Volvo Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1970-1989 Repair Guide

Radio

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Analog (Dial Type) Tuners-Pre-1980
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Pull off all knobs and rings and organize them in a secure location so you can find them when it's time to reinstall

  1. Remove the radio control knobs by pulling them straight out. Remove the control shaft retaining nuts.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Use the correct size socket to remove the retaining nuts-when installing do not overtighten

  1. Disconnect the speaker wires, the power lead (either at the fuse box or at the in-line fuse connection), and the antenna cable from its jack on the radio.
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Fig. Fig. 3: On this style of radio, once the retaining nuts are removed, the face plate is free



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Fig. Fig. 4: Some radios require the console to be removed in order to unscrew the radio from the sides

  1. Remove the hardware which attaches the radio to its mounting (support) bracket(s) and slide it back and down from the dash.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Pull out the radio once it's detached just far enough to unplug the electrical connections in the back



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Fig. Fig. 6: Disconnect all wires and the antenna, then remove the radio

  1. Reverse the above procedure to install. Don't overtighten the shaft nuts and make sure the wiring is firmly connected before reinstalling the radio unit.
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Digital Tuners-1980 and Later

On most of the 200 series and some of the earliest 700 series, the radio is held in by two clips in the console. Remove the side covers and locate the two access holes (one on each side) in line with the radio case. Insert a small probe or very small screwdriver into each hole and push gently. This releases the clip and the radio may be removed from the front of the console.

Later models have the same style clips, but they are released by inserting a thin, flat probe down each side of the radio from the front. Again, release the clips and slide the radio free. Disconnect the wiring before pulling the radio too far from the dash.

The newest radios are the easiest to remove, with the releases being built into the front of the case. Simply push the tabs with your fingers and remove the radio.


WARNING
Although these radios are the simplest to remove, many have a security code programmed into the circuitry. Once reinstalled, the radio will not work if the correct code is not entered. The radio should not be removed or disconnected if the user code is not available.

 
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