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    2007 XC&0 - Transmission Flush at 70k?

    I'm actually at 69k miles. This car gets a lot of driving in, it had 26k in February 11 when purchased used. I don't see a recommended transmission flush interval anywhere and the dealer said they...
  2. I use a Motorola Droid 4 phone with the Vehicle...

    I use a Motorola Droid 4 phone with the Vehicle Dock in my '07.

    http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-DROID-Vehicle-Navigation-Charger/dp/B0068W6MTC

    It gives me music, dual port charging so the wife...
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    In praise of Volvo

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    Wife's V50 at 7 yrs, 3 mos and 111k miles had the PCV Breather Box fail on a trip to SC. With no Volvo dealer nearby and ignorance of any potential coverage, we had it fixed...
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    Nice. I love my white XC.

    Nice. I love my white XC.
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    Poll: Aye, I can't argue that point. I own an '07...

    Aye, I can't argue that point. I own an '07 cause I didn't care for the revised and enlarged '08.
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    Poll: Perhaps you should review Consumer Reports...

    Perhaps you should review Consumer Reports ranking of automobile manufacturers then. You might be surprised to see where Volvo falls. I was.

    If memory serves me correctly it's

    1. Honda
    2....
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    Poll: 1 year ago tomorrow I bought my XC as a CPO with...

    1 year ago tomorrow I bought my XC as a CPO with 26,600 miles on it. 365 days and 30.3k miles later, I love this car. It is everything I want or need in a car - economical, powerful, comfortable,...
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    Yep, I found that out when I reached under there...

    Yep, I found that out when I reached under there this morning. Interesting, because the wife's 2 yr older V50 does have them. I guess I assumed the 70 did also.

    So that begs the question - Does...
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    Question on the walk me home lights. I press the...

    Question on the walk me home lights. I press the yellow button on fob to light the courtesy lights. My lights on the underside of my mirror never light. Is this a setting in the car somewhere?
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    Got the bulb changed today. I did have to pull...

    Got the bulb changed today. I did have to pull the air inlet box. Thanks Astro14 for the 10mm socket tip in the other thread, that trick worked perfectly in releasing the snap fit connectors. This...
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    Well, I found the bulb. Once I pull the air inlet...

    Well, I found the bulb. Once I pull the air inlet box out, I can change the bulb pretty easy. It's nestled aside the turn signal and a little difficult to see from above the car.
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    Yea, it's the yellow one in front of the wheel,...

    Yea, it's the yellow one in front of the wheel, next to the headlight.

    The owner's manual says -

    "Replacing bulbs at the front of the vehicle
    All front bulbs (except the optional front fog...
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    Driver's side Marker light

    My driver's side front marker light is out. Assumed to be a blown bulb, I've been suffering a rash of these lately. I looked in the owner's manual, I held it up to the appropriate spot on the car. ...
  14. When I was shopping for one of the P2s used a...

    When I was shopping for one of the P2s used a year ago, I drove several vehicles with >170k miles on them, including 1 at >206k miles. All of them drove nice and tight with engines that didn't smoke....
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    Besides the cars in my signature, I drive a 2006...

    Besides the cars in my signature, I drive a 2006 RAM 1500 MegaCab. It's primary duty is towing our travel trailer on our getaways.
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    One reason the inside carpet on that last one...

    One reason the inside carpet on that last one looks so nice, the factory floor mats are missing. I imagine they aren't cheap to replace. I would ask about replacing those before purchasing this car....
  17. I bought a CPO 2007 earlier this year. With 27k...

    I bought a CPO 2007 earlier this year. With 27k miles on it, there was a blown front wheel bearing.
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    My apologies VR. I did not mean this to go...

    My apologies VR. I did not mean this to go unanswered for so long after expressing interest. Lots of hurry up happenings round here, some expected, some not. Much as I would like to have these, I'm...
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    Do you know if they're direct bolt-on for an '07?...

    Do you know if they're direct bolt-on for an '07? I assume local pickup could be done also, correct?
  20. I haven't installed one in my XC70, so I can't...

    I haven't installed one in my XC70, so I can't help you with the wiring there. But for electric brake controllers, you can't go wrong with a Tekonsha Prodigy. It's a proportional brake controller...
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    My '07 has it, as did all the '07s I looked at. ...

    My '07 has it, as did all the '07s I looked at. I figured it was standard.
  22. Actually, she's having trouble with the car. :)...

    Actually, she's having trouble with the car. :)

    I am by no means an expert on the Volvo. If the throttle sensor or acceleration sensor is a relatively inexpensive part, I'd start there. I had...
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    Glad those of us in the U.S.A don't...

    <sarcasm on>Glad those of us in the U.S.A don't have to deal with that problem from our fellow citizens...<sarcasm off>
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    I'm familiar with the symptoms of a leaking...

    I'm familiar with the symptoms of a leaking heater core from other cars. None of that going on. Evaporator drain is ok based on the dripping beneath the car. Wet leaves or something at the intake...
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    Well, that is part of the problem. It never seems...

    Well, that is part of the problem. It never seems to equalize or stop. If I kill the defrost, the inside fog returns. If I leave it run, the outside gets worse. Perhaps I need to just find that...
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