Volvo XC90 Entertainment System Questions

dimaddimad Member Posts: 5
Hello, I just bought 2006 XC90 from the dealer stock, but it came without DVD player. I always had entertainment system in my previous cars and it was first what my kids asked me about when I got our XC90. Any suggestions? Overhead flip screen would be OK?
I checked Circuit City, they have nice Sony and Pioneer overhead consoles, but I am not sure if I can install them in XC 90. Thank you!


  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    Check out the aftermarket recommendations in the DVD/Entertainment Systems discussion.
  • davebobavedavebobave Member Posts: 2
    My wife has a 2006 xc90 and we want to put sirius in it. I have the after market kit in my vehicle and she does NOT want that ugly cradle on her dash and there ia no other place to really put it where it's not in the way but still accessible. Does anyone know if they can take a 2007 radio unit and have it installed in a 2006 and have everything still work? Don't care about cost. Her car is the new road trip vehicle, and I MUST have my Sirius. We tried one of the portable units, but if it is not hard-wired into the radio there is too much interference with local stations everywhere on the FM band.


  • davebobavedavebobave Member Posts: 2
    Oh, I forgot to mention, after talking with folks at three different dealerships, the common answer was "I don't know"

  • volvomaxvolvomax Member Posts: 5,238
    The correct answer is no.
  • martin36martin36 Member Posts: 1

    Does anybody know if the volvo dvd player support dvd+r?
    And has anybody experience in making this player region free?

  • gns2001gns2001 Member Posts: 2
    Anyone out there have a 2007 XC90 V8 fully loaded? If so any problems. My concern so far has been the back-up camera that blackout at times and the radio LCD seems to flicker/dim. Other than that no problems.

    If anyone has a different outlook please advice.

  • motherhenmotherhen Member Posts: 1
    Hi, kids have lost remote control for a VOLVO branded 10 disc dvd player. Factory fitted. Any idea where I can get a replacement. Car is UK 2005 XC90.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Member Posts: 5,238
    prob have to go to the dealer
  • eldzaccoeldzacco Member Posts: 1

    I'm French and I leave in the US since August 07. Iwould like to unzone/dezone the DVD player in my Volvo XC90 from 2007 (Rear Seat Entertainment) in order to play my french DVDs and, potentially, to bring back this car when I move back to France.
    I'm looking for answers to your question, but I don't find them. Did you fix it ?
    Thank for your answer and help.
    Best regards,

  • mfranklmfrankl Member Posts: 1
    :lemon: Hi
    We lost the original remote control of the 10 disc DVD exchanger and Volvo do not know which one to send us; they sent the wrong one, then will not cooperate....
    Any suggestions?
  • rogovinrogovin Member Posts: 2
    I've just purchased the headrest DVD system and am getting ready to install them but I'm unclear as to how to get power to them. I was told that there is a plug under the driver seat but I've been unable to locate it. Does anyone have experience installing these units? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  • mfeldemfelde Member Posts: 1
    I am looking to purchase the same system did you ever figure out where the power source is, any tips on the install?

  • rogovinrogovin Member Posts: 2
    I had a local car audio company install it. Prior to installation I explained to them what had been communicated to me, that the power source was under the driver seat. When I picked up the car a few hours later, they told me that it wasn't an easy install at all and that the power source was NOT under the driver seat. Not sure where they are pulling the power from. All I know, is that the unit is not a quiet one. As the actual DVD is inserted into each headrest, as you drive down the road, you can hear it spinning. Really annoying but the convenience outweighs the annoyance. I paid $120 for the install. Hope this helps.
  • needxc90helpneedxc90help Member Posts: 2
    I have a 2006 XC90, that we bought used. It has a DVD system but the remote and headphones did not come with the car. Volvo wants $114 for the remote and $147 a piece for the headphones. Is there an after market option for the remote or anyplace where I can get the volvo remote cheaper?
  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,818
    hmmm... well, all I can suggest is to try searching around the internet. Watch ebay, things like that.

