So you want to use a phone or tablet to access your Volvo’s codes, reset procedures, and all the goodies you’re locked out of without an expensive scan tool. Since the age of dedicated scan devices is over, you can now use devices you have, like smartphones and tablets. But you need a bridge, something […]
MVS Forums contributor ESL explains how to connect to your Volvo’s ECU via Bluetooth adaptors: Torque uses the standard OBDII emission diagnostics. If you can’t connect with Torque, the first thing I’d try to do with Torque is find a way to force it to use the ISO 9141-2 protocol. If you can somehow monitor […]
MVS Forums Member huzzsaba: Recently on a road trip, I filled up like I usually do at Canadian tire and got decent gas mileage that I usually get which is around 22 mpg. On the way back, I had to fill up at shell because there was no Canadian tire around, and I got the […]
A rare ECU failure, something that’s becoming more common in Volvo P80 models as they age. Here’s what it looks like from a diagnosis viewpoint. 1999 V70XC I’m stuck – I need ideas.
Here is a legacy list of various 850 repairs I’m moving to the VRD, for posterity. Replacement of entire sunroof system Member, atikovi was having trouble with the sunroof not working properly and decided to go to a junk yard and retrieve an entire unit- frame, motor, cables, etc. He then documented (with pictures) how […]