Classic - IPOD/AUX/Video-IN

The iMIV Classic is the premium multimedia integration unit for your Volvo. It has the capability to not only seamlessly integrate your iPod or iPhone but also opens up the possibility for an auxiliary device such as a portable DVD player, GPS unit or Satellite receiver to be integrated into the factory Volvo entertainment system.

To complement its leading class audio quality on both the iPod/iPhone and auxiliary channels the iMIV Classic boasts the ability to provide video support as well - with built in authentication for Apple® devices. Video files stored on an iPod or iPhone can be played over the factory navigation screen; the same goes for the auxiliary video input.

In an effort to provide a complete solution the iMIV Classic also has great features such as

  • Song titles, Artist and Playlist information on the radio screen1
  • Control of an iPod or iPhone from the radio or steering wheel controls
  • Automatic pausing and resuming of the iPod or iPhone when the vehicle is turned off
  • Compatibility with vehicles with/without the factory RTI system.

As well, the iMIV Classic also has two modes of operation which we have dubbed Simple Mode and Advanced Mode. Operating the iMIV Classic in simple mode allows basic control of functions such as next track and previous track from the radio or steering wheel controls, while all other functions can be accessed from the iPod or iPhone itself. Advanced mode locks the screen of the iPod/iPhone but has the benefit of being able to scroll through and select playlists from the radio and steering wheel controls. Song and Playlist names will also be displayed on the radio screen for easy navigation.

How does the iMIV Classic Work?

The iMIV Classic is able to emulate OEM peripherals that were optional in Volvo vehicles. By doing this the iMIV Classic can effectively communicate with the OEM radio, and utilize every feature available. To provide the most complete solution available the iMIV Classic emulates two peripherals, one for the iPod/iPhone and one for the auxiliary input. These can be changed by uploading different firmware – available under the downloads section after logging in – however the iMIV Classic emulates a CD Changer and TV Receiver from the factory. Depending on the radio that is installed in the vehicle the iMIV Classic can emulate the following peripherals:

  • 10 Disk Trunk Mounted CD Changer
  • MiniDisk Changer (prior to MY 2005)
  • Satellite Radio Receiver (MY 2005 or newer)
  • Television Receiver

Note: Which channels are available is dependent on the radio that is installed in the vehicle. Only Satellite and MiniDisk channels can display song and playlist information. The Satellite and Minidisk channels are not present at the same time on any Volvo radio.

Melbus Prepped Package and Video Support

Due to the lack of presence of a factory RTI system with a Melbus prepped vehicle, it is only possible to get video output to an aftermarket video screen. To do this you will need our Generic Video Output Cable.

iMIV Classic Melbus Prepped Package

The iMIV Classic Melbus Prepped Package is intended for vehicles that do not have a factory RTI system but were prepped from the factory for an OEM Melbus peripheral. If your vehicle is Melbus prepped you will find an 8 pin Melbus cable that terminates near the driver's side wheel well in the fuse box; it is a black connector and is often wrapped in foam.

Melbus Prepped Only

The Melbus Prepped Package is easy to install and utilizes the factory Melbus cable. Our Generic Power Cable is included stock, however we also recommend our REM Power Cable if your vehicle is model year 2005 and up. It is recommended that the iMIV Classic be installed in the rear of the vehicle with the iPod/iPhone cable be routed to the center console for easy access.


The iMIV Classic Melbus Prepped Package includes the following:

  • iMIV Classic Multimedia Adaptor PN: A1.812.0000
  • 350cm Long iPod Dock Cable (Audio and Video Support) PN: P0.161.0006
  • Generic Power Cable PN: A0.143.0001

1Requires Satellite or MiniDisk firmware.


Classic - IPOD/AUX/Video-IN