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My S40 & V40 guides

Posted Jan 12th, 2012 at 00:59 by gatos
Updated Sep 18th, 2012 at 00:00 by gatos

[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=127273"]GUIDE: Change front glass window & locking motor / mechanism[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?p=935714#post935714"]GUIDE: Wireless Lock Alarm components removal[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=132009"]GUIDE: How to replace the front seatbelt[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=141944&highlight=guide"]GUIDE: How to replace the Hazard Light Switch[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=142040&highlight=guide"]GUIDE: How to check if the VVT pulley has failed[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=141337&highlight=guide"]GUIDE: How to replace a Phase 2 S40 V40 manual gearknob[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=151720"]GUIDE: How to replace the heater resistor[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=151889"]GUIDE: How to replace the fuel pump / sender unit[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=151893"]GUIDE: How to replace the V40 aerial[/URL]
[URL="http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=162519"]GUIDE: How to replace the Drop Links (Anti Roll Bar Links)[/URL]
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  1. Old Comment
    That should read now works perfect....
    Posted Nov 15th, 2012 at 18:26 by Brogabroga Brogabroga is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Hi I have a 53 reg v40 td and experience a rattle from the engine when coasting along at approximately 2000rpm or accellerating gently. I have been told that it may be an injector possibly over-fuelling or not injecting the fuel correctly. I used some redex additive injector cleaner in the fuel and drove a further 600 miles but it made no difference. I have also been told that as this is a common rail engine repairs could be expensive. Any assistance would be gratefully accepted. Thank you.
    Posted Nov 22nd, 2012 at 13:46 by the losttribe the losttribe is offline
    Updated Nov 22nd, 2012 at 13:48 by the losttribe (Detail omitted)
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    Rear Shocks

    Hi,was just wondering if the rear shocks are still on the car,only I'm after some for my v40 sport lux,if so what would you for them. regards Brian.
    Posted Jan 17th, 2013 at 14:02 by mako01 mako01 is offline
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    Rear Shocks

    [QUOTE=mako01;bt9705]Hi,was just wondering if the rear shocks are still on the car,only I'm after some for my v40 sport lux,if so what would you for them. regards Brian.[/QUOTE]

    They are actually self-leveling Nivomats at the rear. However, they look a bit old and not sure how good they are. Saying that, the car drove perfectly fine when I drove it back with no odd noises etc.
    Posted Jan 17th, 2013 at 16:31 by gatos gatos is offline
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    can anyone help me with two heater panel bulbs fo my 20, air con02 V40, or where tio get them that isn't an arm & a leg??
    Also the black window trim that sits on the front NS top of the door panel - recent trip to the car wash has bent it up and snapped the mounting nibs
    Posted Feb 21st, 2013 at 11:07 by tjg123 tjg123 is offline
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    Excellent job. Thank you.
    Posted Mar 8th, 2013 at 19:47 by alpi alpi is offline
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    [QUOTE=tjg123;bt9749]can anyone help me with two heater panel bulbs fo my 20, air con02 V40, or where tio get them that isn't an arm & a leg??
    Also the black window trim that sits on the front NS top of the door panel - recent trip to the car wash has bent it up and snapped the mounting nibs[/QUOTE]

    Apologies, but I just saw your post. Have a look here: [url]http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=136600[/url]

    You can get 4mm 12V bulbs for a fraction of the price and fit them on your heater control panel. Also with regards to the trim, I have it, so if you are interested, let me know
    Posted Mar 8th, 2013 at 20:02 by gatos gatos is offline
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    [QUOTE=alpi;bt9770]Excellent job. Thank you.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks:)
    Posted Mar 8th, 2013 at 20:03 by gatos gatos is offline
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    Replace complete door

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to replace my drivers side door and wondered how easy it would be to swap to door lock cylinders over? thanks!
    Posted Apr 23rd, 2013 at 20:18 by evanstim2004 evanstim2004 is offline
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    Replace complete door

    [QUOTE=evanstim2004;bt9806]Hi everyone, I'm looking to replace my drivers side door and wondered how easy it would be to swap to door lock cylinders over? thanks![/QUOTE]

    Not too hard. I covered most of the process in this guide: [url]http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=127273[/url]

    Just take your time and you'll get it sorted.
    Posted Apr 23rd, 2013 at 20:31 by gatos gatos is offline
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    I have the chinese knock off lead and CD disc to go in my laptop my S-40 Volvo model 2002 petrol 1.9 ltre with turbo any body had experience with this unit , my main main ECU is very sick due an engine start on half flat battery , bugger ! thanks in advance ,,,,smeato
    Posted May 28th, 2013 at 03:32 by smeato smeato is offline
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    [QUOTE=smeato;bt9848]I have the chinese knock off lead and CD disc to go in my laptop my S-40 Volvo model 2002 petrol 1.9 ltre with turbo any body had experience with this unit , my main main ECU is very sick due an engine start on half flat battery , bugger ! thanks in advance ,,,,smeato[/QUOTE]

    Yes, I am actually using the chinese DICE and had no problem at all reading quite a few S40 and V40s from 1998 to 2004. What exactly is your problem? Maybe try posting in the S40 V40 section [url]http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=17[/url] and see what other people say. What is wrong with your ECU? Are you sure it is not the ECU that is at fault and instead it is a wiring problem. If it is indeed your ECU, then I do have a spare one together with the immobiliser box keys etc.
    Posted May 28th, 2013 at 23:57 by gatos gatos is offline
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    Well finally got the software and RS232 adaptor up and running the Chinese DICE unit but now find it won't comunicate with the AMS2000 ECU model is 2002 Volvo S40 1.9 ltr petrol with turbo anyone had the same experience
    the little LED on the plug that goes into the fault finding plug at the centre panel , I am in Australia so not sure where to go thanks Gatos for your speedy reply cheers all
    Posted May 30th, 2013 at 10:35 by smeato smeato is offline
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    [QUOTE=smeato;bt9852]Well finally got the software and RS232 adaptor up and running the Chinese DICE unit but now find it won't comunicate with the AMS2000 ECU model is 2002 Volvo S40 1.9 ltr petrol with turbo anyone had the same experience
    the little LED on the plug that goes into the fault finding plug at the centre panel , I am in Australia so not sure where to go thanks Gatos for your speedy reply cheers all[/QUOTE]

    Why are you using an RS232 adaptor? Not sure if DICE was designed for this. Have you tried using the USB directly to your computer? That should work with no problems.

    Can you also let me know what version of VIDA you are using? If by any chance you are using 2012B, then you need to upgrade the firmware of the DICE in order for it to talk to VIDA. I had this problem last time and I had to download "dicefw561.exe" and upgrade the firmware.
    Posted May 30th, 2013 at 19:42 by gatos gatos is offline
 

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