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The integration of Apple's iPod and Volvo's OEM head units has become all the easier due to iMIV iPod Integration, and thanks to Martin Siebert from Sensolutions of Calgary, we've now had the opportunity to install and review this equipment in two of our very own Volvo XC's.
Overall opinion? OUTSTANDING! Installation went surprisingly easy on my 2001 V70XC, and the sound quality is exceptional, as would be expected for a direct line-in connection.
I haven't quite had enough time lately to familiarize myself with the menus, but without reading too far into the manuals I'm already reasonably comfortable with their operation.
You'll find a much more detailed Installation Guide in Art's Installation and Review, but here are a few addendums from my experience...
First off, I would strongly suggest finding yourself a set of Bojo Pry Tools, which we've reviewed here on VolvoXC.com in the past. Though you can probably made do with a butter knife and similar tools, I found that the plastics used in the Bojo tools made for a very gentle disassembly of some of the clip and pressure fit interior pieces.
Secondly, refer to the How To area of this website to ensure you're performing the disassembly procedures correctly. I was a touch too hasty in my disassembly, and only after breaking a couple clips (luckily none too important ones), did I take the time to step back and research exactly how some of these parts are connected to one another.
And thirdly, as Art correctly suspected, the Classic LE model I was provided with does indeed fit very nicely into the small pocket at the very front of the passenger side interior panelling, to the inside right of the footwell.
So all that said, take a look at Art's in-depth Installation and Review of the iMIV Classic and be sure to check out the thread in the forums that discusses everything iMIV!