Last post on Oct 30, 2006 at 3:35 PM
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Volvo V70, Audio, Entertainment System, Wagon
#16 of 20 Re: satellite radio preparation-SIRIUS [blueovalnut]
Apr 29, 2005 (10:10 am)
Your dealer was wrong.
#17 of 20 Sirius radio accessory package
Sep 13, 2006 (12:35 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 V70 2.4 with the satellite radio prep. Does anyone know if the sirius receiver is a DIY installation? I thought that I read somewhere that the volvo head unit needs to be reprogrammed to recognize the satellite radio. Also, does the sirius radio accessory package include an antenna? Does it need to be wired?
I would prefer to go with XM, if it would integrate with the volvo radio, but I am not sure that will ever be an option.
#18 of 20 Re: Sirius radio accessory package [cligozio]
Sep 18, 2006 (1:01 pm)
I have the Sirius in my XC70. I suppose it could be a DIY, there are instructions with the kit on how/where to install it. I had the dealer do it. The car does have to be programmed to recognize the satellite radio so the dealer will be involved somewhere along the line. You'll end up with SAT1 SAT2 and SAT3 in addition to AM1, AM2, FM1, FM2, FM3. The supplied antenna is big and ugly and doesn't seem to work as well as the mag mount antenna that came with portable Sirius player - but that could be the receiver itself and not the antenna.
The Sat receiver goes under the panel behind the left rear seat (in front of the spare tire) and is connected to the radio head unit via a fiber optic cable. The fiber optic cable is the "Satellite Radio Prep" you see on the sticker.
FWIW, the integration is nice, but I would REALLY like to see a scrolling display of the song title and artist. All I get is the channel name, "Big 80s", "Starlite", etc. You can change this display, but you only get ONE of the three choices, Artist, Title with Artist for 10 seconds at the beginning of the song, or Channel name. I figure if the RDS data from an FM station can scroll, why not the satellite radio?
#19 of 20 Re: Sirius radio accessory package [spsims]
Sep 24, 2006 (11:30 pm)
Just noticed I could get a display of Title, Artist, etc. by pressing the RND button. It cycles the SAT display around and is very useful when trying to find the right football game on a Sunday afternoon.
Still wish it would scroll, but at least I can get the information.
#20 of 20 New group, new discussions
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2006 (3:35 pm)
As part of theforums reorganization, we've split the XC70 discussions out into their own group. Those new discussions can be found at the main Volvo XC70 Group page.
I've renamed this discussion to reflect that fact that it will now deal exclusively with audio/entertainment questions for the V70.