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It is highly probable that the reason your car was reluctant to start was that the time you were running diagnostics had sapped some of the charge from the battery. The battery on the car will not charge unless the engine is running. It is unlikely that this device would harm your vehicle but it is theoretically (and practically) possible to do temporary ...


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To my knowledge there is no way a scanner can cause issues with your computer electronics. This device is a read only device. It doesn't change anything in your computer. It does, however, communicate with the computer. Through this communication it can give the computer commands, such as to clear the codes. This doesn't write anything to the computer, but ...


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The injector has a plunger/pintle which is controlled by an electromagnet. The humming you heard is from that. The plunger/pintle has a spring which pushes back against the electromagnet so when the power is shut off, the plunger will close and stop the flow of fuel. This causes the hum. Here is an example of how an injector is built: When the power is ...


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The most common reason for this is getting skin oil onto the bulb during changing of the bulb. This will kill most every bulb on the market today. This creates hot spots on the bulb which will cause the filaments to burn out at an accelerated rate. If you aren't already, use clean, new, nitrile gloves to keep the oil off. If you don't have nitrile gloves, ...


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No. The tool in and of itself cannot do any "harm" to the vehicle. If you were testing apps with the engine off, it is quite possible that the battery may have drained to the extent that it gave some hiccups while starting. Low fuel level may also be to blame here. However, If the vehicle has error codes present which are cleared with the tool, the ...


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Exhausts inside the car is not healthy at all. As someone said, perhaps another mechanic should be considered. As to the problem, it sounds like the exhaust pipe is leaking before the catalytic converter. The engine light would likely light up because of this, since the Lambda (Oxygen) sensor in the converter would be receiving less exhausts (and more ...


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Before you go off to the Stealership to have the bulb replaced, you may want to see if the bulb has lost connectivity at the plug. Since these are LED bulbs, they don't go bad very often or very fast. I believe you should be able to access the plug by removing the main headlight in your car. While this video shows you how to remove the main headlight, it's a ...


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The part image in the link shows three wires: green, white and black. Combining the image with this blogpost, which explains how to hardwire the 240 taillights, the green/blue is a signal wire for the turn indicator, black is ground. White is purportedly not used: Options at your disposal Source the connector pair and solder/crimp them in place ...


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The Volvo V60 does not have bulbs, but is illuminated by LED strips. They are moulded into the assembly. Because of the recent manufacture of your vehicle the after market will not yet have a pattern part for it. You will need to visit a Volvo dealer for a replacement.


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I think the easiest way to disable it would be to take the fob apart and put a very small piece of tape on the contacts for the button. This would make it so you could reverse this without too much issue if you decided to sell the car. Most car fobs (at least like the one you show in the link) will split in two to replace the battery. This also gives you ...


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It's probably the dimmer. To the left of the instrument cluster, next to the driver's side air vent, is a light dimmer slider. When they get old, they get finicky and the car thinks you have the dimmer set to "0" when they malfunction, so it thinks you want to turn off all the instrument lights. The problem is the slider mechanism which is these 3 tiny ...


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It is only possible if the OEM has a newer version available for the same configuration. Generally if you want to do it on your own I think it is not possible The mechanical design has to match the existing gearbox The automatic transmissions have electronics which are controlled by an ECU and this ECU has to work for the new AT that you want to install. ...


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Does the air blow cold? When refrigerant gets low air blows hot. You can always buy a can of refrigerant with the installation nozzle, check the pressure and if low fill or if not return for refund. This should help you start to diagnose your problem and check possibilities off the list. From my experience the heater/ AC controller can go bad, swapping ...


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Ultimately, traded it in for a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L. I had three estimates on the work, and the cost-benefit analysis demonstrated keeping the Volvo wasn't "worth" it. Considering the negative equity incurred by repairs, and that the car didn't meet my needs even with positive equity, it really was just time to let it go.


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There are two things I can think of. First, the car might have lost the remote. Meaning that it no longer recognizes that the remote and must relearn it (through programming or whatever). Second, it could just be that the remote is broken and no longer works. Do you have other remotes which work? Is there an indicator light on the remote showing it is ...


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Smoke is a white slight blue colour. At the gass station the attending and I both triple checked it. I was way over the full mark. I had driven the car and it was at temperature when switched off. This morning I pulled it out of the garage and then checked it three times and it was at the bottom stripe of the dipstick.


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Another surprisingly common problem is water in the headlight lenses (ie uin the unit iteslf), especially after heavy rainfall. It forms a puddle at the bottom of the unit until maybe you hit a bump or brake hard, then splashes up & hits the bulb itself .. zap! temperature difference upsets the bulb. Have a close look at the light units from the outside ...


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Agree with @mac & @ChrisMcKeown ... one of your sensors is telling your computer one of your wheels has stopped spinning and therefor is activating the traction control. Figuring out which wheel sensor is bad will be tough to figure out. If you don't have the right diagnostic equipment available to you, it will require a trip to the mechanic to get it ...


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The diagnostic plug is under the hood. Set the wire for the port you need to check. Hold the button down for 2 sec. then let it go. The light gone blink. 1 - 1 - 1 if there is no fault. Otherwise it will blink if something is wrong. Check all the connections in the diagnostic plug.


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I just experienced the same deal. However, the fix didn't entail any sort of weird mechanical voodoo. I just changed the battery on the key fob. The symptoms were the following: (1) was able to control door locks remotely, (2) the key hole would emit weird clicking sounds, (3) the status on the console read "Key Error". I called my trusted Volvo mechanic ...


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This "The vehicle speed sensor which plugs into the back of the differential" But Look under the rear of your Volvo at the differential cover you will see the wires going into your sensor on the cover. If the plastic/rubber sheathing covering the two wires (not the larger protective cover) has started to crumble and fall off at the sensor it will cause a ...



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