Installing aftermarket radio-CD player

My husband wants to replace the Volvo CR-915 radio in our 1995 940 sedan with a new aftermarket radio-CD player. Can anyone tell us where
the separate amplifier for the CR-915 is located in the 940 so he can attach the wiring harness for the new radio to it?
Appreciate any help you can give us.
Thanks in advance!
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hi
the amp is under the dash, r/h side, on a right hand drive car. so on left hand drive just reverse the info.
remove the under panel, and you will see it, a silver box, if you buy a after market cable as well, this plugs into the original harness, and the amp, so no cutting of cables, ect. i did this so it does work, also bought a facia plate, the radio was fitted in about 15 minutes.
colin (uk)

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Colin, where did you buy the Volvo cable and fascia plate? I'm looking to add an aftermarket radio to my 240.
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my kit came from halfords in the uk. not sure where you are, i got the facia, then a cable.
colin
On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:31:44 -0000, "David Balfour"

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Thanks, Colin! Appreciate your getting back so quickly.
EJ has opened up under the dash but has not been able to find the "silver box" or anything of that description. About how big is this box, and is it located more towards the steering column or the center console?
The people at Scosche (where we bought the two wiring plugs) say that we have to disconnect the two plugs from the Volvo amplifier to remove it from the circuit and connect those two plugs to the original wiring harness, then to the new radio. Does this sound like the procedure you went through to install your aftermarket radio?
If you are able to use the wiring harness that came out of the back of the Volvo radio, which manufacturer provided that connecter, and did that create any problems with the Volvo amplifier?
Thanks again for your help. Anything more you can give us will be greatly appreciated.
SusiK
colin wrote:

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its near the column, all i had to do was disconnect the cable from the amp. there is a din type plug and then a large multi plug, you may see a round din plug going into the box, i left the amp in place, THIS IS NOT USED ANYMORE as when i sold the car i put the volvo radio back in. as you say in your msg, from the people at scosche, the procc. is correct.
one end of the 'new' cable goes into the new radio and the other end goes into the original radio cable, them into the cable you remove from the amp. all connectors are fitted to the new cable, just plug it in.
in the uk the cable cost approx 10.00 and the facia was about 15.00 from a company called halfords but most car acc. shops sell them
colin

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Thanks a million, Colin. I think EJ can take it from here. Again, thanks so much for your help.
SusiK
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Just one problem SusiK, you might have an integrated radio head which has the amplifier integral to the radio. These radios have two multipin connectors, an aerial socket and a DIN connector (CD). Connector A is for the radio head and connector B is for the amplifier. As with the seperate amplifier the radio head feeds the two in-dash speakers while the amplifier feeds the four door speakers.
All the best, Peter.
700/900/90 Register Keeper, Volvo Owners Club (UK).

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Thanks, Peter. It turns out that apparently our sedan has just that variety of radio. However, we also have a 1994 940 wagon, so EJ is going to check and see if the radio in that one has an exterior amp and would, therefore, accept the Scosche harness. It's good to know about the integrated head, though, and we thank you for that information.
Have a Happy New Year!
SusiK
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