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    1. #71
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      I wouldn't bother, go with the InCarTech and the HU of your choice.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kaled View Post
      Hello Chris and every body, I'm new into this and I found this topic very interesting.
      I tried to contact carnaviplayer.com about the system, but they replayed that the system will be without audio because my car doesn't have AUX port.
      So is it possible to fix the missing of AUX port in my car?
      Thanks.

      My car is Volvo XC90 2004.
      There are instructions on the forum on how to add the AUX input if your car doesn't have it: http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...k-Radio-System
      Last edited by raducris; 04-26-2015 at 09:14 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by LeftyXC90 View Post
      Thanks for the offer, and may take you up on it.
      If I decide to pull the trigger on this, will likely get the wireless camera option. Hopefully no need to fish any wires through the headliner.

      The only thing that I don't like about this unit is that the screen is always up, no chance to retract / lower it.

      Also, how is the radio function? Also, is there a way to remove icons from the main menu (for apps that you don't use)?
      Well, I think the screen is always up for a reason: you want it handy whenever you use the multimedia player or the GPS or the rearview camera. You don't want to put in reverse and wait 10 seconds for the screen to rise. You might also want to read the name of the song that's playing without unfolding the screen first.
      The radio feature doesn't change from OEM, as you keep the original HU 100% functional. You use it to switch to AUX input if you want to listen to sound coming from the new multimedia unit, or you leave it on FM if you listen to the radio.
      The GSM unit has a built in speaker too, with adjustable volume, in case you want to listen to NAV instructions and FM.
      There is no radio feature on the touch screen; I accidentally discovered that the radio icon is hidden so I assume it might be functional only on those cars where the unit actually replaces the original radio.
      I said I "accidentally" discovered the hidden radio icon, so let me explain this:
      I was listening to my mp3s, as usually, on my way back from work. When stopping at a red light and looking at the screen, it was black and non-responsive. The screen froze, while playing music just fine. The GPS was working fine and all other features, just the music player was showing the black screen. I restarted the engine a few times but all I got was a Windows error on top of the main source selector menu: "application platform.exe encountered a serious error and must shut down”.
      I emailed my supplier, carnaviplayer.com, and they were extremely fast and helpful again: they sent me the link with the latest firmware update. It was done in a one step process, no hacking skills required. Very easy to do, and my unit was back in business in less than 10 minutes. Many-many thanks to Carnaviplayer, again!

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    6. #74
      My Volvo is xc90 2003 whit MOST, "performance sound", single cd player, amp is under the passenger seat and i have no rear or front parking sensors. Here is picture from back connections:


      What i exactly need from this site http://incartec.co.uk/volvo/2258/103...o/Browser.aspx if i want install for example this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pure-Andro...item4ae3018250 ?
      Or i can not upgrade?

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      So any luck on the pics and wiring diagram for the Incartec? Also what is the total price with shipping to the US?
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    8. #76
      Hi everyone,

      I've just installed a new stereo in my 2004 xc90. I used an Aerpro T-Harness which connects to the factory amp. I then ran extended wires from the Head Unit in the Dash, down to a universal ISO harness at the AMP and this then plugs into the same Aerpro harness. I have bundled up the original radio and side panels and have them still connected and currently sitting at the drivers feet! I have added a fibre optic loop to the Plug that I pulled out the of CD changer. Not sure if this is actually doing something useful but I thought this might keep the parking sensors active, which it didn't.

      Anyway, I have two questions. Has anyone managed to keep the sensors working without installing a Tone Restorer and if so how? I just don't get it actually! The only thing that is no longer plugged in is the CD changer plug. Everything else is still plugged in so why don't the sensors work? If anyone can explain this..... please do! Finally, I was told I need to buy an Antenna Adapter, however I can't work out where this needs to be plugged in. It has a standard antenna plug at one end and a grey plug at the other. Has anyone used this and if so....where does it go.

      Aside from these two things, the stereo appears to be working fine. It does stay on for about 45 seconds after I take the key out which is really weird; but from what I read..... not unheard of.

      Any help with the Antenna and Parking Tones would be much appreciated. I was hoping to avoid installing the camera!

      Cheers

    9. #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Jojo11 View Post
      Any help with the Antenna and Parking Tones would be much appreciated. I was hoping to avoid installing the camera!

      Cheers
      The antenna adapter I got did not work with our 2012 XC90. I ended up getting a basic FM/AM antenna from Best Buy, plugged it in and put it in the headliner at the front window edge.

