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What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by - Pete - » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 pm

erikv11 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:50 pm
the key wouldn't turn!
This morning I Dremeled open the steel plate underneath the lock cylinder, dropped out the broken pin, 40 minutes later the car was back on the road.

Hopefully this fix is enough, I didn't see any other pieces jammed up or floating around in there.

Hey Erik, would you mind elaborating on this a little? I've encountered the "can't turn key" scenario several times, but have always been able to turn the wheel hard one way or the other to allow the lock to clear the tumbler (or whatever it's called).

You can also wire it to the accessories connector, maybe it's the pink wire that dims with the dimmer switch? Don't remember ...

On this, are you referring to the 12V accessory (lighted bezel)?


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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by erikv11 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:03 pm

- Pete - wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 pm
erikv11 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:50 pm
the key wouldn't turn!
This morning I Dremeled open the steel plate underneath the lock cylinder, dropped out the broken pin, 40 minutes later the car was back on the road.

Hopefully this fix is enough, I didn't see any other pieces jammed up or floating around in there.

Hey Erik, would you mind elaborating on this a little? I've encountered the "can't turn key" scenario several times, but have always been able to turn the wheel hard one way or the other to allow the lock to clear the tumbler (or whatever it's called).
I'm talking about when the ignition cylinder is stuck, so the key won't turn one way and/or the other, cylinder can be at any position when it gets stuck so the key may also be held captive. Not related to tension from a locked steering wheel. And sometimes the steering wheel still locks, sometimes it doesn't. The fix has been kicking around the forums for about 10 years, cn90 wrote a nice summary in 2014: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67531. You may want to check out that whole thread, there are some good tips no the later pages.

From your description it sounds like either you have a broken pin/piece in there, or possibly the steering lock "rectangular piece" is sticking, or of course both. I'd Dremel off the plate in your shoes, IMO there is no harm in doing so. You will only lose steering lock if that part is already broken. My S60 the wheel still locks, only the little nub pin was broken. Use a sheet etc to cover the seats and interior, to collect the metal debris from the Dremel.
erikv11 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:50 pm
You can also wire it to the accessories connector, maybe it's the pink wire that dims with the dimmer switch? Don't remember ...

On this, are you referring to the 12V accessory (lighted bezel)?
On an 850, all of the switches are dimmed via a bunch of parallel circuits off of the rheostat (dimmer) switch. Those circuits all use a pink wire. So if you want something that dims with the dash, you can tap into the pink wire of any dash switch. Or, you can tap into the already-open, pink wire of the accessories connector (viewtopic.php?t=69527). You can also get a switched or unswitched hot, or an unused ground socket, from there.
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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by - Pete - » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:13 pm

Thank you very much for all of that!
Wow, just awesome.


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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:09 pm

Friend in CO

Warning graphic and disturbing death of deer and XC70

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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:10 pm

Ow...that IS disturbing. The first reaction I have is she's going awfully fast at dusk on a 2-lane in wildlife habitat.

I have hit a deer, on a 2-lane, at dusk, and also yelled out loud. We were not going fast - the thing was apparently going parallel to us on the opposite side of the road and dove across the road, drivers front, diagonally. WHY did he need to get in front of us and cross right then? A Sheriff's Deputy had to shoot him. We ended up repairing the headlight, hood, windshield, drivers fender, mirror, drivers door, and painted most of the side of the car. Still bothers me.


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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by BlackBart » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:19 pm

Someone else post something! I can't be the last one!


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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by volvolugnut » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:32 pm

Today I returned my 2001 V70 T5 ETM to XeMODex. It appears my extensive review of wiring harness, connections, relays and fuses were only for practice and the no start problems were a failing ETM. So far (5 days) no problems after replacing the ETM that was rebuilt by XeMODex in 2016. They offered the ETM replacement under warranty.

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Re: What I did today thread..

Post by tyguyc » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:05 am

oragex wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:53 pm
enriquepr21 wrote:
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:53 am
Replaced shift knob as the one before was in really bad shape :)
Did the same job, only I've used a knob from the S80 (with the geartronic transmission). The knobs are virtually the same. Side note, when inserting the knob into the shifting lever, the knob button needs depressed while the knob is strongly pushed down in order to fully engage it. I've also swapped the conical plastic piece
Is there by chance a write up on how to do it, or just pull up really stiffly?



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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by GlennG2759 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:46 pm

Added IPD poly inserts to the engine crossbar end mounts of my '06 Volvo V70. They definitely stiffen up the brace, a little more snap from start and no noticeable added vibration. For $10.95 you can't go wrong. Glenn



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Re: What did you do to your P2 Volvo today?

Post by oragex » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:08 pm

Uploaded a video showing a few ways to open a stuck hood that won't open www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwOv6AIqxHY
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