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Old 11-03-2009, 02:13 PM
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2001 S80 2.9L
Looking to upgrade radio with a Navigation screen. I would like a double DIN to occupy the space and have a screen just a big. Something like this would be nice:
Any ideas?
Old 11-03-2009, 05:33 PM
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Bluepower has made the only Volvo specific after market head unit that I've seen. I can't say how good it is though, I've never seen one in person so I'd look into it a little more.

You can always check crutchfield to see what they have.
Old 11-11-2009, 03:00 PM
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Be wary of swapping out the radio on the S80s. I say this from personal experience and from what the dealership told me the 2nd time I asked about if there would be issues (the first time they said there would not be any).

I ended up having to replace my ECU, and CEM to the tune of over $3,000 because the entire electrical network of the car routes through the factory headunit. Due to the fact that I put in an aftermarket stereo, the car couldn't communicate with itself and it really screwed things up. Only after hours upon hours of research, and 3 months of troubleshooting did I find out what was causing my problems. Sometimes there is a software upgrade that will allow you to "remove" the radio from the loop, but it only works on a few models, and from what the dealership told me, the S80 isn't one of them. Perhaps it was just my model year ('04) but I would stay away!
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