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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:19 pm 
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The dashboard is unresponsive no heated seats, no air conditioning, no rear screen heater, the lights on the dash work, the things mentioned flash on and off on the dash, I cannot demist the screen or rear window. Also when you lock the car the indicators do not flash on and off as usual.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:20 pm 
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Fuses/relays first.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:23 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Fuses/relays first.


Thought fuses but the dash lights are flashing, what are relays?

Alison

Sorry for ignorance

Alison


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Do you have a manual? It will show you where everything is, relays usually in engine bay. They are a remote switch for items needing a high current that would burn out a wee switch in your dash area.

Probably better looking for a Volvo forum, people on there would take you through all the checks and would know the usual suspects.

Once you know a model you can usually get to the heart of things quickly.

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nothing to add further, from what's been said, but get yourself on www.volvoforums.org.uk and I guarantee you'll get all the help you need.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:12 am 
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+ 1,good forum,IIRC theres a control module under the dash which controls most dash related stuff


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sounds like a damp control module.


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Also consider the ignition switch (the actual switch portion of it), and that your battery is ok.


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Good forum. I would consider checking the wiring loom under the radiator, this is a well known fault. This happened to my v40.


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Well we gave up finding the fault ourselves so it went to the Volvo specialists first thing this morning, they have just told my husband that they have yet to find the fault, I hope they find it before the labour bill hit's the roof :(

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