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Old Jul 1st, 2019, 18:36   #1
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Question Anti-skid temporarily disabled!

Hello Volvo Community,
So my 2009 Volvo XC90 in the last year or so has the DSTC warning light going on and off every now and again, but in the last month or so it stays constantly on, and the warning says "Rutschsicherung Vorübergehend Aus" (the infotainment language is in German) which I googled and it means "Anti-skid temporarily Off".
Do you have any idea what the fault could be?



P.S. I also have an "SRS airbag urgent service" warning, IDK if this has anything to do with the DSTC.

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Old Jul 1st, 2019, 20:11   #2
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Both errors have one thing in common: the steering angle sensor on the steering wheel, also called the clock spring.

Relatively easy replacement, best to fit new as 2nd hand parts may also be failing.
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Old Jul 10th, 2019, 13:05   #3
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Both errors have one thing in common: the steering angle sensor on the steering wheel, also called the clock spring.

Relatively easy replacement, best to fit new as 2nd hand parts may also be failing.
I you recon it’s a manageable diy. I’m pretty good with mechanics but not happy to mess with electrics and or airbag stuff (as in don’t want to make it blowup)
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Old Jul 12th, 2019, 14:47   #4
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Get yourself a copy of VIDA and double check every step of the instructions. Especially the battery part is critical, but if you do it step by step, you should be fine. Your dealer wouldn't do in any other way. Imho this is the safest way to do.
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Old Jul 18th, 2019, 14:47   #5
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I would consider myself as a reluctant car mechanic and I managed to swap the clock spring fine without any issues. You do sweat a bit when touching anything around the air bag, but with the battery disconnected i had no issues at all.

Google it, I found a very detailed procedure on the Sweedspeed website for replacing it.

Part should be new at around £200 - £230 pounds.

You will probably save around 60 -90 minutes of garage labour in doing it yourself, so well worth it.

But if you can get the engine codes and post them here, I can compare it with the codes that I saw. But from what you have described, it sounds like the steering angle sensor.
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Good advice but get the codes read with VIDA first just to be sure...

If the SRS and the ANTI-SKID warnings appears at the same time when the fault was intermittent then it's more likely... but best to check.

It's a DIY job and the airbag is not a worry, but disconnect the batter and when you re-connect the battery do so with the ignition in POS II (i.e. so the first time it is powered - you are not sat behind it...)

That's the recommended practice, but factually you never hear of airbags going off on their own and the connectors on them short out the firing mechanism when you remove the plug. However a bag going off at very close proximity in the wrong place can cause serious injury or worse - it's an small but unnecessary risk. The main issue is if the system is powered up with the airbag disconnected - it will cause a permanent error to be logged which you will need VIDA (or similar) to clear.
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Old Oct 16th, 2019, 17:39   #7
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hi james where can I get one from.....
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hi james where can I get one from.....
If you mean a system to get the codes, cheshired5 on this forum helped me out. Super helpful and excellent service!
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