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    When Volvo went from 7500 mile service intervals...

    When Volvo went from 7500 mile service intervals to 10,000 (2012?) They specified full synthetic for oil changes @ 10k intervals instead of regular oil @ 7500 miles
  2. From those codes i would record, then erase and...

    From those codes i would record, then erase and rescan to see what comes back or click on ones that you think are relevant (brake pedal sensor and communication) to bring up a diagnostic process for...
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    The heat from the brake light bulbs melts the...

    The heat from the brake light bulbs melts the sockets and the upper tail lamps. :( Unfortunately the permanent solution is usually a new upper tail lamp.

    Your original question was about your...
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    Here is a portion of that Diagram. 10/18 and...

    Here is a portion of that Diagram. 10/18 and 10/17 are the left and right LOWER tail lamps. A green with white stripe wire (GR-W) on one side and a green (GR) wire on the other feed battery voltage...
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    You have 4 "position" (parking) lights the bulb...

    You have 4 "position" (parking) lights the bulb out system cares about. They are 4 - 5 watt filaments in the LOWER tail lamps. Usually two #67 bulbs on one side and a 67 and a two filament bulb (21w...
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    Sometimes the CEM will turn systems off to save...

    Sometimes the CEM will turn systems off to save current for the car to run when the voltage gets low. You might try rebooting the car - disconnect battery, hold terminals together (to drain...
  7. An ABS control unit is a common failure, but a...

    An ABS control unit is a common failure, but a proper diagnosis using VIDA or a compatible scan tool would be the first step. If you lose one wheel speed signal for various reasons you can get...
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    Check the clutch (pulley) to make sure it still...

    Check the clutch (pulley) to make sure it still freewheels one direction -
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    Probably just a bad battery, how old is it?...

    Probably just a bad battery, how old is it? Sometimes they fail all of a sudden instead of giving weak battery symptoms for a while.

    You drove 80 miles after jump starting which tells me the...
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    Brushes are built into the voltage regulator, 2...

    Brushes are built into the voltage regulator, 2 phillips head screws hold it onto the back of the alternator, I remember they are very difficult to get to with the alternator mounted or the intake...
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    In my part of the US, Interstate battery sells to...

    In my part of the US, Interstate battery sells to the dealer and puts Volvo stickers on them, then would sell the same battery to my shop with an interstate sticker.

    One reason they last so long...
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    The red alternator (with battery icon) light on...

    The red alternator (with battery icon) light on means the alternator is not charging. Technically it comes on because the alternator is putting out less voltage than the battery has in it. Simple to...
  13. Thread: New Door: Locks?

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    The inner door latch assembly has no electronics...

    The inner door latch assembly has no electronics or brains in it, just a motor and some switches. So you can put a used one in your car and it will work (using your old PDM)
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    Yes, from two different versions, bad info can be...

    Yes, from two different versions, bad info can be very frustrating. Volvo fixes that stuff if you have a real subscription, but if you just have the illegal copy of VIDA, you don't get any updates or...
  15. It would normally only be felt when releasing the...

    It would normally only be felt when releasing the brake pedal. The engine has to be at idle speed and the car stopped (0MPH) for the transmission to shift into neutral. If you are feeling something...
  16. on the 2007 you squeeze the two tabs, then pull...

    on the 2007 you squeeze the two tabs, then pull straight out. .......Takes a minimum of three hands with the headlamp on a bench and some very long needle nose pliers, long thin screwdrivers, hooks...
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    Possible fuel pump/fuel pressure sensor/fuel pump...

    Possible fuel pump/fuel pressure sensor/fuel pump control module. But could be a large air leak that the O2 sensor takes a while to compensate for. For that there should be a code stored. Or could be...
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    You first need to find someone hopefully familiar...

    You first need to find someone hopefully familiar with Volvos who has a suitable scan tool that can read the exact codes causing your message. Either the stolen factory software and cloned factory...
  19. The original 2001 transmission software made the...

    The original 2001 transmission software made the trans shift into neutral when stopped with the brake pedal on. As soon as the brake pedal was released the transmission would shift back into drive....
  20. My shop has a Snap on Modis scan tool that can...

    My shop has a Snap on Modis scan tool that can reset Volvo SRS lights, I'm sure other higher end scan tools can also. Sometimes it's quicker to use the Snap on scanner than Vida.
  21. No, you have to read the codes anytime a SRS code...

    No, you have to read the codes anytime a SRS code is stored to be able to fix the fault (plug in the seat) and then erase them (and turn off the light).
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    Instead of spending untold amounts on a 17 year...

    Instead of spending untold amounts on a 17 year old Volvo station wagon in an attempt to make it faster/cooler/etc, just buy a stock 300 hp v70r for $6000 and fix it when the transmission goes bad.
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    ? Are you installing the ex manifold studs after...

    ? Are you installing the ex manifold studs after the head is on the block?

    1. always use new ex manifold studs and make sure the threads in the head are perfect, helicoil them if needed and...
  24. Thread: headlight wipers

    by hoonk
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    And disconnect the power wire behind the headlamp...

    And disconnect the power wire behind the headlamp so it can't move again
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    I would choose a service provider that has Vida,...

    I would choose a service provider that has Vida, either a real subscription (a dealer or large specialist) or the hacked copy from the internet to be able to monitor all the parameters including...
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