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I am contemplating purchasing an updated stereo deck for my '83 Volvo. I have selected a compatible system for this year and model with updated speaker system and I have a few concerns I hope someone could answer. <p>1) With an older car comes an older electrical system, and I am concerned that if I hook up a new stereo it may cause other issues unknown at this point. Should I be concerned about this?<p>2) I plan to have stereo professionally installed, and is there any advice to <br>mention to installer in regard to a good installation of the equipment? <p>3) The deck in my car is at the base of the center console in front of the stick shift. Has anyone had a problem with this location for CD use?<p>Any comments would be appreciated! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Stereo Replacement for older Volvo questions... (ImYourTurboLover)

i have a 90 with a stereo that was professionally installed. this was before i owned it but ive looked at it and they ran new speaker wires due to the old ones being tiny and incapable of powering the speakers. that spot sucks.... is there anything above the vents? i believe theres a kit out there to mount a stereo there, making the area below a pocket (quite a deep one might i add, thought i lost my phone in there, and i have a sidekick). if you can find this kit id tell the installer to use it. what speakers and deck are you buying just out of curiousity? OH remind him to take out the amplifier under the drivers seat. its obsolete these days. anyone else have input?
 

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I am considering:<br>Pioneer 50W X 4 Satellite Radio-Ready CD Deck with MOSFET Power and ACC Playback <br>Model: DEH-P7700MP<p><A HREF="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6981359&type=product&id=1099388424834" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol...24834</A><br> <br>It's both satellite and iPod ready. The stereo I have installed is the OEM cassette deck.<p>Thank you for your help!<br>
 

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BAH.... now i want a turbo. thanks alot! jk but ive seen it done. i cant imagine that its pleasant but im sure it works. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>PS i have a very similar deck. this one.<p><A HREF="http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/pna/product/detail/0,,32171715_32249681_34575625,00.html?olderModel=Y" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pioneerelectronics....del=Y</A><p>amazing but i have no idea how she got it. this is a canadian stereo so.... <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> dunno but its pretty sweet. i love it but now i want this...<p><A HREF="http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/product/detail/0,,2076_3151_192089333,00.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pioneerelectronics.....html</A><p>but THIS WONT FIT because of that stupid edge on the dash. QUESTION!! has anyone ever gotten a deck like this to fit in the upper part?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Camyman at 10:17 PM 1-30-2006</i>
 

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I have a CD deck in the lower spot. Works fine with the manual tranny, but someone with an auto might have problems with the lever in Park.<p>Having used decks in both the upper and lower locations, IMO there really isn't much of a difference in typical operation. You quickly learn the controls by feel, and don't often need to see what's on the display.
 

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I like having the stereo deck in the lower spot as for when I driving I don't have to move my hand far from the stick to change settings. Thanks for the feedback!
 
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