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Ghost Code = Service Engine Soon Light

Post by JoeMc » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:38 pm

Car runs flawlessly. I read codes = "No Codes". During State Safety & Emissions Testing, MIL on and my buddy says "there's no codes?". About 5 or so years back we were renting a Harley and there was a big Volvo dealer next door. Gave it to them for a day, asked for most knowledgeable Tech, they introduce me and I explained situation. He said he'd try to figure out and liked the challenge. Next day, couldn't figure out = nothing wrong with car. WTF!!!

Well this was never a big deal as it always went thru inspection and runs like a top. Well now that we're trying to seal the car it is a problem for sure, would you buy a car with a Service Engine Soon and MIL illuminated? I wouldn't...

Any help appreciated.


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Re: Ghost Code = Service Engine Soon Light

Post by abscate » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:29 am

You will have to sell in a non-inspection state ,certainly.

Have you connected it to VIDA?

You can try a cloned ECU from Henry as the last solution


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Re: Ghost Code = Service Engine Soon Light

Post by earthworm » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:48 am

VIDA ?? $$
IMO, a must have for the serious Volvo owner .. and I mean serious !
My '03 S60 has two computers, side by side, forward of the PS reservoir and coolant tank.
Also , IMO, corporate Volvo should help here !
Check that all contacts at the OBD plug in are good .



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Re: Ghost Code = Service Engine Soon Light

Post by JoeMc » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Thanks.


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99 Ram, QC, Longbed, 2500, Cummins, 4X4, Auto, Lite Driftwood. Tweaked a bit = 525 RWHP/1000# RWTQ 8)

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Re: Ghost Code = Service Engine Soon Light

Post by JoeMc » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:22 pm

So went to Volvo and received (no cost) scan, turns out the Brake Pedal Position Sensor was it. Sold car today.


01 V70 XC 175k miles, polar blue metallic, oak leather. Owned since 05/04.
99 Ram, QC, Longbed, 2500, Cummins, 4X4, Auto, Lite Driftwood. Tweaked a bit = 525 RWHP/1000# RWTQ 8)

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