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I know in the 07 specs thread theres a lot of speculation and opinions on whether or not the Aux Input, offered in the 07 Premium Audio Package, will be able to be added to 06 and previous cars.<p>So, I thought I would start this thread so that we can put it to rest. Anyone know for sure if the Aux Input is backwards compatible and if its practical to do it?
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (cbeerxx)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cbeerxx</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know in the 07 specs thread theres a lot of speculation and opinions on whether or not the Aux Input, offered in the 07 Premium Audio Package, will be able to be added to 06 and previous cars.<p>So, I thought I would start this thread so that we can put it to rest. Anyone know for sure if the Aux Input is backwards compatible and if its practical to do it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>First off, let me say that I don't know anything about MOST system, stereo system, or the aux in of the S40. I'm not an electrical engineer, and I certainly don't know anything about ICE or stereo systems in general.<p>That being said, let me answer your question with complete confidence: Hell no and it will never work with our system. Give up on trying to mod your stereo system unless you want to take drastic measures, i.e. a car PC.
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (cbeerxx)

I'm sure you can do it if you replace your head unit for a new one<br>but won't worth the money
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (pierola)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pierola</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm sure you can do it if you replace your head unit for a new one<br>but won't worth the money</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even that is iffy. I had my head unit replaced and the one they had in stock didn't work. Something about software differences. So they had to order a specific head unit to install into my car.
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (volvoNB)

There is a thread on vvspy about this where somebody has written to Volvo. Bad news I'm afraid, they currently do not appear to want to offer it.<br>Check it out.
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (cbeerxx)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cbeerxx</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Got a link?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.vvspy.com/w-agora4/view.php?bn=volvospy_s40newubb&key=1148394915&first=&last=0" TARGET="_blank">Linky</A><p>UKMatt
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (ukmatt)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ukmatt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><A HREF="http://www.vvspy.com/w-agora4/view.php?bn=volvospy_s40newubb&key=1148394915&first=&last=0" TARGET="_blank">Linky</A><p>UKMatt</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you.<p>LOL. Now I really feel like a test mule. You 04.5-05 guys must really be hurting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (cbeerxx)

Let me tell you one story the guys here told me, one that I believe. There was this owner who had just gotten his S40, a brand new Passion Red 2005 S40 T5. He was new to the scene and started asking how he could hook up his iPod to his car. He tries a FM modulator, he tries Denison, he tries the Volvo dealer and Volvo of North America, he posts on Volvo forums about aux ins, the MOST system, and even swapping head units. And like that he was gone. Underground. Nobody has ever seen him since. Ipod connectivity becomes a myth, a spook story that swedespeeders tell brand new owners at night. "Mess with iPod connectivity, and the MOST system will get you." And no-one ever really believes. <p>
 

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The mod with the modulator to the window antenna is the only workable solution, andthat is the only one there ever will be unless you trade your car for a 2007 model.
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (eurotrash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>eurotrash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Let me tell you one story the guys here told me, one that I believe. There was this owner who had just gotten his S40, a brand new Passion Red 2005 S40 T5. He was new to the scene and started asking how he could hook up his iPod to his car. He tries a FM modulator, he tries Denison, he tries the Volvo dealer and Volvo of North America, he posts on Volvo forums about aux ins, the MOST system, and even swapping head units. And like that he was gone. Underground. Nobody has ever seen him since. Ipod connectivity becomes a myth, a spook story that swedespeeders tell brand new owners at night. "Mess with iPod connectivity, and the MOST system will get you." And no-one ever really believes. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The greatest trick Volvo ever tried to pull was convincing the world mp3 doesn't exist...
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (MarkE)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MarkE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The greatest trick Volvo ever tried to pull was convincing the world mp3 doesn't exist...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Huh - they didn't do a very good job when you consider they were 'pushing' Swedish artists in iTunes Music Store.....<p>... which makes their inability to hasten along iPod (or any DAP for that) integration in their latest models (S40/V50/XC90) even more stupid. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (MarkE)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MarkE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The greatest trick Volvo ever tried to pull was convincing the world mp3 doesn't exist...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well they've got me believing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Aux Input backwards compatible? (MarkE)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MarkE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The greatest trick Volvo ever tried to pull was convincing the world mp3 doesn't exist...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Kaiser Sose is their marketing rep. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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