s60 antenna

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by bob, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. bob

    bob Guest

    Where is the antenna for the S60?
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    bob, Feb 7, 2004
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    I believe all the new Volvo's have it glass imprinted now. - it is much
    better then those old masts they put on the wagons (sedans weren't so bad,
    as it didn't make the car effectively 3 meters or so tall).... I think my
    dad has replaced ours 2-3 times the first year we had our 960 due to it
    snapping off going into the garage (this was after owning an 89 740 16 Valve
    which had it glass imprinted; the 93 960 was a nice step up as far as most
    feautres were converned, but we could never figure out why they went back to
    a mast antenna for it, not even an option for the glass imprinted type).

    Glass imprinted may show up as a "diversity antenna" on the S60's feature
    list. It could be hidden on the back window somewhere... you used to be able
    to see where it was if you looked. I think on the V70s it's on the side
    glass (Can't remember if I noticed it on the rear windows of my friends V70)
     
    Rob Guenther, Feb 7, 2004
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  3. Volvo hasn't had masts on wagons for many years, not the later 245s, all
    855s, or all V70s. They all had the an amplified antenna in the side
    glass in the rear. I don't know about the 400/40 series. The first
    year they sometimes had problems with the connector. I haven't heard of
    any such problems more recently.
     
    Stephen M. Henning, Feb 7, 2004
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    Bob Noble Guest

    Hi, "bob" - - -

    The antenna on the S60 is located just where Volvo thinks that it should
    be - inside the rear bumper! It may make for a better appearance, but
    it makes for marginal (at best) reception. We have this car and a '98
    V70XC with its window-trace antennae, one in each of the rear side
    windows. I feel that they're about equally bad.

    As we begin to see some pictures of the new S40, I'm pleased to note
    that Volvo seem to have joined most of the rest of the industry with the
    little stub antenna on the trailing edge of the roof, just above the
    rear window.

    We live in the "High Desert" where radio stations are far apart and
    given most largely to Country Western, etc. If not in the desert areas,
    we're in the mountains, with their own problems. Our CD players are
    most useful!

    bob noble
    Reno, NV, USA
     
    Bob Noble, Feb 8, 2004
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    Back in the days of our old 740 16 Valve wagon which had a glass antenna we
    found it had better reception then the metre long mast that stuck out the
    back of our 85 745. Our 960 brough back the mast antenna, but it had even
    better reception.
     
    Rob Guenther, Feb 8, 2004
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  6. bob

    Rob Guenther Guest

    I was getting at total elimination. Some models still had a mast antenna
    even when they were trying glass imprinted, that's why I mentioned the 740
    16V and the 960... The older car had it, the newer one did not for some
    reason. Completely forgot that the 850 doesnt have the mast.
     
    Rob Guenther, Feb 8, 2004
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    ADC Guest

    ok--dumb question--do you haveto removethe bumper to gain access or can you
    access the antenna from the trunk? We've had crappy reception since getting
    rear-ended.
     
    ADC, Feb 9, 2004
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