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Old 06-16-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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Buzzzzzing Under Dash After Shutdown.....

Hi...
Jim from Las Vegas here.
I have a perplexing thing that has always gone on with my 03 Cross
Country. After shutdown, I hear a very muted buzzing noise coming from
behind the dash, close to the floor and toward the transmission tunnel
on the passenger side. It sounds very much like the vibrator which all
old tube type car radios used to have. I've never actually timed it but
it seems to last for between ten to twenty minutes. The battery is not
being drained over long periods of time because I just fired up the car
and drove it today for the first time in over five weeks, because my old
240 Turbo two door (With colder A.C. than the wagon) had two flat front
tires that went flat overnight. Anyway, not to make a long story
unbearable, anyone out there that hears the same thing on/in their
current 70 series?
Oh, and as long as I have your attention, I have to tell you all
something that I've seen discussed in this group as I have been lurking
for the last few years, and I'll start by saying this...My life has not
been without a Volvo since 1967 when I bought a new 123 G.T. from Keyes
Motors in Van Nuys, CA. but I'm pretty sure that this Volvo will be my
last. At 15,000 miles (Under Warranty, of course), ALL of the rear
suspension rubber bushings were replaced, front ball joints were
replaced, CV joints replaced (outer), both strut inserts are shot but
the dealer cant replace those because they're not "broken" or leaking,
left and right tie-rod ends were lunched (I haven't kissed a curb yet
because here in Las Vegas there is virtually NO curb parking except in
residential areas), the sub-woofer of makes all of the body colored
exterior door trim vibrate. In November, on a trip back from Dallas in a
torrential rain storm the interior was drenched while parked overnight
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel due to a leaking sun roof ($86 You Ess Dollars
to adjust), the L.E.D.'s on the dash (you know, the ones that give you
the mileage, odometer, time and temp) flash incessently
bright-dim-bright-dim-bright-dim to the point where I had to put a strip
of black electrical tape across the bottom of the whole lense to keep it
from driving me crazy. A banging noise from the front susp. was
diagnosed by the Service Manager of Volvo of Las Vegas (George
SomethingOrOther) as being from "the very agressige Pirelli Scorpions",
I think that I'll throw up.

But, on the other hand, although in a very unpopular color that only
lasted one year, Deep Bronze Metallic, and with the windows all blacked
out like we're allowed to do here in Nevada because of the heat...as I
came out of a 7-11 with cigarettes (Cough,cough), two guys in a
Navigator were looking at, around and under my car and they asked me a
couple of questions about it.
As we were concluding our conversation, who do you think the homeless
street-person approached? And as he grabbed on to the roof-rails, he
said, "I used to live like Dis".
And the guys in the Navigator made a hasty exit.

God-****ing-Damn, I love this car!!!

Anyone with stories about Volvo of Las Vegas...Let's get together for
coffee someplace. We can put it together in this group. We have the
whole Summer ahead of us with 120 degree weather....Uhhhh, but it's DRY
heat.
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