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Volvo Electrical Problem

Old 02-12-2019, 12:25 AM
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II have spilled a Diet Coke in the gear shifter of my 2002 Volvo V70. Since that time, the car has had problems starting, and the Fan/Air Conditioner will not turn off. The car is still drivable, but needs a jump every time. I have replaced the battery on the off chance it was why the car was acting squirrelly.

I have taken off the shifter cover (the **** wonít come out for some reason) and there doesnít seem to be any liquid inside. All fuses are intact as well.

I could use some help, to say the least. Right now the car is attached to a battery charger, but itís only so effective. Iíve been
Old 02-12-2019, 11:48 AM
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the soda could have left some residues that are shorting out the wiring so a solid cleaning is due or you may have some corrosion (Coke is acidic - it can be used to take paint off things like golf club heads!). I had a friend who's battery kept dying and it turned out there was an orange peel in the lighter socket! The shifter **** should pull straight up and off.
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