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1999 T5 MT
ETM warning dashboard light came on. Sounds like this will be an expensive fix. Anyone knows about how much this will cost.

Sad day.

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ETS light doesn’t mean etm specifically. Could be dirty brake pedal position sensor too.

I have a Volvo oem updated contactless sensor etm for sale that would be a plug and play solution on your car for $100 if you want to throw parts at it.
 

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+1 on what Scottish said. If the car is running properly its probably the pedal switch. The ETS light comes on occasionally on my black S70 and its definitely the switch. The only problem i know of when this happens,,, is the cruise control wont work.
 

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Amazing!

Yea I didn't notice any acceleration issues when the light came on.

Will the OBD2 sensor be able to point out the problem accurately?

I can't imagine life without turbo lag, but it has 280+ miles and i'm scared the electronic parts will start to bust.

I had the engine switched a few years ago.



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Wait... Could this be a the clutch pedal issue?

This all makes sense now.

My wagon would not start a couple of weeks ago. Nothing electronic would work.

Took it to a buddy and he found the issue was related to the clutch sensor that won't let the car start unless clutch is pressed.

My buddy bypassed the sensor (in the fuse box) so the car was able to start.

Could be that the warning light is on because of the hack in the fuse box.

I'll research the clutch pedal sensor now thanks!





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Wait... Could this be a the clutch pedal issue?

This all makes sense now.

My wagon would not start a couple of weeks ago. Nothing electronic would work.

Took it to a buddy and he found the issue was related to the clutch sensor that won't let the car start unless clutch is pressed.

My buddy bypassed the sensor (in the fuse box) so the car was able to start.

Could be that the warning light is on because of the hack in the fuse box.

I'll research the clutch pedal sensor now thanks!





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Certainly. Car needs to know clutch position to change the torque limits as you shift
 

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Scan with a VIDA to be sure. ETM is not hard to fix though new parts is expensive. I replaced twice on my car, with used one from ebay. It still runs as of today.
Labor could be a few hours if you can't DIY. Just need to take out air box, fan, disconnect some wire harnesses to reach it.
 

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Scan with a VIDA to be sure. ETM is not hard to fix though new parts is expensive. I replaced twice on my car, with used one from ebay. It still runs as of today.
Labor could be a few hours if you can't DIY. Just need to take out air box, fan, disconnect some wire harnesses to reach it.
Interesting.
Do you didn't have to reprogram the new ETM?

I saw a video on YouTube that... The way I understood it, if I was to replace my ETM I will have to take the car to the dealership so that they can program the new one.

Thanks for the info.

Anyhow... I replaced the clutch sensor.

The dashboard light ETS light went away.

Still car won't start without your cable hack my buddy did in the fuse box.

This is what my fuse box looks now.

I no longer have to push the clutch in to start the car.


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you do not have to reprogram the etm when you swap it.
 

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As I understand, ETM from turbo engine can be used on turbo engine as is.
And non-turbo for non-turbo.

And it is not expensive if you don't need brand new parts. I replaced it twice by myself, used parts is from $100 to $200.

ETM problem could be intermittent some times. If you can get a VIDA DICE ($100 from third party), a quick scan will show you which module is problematic.

Interesting.
Do you didn't have to reprogram the new ETM?

I saw a video on YouTube that... The way I understood it, if I was to replace my ETM I will have to take the car to the dealership so that they can program the new one.

Thanks for the info.

Anyhow... I replaced the clutch sensor.

The dashboard light ETS light went away.

Still car won't start without your cable hack my buddy did in the fuse box.

This is what my fuse box looks now.

I no longer have to push the clutch in to start the car.


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