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Both of my rear brake lights went out (3rd one works) 2003 2.5l awd shop says its not the bulbs, fuses or relay, but it needs a new "REM" ?? about $750.00 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> intalled to get the brake lights to work...ugh!!! Anyone know of where one could get a used/salvaged electrical part of this nature? or atl east cheaper?<br>part # 8696098 /8491291.<p>thanks!!
 

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Re: REM - Brake lights (piperw1!)

The first part number can be had here <A HREF="http://www.myswedishparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.myswedishparts.com</A> for 397.58<p>The second part number wont work, but I'm sure it exists and someone in the parts world will chime in here and help ya out.<p>Tim <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: REM - Brake lights (piperw1!)

i believe that once a rem is used (downloaded) to a specific car, it cannot be used for another car - it can only be downloaded once ...probably have to bite the bullet and buy a new one
 

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Re: REM - Brake lights (Majisto)

Rear electronic module I believe...<p>Tim
 

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Re: REM - Brake lights (piperw1!)

I assume your service department has made this diagnosis from OBD hook-up, but assuming they are wrong there are some things I might try first before spending $750. I think I would change the fuse even if it looks good. Here is the location of the fuse. <A HREF="http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2003/2003_XC90/03xc90_09b.htm#pg145" TARGET="_blank">http://new.volvocars.com/owner...pg145</A> It is fuse 3 in the cargo compartment and is 15A. Also I would try and remove the bulbs and clean the contacts and apply dielectric grease. The final thing I would consider doing is disconnect the battery in attempt to reset the REM. You should wait at least 5 minutes after the last run cycle before doing this.<p>Disclaimer: My picture is used in the dictionary with the Murphy's Law entry
 

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Re: REM - Brake lights (piperw1!)

is it possible to "jump" REM and route the signal directly from the switch to the lights?
 
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