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Got my new 04 V70 today. At first, I thought that I really needed a new set of rear shocks as at highway speeds it seemed to twerk.
After I got home and checked the tire pressure, I found that the rears were about 35 psi, and the fronts were 42 psi. I reset them to the recommended 32 front and 30 rear.
Will see if that fixes my twerking problem.

Couple of other points, the dash is really dim with the adjustment wheel doing nothing, is this a common problem? Also, the steering wheel has a bad squeak when turning, any recommendations for fixing that?

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Where in MD?
hopefully you have stability again. Not a problem with brightness on any of my p2s.
interior squeak or outside?
Got my new 04 V70 today. At first, I thought that I really needed a new set of rear shocks as at highway speeds it seemed to twerk.
After I got home and checked the tire pressure, I found that the rears were about 35 psi, and the fronts were 42 psi. I reset them to the recommended 32 front and 30 rear.
Will see if that fixes my twerking problem.

Couple of other points, the dash is really dim with the adjustment wheel doing nothing, is this a common problem? Also, the steering wheel has a bad squeak when turning, any recommendations for fixing that?

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Baltimore.
It feels better with the proper pressures. Prior owner stated he had replaced the front struts with OEM pieces at some time during the 3 years he owned it. To me it feels "crashy" over the lousy streets in Baltimore, worse than my BMW feels.
To be more specific it is the odometer and info center that is dim and hard to read in daylight. At night it is perfectly readable.
The squeak is coming from the steering column, like something is rubbing or maybe a bearing or the clock spring.
 

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The squeak is most likely the boot on your steering column where it meets the floor. It if gets put together wrong after work then it will do that...
 

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Charm City roads can be harsh. The VR doesn't go there often...
Maybe a bulb(s) is/are dying? I think a cluster is swap-able but do <=04
Doubt Clockspring but maybe? There is a knuckle down by pedals at firewall - maybe some lube?
Baltimore.
It feels better with the proper pressures. Prior owner stated he had replaced the front struts with OEM pieces at some time during the 3 years he owned it. To me it feels "crashy" over the lousy streets in Baltimore, worse than my BMW feels.
To be more specific it is the odometer and info center that is dim and hard to read in daylight. At night it is perfectly readable.
The squeak is coming from the steering column, like something is rubbing or maybe a bearing or the clock spring.
 

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New question, it is possible to program a used remote to my car?

My car only came with the black valet key.
 

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Not cheap, but yes. Dealer. I think someone recently said ~400?
New question, it is possible to program a used remote to my car?

My car only came with the black valet key.
 

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How many miles? Was the PO nice enough to provide records? Nevermind, gave you a verbal approximation on those front struts. I bet the LCA rubber is toast on both sides. OEM is the way to go. People have gotten aftermarket before and regretted it nearly immediately. If mileage resembles average for the age, it may be time for a good amount of front and possibly rear suspension to get done. OE rubber seems to last only about as long as the timing belt and tensioner.
 

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Have a little over 141k miles. Haven't been underneath yet.
He is supposed to be sending me his reciepts none from prior owners. He had the timing belt done, if he hadn't I would have had one on order.
 

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tensioner and idler pulley too? They are more prone to fail than the belt. WP is a good 140K mile part. I've committed to replacing mine every other belt/tensioner/pulley change.
 

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A lot of that kind of stuff comes down to who did it. Dealer and Volvo specialist would know to change it all - its all inside the OEM belt kit. Joe Schmo's all-makes repair shop would probably just replace the belt.
 

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welcome to the wonderful world of Stage 0.... :geek:
 

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Another question.
My low beam headlights and tail lights are both on with the headlamp switch in both the on and off position. In the middle position the headlamps go out.
If this normal?
 

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Another question.
My low beam headlights and tail lights are both on with the headlamp switch in both the on and off position. In the middle position the headlamps go out.
If this normal?
 

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I’m not the designer… lol
But on the vr the xenons light up in the 12 o’clock ALL the time and the DRLs light up in the 9 o’clock all the time but in dark conditions the xenons will flip over automatically. I suspect it’s because of that and the rest of the p2s followed suit.
Then why have the two positions?
 
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