Differences between sc-815 and 816

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by John Doe, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Hi All,

    Just picked up a 95 850 and want to exchange the radio/cassette for either
    sc-815 or sc-816 w/indash CD, but I do ot know the difference between the
    two models. Can anyone help?

    Many thanks.

    Dr. Richard D. Craven
    UoP Online Faculty
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    John Doe, Feb 16, 2005
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    powellwd3 Guest

    I have a 96 965 and have scoured Ebay for several weeks now looking at the
    815s. I believe that the only difference is the color. From what I've
    seen, both have CD controllers, integrated single CD players, 12 FM
    presets, 6 AM presets and are 4X25Watts. The 816s have a gray face and
    may not have the "Premium Sound" lable at the top. The 815s have a black

    I wanted an 815 for the CD player (I have an 811) but decided to use a
    portable minidisc player instead. I purchased it on Ebay for 95 bucks
    (retails for 150+ in stores), holds 1GB of music, is simple to use (play
    thru the radia via a cassette adapter or FM modulator) and fits in the
    small "cubby" beside the cigarette lighter. I am pleased. Sound is same
    as I get when I play audio cassettes in the car. If you are really
    interested in better sound quality with Volvo appearance I believe there
    is an SC-900. It was on the late 90s V70s. It has an integrated 3 disc CD
    player as well as the controller, fits in your dash BUT requires a separate

    Good luck.
    powellwd3, Feb 17, 2005
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  3. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Thanks for the info. I have not found much on what Volvo systems will fit
    what. So the SC-900 will fit the mid 90s 850s? If so, that will be what I am
    looking for although I do already have the Alpine 6 disc changer and
    separate amp.
    John Doe, Feb 17, 2005
  4. John Doe

    powellwd3 Guest

    I understand that the SC-800 and 900 stereos will fit 850s and 960s/90
    series and early V70s. The 800s are interchangeable (no mods to wiring
    harness) but that the 900 series radios which I believe were used only on
    the V70 series, use an external amp that will have to be mounted in your

    Your local Volvo dealer may be able to tell you which audio systems will
    work in your 850. I consulted them for recommendations regarding my
    wife's 940.
    powellwd3, Feb 17, 2005
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