    Just a quick search and I spotted these headphones on amazon, which claim to be compatible.

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  • needxc90helpneedxc90help Member Posts: 2
    Thanks qbrozen.
  • tmanning2tmanning2 Member Posts: 1
    I just got a 2009 XC90 loaded up and we have a 2 year old that doesn't like to wear headphones. Has anyone figured out a good way to get sound from the system to the back seats without going thru the car audio system or headsets? I was a dreadful day when we listened to Noggin shows for 5 hours on a weekend trip.

    I was thinking about small speakers wired into the RCA jacks or a small radio set to the FM transmission frequency placed under the kids car seat.

    Any recommendations or experience with this situation?
  • rmuralirmurali Member Posts: 10
    Are there any issues with using iphone / ipod interface on xc90?
  • vickyb4vickyb4 Member Posts: 1
    Hi, I have a 55 XC90, bought the headrest entertainment system (player goes in boot) but it does not seem to be working properly- keep getting no signal - have a 2nd AV connection that plays the playstation through it fine! I bought it from a Volvo garage (not a main dealer) who are being less than helpful. No installation guide came with it, I have had a very experienced Auto electrician look and attempt installation but still not working! Does anybody know where I can get an installation guide from so that we can double check that before 'presuming' the system is faulty!! The screens came already fitted inreplacement headrest - VOLVO 10disc DVD player in boot. Remote control has also been tested.

    Somebody please help!!
  • volvomaxvolvomax Member Posts: 5,238
    Don't know what system you have, but the factory authorized dealer installed system has the dvd players in each of the headrests.
    Obviously, you have some aftermarket system which is being touted as Volvo compatible. Volvo's have weird electrical systems and a lot of aftermarket stuff doesn't work well with it.
    If your garage can't make this work, I'd have them pull it out,refund your money and then go to a dealer.
  • elliott6elliott6 Member Posts: 1
    Hi, I can solve all problems with the 10 disc rear seat entertainment system as I was the original designer, please let me know your issues and I will solve them Peter
  • cpardocpardo Member Posts: 1
    Hi, unfortunately I don't have a recommendation to your issue but I'm hoping you or anyone else can tell me how to get the audio from the rear entertainment system to come through the car audio system, we can't seem to be able to figure it out and we have two infants that are not old enough to use headphones.

    Thanks to anyone that can provide help.

  • jk764jk764 Member Posts: 17
    I have a similar problem. Though I think Caillou is a lot more whiny and annoying to listen to!

    My 3-yr old is now not adverse to wearing headphones, but surprise -- the headphones from VOLVO are WAY too big!

    Who the heck designed this system anyway? Duh - your demographic is kids. Make the headphones fit smaller sized heads.

    So now my problem is how to get my kid's "monkey"-wired headphones to attach to VOLVO's fantastic DVD system. Any ideas?

    I like your idea of including a small radio in the back seat tuned to the program. Then I could plug the headphones into that!
  • rcrxrcrx Member Posts: 1
    I have the MB8000 in headrest system. The screens would light up and display the 8000 in the upper section of each screen. I moved the "cable that runs from the center console to the DVD box" and it blew the fuse in the right rear luggage compartment. I found the "cable that runs from the center console to the DVD box" to be nearly severed. (Not sure how it worked at all) I replaced the "cable" with a $105.00 factory replacement from the local dealer and not able to even get the screens to light up now. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  • carquestionstscarquestionsts Member Posts: 1
    The screen in the headrest DVD player was damaged. The DVD player is working fine we just want to replace the screen. Dealer wants to replace whole unit for $$$$. Anyone know where to get just the screen that is compatible.
  • cdgodfreycdgodfrey Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2008 Volvo XC90 with the DVD Entertainment in each headrest (from the factory). It's frustrating to me because my 20 month olds don't want to wear headphones, nor do I really want them to. The only way I've been able to find to play through the car stereo is through the FM modulator, which sounds like crap. I called the Volvo dealership where I bought the car and they seem to know nothing about the entertainment system. Is there a way to play the DVD's directly through the car stereo (using the AUX jack or another method) without using the FM modulator? This is my biggest complaint about the car...
  • bird17bird17 Member Posts: 2
    in my 2009 you need to turn the source to Aux on the stereo and then hold the source button on the screen you want to hear the sound from.....

