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Adding aftermarket Bluetooth to the C70

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Old 01-28-2019, 05:28 PM
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Anyone have any experience adding aftermarket Bluetooth to the C70? I have a 2006 model. I purchased one of those portable Bluetooth devices that you plug into the lighter and it worked for about 5.5 minutes. What a waste. I'd like to add a Bluetooth system to the existing stereo. Any suggestions or experience anyone have with doing that ...? Thanks!
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:22 PM
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I just recently installed a bluetooth kit on my 2006 C70, it works good but your car has to have the 6CD changer. Search on the bay website and type this "Bluetooth A2DP Handsfree USB SD AUX Adapter For Volvo XC90 2002 - 2013 Car Kit" you will see a box with some orange cables, those are for fiber optic connection, it will eliminate you 6CD box, i dont use CD anyways so its OK.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by willyghost View Post
I just recently installed a bluetooth kit on my 2006 C70, it works good but your car has to have the 6CD changer. Search on the bay website and type this "Bluetooth A2DP Handsfree USB SD AUX Adapter For Volvo XC90 2002 - 2013 Car Kit" you will see a box with some orange cables, those are for fiber optic connection, it will eliminate you 6CD box, i dont use CD anyways so its OK.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your suggestion.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ktk1961 View Post
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your suggestion.
No problem any time, IMPORTANT NOTE in case you or anyone else ends up getting and installing one of these boxes, they come with 4 little dip switches that have to be set up according to what car you have, there is no info for the C70. After my own trial and error I can tell you that for the 2006 C70 the first three switches have to be ON and the and SW4 has to be off. I was having connection issues and problems until I configured the switches this way...
 
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Sorry I missed your follow-up suggestion. Thanks again!

Kevin
 
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by willyghost View Post
No problem any time, IMPORTANT NOTE in case you or anyone else ends up getting and installing one of these boxes, they come with 4 little dip switches that have to be set up according to what car you have, there is no info for the C70. After my own trial and error I can tell you that for the 2006 C70 the first three switches have to be ON and the and SW4 has to be off. I was having connection issues and problems until I configured the switches this way...
Something just occurred to me over the weekend ... the "screen" on the CD player also shows the inside temperature, how high the fan is turned up, etc. Will these indicators be shown on the new bluetooth system? Or will I lose the ability to see the ...?

I hope this isn't a stupid question ...

Many thanks again!
Kevin
 
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:47 PM
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Hey, willyghost ... Thanks so much for your guidance on the Bluetooth for my C70. My wife and daughter gave it to me for Father's Day and I had it installed on Friday. I gave the installer your tips and they didn't have any problems at all. It sounds great! Sometimes there's a delay before it "picks" up the signal and starts transmitting the sound ... and I have to be careful not to turn the volume up too high and then switch to the radio because the radio is then BLARINGLY loud. But I'll get used to all of this ... For now, I'm loving the ability to listen to my own music and make calls from the car. Thanks again!

All the best,
Kevin
 
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