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Old 07-03-2006, 01:42 AM
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There is a lock located just above the rear license plate area? I cannot get that to work at all..... Is it possible my subwoofer dammaged the lock?

Also, my headlights were left on 2 separate occasions (the switch was in the wrong position) and the battery died on both occasions. Both times I got it jump started. the first time i let the car run and charge for a good long while. The second time I brought it to sears, and the guy did a battery test, and he said to take the battery out and put it in a special unit which will test it better. Well it was determined the battery was still good adn he charged it up for about 40 minutes. At start up the other day, I could read the words ABS on the onboard computer(where you can read the message) just barely(the lighting for the words never was able to come on solid), when the car was fully started it went away....

Does the battery need to be replaced? If so I've only had it two months, and will they replace it under warranty, even with all my system equiptment?
 
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:30 PM
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Are you sure you have a Master key?
Does it lock the Glove Box?

What kind of battery is it?
 
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Old 07-04-2006, 02:01 AM
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Its definately the master key.The battery is a standard volvo battery, and it does lock the glove box.
 
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Old 07-04-2006, 02:10 AM
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Ok then maybe the Battery is going bad. They should warranty it no problem. That is if it is bad. Have it load tested and see if it is good or bad.

The lock cylinder might be going bad. You have really tried messing with it?
Sometimes it takes a minute or 2 to get the key in and to turn it.
 
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well when I stick the key in, it wont turn left or right, it slides in very easily and wont turn in either direction...Hmm so the lock cylinder, In order to access that, Do you have to open the trunk lid from the inside?
 
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:24 PM
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The handle should open the trunk with all the doors unlocked.
That cylinder is for when the Battery is dead.
 
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The lock in the trunk for the key, you have to put the key in push on the key and the turn, if you try to turn it without pushing in first it wont turn, try doing that hope it works, i was kinda confused the 1st time i tried to use it.
 
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ya, I put a good amount of force down on the key and it still wouldnt open....
 
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:14 PM
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HMMM maybe someone swapped out the trunk lid and forgot to switch the lock cylinder.
 
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:42 AM
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really, they would swap trunks? wow lol, I wundt understand why they would do that?
 
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:25 PM
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If one is scratched and they sold the car they might swap it then send the other car for Paint.
 
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Old 07-16-2006, 01:26 AM
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Well I noticed something about the lock cylinder,

You know the buttons for the "STC", "headrest drop" and one with the picture of the trunk, The one with the picture of the trunk does not work at all, It does not light up at all. Could this be the reason why my trunk won't open????? If so how do you fix it?

thanks in adavance.
 
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:09 PM
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That button puts it into Valet mode. Then the button is pressed the screen to the left where the messages are will say Valet on or off. If Valet is on then it cannot be opened.
 
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that button doesnt light up/message doesnt come up....the button altogether doesnt work..
 
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HMMMM mention that next time you are at the Dealer.
 
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I open my trunk (with the master key) when the valet lock is on because sometimes I just dont feel like starting up the car to turn it off and it never gives me a problem with opening it.
 
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The valet lock out has to be held down for a couple of seconds to activate. When this is active the power lock release is dead from remote or hand release. I recently had my windows tinted and the installer left the switch on to operate the windows. I arrived several hours later to a dead battery. He had been trying to open the trunk with the valet lock out switch and had activated it by accident. The car was so dead using the jump point under the hood didn't work and we had to get to the truck. I only had the valet key so no manual access, the car wouldn't come on enough to turn off the valet lock out to use the remote or handle. I really thought I was done for.

We got enough power thru the hood points to get the trunk open to then have to tear apart the trunk with tools mind you to even get to the battery. I love my Volvo more than any other car I have ever had but when you have a screw up watch out.

I also had disconnected the battery a week before to install XM service. This caused a spark and set off my airbag lights. A trip to the service department and $30.00 later my problem is fixed. Just beware.
 
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well its a highly sophisticated sensitive car lol
 
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:05 AM
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Tech, back to the brake booster thing,

When Im driving around for about 10 mins, I can then hear the brake pedal hiss, It goes away after i park and shut the car off, Could it be a vacuum leak? or a crack in the hose?
 
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STILL THE BOOSTER
 
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