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So I'm driving along yesterday when all of a sudden the entire dash goes out, and some rather odd clicking was coming from the electronic control module under the dash. All of the warning lights on the dash flashed, including brake failure, SRS, check engine, etc. The car never stalled nor died and the headlamps came on, even though they were off (I have previously had the DLR turned off). I pulled over and shut the car off. I waited about a minute and truned the key but no lights. Once I attempted to start the car everything seemed to work just fine, however I now have an SRS fault that was not there before that will need to be reset.<p>Does anyone have the slightest bit of information on what this could possibly be. All fuses are secure, all relays/modules are secure, and the car has been flawless since new last November. I am also fully aware of the vehicles multiplex wiring system, having studied it fully before installing the Alpine multimedia system you may have read about in the features section of this site. I just can't seem to figure out what kind of fluke would leave a SRS fault.<p>It's been in for a few oil changes even though it just turned 9000 miles. Other than general maintenance, it has been a wonderful V70 T5. <p>Thanks for any feedback here gang!<p>Mike
 

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Re: Electrical Problem (mtbikr)

wow...what a strange thing to happen! I wonder (and I am willing to bet) that it has to do with a failing module and/or software gone bad...<p><br>Yannis
 

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Hey gang!<p>Took the V70 in on Monday to a Bellingham, WA dealer and they upgraded the software due to a known issue with instrumentation going out during driving. Minor but they were concerned about it tripping the SRS fault. They explained that possibly due to the installation of my Alpine multimedia system that this could happen, unconfirmed from Volvo but thier best guess. I had brought paperwork from my Portland dealer showing a diagnostic run after the install of the Alpine system and an all clear, meaning the stereo install was not a problem at all. They are at a loss but backed down on the stereo as a possible problem. Two days and so far no problems. Will keep you all posted.<p>Mike
 

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Re: Electrical Problem (mtbikr)

is this your car?<p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/features/tech/multimedia_v70/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.swedespeed.com/features/tech/multimedia_v70/index.htm</a>
 

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Yes it is..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Questions?<p>Mike
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Will keep you all posted.<p>Mike<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Mike,<p>I am glad everything worked out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Have you done any updates to your multimedia system since we last talked? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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Hey Drew!<p>Upgrades at this point, not really. I relocated the CD Changer from under the cargo area (for access reasons when travelling with dogs or groceries) to the factory installed location behind the left side wheel well, below the REM. I purchased the installation kit from Volvo, which included a mounting bracket, rear panels to accomodate the bulk of the changer. Now all I have to do is remove the REM cover (where you would access the driver's side tail lamps, and change up the CD cartridge. It's so much better. I'll send some pics. <p>Also, I installed a Motorola hands free cell phone kit including the Volvo microphone that mounts to the headrest.....that was a chore!!! But it's so great and allows me to talk on the phone with great reception, it mutes the stereo on calls and looks great mounted to the space to the left of the CVA-1005. <p>I would like to do some updating of the story I worked with you on as a lot of questions I receive culd be answered with a dew updates......are you game? I also have some nice full length pics of the car with the Heico sport (dual) exhaust and the S60 eggcrate grill I installed. Looks good!<p>Let me know. Nice to hear from you.<p>Mike
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>I would like to do some updating of the story I worked with you on as a lot of questions I receive culd be answered with a dew updates......are you game? I also have some nice full length pics of the car with the Heico sport (dual) exhaust and the S60 eggcrate grill I installed. Looks good!<p>Let me know. Nice to hear from you.<p>Mike<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Mike,<p>For sure, that story turned out superb. Doing an update would be very cool. I will shoot you an email on this.<p>-Drew
 

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Off subject, but something earlier in the thread prompted me to reply.<p>Up until two days ago, I wouldn't have been able to point to Bellingham on a map. Now, I, and everyone else here in the DC area, know exactly where it is.<p>Thankfully, it seems the Sniper spree is over (the rest area where they arrested those two is just 10 miles from my home).
 

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Did you have to replace the existing headrest to add the boom mic or is the mount integrated into all v70 head restraints?<p>I am contemplating replacing the head restrint on my v70r to add the speaker/mic combo but this is starting to get expensive. If I can add the mic without too much work that might be the way to go and route the sound through the front speakers.
 

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There is a kit that can be ordered that replaces the insides of the headrest while adding the mic boom and speaker. It's very easy, except for trying to re-zip the headrest cover back together. <p>Mike
 

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I have seen the kit - about $180 from Brentwood volvo. It sounded like you added the mic and not a speaker.<p>The big question is - did you spend the additional $180 to get new leather (punched for the speaker) or did you modify your existing leather upholstery somehow?<br>
 

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The kit comes with a punch to create the hole to use the existing headrest cover. The cost is in the actual NEW headrest they send which accomodates the speaker and mic that come with the kit.<p><br>Mike
 

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I see the punch for the microphone but what about punching holes (around 100 tiny holes in the factory headrest with on call plus) for the speaker? or did you just leave solid leather over the speaker?
 

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I left it without the smaller holes and it is fine.<p>Mike
 
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