SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,411 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I washed and waxed my car yesterday and once I finished I pulled my car into my parking space. (Car runs just fine)

About 2 hours later I get in my car to go pick up my buddy, and I turn the key

and the windshield wipers turn on full speed, none of the electronics turn on

including the dash,radio, etc... My car wont even turn over, and when I turn the

key all the way to key position 3, it makes this whirring noise for a few seconds

then goes away after I turn the key back to Key Position 1. So I break out my

lucky wrench and lug nut (3/4) and take off the negative battery connector, I

start the car and it turns on like nothing has happened. I turn the car off,

reconnect the negative battery connector and drive off.... I'm scared Im going

to be stranded in the middle of nowhere now.

This has to be my ECU Right?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,762 Posts
Re: My ECU on the fritz (Kallvin22)

Quote, originally posted by Kallvin22 »
So I break out my

lucky wrench and lug nut (3/4) and take off the negative battery connector, I

start the car
and it turns on like nothing has happened.

How did you do this?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
489 Posts
Check to see if your wipers still work. This is exactly what happened when my HIDs discharged.

ECU problems are not that common and there is more likely a different electrical culprit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,411 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: My ECU on the fritz (sanatarium)

Quote, originally posted by sanatarium »


How did you do this?

I don't know, I thought what the heck.. And the car seemed fine, no warning mesages or anything.... Hmm

and yes the wipers still work
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,417 Posts
Re: My ECU on the fritz (Kallvin22)

A few of these ECU stories have seemed eerily similar to my story. If that's the case, the dealer will say that your intake caused the problem since the ECU was exposed in the engine bay rather than in the stock airbox. Good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,411 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: My ECU on the fritz (Revolve40)

Quote, originally posted by Revolve40 »
A few of these ECU stories have seemed eerily similar to my story. If that's the case, the dealer will say that your intake caused the problem since the ECU was exposed in the engine bay rather than in the stock airbox. Good luck.

Well I should take that CAI out of my sig until I get my new one by s40 boy http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

I am back to the stock intake right now so hmmm, I'm not covered under warranty and I have 93k miles
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
486 Posts
my left rear window opened out nowhere, while driving on freeway, and it scared the crap out of me... it never happened again... ghosts? ECU?
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top