      I retained the parking sensors using a InCartec module. It connects to the CANBUS network and presents an audible beep when in reverse.
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      Quote Originally Posted by xallenx1 View Post
      So any luck on the pics and wiring diagram for the Incartec? Also what is the total price with shipping to the US?
      I think I spent a couple hundred with shipping.
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    11. #79
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@swedespeed View Post
      The antenna adapter I got did not work with our 2012 XC90. I ended up getting a basic FM/AM antenna from Best Buy, plugged it in and put it in the headliner at the front window edge.

      I retained the parking sensors using a InCartec module. It connects to the CANBUS network and presents an audible beep when in reverse.
      Thanks for your response. I'll look into getting one of those. Installing the camera looks like a lot of work!!

    12. #80
      At this URL, http://incartec.co.uk/volvo/2258/103...o/Browser.aspx, they have a complete install kit. Does that include everything you used for the install, Chris?
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    13. #81
      yes - should be everything. The antenna adapter may not work, so you may need to source an alternative. I am considering getting another XC90, so I may be doing this again - hopefully I can find a XC without NAV.
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    14. #82
      Hi everyone

      I am going to replace the HU in my 2005 XC90 and found this thread very useful. Thanks to everyone contributing. However, I am abit worried that the rear entertainment system will stop working after the replacement,as it might be connected to the MOST? The DVD player and the screen are both mounted in the ceiling and the system has it's own small speaker.

      The entertainment system is not connected to the amp under the FR carseat I guess, since I dont get any sound from the cars speakers when playing DVDs. So, would installing an aftermarket HU and bypassing the amp really cause any problems? My kids (and wife) would not be very happy with me if I messed up the DVD player

    15. #83
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@swedespeed View Post
      yes - should be everything. The antenna adapter may not work, so you may need to source an alternative. I am considering getting another XC90, so I may be doing this again - hopefully I can find a XC without NAV.
      Chris,
      I just completed installing a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX in my 2007 XC90 using the InCarTec FK-860 kit. There are a couple things that aren't working perfectly that I was hoping you could give some advice on since I believe they may be working for you.

      1. Steering Controls. Mine aren't working - you mentioned in one of your posts that it "took some head scratching". What did you do for the connections to the head unit? I'm plugged into the harnesses just fine, but the 3.5mm jack isn't plugged in and I'm just not sure what the "lead wire" is for.
      2. Antenna - I ran what InCarTec provided up the passenger A-pillar since I couldn't find the factory antenna in the rear roof either. It's just ok, and I'm considering the aftermarket antenna like you did. Are you happy with that? And you mentioned you found the factory one behind the panel in the driver's side in the cargo bay?
      3. My radio won't recognize the USB data. Did you have issues with that?

      Thanks in advance. I used your pictures a lot during my install and they were really helpful.

    16. #84
      Quote Originally Posted by acushin2 View Post
      Chris,
      I just completed installing a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX in my 2007 XC90 using the InCarTec FK-860 kit. There are a couple things that aren't working perfectly that I was hoping you could give some advice on since I believe they may be working for you.

      1. Steering Controls. Mine aren't working - you mentioned in one of your posts that it "took some head scratching". What did you do for the connections to the head unit? I'm plugged into the harnesses just fine, but the 3.5mm jack isn't plugged in and I'm just not sure what the "lead wire" is for.
      2. Antenna - I ran what InCarTec provided up the passenger A-pillar since I couldn't find the factory antenna in the rear roof either. It's just ok, and I'm considering the aftermarket antenna like you did. Are you happy with that? And you mentioned you found the factory one behind the panel in the driver's side in the cargo bay?
      3. My radio won't recognize the USB data. Did you have issues with that?

      Thanks in advance. I used your pictures a lot during my install and they were really helpful.
      Nevermind on #1 & #3, I solved those issues. #2 is still on-going though.

    17. #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Liffa View Post
      Hi everyone

      I am going to replace the HU in my 2005 XC90 and found this thread very useful. Thanks to everyone contributing. However, I am abit worried that the rear entertainment system will stop working after the replacement,as it might be connected to the MOST? The DVD player and the screen are both mounted in the ceiling and the system has it's own small speaker.

