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Rear gate open warning + alarm randomly triggered = rear hatch wiring loom problems

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Rear gate open warning + alarm randomly triggered = rear hatch wiring loom problems

Post by zanzabar » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:40 pm

Few weeks ago I started getting the warnings that the rear hatch was open. Last night the alarm started going off for no reason. Happened twice so I knew it must be that the car thought the rear gate was getting opened after the alarm was armed. Based on this thread: http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... ch#p236573 I knew it must be related.

Today I opened up the wiring and found this: Image

The pink wire was completely separated, and several of the others were nearly there as well. I reconnected them and taped up best I could and all is well now.
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Re: Rear gate open warning + alarm randomly triggered = rear hatch wiring loom problems

Post by abscate » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:53 pm

Is this on your 2007?
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Re: Rear gate open warning + alarm randomly triggered = rear hatch wiring loom problems

Post by zanzabar » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:36 pm

Yeah, 2007. California car, pretty gently used too.

I released the loom from the ziptie that connected it onto the inside of the D pillar. My theory is that will allow the wires to bend on a larger arc and not so sharply which may have led to the fatigue at the bend.
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