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Old Mar 19th, 2018, 23:49   #1
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Hi all, I have just installed a BLP 990 unit into my 2006 S40 D5 with high performance ICE. I have had issues with the install to which the guys at BP have been very helpful, however I cannot get an answer to the following question.

I want to use the BP FM / AM interface and not the original Volvo radio as this system requires the AUX to be selected at all times. In the kit, they have supplied an FM adapter but according to BP this should not be needed as the BP system is designed to "plug and play" which "by definition" should still integrate the VOLVO FM system into the BP radio system allowing me to use the BP interface. I cannot get any radio signal via the BP interface so was wondering if i could install the supplied FM adapter and wire this in.

I have no instructions supplied in the kit for this adapter, so was wondering how this would be (and more importantly how) this would be connected. the adapter comes with fibre optic cables, an FM Aerial plug and a blue cable (not labelled).

Now the question; where does the fibre optic cable on the adapter fit into, (behind the CD player or into the back of what was the LCD screen board. Where does the blue wire connect up to (guess this is a power supply?) Y/N ? any help that could be offered will be greatly appreciated.
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Old Mar 20th, 2018, 10:32   #2
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Hi I did have a similar issue hope this email exchange helps...

1 Me
Hi

Just read this in a forum is this the case? Do I need to install your antenna to receive FM on the BLP-990?

*****So I do have to say the technical support has been spot on, they have worked with me through this issue.

So the Aux lines coming out of the main grey connector that go into the CD player need to go to the FL FR plugs in the bundle that is sent with the High Performance system as stated in the post above.

So if anyone is interested in purchasing one keep in mind that you can only access the BT/Handsfree when your in the Aux position and you can use the radio as long as you install their antenna cable, if you use your existing antenna you can still use your radio but it has to be set to AM/FM on the waterfall. Which means you will not get any audio out of the BLP-990.

In the end I originally thought I was purchasing a head unit to replace my car stereo but really its just an addition to what you currently have with some extra features. Which is fine, just not what I was expecting.*****

Thanks

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Do you have a link to where I can buy the correct lead to split the radio antenna connection for this?

H

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Hi,

You can use both original radio receiver and the radio receiver on BLP-990 by splitting the radio dual radio connector into two, connect one antenna to BLP-990 and one antenna back to the original head unit, we do this in our workshop and works just fine.

Kind regards,
Bluepower Customer

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Hi,

You do not need any splitter, there is a lock on your original antenna connector, see pictures attached. You unlock the red plastic lock and you can remove the antenna connector from the fakra host, one antenna you connect to original unit and one to the BLP-990, it will work out just fine.

Kind regards,
Bluepower Customer Service
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Old Oct 20th, 2018, 11:09   #3
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Many thanks for this, I’ll gice it a shot and let you know how I get on
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