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  • MARIA PASTRANA
    MARIA PASTRANA - 2010 Volvo S40 - Body & Interior - 7/18/2014
    WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE DOOR LOCKS THAT DON'T FUNCTION
    I LOCK THE CAR DOORS W THE REMOTE KEY AND THE DOORS REMAIN UNLOCKED. I CAN'T LOCK THE DOORS AT ALL EXCEPT FOR THE TRUNK DOOR.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Volvo S40 - Body & Interior - 4/17/2014
    A/C compressor is running but only blows very hot air from defroster vents
    2004.5 S40I model
     
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    • Jimm
      1/3/2014 Jimm
      Windshield seal / gasket leak or side window seal leak - as result of the accident and body damage.
  • Darren
    Darren - 2002 Volvo S60 - Body & Interior - 12/31/2013
    Need help: How to remove my rear view auto-dimming mirror? 2002 Volvo S60 2.4T 5 Cyl 2.4L
    I have no idea on how to remove the hole unit out of the car to have it repaired before it starts leaking. #auto dimming rearview mirror look like a sickly lava lamp,can some one help me please!
     
    • Jimm
      12/31/2013 Jimm
      Try this website for the specific directions; www.matthewsvolvosite.com

      Tools required: T-30 Torx bit, jeweler's screwdriver, 10mm socket and wrench, needle-nosed pliers, heat gun, soldering iron, plastic putty knife.

      To remove the old mirror from the car, first disconnect the battery negative cable and wait 10 minutes.

      Use a small screwdriver to pry the rear of the center trim down:
      Pull the rear of the trim down and pivot it forward:
      Push the two plastic cover retaining clips to the side:

      And remove the cover:
      Remove the two 10mm bolts holding the mirror mount:
      Now release the mirror and light housing from the headlliner by turning the two rotary catches downward:
      And pushing the six clips toward the center of the car
      Pull the ground connector loose:
      And remove the housing from the headliner. Let it hang by the wiring.

      Use the T-30 Torx bit to remove the mirror retaining screw from the top of the mirror/light housing. Be sure to hang on to the cone-shaped lockwasher:
      Now the mirror will be hanging from its wiring. Pry the back cover off the mirror:
      Now remove the wiring retaining spring from the back of the mirror:

      Use the jeweler's screwdriver to push up the catch on the wiring plug, then push it out the back of the mirror:
      You now have the mirror loose. Take it over to a workbench and remove the front cover by inserting the jeweler's screwdriver and depressing the catches along the seam at the following points:

      And the cover will come off with the computer and mirror in it. Release the plastic clips holding the photo sensor board in the top of the front cover. Be very careful not to break off the photo sensor from the back side of the board or to put too much stress on the ribbon wires. Remove the mirror/computer combo from the cover:
      Unsolder the two wires from the mirror glass at the posts as shown by the yellow arrows in the following pic:

      AutoDimmingRearViewMirrorComputerBoardWiresToUnsolder.jpg

      Repeat the separation steps for the junkyard mirror. You might want to mark the computer from your car so that you don't get it mixed up the junkyard computer since it won't work in your car.

      A piece of double-sided tape holds the computer on the back of the mirror. Draw a line around the computer board on the junkyard mirror (the one you're going to put in the car) so that you can position the computer from your car on it correctly (if you don't, the light sensor for the front of the mirror won't line up correctly).

      Do this next part very carefully. You don't want to crack the computer circuit board! Now use your heat gun sparingly to heat the mirror and work the plastic putty knife between the glass and the computer circuit board. On the junkyard mirror I heated the computer side and worked the putty knife in between the computer and the tape to preserve the tape as much as possible. On the mirror from my car I heated the glass side and worked the putty knife in between the tape and the mirror to prevent heat damage to the computer. When I got them apart the tape easily peeled off the back of the computer.

      Now heat the surface of the double-sided tape on the good mirror and stick your car computer board on it making sure that it fits within the lines you drew earlier. Hold it down until the tape cools. Solder the mirror wires to the computer board prongs. Snap the photo sensor board into the mirror cover, insert the mirror/computer combo into the cover, then snap the housing onto the cover.

      Reassemble the car reversing the steps above. Don't forget to connect the ground wire and secure the two rotary catches at the top of the mirror/light housing. Reconnect the battery negative lead and enjoy your "new" mirror. You just saved about $600.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Volvo 940 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2013
    Need power seat adjustment cable forward-back movement. Availability, source, price., etc.
    Seat adjusts via 3 motors driving 3 seat movement transmissions using shielded cables between motors and transmissions. Forward-back cable will not engage! Need source for replacement, repair, etc.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      These are dealer only sourced.
    • Jimm
      12/20/2013 Jimm
      Check these sources for the replacement adjustment cable; www.europarts.com, www.rockauto.com, www.pelicanparts.com, www.volvopartswebstore.com, www.swedishbricks.net, among many on-line sources. Prices vary - based on the specific cable and exact source.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Volvo 940 - Body & Interior - 12/19/2013
    Need power seat adjustment cable forward-back movement. Availability, source, price., etc.
    Seat adjusts via 3 motors driving 3 seat movement transmissions using shielded cables between motors and transmissions. Forward-back cable will not engage! Need source for replacement, repair, etc.
     
