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Just bought 2005 S40 2.4 manual 2 days ago.

1. Getting windows tinted @ 20%. Should I get the strip across the top of front windshield? Do people generally tint the sun roof also?

2. Should I have any problem hooking up a Scoche FM Modulator for my iPod? This in not a FM Transmitter, it connects directly to the radio via the antenna connection. Also any suggestion on a mounting bracket for the ipod?

3. I plan on mounting the GPS I purchased today in the lower left area of the windshield. Any recommendations on hard wiring the power to the car? It has a cigarette lighter connection now, but I don't want to have a wire going across the dash.

4. Considering getting a roof rack. Preference towards Thule, Yakima, or Volvo? I do not want to ruin any paint. I need to be able to carry mountain bikes, kayaks, etc.

Answers will be greatly appreciated especially if you have pictures that help answer. Thanks.
 

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Re: Just bought first Volvo. Have questions. (bellamy_bryan)

didnt bother with the strip myself, if the tint is good.
good luck with the FM modulator, ive not heard ofthis particular product or solution yet. volvos MOST system has defeated most of us seraching for better ipod connectivity.
for GPS, you can tap a empty from the fusebox. thats wy my installer did.
 

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I think you need to use 9-volt battery terminals to attach to the factory radio connectors on the rear windshield. I haven't done it, but looked into it a while ago.

About the tint, make sure whatever you do is legal unless you don't mind tickets and/or having to rip it off and wasting that money.
 

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Re: Just bought first Volvo. Have questions. (bellamy_bryan)

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Also, any recommendations on better cup holders? Any drink I put in there wants to tip over fairly easily. Thanks.

I have a helmet that holds two drinks and has a neat straw thing
 

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Re: Just bought first Volvo. Have questions. (V50_T5)

Hooray!


Oh and yes that should be easy to hook up using the antenna connections. There are some people that have had good success, as far as sound quality goes, with hardwired modulators. Let us know how yours works out. There are a ton of threads on this topic. Search for hardwired FM modulator etc.
 

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Re: Just bought first Volvo. Have questions. (sanatarium)

^ LMAO! ^

I have had great success with my modulator! Its easy to use and sounds pretty dang good for what it is! Had it for 3+ years now too!

Go for it! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Just bought first Volvo. Have questions. (bellamy_bryan)

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1. Getting windows tinted @ 20%. Should I get the strip across the top of front windshield? Do people generally tint the sun roof also?

Answers will be greatly appreciated especially if you have pictures that help answer. Thanks.



This is Silver Metallic w/ 20% and front visor (the strip along the top of the windshield). What color is your car?
 

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Re: Just bought first Volvo. Have questions. (bellamy_bryan)

Nope, did not tint the moonroof as it is tinted from the factory already. I like it the way it is, just the right amount of sunlight coming in from the moonroof.
 
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