Yes, the antenna is not already integrated in the car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Make sure you get to see the official Volvo antenna install before you have them do it to your car. It is far from a factory look, and looks very much after market.
It is a ncie set-up overall, but yeah, the antenna is a bit cheesy. It looks like a small black mouse (the computer kind, that is) and sticks on with two-way tape. The antenna is nicely hidden and the components all fit in to the trunk behind new panels for the drivers side (part of the kit). I have the two small side-pocket nets in mine, so I'd lose one if I went with the Sirius, but so far, I haven't bothered. It would probably beat NY radio by far!!
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dealer HAS to do it. It must be "initialized" by the computer</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Unless the 06 V70R is different than the 06 S60R this is false. I ordered the Volvo Sat and cable harnesses on-line and installed it myself. It recognizes it on its own. Install is pretty easy, I can send you a scanned copy of the instructions if you want to see them first. <p>Pat
This IS NOT TRUE. I bought the Sirius kit from the dealer myslef and installed it myself. I also used a different antenna from an old Sirius unit that I had so that I didn't have to use the brick that the factry kit comes with. But in order to use a different antenna you have to get a 2-1 antenna converter from TERK (about $20+/-). The dealer does nothing with the install but hok the box up. You have to call Sirius then and give them your SIR code in order to have it "turned on". The factory stereo will recognize the new hookup once hte wires are plugged in properly.<p>If you need help, let me know. I had the delaer install my iPod kit and then installed the Sirius myself since it was already prewired.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cementups</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This IS NOT TRUE. .</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I already said I stand corrected, what do you want, to read it twice?
You must use a sat antenna, It can be one of the smaller ones as stated above, or you can hide the antenna on the S60Rs as described here: <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59270" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59270</A><br>You will loose some signal but it was worth it to me to have a clean install with no visible antenna.<p>If you install it in the factory location, the wire runs through a grommet on top left of the trunk, up under the trim of the back window and across under the top weatherstrip of the window. The factory antenna location is centered on the roof near the back window.<p>You order one or two wire harnesses depending on your siuation. One is power. It connects to ground and to the wire hareness in the trunk. The other potential one is a melbus if you also have Nav, Ipod, jukebox etc. <p>You install a bracket and their head unit, the wiring and the antenna. They also include a new interior peice to cover the parts. <p>That's pretty much it.<p>Pat<br>Pat
I am taking delivery of my new C70 in about two weeks. Unfortunately, satellite prep was not an option when I ordered the car, but will most likely be available after October 2006. Without factory satellite prep, are their any aftermarket products that will enable me to plug sat radio directly into the C70's audio system or am I stuck using generic plug n play sat radios with built in FM modulators? Any info is appreciated.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I already said I stand corrected, what do you want, to read it twice?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry, I had not read the other response to the thread, nor had I read your response. As stated I was probably typing up my answer when you put up your second respoinse to the thread. Consider my post just a 2nd backing to your original post.
Awww I wish I'd known this. I'm one of the poor idiots that paid close to $1k to have the dealer fit this, specifically because I thought it required a VADIS software download.<p>Anyway I've chekced the accessories site, and indeed there is no mention of a software part number.....<p><A HREF="http://acctest.semcon.se/en-GB/P2X/audio/radio/VCC-251706.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://acctest.semcon.se/en-GB...6.htm</A><p>