    I'm doing this from memory (we tried it once months ago - but our 3yo wears the headphones and 12mo is still rear facing).

    If that doesn't work let me know and I'll try doing it for real (but it's cold and snowy outside right now).
  • bird17bird17 Member Posts: 2
    Any luck with this? Just turn our rear facing car seat around and noticed that the screen is damaged too. I'm trying to find the cheapest way to fix it.
  • sbenzsbenz Member Posts: 1
    The entertainment system for my 2003 XC90 also has gone wacky. Usually it won't turn on. Then at some random moment, it turns on by itself. Then when I turn off the car, it won't turn off, at least right away. I have had to partially start the ignition to get it off.
    Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Sometimes it turns on by itself. Sometimes it won't turn off. Sometimes when it is on, the display is incorrect and the volume won't work and I can't change stations or sources.
    I fear a $1000 other owners have posted.
    Please help!
  • norskaminorskami Member Posts: 1
    Suddenly, the display reads "Deck error" and will not eject the CD or switch to another one. Has anyone else experienced this? Know a quick fix?
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    The pull the fuse trick in the How to Remove a Stuck CD guide may help.
  • jtomlijtomli Member Posts: 1
    hi i was wondering if you ever found out how to make the dvd sound come thru the main speakers. I also have an infant and he doesn't like to wear the headphones
  • buknutbuknut Member Posts: 1
    Player was working fine for the last year, but now all of a sudden one screen works and the other doesn't. Driver side screen is dark, but lit but nothing plays on it. The passenger side screen works just fine. Any answers to that one? Please tell me it's asmall fix. We are making our first LONG road trip in two weeks and I need this fixed without having to shell out a bunch of cash
  • newvolvoowner2newvolvoowner2 Member Posts: 1
    I have a used XC90 and the CD player is not working any longer. The navigator screen will not come up either. When trying to use the selector to chose the CD, the CD option is not listed. Pushing the CD button does not work either. When I remove and replace the fuse(37) I hear the CD changer trying to eject, but nothing happens. Can anyone explain why?
  • hieatthieatt Member Posts: 9
    In our 2005 XC90 with DVD entertainment from the factory, the DVD player will only play through the rear speakers by pressing a speaker button on the remote control. The button has a diagram representing a speaker. Just point it at the screen, press the button and the sound should come out of the rear speakers only. The remote also controls the volume.

    Frankly, this setup has always drove us nuts because there is no way to adjust the volume from the front seat. They did build in what I presume is a safety feature that when you put the car into reverse, it mutes the sound.

    I hope this helps!
  • matt_h3matt_h3 Member Posts: 1
    We just bought an 06' w/ aftrmarket system with the dvd in boot. Was working then stopped. Thinking it may be a fuse issue, does anyone know which fuse # the aftermarket is usually hooked into? Or has anyone else had this happen with their aftermarket?
  • pageantmompageantmom Member Posts: 4
    Hi, my DVD player on my 2006 xc90 will not play any dvd's, it is requesting a password. Does any one know what this is? t is not in the manual and am at lost. Would hate to take it in to the dealership for such a thing. Anyone happen to have the password? Thanks.
  • eshasnewhummereshasnewhummer Member Posts: 2
    There is an AUTO SALVAGE or 'JUNKYARD' data base that can be searched for the part BY any salvage yard, AT any salvage yard. You just have to know an AUTO SALVAGE YARD that has a computer & access to the data base, I am pretty sure that 90% of them do now days, but they can check with EVERY SINGLE SALVAGE YARD IN AMERICA. Then you buy it from them or the person with it, via phone or mail. You can talk to the person at the junkyard in person to get the part you want, which is a positive with how everything is run today!!! GOOD LUCK!! Let us know how it goes...
    You can CALL ALL LOCAL PLACES and get them to find
    the part before you go driving all over town
  • eshasnewhummereshasnewhummer Member Posts: 2
    Does anyone know if 2007 xc90 has XM or Sirius radio installed from factory??? It's a v8 with all the Other special stuff. It doesn't say anything about the radio though.....Info please!!!
  • biggles2biggles2 Member Posts: 1
    Hello Peter

