Global Positioning System Module: Description and Operation
The global positioning system module (GPS) receives satellite signals to determine position.
The global positioning system module (GPS) is an option and is only used together with Volvo on Call and when the vehicle is equipped with
Multimedia module (MMM).
The global positioning system module (GPS) is on the left-hand side, by the rear wheel arch by the audio module (AUD). On the C70 the Global
positioning system module (GPS) is on the right-hand side, by the rear wheel arch.
In C30, the global positioning system module (GPS) is located behind the right B-post.
The global positioning system has an antenna. This antenna is a combined antenna for GPS and the carphone.
The control module uses optical serial communication to communicate with other components on the MOST network. This means that all
communication with the Global positioning system module (GPS) is via the infotainment control module (ICM).
The control module checks the input and output signals through an integrated diagnostic system. A diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is stored if the control
module detects a fault. Any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) are stored in the control module memory. The data can be read off using VIDA.
For further information, also see Signal specifications.
The table below summarizes the input signals to and output signals from the global positioning system module (GPS).
The signal types are divided into directly connected signals and MOST communication.
The illustration below displays the same information with the Volvo component designations.