Volvo XC60 Radio Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 02/21/22 •  6 min read

Volvo is a car manufacturing company, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational corporation with a primary focus on manufacturing luxury cars. Volvo Cars was founded in 1927 by sales manager Assar Gabrielsson and engineer Gustaf Larson.

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The XC60 is the flagship model of the Volvo line-up and has become a highly successful and popular model among car enthusiasts around the world. It was launched at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.


The XC60 offers many advanced features, such as a touchscreen center display, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone climate control system, as well as parking sensors complete with cameras and voice alerts.


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Engineered to be fun to drive and stylish, the XC60 is a highly capable vehicle that provides outstanding value for money. With its powerful engines, luxurious interior and numerous advanced safety features, the XC60 is an excellent choice for car buyers. This model is perfect for families with children or a group of people who enjoy going on road trips.


Another part of the features that an XC60 offers is their state-of-the-art radio system. This advanced technology will allow you to listen to your favorite music while on the road, and will provide you with detailed information about the road conditions and the car’s surroundings.


The radio system is also a key element of the XC60’s technology, complete with features that can keep up with your daily driving needs. For example, they can connect to CarPlay, which allows you to use your iPhone’s apps, and even connect to the internet.

What to Do if Your Volvo XC60’s Radio Isn’t Working?

While the radio system for the XC60 is top notch, unfortunately it’s not without fault. If you have a Volvo XC60 and your radio isn’t working, there are a few things that you can do to help resolve the issue. Here are some tips that you can follow to get your radio working again:


1) Restart the head unit of the radio

This is a simple way to resolve the issue, and it is one of the first things that you should try. Simply reboot the radio by navigating through the “Menu” page of the display.


Pay attention not to click the “factory reset” option. This is because a factory reset will delete all of the settings, and will reset the head unit to its original settings.


2) Check for power

If you’re unable to reboot the radio or restart it by pressing the “Menu” button, then your radio may be experiencing a power issue. The easiest way to resolve this issue is to check the power cord of your radio.


Make sure that there is a good connection between the head unit and your car’s battery. If you find that there is a loose connection between them, then this may be the reason why your radio isn’t working.


2) Update the software

It’s also possible that your radio is malfunctioning because it has not been updated to the latest software. So, if the problem persists, perhaps you should try updating the software.


Go to the Home page, and click on “Download Center”. A new search is then started and you can start looking once more for the remote updates function.


When the error message is displayed repeatedly for more than 12 hours, there is a possibility that the service may be temporarily out of action or down for maintenance. If the fault persists for more than 48 hours, you should contact your Volvo dealer or Volvo Cars Customer Service in order to get more assistance.


3) Check the wiring of the head unit

The wiring of the head unit is also a common reason why your radio isn’t working. This is because some of the wires may be damaged or broken. So, it is important to check for any damaged wires, and to make sure that there are no broken or disconnected wires.


If you do find any broken or disconnected wires, then you should make sure that they are reconnected properly. If this is not possible, then you should contact your Volvo dealer or the Volvo Cars’ customer service in order to get assistance.


4) Check the fuse

There may be a problem with the fuse of the radio as well. If this is the case, then you should check to see if there is a blown fuse located near the radio.


If you find that there is a blown fuse near the radio, then you should replace it with a new one. This will help to resolve the issue.


If there are no broken or disconnected wires, and if all of the steps above have been taken into consideration, then your radio may be experiencing an issue with its internal components.


5) Check the antenna and tuner

If your radio is experiencing an issue with its internal components, then it may be because of a faulty antenna or tuner.


If your stereo’s CD, MP3 player, bluetooth, or other functions work normally, but you are not able to receive radio broadcasts, it is likely that your antenna or tuner is bad. This is another thing that needs to be diagnosed or replaced by a professional.


6) Check for interference

If you have tried all of the above steps, but they have not resolved the issue, then it may be necessary to check for interference with other devices in your vehicle. This could be another system in your vehicle or it could be an outside source of interference. One possible explanation is the anti-theft measurements, which can sometimes clash with your radio system.


In order to check for interference, turn off all other electronic devices in your vehicle and use an electrical tester to test whether there are any electrical problems with any of these devices. If no issues are found with any of these devices, then you should turn on other electronic devices in your vehicle one by one until you find one that may be causing interference with your Volvo XC60 radio.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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