How to play an iPod in a Volvo S40

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How to play an iPod in a Volvo S40
The Volvo S40 can handle your iPod. (volvo xc 70 image by Harald Soehngen from

Drivers of Volvo's S40 may want to relax to their favourite music during the journey. This model of Volvo offers handy ways to hook up an iPod. While only the 2010 S40 comes with a built-in audio jack, older models play the iPod quite easily. Hooking up your iPod in your Volvo takes a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • Auxiliary cable (optional)

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  1. 1

    Plug your iPod's connector cable into the bottom of the iPod. Then plug the other end of the connector cable (the USB end) directly into your 2010 Volvo S40's iPod/USB audio jack. If you don't have the 2010 S40, skip this step.

  2. 2

    Look for an auxiliary audio jack on your Volvo's console. This is also called a 4 mm (1/8 inch) stereo mini jack and is identifiable as a small hole like you might use for headphones. Plug one end of a male auxiliary audio cable into this jack then plug the other end into your iPod.

  3. 3

    Select "Aux" from the S40's audio settings, using the marked button. If you need help finding the auxiliary audio jack or the auxiliary button, consult your Volvo manual. Once you've connected the iPod and selected "Aux," you can play music directly from the iPod.

Tips and warnings

  • If you plan to use the iPod regularly, consider purchasing a car charger so you don't lose battery power.

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