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I want to install a CD Changer in my 1996 Standard 850 Wagon with a stock SC 710 radio. Can I tell if it is pre-wired for the changer (the radio face has CD controls). Where exactly does the CD changer fit in teh back? I know that I need to buy a specific Alpine Changer as well as special wiring harnesses and connections. Is it possible to swap out the stock radio for another model that has a single CD slot in the deck? Does anyone know where I can get one without spending too much money? Thanks for your help!
 

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<A HREF="http://www.volvoparts.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.volvoparts.com</A> was offering a promo on the OEM Volvo CD changer a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if they still are, but you may want to shoot them an email.
 

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You may be able to buy an SC-816 stereo from the dealer. The 816 has more power+ CD and cassete. You can also control the OEM CD changer with it as well. You may want to post a request in the classified area.<P>Prospero
 

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Prospero,<BR>Thanks. I'm trying to avoid putting in a changer in the glovebox anyway, I just haven't seen many stock radios listed for sale. The manual I have lists only the SC 815 radio, so is it safe to assume that the SC-816 has taken its place? Thanks for your help!<P>Matt<p>[This message has been edited by go_oski (edited 04-18-2001).]
 

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Yes, that sounds like a safe bet to me. (SC-816) BTW, you do not "have" to mount the changer in the glove box.<P>Prospero
 

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Prospero,<BR>I don't want to mount it there, but it is the easiest place to access it. Where would you mount it in the rear of the car? I know how to unscrew the corner panel, but there doesn't seem to be that much space back there. Thanks again!<P>Matt
 

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<A HREF="http://www.copartfinder.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.copartfinder.com</A> <P>The above is a database I have found of parts yards. It is searchable by model, lists according to proximity, and shows numerous pics including an interior shot of each car. You may be able to find the used equipment you are looking for there.<P>George
 

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In the waggon, I'm not sure where to put the changer. (I have an 854 sedan) As George says, check out the link he provided.<P>Prospero
 

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I have my alpine changer in the glove box and to me it is totally worth it having it up front. There is room above and to the side for stuff like tire guage and all the papers... I don't really miss the space, but thats just me <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P><P>
 

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Austin,<BR>did you put the changer in yourself? I'd rather not pay someone to do it, but if it involves cutting away the back, then I'd be inclined to let an installer do it. I agree with you about the location issue - much more convenient. Any tips will be appreciated!<P>Matt
 

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Hi,<p>I also have an 850 Wagon and was looking to install a cd changer. Can anyone give me the EXACT location of the cable in the trunk?<p>Thanks!
 

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Re: (go_oski)

Any luck finding a CD changer for your 850. Am also looking for a CD changer for my 1995 850 GLT 5M for my daughter who thinks she just has to have one. I think the Volvo part is SC 815 or SC 816, but the oem cost is prohibitive. Any aftermarkets that will work? Did you solve your problem.
 

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The 1991-1997, 850s and 1998-2000 V70 & S70s all can use the 6 CD remote changer. Current Volvo cost is around $205 for the changer. There are two connections required, a power and Audio DIN control cable. All models are prewired for the power connection but only the 1998-2000 models are prewired with the DIN cable. On the wagon the connector and cable are located in the left rear behind the access panels. The DIN cable can be purchased separately from Volvo for around $50. I currently have one for sale for $25 shipped! In order to install a remote changer in a 850 you will have to route the DIN cable from connector on the back of the radio to the trunk or cargo area of the wagon to the changer connector. Once this is done and the power is connected you can fully control the CD changer from the Radio.
 
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