Excellent. Now I can move the shifter. BUT, my battery is totally drained. I have it on the charger for overnight to see if the car will start and I will pick up a new battery tomorrow just to make sure while I try.Ahhhh....this looks interesting! I'm trying this for sure!! Thank you!
Good point and thanks for the tip. Yes, the car can rock back and forth when in N and not in P, so the transmission appears to be in P.You can check to see if the XC is in park by putting it in neutral, and try to push it. Then put it in park, and try to push it. There has to be some sort of electrical fault going on here. On the dash, does it indicate you're changing gear? If you're handy, pull out the plastics around the shifter and look for obvious garbage, dirt, grime, etc. Get some electronics contact cleaner, and hose the contact track for the shifter down. Same with any connection leading to the shifter that has connectors or open connections whatsoever.
Edit: none of this should be hard, I've had to do most of my electrical gremlin chasing in parking lots far away from home. You should be able to do this with minimal tooling. Taking it to the dealer, they're just gonna shotgun some parts after reading the ViDA codes and call it a day. They won't track it down, and try to rectify it before replacing the entire shifter assembly for gratuitous amounts.
Having owned several Volvos and as a fellow XC60 owner I am sorry you have had so much trouble with yours. I do not see where you mentioned the year yours is, but I would hope that the dealer would pick up your towing costs if nothing else.So...it's been 2 weeks and my XC60 hasn't started yet. I'm going to get it towed over 200kms to the dealer and hopefully that TSB will take care of it!
I'm frustrated that I can't do it myself and hope that these first 3 months of ownership won't reflect on my whole time with this vehicle. Will advise what they find.
Thanks for all the tips!!
Thanks Reward2. My vehicle is a 2011 and I do hope this isn't a sign to come. Hmmmm...I really can't see the dealer picking up the tab for the tow...but we'll see how it goes!Having owned several Volvos and as a fellow XC60 owner I am sorry you have had so much trouble with yours. I do not see where you mentioned the year yours is, but I would hope that the dealer would pick up your towing costs if nothing else.
Thanks Michael. I have now pulled the fob out of the dash. Since this is the push button start and the one with the wireless start (the key doesn't need to be in the ignition to start), I don't believe that there is a mechanical 'link' between the steering wheel and the iginition, as we remember typical cars work.The steering lock will only work when the key is removed so as the key is stuck in the ignition, the lock won't engage. There has to be something wrong with the shifter as the light indicating what gear you are in doesn't light up when ignition point 2 is engaged. I couldn't tell from the video if your starter motor was clicking when you tried starting but if you do hear a click then it is possible that the battery cable from the + to the starter motor is faulty.
Hi MartinS,Did you get Vida going? Vida will tell you if the car thinks it is in N or P, or perhaps there is a faultcode on the gear selector switch?
I do think there is something wrong with the gear selector, or that SW issue that you found som information about.
What happens when you press the startkey for 2-3sec without having a foot on the brake? When the start key is pressed for a few seconds, without the brake depressed, it's like the Accessories come on, including headlights. Then when I press again, most goes out, but then after about 5 seconds, the headlights come back on. I usually have to disconnect the battery in order to turn the headlights off.
Good luck, and let us know how you get on.