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Old 01-13-2010, 07:17 AM
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Default Basic Radio with CD Player swappable?

I recently purchased a used 2007 V50 and it has the basic cd player that won't read mp3 files and there is no line-in jack. Do you think it would be possible to find the upgraded cd player from another V50 in a junkyard and swap it out? My only concern is that the radio console in the car controls all types of other things and I'd hate to screw it up.

The only other cheap option I could think of is getting an FM Transmitter to be able to play an mp3 player and I have never used one that works very well.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:25 PM
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I believe that there is a CD changer option for your car but I don't know if it plays mp3 either. 2007 was a cross-over year. The later models had an aux jack and I think the CD players played mp3.

As far as swapping out the unit, I have heard rumors that someone had their system swapped to the newer version. It sounded like it was a full system swap (ICM, AFM, CD, etc). You would also have to talk Volvo Service into installing the proper software.

Another option is there are a group of guys on another form who have hacked the system and added a aux input. http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=105447

There is also another option for adding inputs (ipod) but I think you may need a system with the changer. http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=92057

Still there is a simpler solution that gives better results than the transmitter but is easier and cheaper to install than swapping the system or hacking. That is an FM modulator that connects directly to the antenna input.(ie. Harman/kardon Drive + Play)
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Or you could relocate the display to the overhead console like this guy did and install an aftermarket stereo. http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=58894&page=2
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Thanks for the tips!
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