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  1. With an inexpensive volt-ohm-meter, you can debug...

    With an inexpensive volt-ohm-meter, you can debug most (halogen) headlight glitches. First, remove the lo-beam bulb and test it for continuity - a good bulb will elicit a beep. Next, test the...
  2. The "low tire pressure" message came on, and it's...

    The "low tire pressure" message came on, and it's only been 3 months since getting nitrogen fills done at Big O Tires. The lowest tire was 32 psi. I'm wondering what the TPMS considers "low"? ...
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    Having read a long article about the Bosch...

    Having read a long article about the Bosch Motronix Engine Control System, the Brake Pedal Position Sensor is one of dozens of inputs to the ECM algorithm (representing driver intention to...
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    The first principle of console alerts is to write...

    The first principle of console alerts is to write down the exact words displayed. The you can Google it verbatim with "Volvo" and it will lead to clues. You can post questions on all the Volvo...
  5. Inspect the brake pedal push rod where it...

    Inspect the brake pedal push rod where it channels through the firewall, is the weather-seal intact?
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    That's quite a momentous message,...

    That's quite a momentous message, XCovlov70....far from thoughts of mere cross-continental sojourns. It's about finite time and peering out into the clear night sky to see billions of light-years...
  7. It seems that the car suffered 12V electrical...

    It seems that the car suffered 12V electrical brownouts/dropouts with the old battery. There may be codes sitting in memory from those incidents that just need to be cleared using VIDA. Clear your...
  8. Buying my Seashell XC70 T6 a continent away

    Last year, we replaced my wife's P2 S60 with a Flamenco Red 2013 T6 XC70 -- the preceding thread regales flying from CA to Salt Lake City to make the buy, and the 12 hour drive home. The "T6"...
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    I've viewed your several trips to...

    I've viewed your several trips to Morocco....fantastic pix! And hauling your caravan thru the Pyrenees and Atlas Mts -- your workhorse rules. Q: How often do you change tranny fluid?
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    C'est une place pour les traveaux. ...

    C'est une place pour les traveaux. Cherchez-vous le topique repairrement par sous modele.
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    I would test drive both the 3.2 and the T6 before...

    I would test drive both the 3.2 and the T6 before deciding which you prefer. There's quite a difference in driving experience. If you drive country / mountain roads, I recommend to get one with...
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    You need a 7mm hex (allen wrench) bit to remove...

    You need a 7mm hex (allen wrench) bit to remove the caliper slide pins.

    If you bought Volvo rotors, they come with the 2 replacement bolts for the caliper frame...just measure the bolt heads.
    ...
  13. These are electronic transmissions, so the gear...

    These are electronic transmissions, so the gear shift is just a sophisticated electronic switch. If you remove the plastic cover, it will expose the mechanism. You're looking for a spring that...
  14. Volvo USA free towing for breakdowns (25 mi. radius)

    Volvo USA has just added a free towing service for the entire Volvo car fleet. It's called Tow For Life.

    It applies to any model-year still on the road, so long as the tow destination is an...
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    AM radiowaves are very long -- the length of a...

    AM radiowaves are very long -- the length of a football field, so there isn't any external antenna for an AM receiver. That points to a failed component in the radio. A good replacement unit can...
  16. Thread: Diagnostic

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    "P1171 MINI Possible Causes Faulty Ambient...

    "P1171 MINI Possible Causes
    Faulty Ambient Pressure Sensor
    Ambient Pressure Sensor harness is open or shorted
    Ambient Pressure Sensor circuit poor electrical connection"

    taken from...
  17. One of the predictors that a Volvo will "go long"...

    One of the predictors that a Volvo will "go long" is that the owner does not allow "Check Engine" to remain lit up and unattended, deceiving himself into thinking only one problem is responsible.
  18. In a statistical sense, he's probably right. But...

    In a statistical sense, he's probably right. But statistics can't predict each vehicle's lifespan. It might also have to do with the fact that 2004 year was the first year of production for the...
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    The iCarSoft i906 is good for having in the car...

    The iCarSoft i906 is good for having in the car all the time / on long trips. It reads out the Volvo-specific codes. However it is limited in clearing codes. It can clear CEM codes that are not...
  20. For the pirated version 2014D, I saw it offered...

    For the pirated version 2014D, I saw it offered as a disk image to run under VM.

    I hope the first person who tries the rented 2015A app will give us write-up on their experience.
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    For the 3.2 and T6 engines, Volvo recommends 100%...

    For the 3.2 and T6 engines, Volvo recommends 100% synthetic that meets the ACEA A5/B5 spec, 5W-30 for most climate regions, and 0W-30 for regions with deep-freeze starting conditions.

    For my T6s...
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    Steve, thank you for posting a final chapter --...

    Steve, thank you for posting a final chapter -- those are the most valuable posts on VolvoXC.

    I'm left with just one question. Was there ever any message or icon on the console indicating an...
  23. I don't have any insider info on the ECU...

    I don't have any insider info on the ECU software. But my recent experience with misfires (fixed by new plugs and coils) is you can have random misfires without any DTC thrown. My suspicion is that...
  24. Here is the pricing information for VIDA rental...

    Here is the pricing information for VIDA rental subscriptions:
    https://www.volvotechinfo.com/index.cfm?event=info.subscriptions.main

    Under this subscription system, DIYers have access to a full...
  25. VIDA confronts piracy for post 2015.3 Volvos

    A significant change for VIDA is being discussed online which impacts owners of Volvos built after the first quarter of model-year 2015.

    I'll summarize here, and give links to the articles &...
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