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I ordered the Volvo sub from my parts department on Tuesday and it came in today. The part # is 30730122 and the list price is $505.88 (cheaper than on <A HREF="http://www.volvocars.us" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars.us</A> - $636.08 ). The first thing that occured to me was "now I know why they don't sell this for the S60, the box wouldn't fit in the trunk."<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub03.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub01.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>I started in on the directions and got through the first few steps of taking out interior panels to route the wiring harness before I found that my car was pre-wired.<p>Look here to check if your car is pre wired:<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub05.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>So I then put the sub in and plugged in the cable and it works. The directions talk about software downloads for the AMP and the SUBWOOFER, I can only assume that said downloads would allow me to control the base gain from the headunit. As it stands now changing the base from the headunit controls all the speakers as well as the sub. I will be going to the dealership in the morning to see about getting the downloads. Also I had some fitment issues but I didn't take pictures, more to come tomorrow on that.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub02.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub04.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub06.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub07.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub08.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Kaizai at 4:44 PM 1-1-2009</i>
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (Kaizai)

I had the dealership install the sub in my 04 R and it sounds really good. I've been pleasantly surprised with its performance after almost two years now. <p> Now the question is, does your spare tire still fit off in the storage well w/ the sub. I had to do some custom work to make them both fit. Volvo North America had no answer for me besides, "you can't have the donut and sub together because of the lack of space." That's kinda stupid considering how much emphasis Volvo puts on safety.<p>Good luck w/ your install and enjoy the sound. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (luke8302)

It sounds good, but I want to get the downloads so I can adjust the sub independent of the speakers. I also had the fittment issues you are talking about. I didn't make it to the dealership today so it will have to wait untill after my trip next week.
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (Kaizai)

Devin,<br>As far as I know there are NO downloads for the sub.(Regardless of what you wrote)<br>You can control the gain yourself by the little adjustment knob buried halfway down the side of the unit.<br>I find that about 1/2 way is fine for all music<br>I thought you had the R up for sale? The only "fitment" issues you should have is the jack.<br>You will have to trim the foam out of your original piece (jack holder) to make it fit.<br>(They're all that way unless it came from the factory installed, I know, I've had 2 of these)
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (JRL)

<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">Devin,<br>As far as I know there are NO downloads for the sub.(Regardless of what you wrote)<br>You can control the gain yourself by the little adjustment knob buried halfway down the side of the unit.<br>I find that about 1/2 way is fine for all music<br>I thought you had the R up for sale? The only "fitment" issues you should have is the jack.<br>You will have to trim the foam out of your original piece (jack holder) to make it fit.<br>(They're all that way unless it came from the factory installed, I know, I've had 2 of these)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>On which side is the knob? <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub06.jpg" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (Kaizai)

Honestly, I can't remember. It's been nearly 3 years.<br>If you can't find it tonight. PM me and I'll look tomorrow,<br>It's pouring here. (and I have a separate garage).<br>There's only one knob on the whole set up, a small knob. It's on the "open" side which, if I remember, would be on the left?<br>Just looked at your picture, ON THE LEFT where that space is just left of that red wire. Reach down in there and feel for it, either in the front or behind
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (JRL)

I installed the sub in my '06 - no downloads required. Sounds great!<p>I couldn't get the spare tire jack to fit properly so its on the floor behind the passenger seat -- it wouldn't allow the cover to fit flat. The donut tire fits in just fine.<p>I was going to do a write-up and post picts but you beat me to it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I installed the sub in my '06 - no downloads required. Sounds great!<p>I couldn't get the spare tire jack to fit properly so its on the floor behind the passenger seat -- it wouldn't allow the cover to fit flat. The donut tire fits in just fine.<p>I was going to do a write-up and post picts but you beat me to it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can you adjust the speakers and the sub independantly?
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (Kaizai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kaizai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Can you adjust the speakers and the sub independantly?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I find you redentantly asking Chris the same question AFTER I GAVE YOU THE ANSWER very insulting, I told you where the gain knob is.<br>Perhaps I should be more clear: The sub volume is still going to go up and down with the speakers but YOU can control the GAIN (sub input level)
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (JRL)

<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"><br>I find you redentantly asking Chris the same question AFTER I GAVE YOU THE ANSWER very insulting, I told you where the gain knob is.<br>Perhaps I should be more clear: The sub volume is still going to go up and down with the speakers but YOU can control the GAIN (sub input level)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I didn't ask Chris where the knob was, I asked him a different question. Re-read what I typed.<p>Jim, I think there is a different sub for the '05 and possibly the '06 than the '01-'04. I am trying to figure out if they are the same or not. The instructions are clearly new as of Jan 2005. I also have clear information in the instructions stating that I need TWO downloads for my install to be complete. I am sorry that my interest in completing my sub install and getting a working gain control insults you, that is not my purpose. Don't you think it is possible that Volvo might change the design of one of their accessories? Again I would request that you treat me with a little more respect than the common un-knowing car user. I am afterall pretty knowledgeable about Volvos, car stereos, and technology in general. <p>Sorry for the large file size on these, but it is the best I can do right this minute. <p><IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub09.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.devinbaskin.com/cars/03/v70r/sub10.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (Kaizai)

I found the knob, and you were right, I had overlooked it originally. I am still interested in what the software downloads are for? I am out of town next week and I will check with the dealer when I get back. I still think with a download you might be able to control the sub gain from the head unit menu. This is common on most after market systems.
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (JRL)

