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Well, after speaking to Todd at Heico, I explored the idea if installing the Heico/VizuaLogic dual dvd setup in my S80. This kit is advertised towards the XC90, but will work in other models. Inquire with Heico. Depending on the width of your headrest posts they should be able to get you squared away on your P2 vehicle.<p>This setup blows the pants off the factory setup IMO (and I have factory RSE in my XC90). There are several advantages over the Volvo system:<p>1. Each passenger can decide what they want to watch. If my son looks over and wants to see what my daughter is watching, he just needs to aim the remote at his screen,hit "source", switch channels on the headphones, and vice versa. Big hit! Easily put, I don't know if multiplexed is the right word here but, if you have a different dvd in each screen, you can have any combo of the two you choose on the screen. Right now, Dora The Explorer is in the passenger side, and Spiderman is in the driver's side screen. By aiming at whatever screen you want and hitting source, you choose between "driver, "passenger", and "aux in". Neat!<p>2. The IR transmitters are built in to the screens. Volvo had the wise idea to mount ONE under the pass side screen. If you're sitting behind the driver, you either have to lean over slightly for clear sound, or you have to do what I did: Unscrew the transmitter and turn it slightly to the drivers side. <p>3. You just need to hit power and both screens will turn on and automatically start playing where the each dvd left off the last time. The Volvo system is always not sure if its gonna start where it left off last time or start over again. Either way, you have to hit play on the remote w/ the Volvo system.<p>4. The power can be turned on without the remote by hitting the button on the screens. The Volvo system MUST get a signal from the remote to turn on.<p>5. It's the same price as the Volvo system, but you get more features. <p>Install. Fairly easy...pulling the seat cover will same you time, as you need to access the bottom each post support. There are two tabs at the base of each support. See below, in this case, I removed the right side tab:<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0412.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>One needs to be removed so the bottom of the tube can accept the wires that come down the tubes. <p>Accessing the base of the tube is most easily done by removing several of the hog rings that secure the seat cover to the frame. I did it this way and just paid my local auto upholstery guy to resecure the seat cover with more hog rings at a mimimal cost. (Or you can just buy some hog ring pliers and new rings online).<p>Here's my naked seat, I'm holding the cables that were just routed through the base of the support tubes. <br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0413.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here's a pic of the cables zip tied and routed to the base of the seat:<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0414.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here are the cables at the base of the seat and rear bench removed. The rear bench is easliy removed by just pulling straight up. There are two snap things that secure it down.<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0415.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Now, time to hide the wires and send them on their way under the carpet to the rear of the bench:<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0416.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here they are after their journey:<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0417.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here's the brain. Very well designed. There are connections for passenger and driver side screen cables, one aux input, two aux outputs, and power connections. The fm modulator is built in to the brain as well. That's the lone black wire that's bundled up:<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0418.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here's a pic of the control box in it's new home. It MAY be re-located to the trunk, but it seems to work flawlessly under the bench seat:<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0419.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here's where I tapped power from. I decided to go a constant 12 volt route. I found a wire under the bench at the rear pass side that supplied 12 volts at all times, BUT loses power about 5-7 minutes after the key is taken out. (This was pure luck). That way, when I stop and get gas, the system remains playing, but If we go to the store and forget to turn it off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> , the circuit loses power and wont drain anything. I found my ground right next to the power lead. Here's the power connection:<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0420.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Finally, the finished product. And FYI, I had to contort my ass to get this pic of both screens! Your welcome! And yes, the flash hit the pass side and that's why it looks so much lighter. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0422.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Very happy with the results. Zero engine noise by the way. The kit comes with an inline filter on the power line that seems to work great.<p>Still playing with the options, but wanted to share my initial thoughts. Hats off to Todd Henderson at Heico. He put up with a hell of a lot of emails and calls from me. Heico knows what customer service is allllll about.<p>I welcome you thoughts!<p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>PS, I love Modelo Negra if I helped anyone here decide to buy.<p><i>Modified by t6tim at 6:06 PM 8-22-2006</i><p><br><i>Modified by t6tim at 6:40 PM 8-22-2006</i><p><br><i>Modified by t6tim at 1:31 PM 8-23-2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by t6tim at 1:36 PM 8-23-2006</i>
 

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Re: Installed: Heico dual headrest dvd system in 04 S80 (t6tim)

awesome work! great upgrade kit for S80 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Tim AMAZING!<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Do you have children?
 

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Thanks guys,<p>Yes, I have a couple of little ones: a 3 year old little girl, Cassie, and an 8 year old son, Daniel.<p>They are the real fans of the setup <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Couple of questions:<p>Does the heico system actually come with complete headrests???<br> <br>The screens look bigger and nicer than the factory RSE. what size are they???<p>Thanks!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dugums</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Couple of questions:<p>Does the heico system actually come with complete headrests??? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, came COMPLETE. Needed nothing. You just decide if you want a dvd player built into one or both screens. You press the top of the screens in and they pop out a bit to load unload dvds.<br> <br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dugums</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The screens look bigger and nicer than the factory RSE. what size are they???<p>Thanks! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just went out and measured. Diagnal, the factory screens in my xc90 are just over 6 1/2, and the Heico/VizuaLogic screens are just over 6 3/4.<p>Tim
 

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Thanks, <p>And again- Looks great!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well, with the money your saving with your s80 purchase it might be worth it!<p>I think its about 1,000. I am not sure, Tim could you correct me if I am wrong?
 

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1,825.00<p>Less than the factory system (in xc90) and more features. <p>Well worth the investment. Thanks for the positive comments guys.<p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><i>Modified by t6tim at 2:10 PM 8-24-2006</i><BR><BR>
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Looks great Tim. <p>I'll be adding those to our '03 XC90 and if the stars align properly, my V70R. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks great Tim. <p>I'll be adding those to our '03 XC90 and if the stars align properly, my V70R. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Tim
 
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