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Power Steering Module/Relay SOLVED

Hi!

I have a V70R 2004 with heavy steering as many others seem to have. Upon googling and searching this site it seems that the steering module/relay is almost always the culprit.

So I went to my local Volvo dealer to buy a replacement and it took the guy at the desk some time to find it as he wasn't able to find one with the P/N I had on my unit. When I got the steering module/relay it looked different, it has 9 pins instead of 6 like my old one. Is this an updated version or did I simply get the wrong part? It didn't seem to do anything for my steering issue anyway.

I'll link to the photos since I couldn't get them to not become humongous:

https://i.imgur.com/ty5q4ga.jpg - Side by side
https://i.imgur.com/vvPKHRa.jpg - Top
https://i.imgur.com/9eJ5cFO.jpg - Pinout

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

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I don't know for sure but especially considering it doesn't even have the same number of pins you should be able to conclude it won't function the same! Also do the dealers have a better reputation over there in Sweden because they are the worst choice when it comes to buying parts here in the states.
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-power-steering-control-module-genuine-volvo-31360215
When parked and in neutral, does your steering get lighter if you hold revs at like 3000rpm?
 

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Update: The steering is fixed! It wasn't the relay/module but the solenoid on the steering rack. But to anyone who may wonder in the future the NEW (black) relay works just as well as the old one, so if you buy it from Volvo and it has a few more pins it's nothing to worry about.

The solenoid is located just above the inner tie rod on the drivers side (LHD) and is super easy to replace by just jacking up the car and removing the wheel. Part number is: 30741754.
 
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