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Everyone,<p>Q: How does one install an aftermarket radio mounting bracket in a '98 V70?<p>I have recently purchased an aftermarket radio<br><A HREF="http://www.clarion.com/ca/en/product...706936860.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.clarion.com/ca/en/p....html</A><p>Of course, the "mounting bracket" flare-out tabs, that work well with most every other type of dash, do not line up in any way with the holes where the factory HU used to be.<p>Pic below shows factory HU removed, and different HU, but the bracket is nearly identicale. You can see the slight bends in the tabs from it's previous install in my '91 Accord wagon.<p><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/double-0-newb/DSC04017.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Crutchfield said that "some dash modification would be required", and I suspect dremelling-out some grooves for the tabs to sit in is required...<br>Thoughts? Opinions?<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Q. How to install aftermarket HU in 98 V70 (double-0-newb-2)

Hi, <br>I had automarket unit in my 850. I bought special adapter for cars with double-DIN OEM radios. The set included several plastic pieces and wallet pocket. You mount everything together (new radio, pocket and sides) and this construction has exacly the same sliders as a Volvo OEM radio. It was very convenient. You just slide the whole thing in the dash and that's it. Price was between $$10-20.<p>Hope it helps<br>
 

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Re: Q. How to install aftermarket HU in 98 V70 (Papa_Kirlo)

Thanks for the super-quick reply.<br>That in fact does help an awful lot. Thanks for that!<br>Happy with the fit, look of the final install?<p>~Edit: Is that double-DIN kit Volvo specific? I imagine so.<p><A HREF="http://www.metraonline.com/product_listing.php?year=1998&make=Volvo&model=V70&type=ALL" TARGET="_blank">http://www.metraonline.com/pro...e=ALL</A>
 

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Re: Q. How to install aftermarket HU in 98 V70 (double-0-newb-2)

Final install was fine with me. And I was able to remove it without any problem (scratches) before I sold the car. <p>Yes it was Volvo specific kit.
 
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