<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"><br>I find you <b>redentantly</b> asking Chris the same question AFTER I GAVE YOU THE ANSWER very insulting, I told you where the gain knob is.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Swedespeed suggested that your word <i>might</i> be mis-spelled.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kaizai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I found the knob, and you were right, I had overlooked it originally. I am still interested in what the software downloads are for? I am out of town next week and I will check with the dealer when I get back. <B>I still think with a download you might be able to control the sub gain from the head unit menu</B>. This is common on most after market systems.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Possible.<br>I KNOW for a fact there is no download for MY 01-04 (sub install) .<br>05s DO have a different radio, however I'm sure it works just fine for you now.<br>Perhaps you're right and there is a menu for sub adjust from the dash?<br>I should hope the instructions are new, they were non exixtent before <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Let us know if the "download" lets the driver have more in dash control (of the sub)
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (Kaizai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kaizai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Swedespeed suggested that your word <i>might</i> be mis-spelled.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Obvious typo
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (JRL)

Vadis lists a subwoofer s/w download (30752133) for the 01-04 models but I don't know what it does or if it is needed. I installed a sub that I purchased on eBay in my 05 and didn't apply the s/w download because the dealer wanted an unreasonable amount of compensation for it. The sub seems to work fine. My owners manual discusses the sub and the radio menus and there is no mention of sub adjustments from the radio (HU-850).<p>Fwiw, the subwoofer assembly is basically the same for all 01-06. The difference between the pre and post 05 version is the wiring harness because of the different rear fuse panel. I don't know why that reduced the price so much (over $100 at autowebaccessories.com) because the difference in harnesses is very minor. I modified an 04 harness to fit my 05 and all it required was two crimp-on pins for the connector. The cool parts guy gave them to me for free.<p>My sub came with a replacement holder for the tire tools that mounts in front of the subwoofer and a replacement "anchorage" for the spare that won't interfere with the sub. It was my understanding that these are standard in the subwoofer kit.<p>Btw, I have a copy of the instructions for both the early and late versions. Both are very complete and mostly easy to follow.
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (jackf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jackf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Vadis lists a subwoofer s/w download (30752133) for the 01-04 models but I don't know what it does or if it is needed. I installed a sub that I purchased on eBay in my 05 and didn't apply the s/w download because the dealer wanted an unreasonable amount of compensation for it. The sub seems to work fine. My owners manual discusses the sub and the radio menus and there is no mention of sub adjustments from the radio (HU-850).<p>Fwiw, the subwoofer assembly is basically the same for all 01-06. The difference between the pre and post 05 version is the wiring harness because of the different rear fuse panel. I don't know why that reduced the price so much (over $100 at autowebaccessories.com) because the difference in harnesses is very minor. I modified an 04 harness to fit my 05 and all it required was two crimp-on pins for the connector. The cool parts guy gave them to me for free.<p>My sub came with a replacement holder for the tire tools that mounts in front of the subwoofer and a replacement "anchorage" for the spare that won't interfere with the sub. It was my understanding that these are standard in the subwoofer kit.<p>Btw, I have a copy of the instructions for both the early and late versions. Both are very complete and mostly easy to follow.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The replacement holder for the jack + tools is the piece that has fitment issues. As of right now I just removed that piece. I will trim it after I get back from my trip.<p>Oh god, its 4:30am.<p>
 

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Re: Volvo Sub install in my 2005 V70R (Kaizai)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kaizai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The replacement holder for the jack + tools is the piece that has fitment issues. As of right now I just removed that piece. I will trim it after I get back from my trip.<p>Oh god, its 4:30am.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>The easiest is to wrap the jack and tools in a towel and wedge them in
 

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I believe the crossover(s) for the sub are hard wired, at least in the premium audio system. The sub harness connects in parallel with the rear pillar speakers which have at least a capacitor mounted on them. It's my impression that the HU is designed to always send the sub signal to the rear speakers and the crossovers filter it. Otherwise the sub wouldn't work properly when the HU is in dplII and sending only surround signals to the rear.
 

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I concur with jackf. The V70 wiring diagrams do not show any distinct crossover units. The front door speakers (mid-woofer & tweeter) share leads from the amp (or HU as the case may be) and the D-pillar speakers (to which the sub is attached) are connected to the respective side rear door speakers. It is possible that each speaker is getting the full signal, but a better quality, and more plausible, solution is that there are bandpass filters on the respective drivers. I haven't looked at my speakers in particular, but I have seen this elsewhere on swedespeed as well as on a set of drivers from a C70 (dynaudio). This would allow Volvo to use the same wiring harnesses for multiple configurations; not an efficient use of signal, but cost efficient and sensible manufacturing decision.<p>The wiring diagram shows 7 lines into the subwoofer accessory: 4 signal lines (from the R&L D-pillar drivers), a +30A power input and a connection to the REM (rear electronic module). The latter probably being the switching lead--powers the sub on/off with the ignition. The REM is on the CANBUS and that might be how the HU (AUM) signals the REM that it is ON and the subwoofer should be powered up.<p>The amplifier (external) only has inputs for the left/right and front/rear; no separate sub channel, i.e. it's a 4 ch. amp. I assume the HU-613 (internal amps) is the same. The HU can equalize low/mid/high frequencies, and the fronts & rears seperately through the hidden menus. So, there is some abilty (limited) to boost rear bass (sub & rear door mid-woofer) without affecting the front channels. Additional control is available, as JRL points out, using the line level control on the subwoofer.<p>BTW, for those who have commented about lower bass levels with the HU-850, heres my 2 cents. Volvo had a TNN or TSB out regarding door rattles in pre-'05 models. The fix was using a test CD with lots of bass and then appying some kind of tape (velcro?) to hold the door panels down better. This did the trick for me. I think that Volvo decided it was better (read cheaper & easier) to limit the low end signal going to the door speakers and may have added a low end cut-off filter (75 Hz or something like that) on the mid-woofer or woofer (for premium sound systems) to that end. That, in addition to eliminating access to the HU EQ solved their warranty problem...
 
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