Fuel gauge, rear door locks and trunk switch inoperative on Volvo S60

There is a computer that controls all these items and it's called the rear electrical module, or the "REM". To temporarily address this issue you can pull the fuse from the rear fuse box labeled "REM" and everything should start working again. 

Volvo has updated software for the REM that will help prevent this from happening again. See a Volvo shop or Dealer and have this and all the software in the vehicle checked and updated every 30,000 miles.

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Average mileage: 139,293 (96,000–172,000)
4 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
15 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
fuel gauge, rear door locks, trunk latch stopped working
2003 Volvo S6098,256
Trunk cannot open with remote nor with push-button on trunk lid itself.
2002 Volvo S60170,000
gas gage and gas door won't open
2003 Volvo S60172,000
The complete dash panel quit working. I.E: fuel gauge, clock, speedometer, cruise control.
2004 Volvo S60140,000
The back locks and trunk gas gage fuel door problem is common I found two now that its just a loose nut on battery connection just tighten it back down hope this hwlpa
Trunk lock doesn't work properly, fuel gauge stays on empty, draining battery, locks inoperative
2002 Volvo S60171,000
Same as described. For now reseating the 10amp REM fuse got it working again. Will get software update next time it's serviced.
The rear electrical module (REM) stops working. This affects the fuel gauge and trunk opening switch. Reset fuse's and reset relay's.
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