You’re sick and tired of listening to cassettes and only having the ability to enjoy the radio, while your smartphone is full of your favourite music but you don’t have a 3.5mm or usb port on your car radio, so you can’t enjoy your car trips to the fullest… That’s precisely why we’ve written this content to help you, because now you’re going to learn about how to install a car radio on your Volvo Xc40. To do this, first we will discover how to remove the old car radio, then how to install a car radio on Volvo Xc40 and finally, how to connect it.


How to install car radio on Volvo Xc40: Removing the old car stereo

Before we get down to the serious business of how to install a car stereo on your Volvo Xc40, there is one essential step, take out the audio set you currently have on your car. There are two scenarios, either you have an original headunit, or you have an universal set. Before you start taking out, always don’t forget to remove the negative cable from the battery to prevent any risk of short-circuit or electrocution. Once this is carried out, here are the two methods determined by the stereo that equips your Volvo Xc40:

  • Original car radio:
    In this case, you’ll have to be persistent, in general, the simple usage of extracting clamps in the 4 holes in the corners of the car radio should be enough to remove it. But on some particular models of specific years, this procedure will not be enough to remove the old car radio from your Volvo Xc40. In reality, you will need to remove certain auto parts of the centre console to access the car radio itself. To make this happen, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the plastic covers that are in the way. Once you have access to the station, don’t forget to disconnect all the connections.
  • Aftermarket radio :
    In this circumstance the operation is less difficult, you will just have to use the extracting clamps and press on the 4 corners of your station to make it come out of its place. Once this step is carried out, don’t forget to unplug it and remove the metal frame that supports it in the notch of the center console. That’s it, you’ve accomplished dismantling your old car radio, all you have to do is install the new one!

How to install car radio on your Volvo Xc40: Fitting and connecting the car radio

Let’s go to the most important section for you, how to install a car stereo on your Volvo Xc40. Before you start, take some time to check the compatibility of your car and your headunit, and to read the installation instructions, which may give you specific instructions.
Here are the various actions involved in installing an aftermarket car radio. To begin with, put in place the metal frame provided with your new car radio, this frame has the job of holding your car radio in place on your Volvo Xc40, once positioned, don’t forget to press the locking tabs on each side of the frame. Once this step has been carried out, you will need to connect the three plugs of your car radio, two ISO connectors for power supply and sound transfer to the speakers of your Volvo Xc40, then the radio antenna socket. For the latter, on some models you may need an adapter to transform it from male to female in order to adapt it to the socket of your new radio. At last, all you have to do is push your car radio into the metal frame, snap it into place, and position the plastic or metal frame provided with it on its contour. That’s it, you’ve just discovered how to install a car radio on Volvo Xc40, don’t forget to check that the radio is switched on, that the sound is working and that you’re picking up the radio and you’re ready to enjoy your new car radio. If you have other complications, or want to learn more about your car, don’t think twice to visit our page dedicated to it.

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