    I have lost the DVD controller for our Volvo XC90 DVD system and Volvo say they cannot replace it !!!. Do you know how I could get a universal one working e.g. IR codes required or do you have any other ideas ?.


  • benjaminwsmithbenjaminwsmith Member Posts: 1
    Is there anyone that I can buy a new Volvo RSE from for my 08 XC90? I am happy to do the install myself.
  • jk764jk764 Member Posts: 17
    Hi Carquestions,
    What did you end up doing? We have the same problem. Screen on one side is broken (I accidentally reclined my seat into the back of my daughter's car seat) and got a quote today of $900 to replace just the screen!
    Thinking about biting the bullet.
  • chris_parkerchris_parker Member Posts: 2
    Hi, I am having troubles with the rear boot mounted 10 disc DVD system in my 2003 XC90. An audio specialist has looked at the car and said there is no audio coming out of the DVD player and the screen are locking up after a short time playing. He is suggesting a new system but I suspect there is a way to fix this. Any ideas please?
  • chris_parkerchris_parker Member Posts: 2
    Hi There. Can you still offer advice on Volvo DVD faults?
  • tsugawaratsugawara Member Posts: 1
    Yes, I have one that I bought for my brother, but his car has since been totaled.
  • kyle124kyle124 Member Posts: 1

    My name is Kyle and I am new to this site.

    Hi, I have just brought a 2004 Volvo xc90 and I have a problem with the DVD player. It is a genuine Volvo DVD player, I know this because it says on it “Volvo for life". It also says “10 disc DVD/MP3/CD changer”. I have put 10 DVD’s in it, and changed the battery in the remote I know that works because I have tested it. There are 2 screens in the back of the passenger and drivers headrests for the row behind to watch the DVD’s. The multi-changer 'loads' but nothing happens on the screens. I have tried “video 1” and “video 2” but they both say “NO SIGNAL” and that stays on the screens. Does it have to be on a certain frequency to work? I read that the quick start up guide says if 'No Signal' then 'No Power to DVD' but the disc loads so there is power. I don’t know wheatear the disc spins. I really don’t know what the problem could be. Can you help me because I am puzzled I don’t know what else to do?

    Thanks Kyle.
  • martin59martin59 Member Posts: 1
    Hi Peter,
    I appear to have the same problem as several other people, since I purchased the car both screens have displayed the no signal message. Everything seems to have power and be working correctly, which makes me think I am not pressing the right buttons. As you have probably guessed I do not have an instruction manual. Any advice would be gratefully received.
    Thanks Martin
  • kristiemkristiem Member Posts: 1

    Were you able to contact Peter? I am looking for a remote for my XC90 asap. I have the one from Sweden with the DVD player in the console. Please let me know at your earliest convenience.

  • ric21ric21 Member Posts: 1
    Hi. We purchased a volvo authentic dvd headrest system for our 2007 xc90. Did you install these by yourself and if so where was the power source. We have them installed we just can not figure out where the power source is. Thanks
  • mikec53mikec53 Member Posts: 1
    Hi -
    I am negotiating the purchase of a 2009 XC90. One of the DVD monitors on the headrest is dead. The one on the left works. Is there a good place to buy a single DVD headrest replacement?

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