    • Jimm
      12/19/2013 Jimm
      Check these sources for the replacement adjustment cable; www.europarts.com, www.rockauto.com, www.pelicanparts.com, www.volvopartswebstore.com, www.swedishbricks.net, among many on-line sources. Prices vary - based on the specific cable and exact source.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Volvo S40 - Body & Interior - 12/16/2013
    Door Lock Won't Lock or Unlock
    How much is the lock to fix? Or what are the costs of the different scenarios it could be?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/16/2013 HouseCallAuto
      There is a problem most likely with the Central Electronic Module (CEM) or the connector going to it. This is likely NOT a DIY diagnostic.
  • Brassbob2
    Brassbob2 - 2002 Volvo V70 - Body & Interior - 12/12/2013
    I have a SRS Warning lamp lit." The red one that shows an airbag comming out " and an information message says urgent.
    In have used 4 diffrent OBD2 code scaners that do ABS and SRS but i have no fault codes. the light will not reset. How do i get it to go out so that i can pass state inspection. I am sure that the only reason it came on is I disconnected a cable harness under the ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/11/2013 HouseCallAuto
      The consensus on various forums I have checked is that the dealer has to do it with their proprietary scan tool, VIDAS
      HouseCallAuto
      12/12/2013 AutoMD Member
      Thanks House,
      Thats just about all I have found also. I am hoping that there is some little trick or that someone knows if it will go away on its own after a few dozen run cycles. i know that some cars will automaticly turn off lights after the Control Unit is shown that the problem is gone. i'm gonna wait a bit longer before i call a Volvo dealer about it.Dealer Shops are charging over 130 dollars an hour labor. and I am sure it take them TWO hours to correct it. Don't Need That! anyone else?
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/12/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Brassbob, after looking into this for like 30 minutes of reading and searching for answers I came to a decision that I would do if this were MY dilemma. Since there is a possibility that one day soon you may acquiesce to the $130 labor charge at Volvo, that would also mean I would as well. That being said I would rather spend the same money or even more to get a scan tool that will reset the SRS light. The Volvo factory tool is said to be VADIS but there are chinese knockoffs that are clones like this one >> "Volvo Dice Vida" , unless this was one of the ones you tried. This is under $100 with shipping and I have bought from AliExpress parent site before with no problem, just takes 2 weeks to get. http://www.aliexpress.com/.../1515564328.html
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Volvo 850 - Body & Interior - 12/10/2013
    Can't open back doors from outside or inside
    I have a 95 volvo 850 and the back doors wouldn't open from the inside or the outside. I got one of the doors to open from the inside (just had to replace the C hook that connected the door handle) and it opened fine from the inside. Well, of course right after i ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/10/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Door trim panel (or part of it) has to be removed by someone carefully so it is not destroyed in the process. Then the mechanism can be accessed to open the door.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Volvo 940 - Body & Interior - 12/8/2013
    Dome light and glovebox light don't work but when trying to turn light on my car won't stop dinging
    My car was completely fine, i went to a friends house, and about an hour later i got in my car to go home and my car wouldn't stop dinging, it sounded like the seatbelt dinger. then i found that the dome light wouldn't work, and the clock was off. So i opened the ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Volvo S60 - Body & Interior - 11/18/2013
    Hood has dropped down from right & left sides
    18,000 miles - leased I brought my car in to discuss a new lease agreement Mine expires in 2015 and the service agent noticed my hood at both sides had shifted off the corners. I never noticed this before, there has been no impact to the car and the only ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Volvo XC70 - Body & Interior - 11/7/2013
    No heat on passenger side
    The heat works on the drivers side but does not work on the passenger side. When I reduce the temperature to the minimum it does get colder but does not want to heat up.
     
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  • davidpenix
    davidpenix - 2004 Volvo S40 - Body & Interior - 10/15/2013
    Navigation doesn't work
    I just purchased a the Volvo indicated. It has the Navigation controls on steering column & has the Navigation DVD in glove compartment. Also appears to have the screen on dash, but nothing happens when the 'enter' button is pushed. Does this mean it is broke or not ...
     
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  • entu28
    entu28 - 1999 Volvo S80 - Body & Interior - 10/13/2013
    Check engine was lit and go to smog test station to renew registration,they give me a code and need to fix to pass.
    Hard to start and gas gauge still at 1/4 it's stop won't start,need to put gas before it will start.
     
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  • cptnstef
    cptnstef - 2000 Volvo V70 - Body & Interior - 8/26/2013
    I can not open the outside door to my gas filler cap
    Last week I filled my gasoline tank and had no trouble opening the cover to my gasoline filler cap. Today I tried to top off the gasoline. I pulled the small lever in my car door, interior, and there was no 'click' as I usually hear and the door did not open. I ...
     
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