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Volvo S80 Steering Wheel Module (SWM) May Stop Working

Volvo S80 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 139,011 mi (61,000 mi - 244,000 mi)


The steering wheel module (SWM) stops working, this affects the turn signals, horn, cruise control, and audio buttons on the steering wheel.

  •  Rookie

    cruise control, audio controls suddenly went out on steering wheel module

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  • mike s80, , 170,000 mi

    MY s80 19999 stearing wheel module stop workin no lights no indicators i have tried all established tips like removing the fuse and diconnecting the battery have fail...please help me with solution.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Same as above. Turn signals aand steering wheel "buttons" went out. Fuse # 22 was not blown. I replaced it and the system reset itself. All work properly now. Easy fix. Thx.

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  • Visitor, , 112,000 mi

    stering whell controls go out. I pulled the fuse out and put it back in and it reset. It happens once every 3 months.

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  • Visitor, , 164,044 mi

    replaced fuse #23. The fuse wire between the two prongs was missing a section. Once I replaced the car starting functioning properly. I now have a turn signal, cruise control, radio volume, normal car illumination.

    Thanks for the advice from the board.

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  • Megamack, , 230,000 mi

    This problem was solved 3 times by disconncting the battery but then the SWM went totally dead.

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  • Visitor, , 81,000 mi

    Turn signals and audio stopped I was trying to sell it. Going back to try and disconnect battery termins, clear system and replace the fuse. Hopefully this works.

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  • Marc Mac, , 67,000 mi

    I have the same problem once in a while and I just plugg out the battery an afer that It's ok!

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    Sometimes no cruise, sometimes no signals, somtimes no info center.
    Disconnect battery or r & r #22 fuse.
    Could happen again on next drive or maybe not again for a year.
    been going on for 5 years now.
    I still love my S80

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    SWM stopped working twice 20 months ago. Just turning off ignition would work.

    It just stopped working today. And previous solution does not work. Here is my plan:
    1) swap fuse #22
    2) disconnect car battery for 30 seconds
    3) Change SWM

    UPDATE: tried step 1 - did not work.

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