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04 XC70 On Call Plus deactivated

I purchased this car used thus it came with the On call plus deactivated..I thought. The owners manual has nothing in it to help with reactiving it or how to even use it really. So I turned to the internet and spent hours in research on it. I learned that the system operates via bluetooth but was unable to locate any specific instructions as to how to "Sync" my phone and the system. Volvocars/us.com ofcourse only refferances new models and makes but was somewhat helpfull and had a 800 number for Volvo to call. So I picked up the phone and called them which gave me a lady with a short answer of " O well that was an anolog system and it's now out of date so there is nothing we can do for you sorry." I maybe wrong but I would think that there has to be away to use this hands free system in my car even if it requires me taking it to a Volvo dealer and getting sometype of upgrade to it. If anyone can shine some light on this for me I would be forever greatfull, for at the moment I have a REALLY nice car with a REALLY nice hands free phone system in it that just takes up space on the dash and steering wheel. :-(

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If it has the keypad on the left side of the radio then it does not have blue tooth. It is a built in cell phone. The problem is that the system is analog and there are no more analog service providers. Every provider has switched to digital. There is a service campaign that has software to remove the "on call plus deactivated" warning. The hardware is also removed and a pocket is put in the place of the keypad.

I don't know for sure if it will be free, since it was never a recall. I'd call Volvo back and see if you can talk them into doing it for free.

The only things left will be the handset in the arm rest and the steering wheel buttons.

Technology is great but it is ever improving. It wasn't only Volvo that got left behind. There were quite a few other Manufacturers that were stung. If I remember right Mercedes also had quite a few systems that became obsolete.

I wish I had better news.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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