      The entertainment system is not connected to the amp under the FR carseat I guess, since I dont get any sound from the cars speakers when playing DVDs. So, would installing an aftermarket HU and bypassing the amp really cause any problems? My kids (and wife) would not be very happy with me if I messed up the DVD player
      Hi Liffa, did you ever get your question answered? I just bought a 2006 XC90 with Nav (wow its bad), and Rear Seat Entertainment. I'm worried upgrading the HU would mess with the rear unit. Anyone have any advice? Experience?

    18. #86
      Quote Originally Posted by acushin2 View Post
      Nevermind on #1 & #3, I solved those issues. #2 is still on-going though.
      #2. The FM antenna works fine - good for local channels. We mainly use the SirusXM channels, so the FM is less important.
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    19. #87
      Quote Originally Posted by @carlRutman View Post
      Hi Liffa, did you ever get your question answered? I just bought a 2006 XC90 with Nav (wow its bad), and Rear Seat Entertainment. I'm worried upgrading the HU would mess with the rear unit. Anyone have any advice? Experience?
      I believe the rear LCDs and DVD player in the center console are separate from the stereo - I don't believe the DVD plays the audio throughout the XC90. Can you confirm?
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      Quote Originally Posted by chris@swedespeed View Post
      I believe the rear LCDs and DVD player in the center console are separate from the stereo - I don't believe the DVD plays the audio throughout the XC90. Can you confirm?
      I got my kit from InCarTec yesterday and started installing a Kenwood HU and will hopefully finish the installation tonight. I will let you know if the DVD still works after the installation. I ran into some problems with the steering wheel interface. I opened the black box to move some pin switches according to the instructions, but I could not see any pin switches. Am I blind?

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      Quote Originally Posted by chris@swedespeed View Post
      I believe the rear LCDs and DVD player in the center console are separate from the stereo - I don't believe the DVD plays the audio throughout the XC90. Can you confirm?
      Ok, I have finished the installation. The rear entertainment (dvd+screen mounted in the ceiling) works fine after the installation.

    22. #90
      Glad you got everything working!

      I picked up another XC90, so I may be doing this double-din install again. This one does not have NAV, so the install will be a little less complicated. May look for a headunit with Apple CarPlay so i have the latest infotainment tech. Will see what's out in the market.
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    23. #91
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@swedespeed View Post
      Glad you got everything working!

      I picked up another XC90, so I may be doing this double-din install again. This one does not have NAV, so the install will be a little less complicated. May look for a headunit with Apple CarPlay so i have the latest infotainment tech. Will see what's out in the market.
      I dont think i managed to connect the antenna adapter correctly. i found the antenna module in the back, but I am not sure how to connect the cable. I could only see three cables conneted to the antenna module, power and two MOST optic cables. I tried to connect the adapter cable included in the kit, to the MOST output of the antenna module. It seemed to fit OK, is this the correct place to install the cable? The radio does not pick up as many frequencies as before. The instructions included were not very clear.

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      Quote Originally Posted by chris@swedespeed View Post
      Glad you got everything working!

      I picked up another XC90, so I may be doing this double-din install again. This one does not have NAV, so the install will be a little less complicated. May look for a headunit with Apple CarPlay so i have the latest infotainment tech. Will see what's out in the market.
      You're having another go at it? Maybe the local guys can just start paying you exorbitant amounts of money to perform this install on our own XC90s.

      I've been following this thread and wanting to install a double-DIN stereo with navigation, but even with all the guides and having installed aftermarket stereos and amps in other vehicles in the past, I'm hesitant to try it (mainly due to all the non plug-and-play portions of the procedure). Are there any decent audio shops in the DC/MD/VA area that you're aware of that have done nice, clean installs in an XC90 without breaking the bank?
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    25. #93
      I took a ton of photos when I did the 2012 and planned to do a full write-up but just lost track of time. I'll take more photos with this one. This '07 does not have navigation or a backup camera, so without NAV may be helpful, without the backup camera means I may need to drill a hole in the rear hatch, will see when I get around to the camera install. I can just run the wires and install at a later date.

      So for now, I have collected all the parts and pieces, some extra just in case.



      Once I get this one done, I'll be happy to lend a hand doing an install. I don't know if any audio shops in the DC Metro. I like to take my time with solder and shrink tube. I will build the wiring harness one evening and then start early on a Saturday morning. Lessons learned from the first install was to pick up a FM antenna, just incase the connector doesn't work or can't be found. I also picked up a spare XC90 radio cage from erievovo.com This allows me to trim away the necessary plastic and keep the original cage intact if I need to reinstall the original OEM unit.

