What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

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Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 30, 2020 7:52 am

just to add to this....

I've got this sat around doing nothing

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Hilariously, despite saying code protected and having un-used "code protected" window stickers, it's a pull out stereo and doesn't (from memory) have a code!

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Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

Post by dcwalker » Sat May 30, 2020 10:08 am

Ah ha...the old dummy burglar alarm trick, eh? :lol:

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Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 30, 2020 1:09 pm

mmm I happen to have instructions for calculating the radio code.... It involves opening the unit up so a phone call to Volvo would be a whole lot quicker and easier if you get hold of the right person. If not, I came across this on the internet a long time ago:

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Hope this helps.

ps I could also do with an original spec radio/cassette - Lily's radio works fine but the cassette deck doesn't, just makes whirring noises regardless of button pressing. If this one ends up spare or anyone else has one please give me a shout.
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Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

Post by arthuy » Sat May 30, 2020 5:35 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 1:09 pm
mmm I happen to have instructions for calculating the radio code.... It involves opening the unit up so a phone call to Volvo would be a whole lot quicker and easier if you get hold of the right person. If not, I came across this on the internet a long time ago:

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Hope this helps.

ps I could also do with an original spec radio/cassette - Lily's radio works fine but the cassette deck doesn't, just makes whirring noises regardless of button pressing. If this one ends up spare or anyone else has one please give me a shout.
Worth opening and checking the belts havent disappears. You might also be able to use a cassette to 3.5mm jack adaptor which lets you plug in your phone or ipod, so long as the head engages.

Never tried it myself but the old trick was to put the head in the freezer and the code appears on screen. not sure which models that worked with.

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