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Old 10-05-2010, 09:59 AM
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Default AM band doesn't work at all; FM/CD/Sirius all fine.

The radio in my 2008 S40 T5 was working fine until Monday when I started my car and couldn't get the AM band working at all - no sound, no static, no nothing.

The AM band won't lock in when I scan for available stations, but the odd thing is there is no static at all - total silence.

When the problem first happened, I fidgeted with a couple things (roof antenna, slight punch to the radio) and got some static-filled AM reception for a few moments, but since then no sound at all.

The FM band, Sirius and my CD player all work fine.

I live near a major city so reception is never a problem.

I didn't use the car over the weekend so nothing I did damaged the connections. I also double checked the rear window antenna and everything seems fine.

On the phone, the dealership indicated I might have a defective AM/FM module that would cost $800-$900 to replace. I'm out of warranty due to high mileage and no way want to pay that kind of money, but I really would like my AM stations back.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:57 AM
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I had the identical problem in my '08 S40. AM stations had static, as if the station was slightly out of tune, and within 2-3 days it had faded to complete silence. FM and Sirius had no issues. The AM/FM module had gone bad and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, I'm not sure there is another solution.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:53 AM
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FOB,

Thanks for the reply. Did your warranty cover it? If not, did you dispute the issue with Volvo at all and what did it ultimately say?

I took the car into the dealership today and they ran a diagnostic which confirmed a faulty AM module. I'm hopeful Volvo will stand behind the problem and cover it even though I'm slightly out of warranty due to high mileage.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:48 AM
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The faulty radio was covered under warranty and replaced with no charge. I would hope Volvo would stand behind it as it's only a couple of years old and would stop working due to defect, rather than wear and tear. Good luck!
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:16 PM
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Default 2008 S-40 AM Radio problem

I've had the exact same problem occur. Suddenly I have no AM reception at all, yet FM, CD, and Sirus are fine? Very strange. I initially thought I had accidently reprogramed something in one of the menus. The car is only 2 years old. Seems that this is a common problem with Volvo AM radios?
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:30 PM
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Dear all Crouch, FOB and Donenc:
I recently have had the same problem in my very low millage 2008 S40.
One year after your useful posts : have anybody some hints to discuss with the local dealer the obvious manufacture defect of the IAM module?
AM total failure seems to be a general issue in this car.
Thanks in advance
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:02 PM
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is the problem still there in radio sets?
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Default Same problem in '06 C70 module

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Yes, it does seem that Volvo has an issue with its AM modules. The same thing happened to me in 2010 in my '06 C70 Volvo. I was overseas at the time and could live without AM radio; however, now that I'm back stateside, really miss the radio. Don't see a response to Mike or Cesarg's questions so I'm going to print this forum thread off and go to the local dealer to see if they'll stand behind their products. Will let you know how it turns out.

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:40 AM
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Default Am radio set

Dear Lark:
You are our last hope now. Don't show this to your dealer, but I finally need to pay 1.000 dollar (replacement of the whole set) to recover the AM.
Please keep us posted
Good Luck!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:44 PM
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2009 S40, had the module replaced under warranty a month or so ago due to poor AM reception. Reception isn't any better though.
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If it orking , just poor reception, on our 80 there is an antenea connection in the C pillar that corrodes, it is common.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:26 PM
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check the ground in the rear pillar. this seems to d=get loose,
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:26 AM
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After a big battle with my dealer and pulling some strings a couple years ago, Volvo agreed to replace my AM module even though I was slightly out of warranty (mileage wise, not time wise). Problem is, now my AM stations are starting to become very static-filled again and I'm wondering if the new module is going bad too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:21 PM
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Hi group, I have the same issue in my recently acquired 2007 s40. AM is silent... ? keep me posted if there is a solution
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:14 AM
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Same here....just picked up a very nice 2009 S40 2.4i -- High Performance Sound w/o AM Radio. I'm extremely bummed out because I can longer listen to AM radio for news/traffic!
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:28 AM
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Thumbs up AM radio reception

For anyone in Australia, We have a fix for the "no AM" fault.
OEM Car audio repairs can repair your unit Normally for around $450 au
Fire me an email at oemrepairs@outlook.com and we can arrange freight ( add cost ) or advise how to get the unit to us.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OEM car audio repairs View Post
For anyone in Australia, We have a fix for the "no AM" fault.
OEM Car audio repairs can repair your unit Normally for around $450 au
Fire me an email at oemrepairs@outlook.com and we can arrange freight ( add cost ) or advise how to get the unit to us.
Don't I wish I'm there because my AM radio is dead. Is it just the AM/FM modulator?
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:51 AM
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Well what's the shipping cost to Aus for you.
Our cost is $450 au
If the math works let me know oemrepairs@outlook.com
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Don't I wish I'm there because my AM radio is dead. Is it just the AM/FM modulator?
Sorry didn't reply correctly
What's your shipping cost to Aus
Our cost is $450 au plus freight
If the math works let me know oemrepairs@outlook.com
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:22 PM
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Default Me too

Yeah, my AM was noticed dead a couple days ago. Will bring it in for out of warranty service in June and mention it. I won't pay a penny to get it fixed, though, will just live without it. Another dead AM radio...in my 2008 C30.
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