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    Thanks JRL. I'll take a closer look at the...

    Thanks JRL. I'll take a closer look at the sockets.
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    Brake light failure message

    Has anyone run into a brake light failure message when all brake lights are working? I have started to get a bulb out message when all bulbs are good. Perhaps a relay is going bad? I really don't...
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    Umm, I'm thinking free sounds best! No...

    Umm, I'm thinking free sounds best! No difference, both high quality fluid. Two bottles is more than enough for your fluid exchange. I only needed one bottle using the same method you are using.
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    Well, I guess it was wishful thinking on my part....

    Well, I guess it was wishful thinking on my part. Heck, it’s only a hundred or so dollars more (parts only) to replace the whole compressor assembly. Lucky for me, winter buys me some time and I...
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    A/C Clutch…Maybe?

    Hello all,

    Have not been on in a while with all the traveling for work. In addition, it has been a XC repair/replace kind of summer. Driver side axle, DS bearing, ball joints, brakes, battery,...
  6. Here is a link to my BBA review. It has links...

    Here is a link to my BBA review. It has links and instructions on how to remove and install.

    http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?28720-BBA-Reman-DIM-Repair-Review

    Cam
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    Sounds like your daytime running lights are on. ...

    Sounds like your daytime running lights are on. You must change this with VIDA. On the XC's all lights are on when the daytime running feature is activated unlike other vehicles.
    To confirm...
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    Look at the review I posted on BBA for DIM:...

    Look at the review I posted on BBA for DIM:
    http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?28720-BBA-Reman-DIM-Repair-Review
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    BBA Reman DIM Repair Review:

    BBA DIM Repair Review:

    EBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/BBA-Remanufacturing-Inc
    Issues: My DIM progressively failed. Clock first, then trip millage, next intermittent dead DIM, and last SRS...
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    M1 0W30 or 0W40. For the price you can't beat...

    M1 0W30 or 0W40. For the price you can't beat it. Amazon or Wally World have great prices.

    Here is the link that will tell you all you will want to know about oil:
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    Two cars that had great door armrests were in the...

    Two cars that had great door armrests were in the 80's. The Chevrolet Caprice Brougham and the luxurious Cadillac Fleetwood. It was like driving a sofa and they handled like a sofa, too.
  12. Perfect! That answered my question! Thanks! By...

    Perfect! That answered my question! Thanks! By the way, it says GA on your profile. I'm from the City of Decatur. Nice to see a GA boy on here.
  13. Can you operate the vehicle without the DIM in place?

    My DIM is now D.R.T. (Dead Right There). It's been two years of guessing when it would finally die and it has. It was the clock first and then all the sudden the SRS light came on and then...dead. ...
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    Thanks guys. I will do just that, stop wasting my...

    Thanks guys. I will do just that, stop wasting my time and fluid. I already have the Motive bleeder and I start on the divers side first, then the rear passenger, front passenger, and last the rear...
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    Like I said, my thinking is that a little fluid...

    Like I said, my thinking is that a little fluid exchange would prevent flushing the nasty crap on the top end of the fluid in the reservoir and MC through the rest of the system. Also, with the...
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    Thoughts on brake fluid

    I just did a gradual fluid exchange with the power steering fluid by pumping out the reservoir four times and refilling with fresh fluid over a week. I'll be doing the same come summer with the...
  17. I caught this thread and noticed someone was...

    I caught this thread and noticed someone was called a "Troll." First and foremost, I have only found people on this forum to be helpful. At times I disagree but it is with facts that I disagree and...
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    Worn suspension bits and pieces, alignment and...

    Worn suspension bits and pieces, alignment and tire pressure. Is the tire wear even, is it feathered, one side, etc?
    Also, remember these are relatively heavy cars and soft tires may wear a bit...
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    When you hear the noise check the speakers too....

    When you hear the noise check the speakers too. Then try with the radio off and the climate control off as well. This will help isolate the noise. Had this issue in my truck and it was radio/speaker...
  20. Okay, so you got it up to tempature by driving in...

    Okay, so you got it up to tempature by driving in very cold temps. This does make a difference. When I did my first fluid change, the same way you did yours, I did it in hot conditions. It was 90 in...
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    The old MB diesels were in a league all their own...

    The old MB diesels were in a league all their own and built like the 240 series Volvos, solid! The D's defined MB as did the 240 series did for Volvo. Then came emission due to that pesky climate...
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    Agreed on the Trooper. They are not the typical...

    Agreed on the Trooper. They are not the typical Asian vehicle. Sounds like you are interested so read through the forums pay attention to the topics concerning transmissions, AWD systems, PCV...
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    Listen to JRL, Antherzoll, and kutcht1. They know...

    Listen to JRL, Antherzoll, and kutcht1. They know these cars. You can be a Volvo master mechanic and the Jesus of the mechanical world but it doesn't change the fact that these cars can be expensive...
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    You do have traction control in the 2003 XC. It...

    You do have traction control in the 2003 XC. It controls the torque that is applied to each wheel and to my knowledge, it does not apply brakes, that is the newer stability control. However, like I...
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    Just a thought here. Could be way off base but if...

    Just a thought here. Could be way off base but if the AWD is not working and the front wheels are spinning, wouldn't the traction control kick in and compensate thus providing traction if the tires...
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