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I just helped a friend of mine install a new aftermarket navigation system into his defender.. and thought about doing the same into my VR.<p>The problem is, I don't like the external units. I would like an in dash unit, but if i go that way, i lose the rear sensors and who knows what else..<p>So, the wacky question of the day: What parts would I need to install a factory volvo nav system into my VR?<p>I assume that I would need the pop-up screen, the correct speaker cover for said pop-up screen, the navigation dvd and dvd player that goes in the back, and the appropriate system downloads to make this all work. <p>Am I missing anything? What other model volvos can I salvage the parts out of? And other than the software download.. it's pretty much plug and play.. right?<p>I know, I know. it's cheaper to go aftermarrket.. but until the bluepower unit works out it's kinks.. and the alpine unit comes down in cost..<p>(And yes, this is a theoretical pipe dream that I'm hoping the easter bunny will grant for me)
 

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Re: totally odd q about factory volvo navigation on our R's (vsigma)

I can be done quite easily....for about $4000 (give or take a couple of hundred dollars)! It's a lot of work plus a lot of parts.<br>You can't just take one out of a wreck, it will not interface no matter what software you try.<br>If you buy a Volvo and then want them to add a factory NAV system, it's a different unit than if it came from the factory even though it looks the same and works the same.<br>Buy a Garmin 750, Volvo has a kit to install it so it works with your system.
 

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Re: totally odd q about factory volvo navigation on our R's (vsigma)

Factory navi really blows compared to the aftermarket units. Any garmin these days seems years ahead in technology. You could get the pop-up screen (there's a GB on here) and output the signal from an aftermarket gps to it.
 

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Like xman said, it can be done for about a grand. same pop up screen but w a garmin black box... I would post the link of the "how -to" but im lazy...search
 

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The Nuvi 760 kit works great. The mount could be a bit better, but it is a clean install and a nice kit.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=97288" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=97288</A>
 

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Re: totally odd q about factory volvo navigation on our R's (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Factory navi really blows compared to the aftermarket units. Any garmin these days seems years ahead in technology. You could get the pop-up screen (there's a GB on here) and output the signal from an aftermarket gps to it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ditto on this. <p>Look in the electronics forum, it has been done a couple of times. You get the best of both worlds...the popup screen but a newer, more functional, headunit. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: totally odd q about factory volvo navigation on our R's (Needsdecaf)

Here is a link to one of the articles in the electronics forum.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=96970" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=96970</A>
 
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