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Volvo S40, Audio, Entertainment System, Sedan
#1 of 40 S40 Stock 6-CD Changer
Aug 16, 2006 (10:02 am)
I have a 2005 S40 with the optional factory 6-CD changer (12 spkrs, 325 watts total). The system sounds great, but there were intermittent times when the changer couldn't mechanically switch between cd's. You could hear it trying, then give up with an error code. Eventually, the unit would succeed - until now. My cd player now says "deck error" and it hasn't been able to mount a cd. I took it to the dealer and they're going to replace it (I'm 21.5 k into my warranty). Has anyone else had a similar issue? I'm hoping that maybe this was just an early generation problem and the replacement will have a longer life.
#2 of 40 Re: S40 Stock 6-CD Changer [ac30boy]
Oct 12, 2006 (6:28 pm)
Interesting. I just had the same problem on my 05 S40. With 15K miles, I have always used a single CD except for a long road trip, where the first CD played fine, then the changer could not switch or eject any CD's, and a deck error occurred. Have an appt with dealer - will probably replace. BTW, 32 MPG!
#3 of 40 Re: S40 Stock 6-CD Changer [divewreck]
Oct 12, 2006 (6:46 pm)
The replacement changer works better (apparently) than the original - quieter, smoother sounding mechanicals. I'm hopeful...
Congrats on the MPGs! I have a 5-speed 2.4i and on the highway I've been getting 34 and my suburban commute's been averaging 26-27! Amazing and unexpected, but welcome! Guess I'll hold off on selling this for the Prius ;->.
Except for the changer problem the car's been great. It's my first Volvo, but I've driven others and always felt comfortable in them.
#4 of 40 Re: S40 Stock 6-CD Changer [ac30boy]
Oct 20, 2006 (4:34 pm)
Got the replacement, haven't tried it yet but I'm sure it's just as good or better. Besides the ignition switch failing which was replaced, along with the battery), the car has been great. I have a 5 speed also, but find the mileage dropping to 22 in city driving. My last car was a Jetta, and am also thinking about a Prius as my next one. Have removed the rear head rests to improve rear vision, & added a $2 magnifier to side-view mirror because of blind spot.
#5 of 40 Re: S40 Stock 6-CD Changer [divewreck]
Oct 20, 2006 (5:59 pm)
Good luck wih the new unit. Mine still working fine - of course, it's only about a month old.
#7 of 40 CD Player
Nov 15, 2006 (10:17 pm)
So i just got a 2005 s40 2.4i. i insert my favorite cd-r. lo and behold, disc is unreadable. is this characteristic of all s40s in an attempt to curb media piracy, or an isolated incident? is it the program (itunes) i used to burn the cd? my monster cable fm ipod transmitter does not work with either of the 12-volt power outlets. is this the fit? much obliged for any input.
#8 of 40 Re: CD Player [geoshi]
Nov 16, 2006 (8:49 pm)
I thought I had successfully used a cd-r in my S40. I'll try to remember to try again and let you know.
#9 of 40 Volvo OEM Bluetooth Car Kit Issue
Jun 11, 2007 (12:56 pm)
My Volvo has the Premium sound system and the dealer-installed Hands Free Bluetooth car kit, which is an OEM version of the Motorola IHF1000. It worked fine for the first two weeks, then developed an odd little quirk: the car kit no longer mutes the paired cell phone handset ring on incoming calls, so both the cell phone and the car kit ring at the same time. It does this with three different Verizon network cell phones, so the problem is not with the phone. I have talked at length with both Motorola and Verizon tech support to no avail. Anyone out there have any thoughts on this problem? Apologies in advance for cross-posting this message to the C70 and V50 forums.
#10 of 40 Re: Volvo OEM Bluetooth Car Kit Issue [volvobuff]
Jun 11, 2007 (5:32 pm)
I have the bluetooth as well. I haven't notice it ringing, but I do recall when I had it on vibrate that the phone may vibrate at the same time as the car marks an incoming call. Let me say that I am very happy with the Bluetooth system!
A solution: put the phone on silent.
Another solution: accept that is the performance - they both ring. I think it's a phone issue - but you can probably argue it's the bluetooth unit. It's the old is the software or the os argument. Manage the phone and the issue resolves itself.