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  1. #11
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    Bill,
    Did you source your replacement DIM locally? If so, where?
    2003 XC70 with 345,000 km (214,370 mi)

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapo View Post
    Bill,
    Did you source your replacement DIM locally? If so, where?
    Yeah, I got mine down at Covey's in Blandford (at the mouth of St. Margarets Bay on Route 329)

    Cheers,

    Bill
    Western Head, NS CDN

    '08 BMW 750i (Black Sapphire)-204K kms to-date
    '05 XC70 (Lava Sand)-296K kms to-date
    '02 V70XC-gone @393K kms
    '05 V70R (Magic Blue)-120K mi to-date - gone
    '96 854R (Red)-real CDN-spec 5-speed R - gone @270k kms
    And other Volvos and misc. Euro stuff

  3. #13
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    If you didnt want to replace the dim you could get a OBD2 Port reading thingy ....

    IPD Sells one and theres a few other manufactures that sell the same type of thing.

    The only thing none of them read is the gas gauge level ....grrr
    2012 Ford Fusion 2004 V70XC 01 V70XC -M66 1998 C70 T5-M66

  4. #14
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    Default 2003 v70 dim dies

    My DIM died several weeks ago-SRS Urgent Msg/Lights out/on and off etc.

    Pulled the DIM (very easy) and sent to Powls Speedo repair in Lancaster, PA. They couldn't resurect my speedo so I bought an 02 from eBay and had it sent to Powls. They transfered the info (mileage etc) to the "new" donor speedo and sent it back to me.

    I took it to my local stealership ($100) and they reprogrammed the "new" DIM using vadis.

    Cost me just over $300 total + shipping. Back in and works great.
    Last edited by CPO Man; 05-02-2011 at 01:17 PM. Reason: more accurate

  5. #15
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    A co-worker of mine is in the process of replacing the DIM on his S80. He sent the DIM to a company in Pembina, North Dakota (south of Winnipeg on the US/Canada border) to be reprogrammed and serviced. He will be re-installing it this weekend. I will let everyone know what success he will have.

    Checkout their website http://www.mrwhizard.com/
    Ron N
    2011 XC60 T6 - Barents Blue w/SandstoneInterior, Convenience & Climate Pkgs, BLIS (my car)
    2012 S60 - Flamenico Red (wife's car)

  6. #16
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    There are places that fix the DIM for probably less than you'd pay to have the wrong one installed ;-). I had my DIM repaired by BBA Reman for about $350 with shipping. And add another $85 for local shop to clear code.
    www.bba-reman.com

  7. #17
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    Default I think I may have one fix for this issue.....Hopefully.



    After some investigation for two months, I have boiled it down to RA6 on the circuit board. Now I have to find the specification on that component.

    Does anyone know where to get driver information module schematics?

    I posted a picture of the component.

  8. #18
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    Default Fixed the driver information module - instrument cluster - RA6 resistor - 201

    After calling around to many different electronics companies who gave me 99 disclaimers and they won't be able to get to it for a week, I decided to see what damage I could cause. I am pretty good at that.

    Solution: Took the soldering iron with the smallest tip I could find. I touched each lead (Qty 8) on the resistor for a few seconds. Most of the leads did turn moltent then I removed the soldering iron. That's it. I didn't want to leave it on too long and create board damage. I did not use any new solder. I didn't want to make things get messy because this resistor is unbelievably small.

    Location of resistor picture is attached.
    Last edited by Labdude; 07-18-2011 at 02:29 PM. Reason: Add attachment

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    For another data point, I went the XemodeX route to fix my SRS light. Worked fine.

    The dealer wanted $1600 ($1200 for a new DIM and $400 for labor); they said a resistor had gone bad.

    About 10 seconds after I took the DIM out, the A/C turned on high, kinda startling, but I was able to turn it off. That was the only surprise.

    I had to take it back to the dealer to turn the light off. They called to say they couldn't because the DIM wouldn't accept reprogramming, but when I picked the car up they said the mechanic had done something magical and the light was off. $119.

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    I am not sure I understand this correct, but did you take out the DIM while battery was still connected?
    Willy
    144 GL (1974)--->244 GL (1982)--->940 GLE 2.3i (1992)--->XC70 2.5T (2004)--->XC90 T5 (2018)

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