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Old 04-06-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Any issues I should know about in installing a newer radio/CD player & satellite?

In a 1984 Volvo 244? I'm going to have a professional at Best Buy or somewhere like that do it. Is it basically just swapping out the radios? Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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There are no professionals at best buy.
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:47 PM   #3
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There are no professionals at best buy.
Ha, I knew someone was going to say that. I had thought about putting "professionals" in quotes.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:08 PM   #4
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If you don't already have the radio, why not Crutchfield and DIY ? It's not that hard. Even I can do it.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:20 PM   #5
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If you don't already have the radio, why not Crutchfield and DIY ? It's not that hard. Even I can do it.
What's Crutchfield mean?

How do I teach myself how to do it? I think there's some extra wiring I have to purchase ase well. Thanks for your advice!
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:33 PM   #6
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What's Crutchfield mean?

How do I teach myself how to do it? I think there's some extra wiring I have to purchase ase well. Thanks for your advice!
try googling crutchfield
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:07 PM   #7
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I had the wiring jumper and could not get everything working. I pulled the 2 power wires and ground out of the factory harness and added my own speaker wires.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:58 PM   #8
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https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Fits-Volvo-2...-/132237292414

The nice thing about these is that you can wire everything up to the new radio on the workbench and plug it into the factory harness.

Here's a link to Crutchfields. https://www.crutchfield.com/g_103000...s.html?tp=2977
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:22 PM   #9
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I just replaced a wiring harness probably installed by some kid at best buy or similar. ****ty crimps on butt connectors, ****ty wiring used between the 240 wires and radio connector. Built up 15 ohms on one speaker and 25 ohms on another. Speakers tested fine. Wiring was too blame. You don't have a friend who does anything electrical? It's not hard once you get in there, but can seem intimidating if you just look at all the wires. Or get a 240 connector to ISO harness and make sure the radio is ISO connector
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:51 AM   #10
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Yeah brah I'm about to Crutchfield this sh*** brah . . .
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:22 AM   #11
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Yea its easy to get the old stuff out. The biggest deal is the wiring but there is plenty of room under the driver dash to run everything.

Hell i have even wired a sub and aftermarket stereo in all my 240s (92, 92, and 85). Longest part is wiring up. Takes a total of afew hours. Wiring diagrams are online as well
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