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Old 03-01-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I am new to the forum and I am having problems with the HU-613 radio in my 2002 S60. The radio works great but the light that shows what station I am listening to does not work. At the same time that the light went out, the radio controls on my steering wheel also quit working. We can replace the fuse, clean the fuse and put the fuse back in and it solves the problem but just for a short while. It kepps happening again. The dealer says I need a new radio and software ($700!) but I am hoping that there is a simpler and less expensive fix to this problem. I've been hearing that maybe a software upgrade might solve it.
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perhaps. you are resetting the radio everytime you take the fuse out. thats why it works for awhile then realizes it has the same problem and shuts back off. try the software upgrade to start. its about 30 bucks for the software not including labor.
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Thanks for the input. Do you know where I can get the software upgrade, other than the dealer? The dealer does not seem to think it will work and it will be about $150.00 to try it out.
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only from a garage with the computer program VIDA. its a Volvo only program. so if a garage has it, they will be able to do it.
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let me do some research on this radio problem ill be back to you in a few min
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so far i have found no reports of this happening. beat bet is to do the upgrade because its the cheapest way to go right now. if it doesnt work you are going to need a radio
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Thanks for your help. There is an European auto shop in my city so I might give them a try. I look forward to hear what you find out.
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let me know if you have any luck with your problem, and i will see what i can dig up!
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I will let you now what I find out and if the upgrade solves the problem - or not. Thank you for your help.
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what was the outcome of this problem? I have 2004 V70 with the same problem.
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I ended up having to replace the HU-613 radio in my S60. This cost about $700 and frustrated me as I thought it was something simple that could be repaired within the radio but I think they are built to just replace an entire unit rather than repairing it.
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Thanks for the update and sorry to hear about the replacement. Did you consider a radio from a salvage yard? Or maybe aftermarket?
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I didn't look into a salvaged radio but I did check aftermarket. I could not find a radio that fit well and it would have looked jerry rigged. I wanted to keep the original look of my S60 so did not go with aftermarket.
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HI , just bought a beautiful yellow v40 2001, will other makes radios fit and be programable for my car....v 40 used parts are impossible to find but 850 ,750 and some of the larger v series are easier to get?Any help with this " interchangeable" question or crossvehicle compatability issue would be welcome ,

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