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    I used this same type of repair service at about...

    I used this same type of repair service at about the exact same cost, to repair the DIM on a 2002 V70 XC. Different vendor but same price, included return shipping in the price, etc. I was a bit...
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    I second a bad axle. Obviously it sounds like...

    I second a bad axle. Obviously it sounds like your mounts need to be done as well. But over the years, 3 times altogether on 2 different Volvos, I've had vibration under load caused by a defective...
  3. Here's the service I used to repair my DIM in...

    Here's the service I used to repair my DIM in November of last year.
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    When you say it cuts off, does the Cruise...

    When you say it cuts off, does the Cruise indicator on the gauge cluster disappear? Or does cruise control simply stop controlling your speed as if you had tapped the break pedal, with the Cruise...
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    Which valve body for 2002 XC?

    I need a valve body for my '02 V70 XC. I need to go the route of purchasing a new or rebuilt one plus core charge, having mine replaced, then returning my old one. Having mine pulled in order to get...
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    Thanks. I will, that is, replace the fluid and...

    Thanks. I will, that is, replace the fluid and add a filter. I appreciate the tip about the zip ties for my situation. Where does one cut into the line? Wait, I'll go find an article about...
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    Need to add a transmission cooler kit

    I need to fit some sort of transmission cooler to my 2002 XC. I don't have a lot of time to devote to fabricating brackets and pulling the front nose of the car to mount something 'properly' to get...
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    Yes it is the default mode. The headlight switch...

    Yes it is the default mode. The headlight switch DOES do one thing at least. If the headlight switch is in the off position, when you pull on the turn signal lever the high beams only come on...
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    Yeah that's the price I saw at FCP. I was going...

    Yeah that's the price I saw at FCP. I was going to bite the bullet and go ahead and order from them, but not for their price when the price difference is that large. Just placed my order with...
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    I appreciate all of the replies. Those pads...

    I appreciate all of the replies. Those pads sound amazing. And I love the info regarding the size upgrade on the front. That makes sense. I'll most likely do it when the time comes, which may be...
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    ceramic vs. semi ceramic pads

    I am looking to buy rear pads and rotors for my '02 XC. I'm looking for low dust, minimum fade, good longevity. I have been running Brembo rotors and pads on the front for some time and like them...
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    Definitely 2 struts (I can't imagine how one...

    Definitely 2 struts (I can't imagine how one would hold) and my advice is don't get the cheapest ones you can find. I bought the first set locally from one of the chain store auto parts stores. I...
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    Replaced front struts, nice ride

    Just a commentary. At 268K miles I had a new front suspension kit installed this past week including Sachs struts, strut mounts, XC90 spring seats, bump stops, etc. Numerous other items and bushes...
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    I had a brake lamp holder to fail on the driver's...

    I had a brake lamp holder to fail on the driver's side. It took awhile to finally break the contact along the edge of the lamp holder where the pin contacts the circuit board. It was intermittent,...
  15. +1 on what Billr99 said about the high beam...

    +1 on what Billr99 said about the high beam indicator on the speedometer cluster. I had the same experience with mine.
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    I found and bought some cheaper new aftermarket...

    I found and bought some cheaper new aftermarket ones from Voluparts.com for $2.92 US but they are only available in a beige like color said to be compatible with oak or beige. I believe it, they...
  17. Success! Finally got time to swap the control...

    Success! Finally got time to swap the control module from the original driver's seat over to the replacement driver's seat. Working flawlessly. Seat continues to work and moves in all directions,...
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    I took a chance perhaps but replaced both front...

    I took a chance perhaps but replaced both front axles with rebuilt Duralast axles from Autozone. The one on the right solved a vibration very noticeable under load i.e. under acceleration. I had 3...
  19. Pretty much that's it. But it comes and goes. ...

    Pretty much that's it. But it comes and goes. It may work and does work sometimes after I turn on the key.. It seems only the first time I turn on the car after reconnecting the battery, the seat...
  20. I separated the entire seat base with motors and...

    I separated the entire seat base with motors and controller and so on from the old (original) driver's side seat, to save everything electrical that was usable for parts after which I will toss the...
  21. I have an update. I went back out to bolt the...

    I have an update. I went back out to bolt the seat back in because I needed to drive the car somewhere. After bolting it in and having already reattached the negative battery cable, I realized I...
  22. New seats installed, driver's side won't move

    UPDATE: Problem was the control module in the 'new' driver's seat.

    Original message:
    I bought a full set of seats front and rear from an '01 V70 XC for my '02 V70 XC, a nice upgrade in terms of...
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    01 V70 XC $2500 new tranny

    In Waynesboro, VA 25 miles west of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

    Don't know anything about the owner or the car other than what I saw and what was posted on the sheet on the...
  24. Can't figure out how to send a PM from my mobile...

    Can't figure out how to send a PM from my mobile phone. If it's still available, I want it. I'm in western Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) My Email:

    tommcmillion@hotmail.com
  25. Yes the 850 logged a lot of miles, at least 35K...

    Yes the 850 logged a lot of miles, at least 35K miles per year. Up until about 2 months ago, the XC was on the same pace, about 35K per year. So far the 850 was noticeably cheaper per year to...
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