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The iMIV Light Edition (LE) is without a doubt the easiest and most cost effective way to seamlessly integrate audio from iPod or iPhone into your factory Volvo entertainment system. It is essentially a trimmed down version of the iMIV Classic, however don’t let that fool you into thinking it lacks in features.

The iMIV LE has leading class audio quality, audio and charging support for all of the latest iPod and iPhone models, a small form factor and even support for a reversing camera1.

The iMIV LE supports:

  • Song titles, Artist and Playlist information on the radio screen2
  • 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 LE 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 LE Work?

The iMIV LE is able to emulate OEM peripherals that were optional in Volvo vehicles. By doing this the iMIV LE can effectively communicate with the OEM radio, and utilize every feature available. This can be changed by uploading different firmware – available under the downloads section after logging in – however the iMIV LE emulates a CD Changer from the factory. Depending on the radio that is installed in the vehicle the iMIV LE can emulate one of the following peripherals:

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

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.

CD Based RTI Systems

Currently only DVD based RTI systems are officially supported. If your vehicle has a CD based RTI system it is possible to integrate the iMIV LE with audio only support. You will need the CD RTI Connector. Please see the downloads section for a PDF file describing how to do this.


The iMIV LE DVD RTI Package is intended for vehicles that came equipped from the factory with a DVD RTI system. This package will ‘chain’ the iMIV LE behind the RTI system. It is completely plug and play and will mount the iMIV LE in the rear of the vehicle. Please note that if your vehicle is equipped with a TV Tuner, it will have to be disconnected.


The DVD RTI Package is intended for vehicles that came equipped with a factory DVD based RTI system. With this configuration it is also extremely easy to integrate one of our X1 Reversing Cameras into your vehicle. It is recommended that the iMIV LE be installed in the rear of the vehicle with the iPod/iPhone cable be routed to the center console for easy access.

The iMIV LE DVD RTI Package includes the following:

  • iMIV LE Multimedia Adaptor PN: A1.822.0000
  • 350cm Long iPod Dock Cable (Audio and Video Support) PN: P0.161.0006
  • RTI Power and Camera Cable PN: A0.143.0004
  • 60cm Long Melbus Cable PN: P0.151.0002

1Requires a Power and Camera Cable. Only compatible with factory DVD RTI systems. 2Requires Satellite or MiniDisk


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