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(and V70) - Software Driven Electronics - eBay users beware!

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Old Sep 2nd, 2007, 15:19   #11
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What about an ECU? Can that be recoded to work in another car?
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Old Sep 4th, 2007, 22:34   #12
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Does anyone know if the Rear Electronic Module (REM) can be switched out from one car to another car? Or are they assigned to a specific car?
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recentley swoped my radio and it has a few problems like stering wheel controlls dont work can this be sorted at the local volvo garage ?


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Software Driven Electronics.

Most electronic main units on post 2000 model year cars once fitted and the software uploaded to them become chassis specific - in other words THEY WILL NOT WORK IN ANOTHER VEHICLE.

These include radio/stereo head units (AUM), CD players (IAM), self dipping rear view mirrors (UEM), speedo heads (DIM) and several others to name but a few.

The dealers cannot over write the software in these units. Also second hand integrated key fobs (KIR) cannot be re-programmed to another car even by the dealers. Although these need a software download to be programmed, the dealer also needs the two unique codes that are supplied with the original packaging for each remote. These codes are not kept on record.
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I am very cynical that these software issues will render a programmable part useless for another vehicle. I am not a Volvo expert but I do have an electronics/computing/programming background. In support of my cynicism, take a peek at the following thread.
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Hi,

Depends on the type of memory/module and what equipment you likely have to read and or write to x module..

Hack it and you'll likely mess things up..
I would assume this sort of conversation, being a bit more specialised, would be more appropriate on an associated electronics forum..

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And the display won't light up either
you could try taking the lighting control module from the donor car. My radio (The original) wasn't lighting up and neither was any of the dash, door panels etc, bought a new LCM from ebay and it fixed it all just a thought

The potentiometer in the module on mine was burnt out, Volvo don't seem to have too much luck with potentiometers!! The ETM being refferenced here :P hope this helps someone
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so that wouldnt work then?
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