Installation of a new car stereo in a Volvo 240

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We change the in a Volvo 240 – 1990 Since this is a popular among many people, we to highlight the installation. This was performed by AUTOTOYS.COM – A system and remote start was to the vehicle, mercury switch in the and we bypassed the factory amplifier and a new radio. The front speakers also changed to a pair of coaxial speakers which sound by 300%




Removal of the glovebox is not needed, but it make installation of your new easier. Theer are about 7 head screws around the of the glovebox, then 2 more on the side and right side on the of the glovebox. The glovebox is then removed by pulling it OUTWARDS.

To the factory radio, remove to the left of the radio, there be 2 TORX 15 screws. We also the LED for the alarm in this location. removing the 2 Torx screws, the will slide out.

You need to remove the panel the radio to get to the factory amplifier. The you will see in the next few photographs are of WIRING. It is NOT PRETTY. Similiar dozens of wires running in directions. We decided to take a of the original locations before the factory plugs.

This should help us and you in the factory connectors into the locations. The bulbs for the entire is chain linked together.

To the dash, there will be 2 things on each side of the insert a flat head and turn it 90 degrees, the plug come out. On top of that be 2 TORX 30 screws, insert TORX30 screwdriver and remove the there will be 2 TORX 15 located near the VENT remove those 2 screws. removing all these screws, the can be removed.

Exposed will be the POCKET the factory amplifier attached, 4 30 screws hold this in corner.

Shown above is the plug for the original radio. no aftermarket plug harness we decided to retain the factory for future use and use 3M t-taps on the existing We tapped 4 wires:

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