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    When you look at the headlight switch on your...

    When you look at the headlight switch on your '09, what do you see? I mean, under the sheets?

    In cars up through the '40s, when you had to replace this rotary switch, it had fat 12-gauge wires...
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    Curious to know if this 2016 "T5" has one of the...

    Curious to know if this 2016 "T5" has one of the early 4 cyl. Drive-E engines. Is it FWD? 8-speed Geartronic? Direct fuel injection?
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    I suggest to do the complete AWD service: ...

    I suggest to do the complete AWD service:
    change Angle Gear oil
    change Haldex AWD fluid and (filter depending on which Haldex generation your car has).
    change rear differential oil

    The...
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    On my P2 XC70 (04), it developed the EVAP Small...

    On my P2 XC70 (04), it developed the EVAP Small leak. If I filled the tank to the top of the filler pipe, it dripped gasoline. I had a pressurized smoke test done, and found a tiny crack in one of...
  5. Do you have any fault messages or symbols on the...

    Do you have any fault messages or symbols on the console?

    From your description, it seems like any function you try to do thru the Driver's Armrest Window Switch is unresponsive. But, the other...
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    I'm in CA and just becoming aware that I'm...

    I'm in CA and just becoming aware that I'm dealing with 2 generations of vapor recovery engineering at the same time:

    OBVR. The original OBVR (On-board vapor recovery) concept was, as the fuel...
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    (HowStuffWorks.com "The Automatic Shut Off"): ...

    (HowStuffWorks.com "The Automatic Shut Off"):

    When the customer removes the pump handle from its place on the side of the dispenser, this action activates a switch that starts the dispenser...
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    Difficulty refueling both our XC70 T6s

    I'm used to the frustrating process of refueling our 2013 T6. The pump shuts off just seconds after getting fuel flowing. I have to hold the filler nozzle, and lightly squeeze for about 1/2 the...
  9. Thread: Trailering...

    by pbierre
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    The strain is not only on the drivetrain, but the...

    The strain is not only on the drivetrain, but the entire length of the frame. Remember, 90% of torque goes to front wheels. You're talking about hitching a single-axle boat trailer to a FWD car. ...
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    I was referring to what came up in Google search...

    I was referring to what came up in Google search for "used tires":

    BestUsedTires.com
    UTires.com
    TireRack.com's used tire branch

    I've never purchased from any of these. But, I did notice...
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    Could you post a photo showing what the streaks...

    Could you post a photo showing what the streaks look like?
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    I have a 2015 XC70 T6, and recently went through...

    I have a 2015 XC70 T6, and recently went through a similar process. The choices are limited for this tire size (235/50R18). I went with Bridgestone Turanza Quiettracks which is an 80,000 mile...
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    Hard to test this way are the far reaches of the...

    Hard to test this way are the far reaches of the vacuum system called EVAP, located in the rear above and behind the fuel tank. A leak here is better pinpointed by doing a pressurized smoke test,...
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    If you've stopped blowing ETM fuses, suggest to...

    If you've stopped blowing ETM fuses, suggest to start a new thread under a new title. Also, your chance of success keeping this car running without a DiCE/VIDA diagnostic system is approaching...
  15. Does the driver's motorized sideview mirror still...

    Does the driver's motorized sideview mirror still work? This will determine if the Drivers Door Module (DDM) is powered and operating. If not, check the cargo area fuse bank, the uppermost bank,...
  16. So you're saying that a Volvo- authorized...

    So you're saying that a Volvo- authorized software developer and an unrelated software pirate are the same thing if they are Chinese? ???? The piracy of VIDA up thru 2014D was made possible...
  17. Does the outside handle open the driver's door? ...

    Does the outside handle open the driver's door? Do the key fob (radio control) functions still work to lock / unlock? Physical key works? This could be as simple as the mechanical linkage has...
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    This is the Catalyst System Efficiency Below...

    This is the

    Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

    The two O2 sensors are upstream and downstream of the catalytic converter. The ECM continuously compares these two as a monitor...
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    In the 2013 Warranty Book, it says that seat...

    In the 2013 Warranty Book, it says that seat belts and SRS are warranteed for 5 years (unlimited miles).

    I haven't heard of this problem before. An option would be to order matching seat belts...
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    Sew it up good and tight. The G force on the...

    Sew it up good and tight. The G force on the TPMS module cruising at 125km/hr, or 75 mph is about 300 Gs (300 X the force of gravity).
    Don't know whether the casing must be pressure-sealed for it...
  21. Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS Indirect TPMS...

    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS

    Indirect TPMS
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    My 2015.5 XC70 T6 (bought used) came with the "Tire Monitor" system (indirect TPMS) -- this flavor of TPMS does not have a pressure-sensor in the...
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    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS 9168 My 2015.5...

    Indirect TPMS vs. Sensor TPMS
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    My 2015.5 XC70 T6 (bought used) came with the "Tire Monitor" system (indirect TPMS) -- this flavor of TPMS does not have a pressure-sensor in the wheel. Rather,...
  23. Thread: Tire Advice

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    One consideration is the impact of tire selection...

    One consideration is the impact of tire selection on gas mileage. Putting an SUV or truck tire on your XC70 adds undesired weight and rotational inertia, and shows up in fewer miles per tank of...
  24. Thread: Tire Advice

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    Use the tire size finders online. An...

    Use the tire size finders online. An all-terrain, all-weather tire sounds like the right way to go.
  25. Thread: 08 xc70 blower

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    The voltage regulator protects all the circuits...

    The voltage regulator protects all the circuits from an over-voltage situation. It's possible there was a transient under-voltage during the jumping. I would try to cold restart your...
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