      I thought about getting an Apple CarPlay headunit but I prefer to have a memory based nav system with GPS just incase my cell phone does not have coverage. I would not want to be way out in the middle of nowhere reliant on NAV and not have a cell signal.
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    26. #94
      Got a spare radio cage from www.erievovo.com. It has been trimmed for the double DIN headunit:







      Now its time to get the wiring sorted and then I'll begin the install.

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    27. #95
      Ok - will try to do a step by step here:

      Parts:
      Incartec (www.incartec.co.uk) XC90 facia kit (FK-860: amplifier bypass cable 20-307, parking buzzers use item 25-506, Use 39-VOL-UNI for CAN signals and steering controls and one for Kenwood (they offer others)
      Kenwood headunit from Crutchfield ( www.crutchfield.com )
      optional: FM/AM antenna if you can't find the Volvo antenna or proper adapter

      Incartec installation instructions can be reviewed here:

      Time:
      Give yourself 4-8 hours depending your comfort level pulling things apart and working with wires as well as the number of little things you want to install cleanly within the cabin. For example, if you want to fit a flush mounted USB port inside the center console, neatly tuck and hide all the wires, run the iPod cable within the center console, bluetooth microphone, satellite radio antenna, GPS antenna, and rear camera.

      Tools:
      10mm socket (batter cable)
      13mm socket (battery cover)
      T25 Torx driver (center console, lower dash panels)
      bone tool (plastic flat blade) to help pop the center console, help push the wires into the A-pilar and other areas
      wire cutters
      wire stripper tool
      soldering gun and solder
      shrink tube (use a lighter to shrink the tubing)
      black electrical tape

      Disconnect battery:


      Pop up the center console around the gearshift lever. Pull up with a bone tool/non-metal prying tool, just in front of the cup holder door edge. Remove the two T25 torx screws as shown:


      Pull from the bottom and the center stack will start to come out. Remove the various connectors from the back of the unit. Once separated, go to a work bench



      Remove the torx screws from the back of the unit to release the lower controls. These are going onto the new facia.


      Swap the controls and tighten the torx screws:


      Under the passenger seat (U.S. Market, driver's seat in the U.K.), remove the three 10mm screws holding the amp.


      Disconnect the wiring harness and take the InCarTec adapter harness as shown:


      Run the wires under the seat rail track, along the center console and up the back side of the dash. There is a small hole that allows you to easily fish the wires up to the headunit.

      ** I ran this harness adapter to test fit. I then pulled it and cut the brown connector off and soldered the speaker wires on my workbench and then returned the harness to the XC90.

      The speaker wires go to the Kenwood plug's speaker wires and the color codes match up.







      With the fascia reinstalled, you can place all the wires and finish the soldering of the power and ground wires. It may look daunting but as your work with the wires, things make sense.


      Now, you can begin to plug in the various wires and test fit the headunit. Do not fully seat the headunit as the wires may not be correct. Make certain your CANBUS wires are correct (green & white), this will prevent errors.



      Parking assist speaker module: I cut a piece of cardboard as a temporary cover for the amp area. I put the speaker under the passenger seat in this space under the cardboard:



      Not all of the factory plugs are reused, so don't let that worry you ... too much.


      With everything plugged in and once you've double checked everything, reconnect the battery and see if you get power.



      If everything goes well and things are connected properly, you will get power, the speakers will play music and there won't be any warning lights showing on the dash. I ran the bluetooth microphone up the driver's A-pilar and mounted it there. Fished the wire across the lower dash cover and into the back of the headunit.

      So what's left?
      1. FM/AM antenna at the back of the XC and run the adapter wire.
      2. Connect a backup camera
      3. Finalize the location of the USB/iPod cables into the center console.
      4. Activate the Sirius XM satellite radio receiver (SXV300) that came with 3 months of free service.

      I ran each of these wires under the dash so I could close up the center console. Hopefully, I won't need to pull the dash apart again

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      Fantastic write-up Chris, and the install looks great. Thanks for taking the time to do this for all of us!
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    29. #97
      Thanks!

      I wasted an hour looking for the antenna wire in the back. I decided to just use the Metra antenna I purchased and stuck it to the windshield edge on the passenger side. I wanted to put it over in the center but the wire was not long enough. oh well. I pulled the dash out slightly, found the PW ANT wire on the Kenwood harness and spliced the power wire to the antenna. I now have FM/AM channels, although I only use one local FM channel for news and traffic.

