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Hey guys.<p>I posted a while back about swapping HU-803 radios after my son decided to use it for a piggy bank. I picked up a HU-803 from a wrecked 01 but it's grey colour. The MY04 it's replacing is graphite black. Couple of issues:<p>1. A straight out wap works great. Cept the steering wheel controls don't work. I'm guessing a VIDA reprogram will fix that.<p>2. When I tried my MY04 HU-803 faceplate (black) on the MY01 HU-803, it's dead. I can hear it power up, but the faceplate won't work.<p>Questions:<p>1. Does issue 1 require a Dealer visit, or would a visit to an INDE with a VIDA fix it?<br>2. I thought that a HU-803 is a HU-803. Why are the face-plates incompatible? Or did I miss something simple? Or does it require a VIDA reprogram?<p>Any help/insight would be appreciated.
 

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Supposedly you cannot swap in a used radio with these cars<p>And you will have to take it to the dealership for Software<p>HOWEVER, I tried to upgrade from HU-613 to a used HU-803 and I contacted my local dealer, they said it could be possible but they would have to do all the work
 

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Yeah, I figured that a dealer visit would be required to reset the steering wheel controls. But what I can't understand is why the newer faceplate won't work on the same model of radio. Weird.
 

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Called my local dealership and spoke with a tech. According to him, the HU-803 radios are VEHICLE SPECIFIC - meaning that if the unit died, the only alternative is to purchase a NEW and UNUSED HU radio from Volvo. They cannot reprogram it. <p>I need to find a way to confirm this - maybe a different Volvo dealership like Erie Volvo? JRL might have someone I could speak to.<p>Either way, it seems that if the radio dies, aftermarket is the only option - talk about a very 'UNGREEN' and non-environmental solution. I should be able to swap out units from a different Volvo. That is all I really want to do.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>forkster</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Called my local dealership and spoke with a tech. According to him, the HU-803 radios are VEHICLE SPECIFIC - meaning that if the unit died, the only alternative is to purchase a NEW and UNUSED HU radio from Volvo. They cannot reprogram it. <p>I need to find a way to confirm this - maybe a different Volvo dealership like Erie Volvo? JRL might have someone I could speak to.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It may be partially true, but they may also be smoking the peyote (or just to lazy to figure it out).<p>Both Mr Tippy and I have swapped in used 803s from other vehicles in our cars (mine S60 and his a V70). My steering wheel controls work just fine.<p>I personally had the "radio removal" code down loaded before I swapped out my 613 for the 803 (my donnor was a 04 VR). The vadis code makes the car think there is no radio, so it does not query for any security codes. The result is a radio swap is plug and play. <p>help note: if you had posted in the audio forum, Mr Tippy would have helped you long ago.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>forkster</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...if the unit died, the only alternative is to purchase a NEW and UNUSED HU radio from Volvo. They cannot reprogram it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is a lie. I had a horrible hiss eminating from my factory HU-803. My dealer ordered a new unit from Volvo, which didn't solve the hissing issue. I threw a "hissy" fit after they told me the sound was normal. I dragged my S/A out to another '04R on their used lot (happened to be Barry's Sharp's old R) and... sure enough... no hiss. When I picked up my car later that week, the S/A proudly told me they had installed THAT car's head unit in my car. </rant> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My point: Any used HU-803 <U>CAN</U> be reprogrammed and installed in another car if similarly equipped (i.e., premium audio).<p>~ Trygve <br>
 

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Thanks for the responses guys. I'm going to try another Hu-803 - this one will be from a 04-V70R.
 
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