Re: New Volvo Owner w/ Questions...
"tomeldan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi All,
> Just recently purchased a 2002 v70 cross country and I have a few
> Today I turned on the wipers and the work just fine, it's just that the
> motor(s) make this horrible "woowww-woowwww" sound as the blades move
> up and down. Is this normal? I'd like to think not because it seems
> very annoying and distracting. It can be heard quite loud in the cabin
> as well as outside of the car. This should be covered under the
> warranty we purchased along w/ the car, correct? Please advise.
> So here I am playing around w/ the new car in the garage. No key in the
> igniyion and i notice a faint humming noise coming from the center
> console. It's as if the tape player is running but that is not the
> case. Any idea where the sound may be coming from? Should I be
> concerned? Again, no key in the ignition, and nothing is on whatsoever.
> Also, I plan to tint the windows (rear passenger as well as the
> remaining rear windows. Any recommendation on the type of tint? 70%?
> 75%? more?
The wipers should be covered if it was bought from a Volvo dealer and is
pre-certified. If not, not sure what you can do about it...talk to your
The "humming noise" is your climate control temperature sensor which is a
small fan forced unit. Look near your temp control, you'll see a small 3/4 x
3/4 grill type thing. That's that air inlet for the climate control. Put
your finger over it and you'll hear the sound diminish.
Tint...that would be up to your local states regulations. Here is MA it's
35%, 70% is way dark, even darker than limo tint which is 45-50% and will
result in a 250$ ticket here!