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    30. #98
      When I did this install last week I found there was no wire for the antenna but there was a spare socket to connect the antenna from the kit..Looking at your above picture you can just about make out the black connector block..
      Last edited by TonyPony; 12-25-2016 at 02:59 PM.

    31. #99
      Question, what is the part number for the radio cage?

      Thanks

    32. #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Al329 View Post
      Question, what is the part number for the radio cage?

      Thanks
      very good question. Not sure. I sent erievovo an email with a picture of what I was looking for and they understood. I will take a look on the plastic of the original one and see if a P/N is stamped on it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by chris@swedespeed View Post
      Thanks!

      I wasted an hour looking for the antenna wire in the back. I decided to just use the Metra antenna I purchased and stuck it to the windshield edge on the passenger side. I wanted to put it over in the center but the wire was not long enough. oh well. I pulled the dash out slightly, found the PW ANT wire on the Kenwood harness and spliced the power wire to the antenna. I now have FM/AM channels, although I only use one local FM channel for news and traffic.

      You will not find the antenna wire in the back, if your car is in the U.S. The European cars have a wire with a plug that will accept the adapter sold by Incartec. The U.S. cars just have an empty "hole" where the plug should be. I ran into this problem when I did my install and talked with the people over at Incartec and figured this out. They did not know that U.S. spec cars did not have the plug until I notified them. The Euro cars have different antennas to receive the DAB signals. The only options are to find a factory Euro antenna assembly from ebay somewhere (very expensive to have shipped) or run a standard antenna wire and use a behind the glass mount (I tried this and reception was terrible), or get a "beesting" or "shark fin" style antenna and cut a hole in roof and mount. I went with the "bee sting" style similar to what the VW's have It works ok but reception is still not as good as I would like. The ribs on the roof will not allow mounting in the center, so I will have to be slightly offset to one side, If I were to do again I would try the "shark fin" style.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antenne-Volv...QAAOSwYHxWKdF8
      This is a link to a Euro antenna on ebay. If you look in the middle at the edge of the green film, where all the "wires" lead to, you will see a green board with 3 "plugs" or holes on it. The 2 outer ones one plug is green and one is brown, that is where the adapter is supposed to plug into. On the U.S. spec cars you will just see 3 holes on the metal, no board with plugs attached.
      Here is a link to a U.S spec antenna notice the lack of any plug in the middle
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antenne-Volv...QAAOSwYHxWKdF8

    34. #102
      Thanks for the confirmation on the antenna.
      chris@swedespeed.com | instagram.com/swedespeed
      2016 XC90 R-Design T6 - Passion Red, air suspension, B&W, Vision, Convenience
      2013 C30 Polestar - #141/250 -
      Rebel Blue, 6MT, Climate
      2015.5 V60 T6 R-Design Platinum - Rebel Blue, snabb intake, do88 FMIC, KPAX exhaust, KW V3 coilovers

    35. #103
      finished the rear parking sensor speaker panel under the passenger seat. A little carpet and it looks decent enough.




      chris@swedespeed.com | instagram.com/swedespeed
      2016 XC90 R-Design T6 - Passion Red, air suspension, B&W, Vision, Convenience
      2013 C30 Polestar - #141/250 -
      Rebel Blue, 6MT, Climate
      2015.5 V60 T6 R-Design Platinum - Rebel Blue, snabb intake, do88 FMIC, KPAX exhaust, KW V3 coilovers

    36. #104
      Chris or anyone else who installed the kit, would you be wiling to sell the antenna adapter (21-148) if you haven't used it. I found a antenna module from a euro car cheap and am going to try to hook it up. Problem is I got rid of the adapter back when I found out it wouldn't work with a US car. Let me know if you have one you can part ways with. Thanks

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      Is there a reason why this isn't stickied anymore? I would like to do this eventually, and with 35,000 views it is pretty popular.
      2007 XC90 V8 Sport (R-Design), Passion Red, Large Iron Mark Grille, Satin Black Metallic Powder Coated Rims, 2013 Smoked Tail Lights, Lighted Upper Tail Lights, Chrome Executive Inlets, 32" Light Bar, Full Roof Rack w/ 36" Tri-Row Bar, 20" Light Bar, 4 7" Side Light Bars, 2 6" Back Up Light Bars, Full Sized Shovel, Full Sized Axe, Hi-Lift. S60R Brembo Brakes Front+Rear, 25mm Spacers, EBC Rotors+Pads.

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