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2002 Volvo S60 Question: Electronic Issues

 

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Tessie, w/o Turbo, Wilmette, IL, November 19, 2009, 09:06
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1. I there a way to turn off the headlights for daytime driving. The bulbs burn out too often.

2. The instrument panel goes black with no instruments working. I was quoted $1,300.00 to replace it. Is there a cheeper way to remedy the problem?

What do the following fuse titles refer to: BCM, RTI Display, Central Electronic Module, SRS and ECM?

Thank you.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 19, 2009, 09:29
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    Hello,
    1. You need to take the car to a Volvo Dealership, or an independent shop that has the computer that can re-program the headlight settings.
    2. Without diagnosing the problem, I can't say. Did they say what they are replacing and why?
    3. BCM - Body Control Module = Controls the ABS and traction control systems.
    RTI - Road/Traffic Information= GPS system
    CEM - Central Electronic Module = Your vehicle has a network of on-board computers, and the CEM is the main computer for that network.
    SRS - Supplemental Restraint System = This controls all the airbags and seat belts
    ECM - Engine Control Module = Controls the operation of the engine

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    Tessie, November 19, 2009, 09:44
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    Re: #2 - I was told that I would need a DIM ($938.00)and a SW ($63.00) plus tax = $1,081.00. Labor would be 2.5 hours @ $90.00 per hour.

    Thanks again.

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    Bret Bodas, November 19, 2009, 10:25
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    Hey Tessie,
    There are companies that repair instrument panels. They normally deal with vehicles that have common failures, and I don't know of the DIM on the S60 failing very often.
    I would still contact them and see if they have any info, here is their site:
    http://www.modulemaster.com/en/services/instrument_clusters.php
    I have a few questions:
    a) Is this a Volvo Dealership?
    b) Independent Volvo Shop?
    c) Did the shop check all the literature from Volvo? Technical Service Bulletins? Recalls? Volvo Tech Net Notes (available at dealer only)?
    The reason I ask is, this may be a known issue, and some of these can either be addressed with new software or by other means. It still may need a DIM, but you just want to make sure they have gone through the appropriate diagnosis before replacing such an expensive part.
    Bret

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    Tessie, November 19, 2009, 12:51
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    The quote was from an independent Volvo Tech shop.
    Volvo USA said that they could "work something out" if I had regular dealer service records, which I don't.

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    Bret Bodas, November 19, 2009, 13:17
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    Here is another company you should check out: http://www.bba-reman.com/catalogue/index.aspx
    They're a UK company but have a rebuilding facility here in the US. I don't believe they have a fix for this issue, but contact them anyway.

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    July 21, 2012, 13:18
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    Yes you can have them change the headlight settings by making a software adjustment. I bought a 2002 S 60 in 2005 and they charged me $250 to do this. I would think that this can be negotiated or taken elsewhere and done. As far as the dashboard module my price to fix this in 2011 was $1200. There is no way around that that I can see. When I had the module replaced the car had about 185k miles on it.

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