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Based on the installation post, I am thinking about purchasing the kit and doing the installation on my own. <p>Does anyone know of any good deals out in the market before going to the dealer?<p>As well, is there a specific part number for the XC90 versus other current Volvo models to be considered when placing an order? <p>Last but not least, are folks generally happy with the function of the kit itself ?<p>Sorry if this has already been covered in previous posts but wanted to get an update at the very least.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ggleavitt at 10:21 PM 7-17-2006</i>
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (ggleavitt)

I installed a kit I purchased on e-bay from a dealer on the east coast. I followed the instructions that are posted as a stikey on the site.<p>The unit has performed flawlessly.<br>The installation was relative painless and took me 2.5 hours (going slowly).<p>Remember to put your front seats all the way back before you disconnect the battery.<br>Remember to follow the instructions as to the order in which you turn on / off the ignition while disconnecting / reconnecting the battery (this is indicated in the instructions that come with the unit).<br>The instructions / pictures posted on the site are invaluable.<p>good luck.<p>
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (ggleavitt)

safetyfirst, thanks for your reply. <p>Dealer is quoting $589+, anyone know of better deals out in the marketplace???
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (ggleavitt)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ggleavitt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">safetyfirst, thanks for your reply. <p>Dealer is quoting $589+, anyone know of better deals out in the marketplace???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I got mine here - <A HREF="http://stores.ebay.com/RED-BANK-VOLVO-ACCESSORIES-STORE" TARGET="_blank">http://stores.ebay.com/RED-BAN...STORE</A><p>$285 including shipping.
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (safetyfirst)

Had noticed a site- <A HREF="http://vparts.autowebaccessories.com/store/volvo-xc90-bluetooth-hands-free-kit-prod126_14983.php" TARGET="_blank">http://vparts.autowebaccessori...3.php</A> offering the XC90 kit for $225.35 and harness for $82.27 (approx. $308 total not including shipping, etc...). Has anyone used them before?<p>Last but certainly not least, has anyone installed any other brand BT kits that have a fairly seamless functionality? Have seen threads for Motorola, Nokia and Parrot kits on other forums. Any input would be greatly appreciated (and hopefully would in turn serve a benefit to the forum members) Thks...
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (ggleavitt)

I just ordered the bluetooth kit and harness and the iPod FM modulator/charger from <A HREF="http://www.prestigevolvoparts.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prestigevolvoparts.com/</A> if you enter the word "spirit" in the coupon box it gives you an additional 3% discount.
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (eclou)

I have read here before that the Volvo Bluetooth kit for is basically Motorola IHF1000 + a custom harness to fit the XC90's stereo. The best price I have seen for the Volvo kit is about $295 including shipping.<p>The two parts separately can be bought from eBay for a combined total of about $260 for a saving of $35.<p><br>IHF1000 ($170)<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-MOTOROLA-IHF1000-BLUETOOTH-INSTALL-CAR-KIT_W0QQitemZ280016169892QQihZ018QQcategoryZ35189QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-...wItem</A><p>Harness: ($87)<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volvo-XC90-Hands-Free-Bluetooth-Adapter-Harness-ONLY_W0QQitemZ8016120728QQihZ019QQcategoryZ42612QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...wItem</A><p><br>Does anyone know if the Volvo kit contains anything in addition to these two items? Any reasons why this may not work?<p>Cheers!
 

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I just got an XC90 loaner with custom bluetooth installantion today.<p>I can say that the system performs flawlessly, even better than Acuras bluetooth system. But in my opinion the buttons do not look good as it creates too much contrast with the front console colors.
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (AccuView)

Has anyone tried the Motorola kit with the volvo harness?<p>Scott
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (sacarmic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sacarmic</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Has anyone tried the Motorola kit with the volvo harness?<p>Scott</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You won't get "VOLVO For Life" when you connect and disconnect!<p>I don't care what others say, see the below pic and notice the main motorola module with the sticker that says "VOLVO" on it. It's there for a reason, and if the only reason is to have my phone say "VOLVO For Life", fine. But I think it's more than that.<p>Anywho, good luck.<p>The only issue I've had is if I'm on a call and receive another call, if I don't hit ignore on my phone and just let the opther call make the beeping noise, my current call will disconnect. I've just gotten into the habit if either hitting ignore, or taking the call and putting the other person on hold.<p>I have a Razr V3 by the way.<p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/tmdc98/000_0055.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (t6tim)

From what I've heard, motorola and Volvo worked closely together on the Volvo version..<p>It should offer increased functionality and integration over the generic unit...<p>Just what I've heard...
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (dugums)

O.K., the best price i have found is Stamford Volvo on ebay @ $288.96 plus $19/95 shipping. Anyone else found a better price?<p>scott<br>
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (sacarmic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sacarmic</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">O.K., the best price i have found is Stamford Volvo on ebay @ $288.96 plus $19/95 shipping. Anyone else found a better price?<p>scott</TD></TR></TABLE><p>One of the forum sponsors, Boston Volvo, has it for $288 + $8.95 shipping only. I ordered one yesterday. I have ordered from them before and found the service to be nice.
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (AccuView)

John @ Boston Volvo = <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I also had a very good experience with Stamford.<p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: XC90 Compatible Bluetooth Kit Prices/Deals/Opinions? (t6tim)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t6tim</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">John @ Boston Volvo = <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep! John is your man.<p>
 
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