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CD Changer Option in a 1999

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:18 AM
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Ok so i have the HU-611 headunit, and there is a dial on the front to change cd's in a cd changer 1-20 but i have no cd changer in the trunk... does this mean the car is prewired for a changer??? cannot find any wires but i would assume volvo tucked them away somewhere

it only plays regular cd's so if i could get a cd changer going it would help a lot ...
 
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:54 AM
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Hey, I am in the process of adding the 10 disc changer myself, and saw your post. I too, have the 611 and my car is not pre-wired for the changer. I would assume you to be in the same boat. Once my changer comes in the mail over the next few days, Ill keep you updated as far as the cables I needed for the install.
 
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:34 PM
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awesome, i have found used s80 changer but my car does nto seem to be prewired, i do see some connectors in there but they are all bundled up and im not sure if those are for the changer, also there is NO auxiliary option on the deck interface for me to select any changers...i dont think it will interface with a changer ... ;-(
 
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:49 PM
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It should. Stopped by my dealer today (Georgetown in Smithtown NY) after speaking with their Service/Parts manager over the phone today. As I mentioned, my car is not pre-wired either. The only connector in the trunk was the gray trailor hitch hookup. We ordered the harness kit (the part number escapes me) which I will pick up on Tuesday. This contains the power cable and the MELbus cable to the head unit. You said you also had a 611, if you look at the dial below the tape insert it says "1-20/Disc." That operates the radio presets, as you know, as well as the disc number once the changer is installed. And the bonus is that he said the changer (which I scored off eBay for a mere $61) will most likely not even need a software upgrade, as the changer in 2001 was "too old" for them to be using software. Well how about that.
 

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Old 07-01-2009, 02:44 PM
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Update: Ran the cables, hooked into fuse box slot 10, mounted the changer. Worked flawlessly without a download, CD-CHGR option was lit up on the radio when I reconnected the battery.
 
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:57 PM
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ok can you post all the details plz, im gona look for a changer maybe how did you run the cables ?

whats needed ?
 
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ok well since the poster forgot to post instructions, i think i will switch my focus on soldering two wires of the hu-611 usin as a tape input and run them out as rva cables so i could input sound from an mp3 source, it can fit more song than a cd changer and will not skip like my cd player does when going over bumps...

has anyone done this ? i see write ups for older units but not the hu-611
 
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Allow me to repeat: Ordered CD Changer from scrap yard on eBay, installed it using a torx screwdriver and my hands. Ordered wiring harness for the CD Changer from Volvo (P/N varies by year). Ran the wires from the rear to the front of the car (under carpet using a stiff lead) after tapping into the rear fuses. Reconnected battery.
 
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:43 PM
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Cool I'm selling a 1999 S80 T6 CD-Changer along with control box

I have a CD-changer along what I believe to be the control box for it on Ebay. Chances are, that if your car Headunit says or has the buttons for a CD-changer on it, then the car may already be pre-wired for the CD-changer. The control box is quite large (I'd say about 6"-7"X14" box) that I removed plus the changer itself from deep in the rear trunk. Keep in mind if you go aftermarket like I did that there isn't much support to get the steering wheel control buttons to work with any new headunit.
 
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:25 AM
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Default It's not prewired.

Most HU-xxx head units (if not all) are programed for the an amp and Cd changer if you want to install one you'll have to remove your head unit and plug it in the back. I installed the usa spec(USA Spec iPod Interface Volvo)
works well it uses the cd changer port at back as an aux in.
 
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