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 General          Generalinformation about your Volvo

 VIN

Chassis number of your Volvo (any Volvo car starts with YV1)

MY

Model Year of the car, can be read from the VIN. 10th digit is model year!

(so for example YV1S7777777777 the red 7 tells the model year, this can also be a letter (a..z)

 

Model year up to 2010:

Model year 2010 and up:

YV1 A B 11 2 3 4 5 666666

YV1 22 3 A B 4 5 6 77777

YV1 = Volvocars

A = Vehicle type

B = Variant

11 = Engine type

2 = Emissions

3 = Transmission type

4 = Model year

5 = Factory code

6 = Chassis number

 

YV1 = Volvo cars
22 = Engine type
3 = Emissions

A = Vehicle type

B = Variant

4 = Transmission type

5 = Model year

6 = Factory code
7 = Chassis number

 

Modelyears:

Char

Modelyear

 

 

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

 

 

Type description

Volvo refers to car types with a P (platform) number.

Platform

Type

P1

P2

 



 

P3

 

 

 

 

 

P5

S40/V50/C30/C70 (’03-’11)

S80 (’99 – ’06)
V70/XC70 (’01 – ’07)
XC90 (’03 – ’14)
S60 (’01 – ’09)

S80 (’07 – ’15)

V70/XC70 (’07 – 15)

S60 (’10 – ’17)

V60 (’11 – ’17)

XC60 (’09 – ’17)

 

V90/XC90 (’17 -)

 

 

 

 

Networks

Networks in your Volvo (“the wires going around in your car”)

Canbus

Digital network type for communication between different 'computers' (twisted copper wires)
Your car Volvo (after 1998) has at least 1 Canbus network, from the P2 type at least 2 networks are available; Low-speed and Medium- or High-speed)

Melbus

Network type for communication between audio and navigation devices (copper wires)

MOSTbus

Network type for communication between audio and navigation devices (fiber optic)

Linbus

Local Area Interconnect bus, used for lower speed communications in your Volvo. (Non driving related).

 

 

Audio

Several audio ‘references’ used by Volvo

Aux

External connection for music playback (generally used to connect to headphones connector (3.5mm jack) of a phone or mp3 player)

iPod

Apple music device 

USB

Mp3 playback from USB stick. Note that this port cannot be used with an Apple or Android cable in many Volvo’s up to 2010! After 2010 the port generally can be used as an open USB port, suitable for iPod, usb stick and android phone.

A2DP

Advanced Audio Distribution Protocol, Bluetooth music streaming. NO handsfree functions can be used with such Bluetooth connection.

 

 

Connections

Connection points in your Volvo for hooking up VolvoTech appliances

OBD

On Board Diagnostic port (available in any Volvo from 1999 up to today) 

AEM

Aftermarket Electronics Module , can be available as installed module or with a prepared harness (no module) or not at all. Generally used in Volvo’s of the types P1 and P2.

Melbus port

A connection point for media on any system with a HU type radio, either in the front at the HU or if CD-RTI or DVD-RTI navigation is available; in the trunk at the navigation computer.

 

 

Media/Navi

Volvo’s navigation and media integration

CD-RTI

Volvo’s name for Navigation systems from MY 1998 – 2001 and C70 to MY2005), uses a 10CD exchanger in the trunk for CD’s with navi data.
Has a 4:3 screen.

DVD-RTI

Volvo's name for Navigation systems (Route and Traffic Information) from MY 2002-2011.
Uses a 1 DVD system in the trunk, under the left front seat or in the glove compartment. Later systems (from 2007) have an integrated hard disk where data is copied to from the navigation DVD.
Always has a 16:9 screen.

Sensus

Volvo's name for Media and car-info and configuration, typically available from MY 2012-2014, navigation and car functions are integrated into 1 screen.

Sensus Connect

Volvo's name for Media, car-info and configuration and internet in the Volvo, typically available from MY 2015 - today
(Sensus connect systems have a "globe" button on the center stack, at the right top)

Base audioThe base audio system consists of a media player with an integrated amplifier, cd player and (A)FM tuner (from off 2007).
High Performance audioThe High-performance audio system consists of a media player with an integrated CD player (or 6 CD exchanger) and (A)FM tuner and an external Amplifier. The system has equalizer settings (next to bass/treble etc) for front and rear.
Premium audioTypically, as high performance but with Dolby (centre speaker) and more (11 in total) speakers with higher quality.
HUShort for Head Unit. Used in P2 cars (except XC90)

HU’s starting with the number 40, 60, 80 and 120 were used from model year 1999 up to and including model year 2004.
HU’s starting with the number 45, 65 and 85 were used from model year 2005 to 2007.

HU’s starting with the number 4,6 and 12 have an internal amplifier and do not require (but do support) and external amplifier.

HU’s starting with the number 8 require and external amplifier (they do not work without it) and are generally called “premium audio “.

PAProfessional Amplifier.
Used with a HU radio.
Blue sticker: 200W (High performance), Yellow sticker 300W (premium).
  
  
  
   

           

 

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