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Volvo S40, Audio, Entertainment System, Sedan
#18 of 40 Re: S40 Stock 6-CD Changer [ac30boy]
Jan 22, 2008 (11:18 am)
i just ran into the same deck error issue. it ejected a cd without command and then just tried to load and eject to the same location repeatedly. now when i turn the car on the cd tries to load, then eject, then load and then to deck error. 2005 s40i 46,000k. I'm trying to figure out if this is covered by the 4 year / 50k, knowing volvo probably not.
#19 of 40 Premium CD player randomly switches to radio
Feb 06, 2008 (4:24 pm)
I have the Dynaudio premium audio system in my S40. I think it sounds great, with overall, great performance, BUT I have taken it back to the dealer twice to fix a problem that still persists. At least once every 50 miles of driving with a CD playing, the unit will switch to a radio station. At first I thought this was the user preset to receive weather and traffic updates, but I made sure its disabled. The unit always switches back to whatever the previously listened to radio station was, not a weather or traffic alert station.
Being one of those intermittent things, the dealer couldn't duplicate it, but they did a software upgrade and said that should fix it. It didn't, and the next time I brought it in, they claimed to have changed the unit. That didn't fix it either. Has anyone experienced this, and have a solution for it?
thanks for your time,
#20 of 40 Re: Premium CD player randomly switches to radio [davidp158]
Feb 06, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Can't say that I listen to the cd changer much at all in my '07 T5, as I have the Sirius option and frankly listen to that 99% of the time. No issues with that switching stations or back to AM/FM so far in the 5+ months I've had it.
Same CD when it happens? Burned CD-R or store bought? Perhaps something is overheating and it just turns off, which defaults it to AM/FM? Maybe it's one of the slots in the cd-changer?
#21 of 40 Re: Premium CD player randomly switches to radio [subearu]
Feb 13, 2008 (1:06 pm)
The CD player will switch back to radio with any kind of CD (computer made or commercial). Its really annoying, and the dealer can't seem to fix it.
Another odd thing with the stereo is that whenever I select any radio preset, the sound level drops down slightly and the console display asks if I want to "exit". If I select exit, the message clears and the volume goes back to normal.
If I do nothing the console message eventually goes away and volume returns to normal. I have read the manual a few times, and can't find any info on this, or the point to this. I've never seen it on another car stereo.
FWIW, most CD players will occasionally have trouble with computer CDs, as they are slightly thinner without graphics printed on them. Avoid using press on labels, as they can jam inside the CD changer, and repair work is not covered under warranty.
Off topic: Is there a way to get an email notification that alert when there are new posts to this thread?
#22 of 40 Re: Premium CD player randomly switches to radio [davidp158]
Feb 13, 2008 (1:19 pm)
Is there a way to get an email notification that alert when there are new posts to this thread?
Yes. Under the messages just above the post box are several links - one says either Watch This Discussion or, if you are already "watching" it, Change Watching. Click on that link (whichever it says) and you will see a check box to request email notifications of new posts.
#23 of 40 2005 volvo S40 stereo and Cd
May 21, 2008 (11:33 am)
My radio just won't play and when I try a CD it reads pause. All were working fine in the morning, when I went out later, nothing! Has anyone else experienced this problem or know what it might be?
#24 of 40 Re: 2005 volvo S40 stereo and Cd [grimoshytus]
May 21, 2008 (12:35 pm)
I have the premium stereo system in my S40. With that system, when you turn down the volume to "zero" (off) while the CD player is playing, it pauses the CD. When you turn the volume back up, the CD resumes playing. You may not be haring the radio because the system is probably in CD mode. Try turning the volume knob up a bit and see if that does anything. I hope this helps.
#25 of 40 Re: 2005 volvo S40 stereo and Cd [grimoshytus]
Jun 24, 2008 (11:20 pm)
The exact same thing happened to my 2005 s40 stereo this morning. The volume controls are "disabled" - both the one on the console and the ones on the wheel. I read a post on another forum that the system might be stucked in mute, but how do I get it back to normal?
#26 of 40 Re: S40 Stock 6-CD Changer [mb5]
Jan 29, 2009 (7:51 am)
Hoping you could tell me what happened in your case. I just had the same thing happen to my 2005 S40 T5 AWD, but my warranty is over since I have 57,000. I am hoping that it was a quick fix...not a full replacement of the cd player
#27 of 40 Re: S40 Stock 6-CD Changer [hammertime99]
Feb 19, 2009 (7:32 pm)
So did you ever get it fixed. Or find out what the problem was. I have the same prob. The disc unreadable crap.