HUs. <p>Volvo NA seems to always ahvea good shar eof them available to us.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You wouldn't happen to have a part number for this do you? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm still trying to track this down, but am bot having much luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks in advance.
 

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this is what the double din looks like <p><A HREF="http://s2.supload.com/free/alpine04-20060503114134.jpg/view" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://s2.supload.com/thumbs/default/alpine04-20060503114134.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ilalocal1922</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">this is what the double din looks like <p><A HREF="http://s2.supload.com/free/alpine04-20060503114134.jpg/view" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://s2.supload.com/thumbs/default/alpine04-20060503114134.jpg" BORDER="0"></A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow, looks great in your car. I actually just found the part and special ordered it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The single din and double din is the same part... what makes it a single din is an additional part, which is the storage unit that slides in under the radio. So I had to order both. Thanks all for the help, and pictures. I'll post mine when it is done (I don't want to show the crappy aftermarket dash kit that's in there now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">)
 

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Good to know if I have to go Double-Din later on, I have the option. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, the last I checked, the SWI-ALP does not work on our CAN BUS system. There is a company that does the steering wheel controls, but they're a German/Swedish company and I can't understand their site or know where to get it locally at a good deal. <p>There should be a thread in the Audio/Video section in Technical created by SS60 on where to find it. He's got the same head unit as me and has it woorking.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GuelphVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Good to know if I have to go Double-Din later on, I have the option. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> BTW, the last I checked, the SWI-ALP does not work on our CAN BUS system. There is a company that does the steering wheel controls, but they're a German/Swedish company and I can't understand their site or know where to get it locally at a good deal. There should be a thread in the Audio/Video section in Technical created by SS60 on where to find it. He's got the same head unit as me and has it woorking.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No CAN-BUS lace for Sony head units unfortunately. I will save my deck for the DL240 I plan on restoring in the future...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GuelphVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Good to know if I have to go Double-Din later on, I have the option. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, the last I checked, the SWI-ALP does not work on our CAN BUS system. There is a company that does the steering wheel controls, but they're a German/Swedish company and I can't understand their site or know where to get it locally at a good deal. <p>There should be a thread in the Audio/Video section in Technical created by SS60 on where to find it. He's got the same head unit as me and has it woorking.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I just realized that after posting, I will try to look at the Audio/Video section in Technical to see if I can locate the part from that German/Swedish company you mentioned. I'll post what I find, if anything.
 

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got mine from cardudio24.de<p>pics of install here:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=55892" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=55892</A>
 

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<A HREF="http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://www.caraudio24.de/zubehoer/can-bus/dietz/dritte/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://64.233.179.104/translat...x.htm</A> <p>Have the prices gone up since you purchased your stuff SS60? They're listed in euros and the exchange between CDN and Euros ain't the greatest.
 
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