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Which stereo system do I have?

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Old Dec 7th, 2018, 11:40   #21
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...ht six...Smooth and detailed and packs a nice punch

Premium sound is like the VW twin turbo W12 engine....Completely excessive.
Love the comparison !

also +1 for FM transmitter. As pre-FL cars cant have Aux/USB at all, and my CD changer works on 1% of CDs and only if it feels like it, got myself a 15e FM transmitter and never looked back. Its a compromise, true, but I prefer to map the car than spend $$$ on GROM or similar unit.
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I have a 1.6d s40 s. early 2006 I think!
When I start up the car thereís just a picture, no writing etc.

Does this mean I am able to remove the CD player, leaving the screen in place and put in an after market head unit? I getting fed up of listening to the same cdís over and over again!

Or is there a better way to install a usb/Bluetooth without using the over priced grom units?
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Sorry people! Just had notification of a reply.
I have a 1.6d s40 s. early 2006 I think!
When I start up the car thereís just a picture, no writing etc.

Does this mean I am able to remove the CD player, leaving the screen in place and put in an after market head unit? I getting fed up of listening to the same cdís over and over again!

Or is there a better way to install a usb/Bluetooth without using the over priced grom units?
There is ZERO options of aftermarket generic units because of our car's complicated sound systems. You can either spend a fortune on dedicated GROM/Blupower/whatnot option that is SPECIFICALLY designed for our car, or use cheap bluetooth FM transmitter.
There are apparently some mid-range options like wired FM transmitter or some module adding AUX IN instead of CD player (only works on basic stereo versions) but thats pretrty much it.
Forget about getting a 60e Kenwood 1DIN stereo from your local store... Its not 99' Corsa anymore
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There is ZERO options of aftermarket generic units because of our car's complicated sound systems. You can either spend a fortune on dedicated GROM/Blupower/whatnot option that is SPECIFICALLY designed for our car, or use cheap bluetooth FM transmitter.
There are apparently some mid-range options like wired FM transmitter or some module adding AUX IN instead of CD player (only works on basic stereo versions) but thats pretrty much it.
Forget about getting a 60e Kenwood 1DIN stereo from your local store... Its not 99' Corsa anymore
What about the CD multichanger plug? Does the basic stereo have this? If so, how do I activate it?
Iím tempted to manufacture a cable/adapter like I did with my other car.
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What about the CD multichanger plug? Does the basic stereo have this? If so, how do I activate it?
Iím tempted to manufacture a cable/adapter like I did with my other car.

You need to read more about this - basic stereo is easier to alter than high end one, if I remember correctly. Less fiber-optic connections I think.
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You need to read more about this - basic stereo is easier to alter than high end one, if I remember correctly. Less fiber-optic connections I think.
Thanks!!
Any idea on the best place to read up on the basic radio?
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Not sure the basic system is any more simple other than it has no amp in the boot. Have a look here:

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/tech/S4...Electrical.pdf

Pages 10 and 27 detail the components all linked by fibre optic MOST.

Basic (Performance) audio will have at least and ICM, MPM & AFM. The main difference between Performance and High Performance is the addition of an external amplfier (AUD), the MPM is normally 6 disc instead of 1 and the rear doors have tweeters in them.

The best upgrade (in my opinion) ou can make to the performance system is to fit OEM tweeters to the rear doors to make the audio system 8 speaker. We did that on our V50.
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Not sure the basic system is any more simple other than it has no amp in the boot. Have a look here:

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oh I wouldnt say ANYTHING in our car wiring is "simpler" regardless of ratio type but there are some differences making one option more problematic to patch than others. Have example here:. They have 2 sets, one for basic and premium, one for high-end package. For years there was only 1 set available as some versions of high end systems just wouldnt work with that option, I think it was similar for other setups (bluiepower?). PITA regardless of the setup
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