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And yet, I have another problem with my S60R. Its an 04 with 101,000 on it and after driving it steadily for over an hour or so, it will buck once extremely hard and my gauges will almost go dead and then again a few miles later a little less hard. But today, it did it to me SEVERAL times and then finally it came up with an ABS warning, and said that there was an ABS failure, stop safely. Less than a minute later, the entire gauge console went dead, no lights no tach no speedo, no NOTHING. Even the 4C lights went off, but the car was still driving and everything FELT fine. Once I got home, I let it idle down for several minutes and shut the car down, when I fired it back up a couple of minutes later, it gave me a meassage about the SRS system and said that service was URGENT and thats where I am at!!!!<p>Has anyone had any similar problems or maybe be able to steer me in the right diagnostic direction? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Another problem!!! Any help???? (Overun73)

Sounds like you need a new drivers information modual (DIM). However, without VIDA, you've got no way to check it. The repairs to replace the instrument cluster which costs around $900. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Foreveradvanced at 6:59 PM 4-24-2009</i>
 

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Re: Another problem!!! Any help???? (Foreveradvanced)

LOL, new to the volvo seen here, what the heck is a DIM? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Another problem!!! Any help???? (Overun73)

Start from basics: battery and terminal connections, alternator. I don't think that it would be the entire instrument cluster. It sounded like my wife car when it started trowing all the errors but then it went into a limp mode. <br>My guess in your case - alternator.
 

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Re: Another problem!!! Any help???? (Foreveradvanced)

I did check the terminals and they were fine, the battery though, seems like its to small, it fits in the area but the hold downs are not touching it, I shimmed it up so it can't move anymore. I am going to bring it to the dealer on Monday but does anyone thing that the tests on the alternator that the parts stores do will tell me anything?
 

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Re: Another problem!!! Any help???? (Foreveradvanced)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Foreveradvanced</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can't be the alternator, because the car kept running.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>not really though...
 

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Re: Another problem!!! Any help???? (Overun73)

If you have the multimeter, check it yourself:<br>Here is a general guide:<p><A HREF="http://www.aa1car.com/library/charging_checks.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.aa1car.com/library/charging_checks.htm</A><p>Perhaps any members with similar experience might pitch in.<p>Good luck, let us know what you find.<br>
 

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Re: Another problem!!! Any help???? (Overun73)

Based on the number of different faults, I suspect you have a poor grounding issue on one of the modules. My first bet would be the CEM (Central Electronic Module). Grounding point for this module is bottom of left front door pillar.
 

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yeah poor ground or communication wire that is chafed saw this many times with a chaffed wire near the drivers seat track closest to the door or drivers kick panel like behind where you rest your left foot you woul dbe surprised how many times i have seen chaffed wire casue strange problems
 
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