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There's nothing wrong, that's your cruise control icon, it's lit when you activate cruise control. Cruise control won't do anything until you use the set button so it's not a problem, just turn cruise control off, the control is on a stalk left of the steering column. Cruise control buttons are usually on a stalk or the steering wheel. Mercs have an ...


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The symbol is for "Speed limit assist" and is based of a forward facing camera that allows detection of the speed limit and then possibly displays this on the multifunctional display. Information can be found at this site, under the "Steering Wheel( 12 button multifunction...)" > "Assistance menu" and subsequent links from within page.


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The basic answer to your question is: Yes To be more specific, I cannot tell you if it will work or not. It appears you already have the specific dash version you want. What you can do is install it and see if it will work. What is the worst which can happen? If you are not modifying anything to fit the different gauge cluster, all you have to do is ...


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It's an interior temperature sensor for cars with automatic A/C. This is on my car, a Mitsubishi Lancer it's not in the same location but it serves the same purpose.


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That light indicates the Exhaust Brake feature is active and will work to slow the vehicle when your foot is taken off the accelerator. The picture is meant to be a throttle plate in the closed position (the horizontal line with the dot in the middle) and air being stopped by the plate (the vertical lines). Here is a question on another site that describes ...


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If I understand you question correctly you want to install your own applications on your on-board computer. To do this you would need extensive reverse engineering and software development knowledge. You are looking at hundreds and most possibly thousands of man hours. You would be better of fitting a system designed with everything you need. I would say ...


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To me it sounds like you have electrical issues with your ECU, either because of water damage (and following oxidation) or because of damage to a wire harness. It is a good idea to have an appointment with a specialist because these issues usually are very vehicle specific and general service stations are usually not very well equipped for extensive ...


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Could it be that you need some plastic fasteners there? There are some photos from another volvo below. Perhaps you can tell if the holes have some threads or not if you look into them with flashlight. http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=184922 I found a parts diagram for your model but those holes are not mentioned :( http://www....


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The OBD-II port is going to be the best place to interface with the vehicle. This is where you'd pull the information you are talking about. Your Telematics unit is probably just tying in directly to the wiring instead of the port to leave it open for smog testing or other maintenance testing. Is it going to be a problem if we start occupying the OBD port?...


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Before doing anything - charge your car battery. Common problem of weird electrical issues is depleted battery (often because of it's age). If you have voltage meter (handheld multimeter or even lighter socket voltmeter, don't use the gauge test to get the voltage) you can check if the voltage is correct (should be above 12V when engine is not running and ...


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Often your type of problem is caused by a loss of ground to the dash. I'm not familar with your vehicle but you might try jumping a good ground to the dashboard when the problem occurs.


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Some of the newer cars automatically dim the instrument lighting when the ambient lighting changes. In other words, dim them at night so it is easier on the driver's eyes. Unsure if your car is equipped this way, but I did find where the adjustment knob should be. According to the Owner's Manual; The thumbwheel is located to the left of the steering ...


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Put your polarized sunglasses on, look at your LCD monitor, and tilt your head. (Or, for less neck stress, just hold the glasses in front of you and rotate them.) At certain angles, the display should be completely black. This is because most LCDs, without some sort of filter, emit polarized light. When the orientation relative to a filter - your sunglasses -...


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I used to work as a design/ quality/ manufacturing engineer for an automotive company. I once worked on a car that the owner complained had a premature airbag deployment. Myself and a couple of safety engineers reviewed the car at great length. The air bags had not been deployed at all. Turns out the owner stored a bunch of stuff on the top of his ...


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There should be a few screws holding the black trim in marked J in the diagram as well as two screws in the upper portion of the trim. Remove the trim and any connectors. There will be four screws holding in the cluster. Remove those and you can pull the cluster out.


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According to page 11 and 12 of the owner manual, there are two available gauge configurations. The one you described has the Shift Lever Position Indicator above the speedometer. There is another gauge cluster style, but it has the Shift Lever Position Indicator to the left of the speedometer.


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That appears to be Ford's 911 Assist. Perhaps being crossed out means the feature is non-functional.


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@Solar Mike's answer inspired my finding this: According to this website this symbol means speed limiter - which seems close to yours - at least the lollipop part of it.


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The gauges in the dash are actuated by motors. When you turn the vehicle on, they do their "power on self test" and start doing their thing getting the gauges set correctly. If one of them is having an issue, you could be hearing the scratching noise because of this. I had an '04 Suburban which had the speedo go bad and this is exactly what it sounds like. ...


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You can try to look for a battery drain as shown in this video by Scotty Kilmer. If you find any drain in the battery you can fix it and this may solve to whole problem. EDIT: In the video Scotty uses a test light (that you can buy in AutoZone for about $10) or a 1 Ohm resistor rated at 10 Watts and a voltmeter (In case you have one lying around, otherwise ...


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I had a similar problem in my old E39 M5, in that case it was possible to ignore the problem since the display was only informational. The biggest thing that concerns me with your failure is that you will not be able to check the oil level since if I remember correctly there is no dipstick on that car. Other issues I can think of would be not being able to ...


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They are so "uniformized" and include less-useful indicators because your interpretation of them being less-useful is incorrect. Unless you're driving the absolute latest development of a passenger car, a completely electric car like a Tesla, then these uniformized indicators are exactly what you want to have. In a piston engined car, as a driver you ...


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Actually you are saying opposite things. Older cars had more indicators, newer cars rely on ECU. Here's example (my cars): Opel Manta 1981 dash And my current car Peugeot 107 dash I prefer as many as possible, I want to know everything. But today you don't have to know how to fill the screen wash liquid to pass a theory and driving test. Cars are built ...


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As IHaveNoIdeaWhatI'mDoing stated in the comments, the buttons themselves have small LCD or OLED screens that allow them to change depending on some set of predetermined conditions. i.e. when the a/c is on, the button displays 'normal', and pressing it turns the a/c off, and when the a/c is off the button displays 'a/c' and pressing it turns the a/c on.


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The first thing to do is to learn more about what's happening during the initial "freak out." Here are some things to try: Working with a helper, listen very carefully as you switch it on and the gauges are freaking out. One possibility is that a relay is having trouble pulling in (which could be either a bad relay or a flaky signal to the relay). You're ...


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There's a few things that could have happened: Car manufacturer's are just horrible at keeping different engines different. Quite often, they will redesign an engine but still call it the exact same thing instead of adding a "rev 2," "B-spec" or "2nd gen" to the name or whatever. Toyota are particularly bad for this, as some of their more popular engines ...


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Plastic typically doesn't melt until very hot (325F for some of the lowest ones). For it to catch fire would be even higher. The risk of catching fire are very minimal considering automotive heaters do not get anywhere near that range. Typical vehicle heaters are in the range of 115F to 120F. The largest risk, IMO, is the item being forced out of the duct ...


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This really shouldn't be an issue, unless your daughter is missing the toy ;-) The toy is most likely just sitting some place in the ducting, never to be seen again. As long as it isn't a priceless heirloom, I don't think I'd worry too much about it. If you don't hear it rattling, even more of a plus. As for it catching fire, the HVAC system in a vehicle ...


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