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Mike F
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Re: V70XC intermittent problem with instrument panel

Robm wrote:
> Hello, I hope that somebody has had this same problem (with a solution),
> because it's just the kind of thing that can result in replacement of all
> sorts of good parts. The problem is with my '99 V70XC. Fairly often, in fact
> way too often, the following occurs: The ABS light and the Brake failure
> lights come on. A short while later the speedometer goes to zero and the
> odometer and tripcounters display dashes. Sometimes, in addition to the ABS
> and brake lights, and at other times instead of those, the transmission
> arrow starts flashing. The car appears to be driving on normally when this
> occurs, although sometimes the wrong gear gets selected. This is especially
> apparent when this situation occurs when you are stopped for a traffic
> light: when the light turns green the car does not accellerate properly, as
> it's in way too high a gear. Usually the problem clears up in the opposite
> way: first the speedometer and odometer come back, then the lights go off.
> The transmission arrow keeps flashing the longest, typically.
> When I brought the car in for the 144,000 km service, the problem did (of
> course) not show up at all, but they said they found a speedsensor failure
> error code.
> All comments appreciated! Thanks!
> Rob M

This is just a shot in the dark, it could be a problem with the ignition
switch or the relay that supplies power to these circuits.

Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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