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Old 07-17-2005, 22:02   #1 (permalink)
Don
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Strange things happening to my S80 after installing a new battery - Help!

Two weeks ago I had Walmart put in a new battery in my S80-T6. They
did exactly as the manual instructed them to do by waiting ten minutes
with everything turned off before disconnecting the battery. They
disconnected the + and the - in the order the manual said. Everything
worked great for a week. Then the indicators stopped working. The
right front window wouldn't go up or down. I couldn't change the radio
channel from the steering wheel.

I thought it was a fuse and checked all fuses under the hood and in
the car. Then I simply disconnected the battery and reconnected it.
All was fixed ...... until last night. Now the strange weird stuff has
begun again. If I disconnect the battery again I'm sure it will be
fixed for awhile anyway ..... but that's a pain.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Could it be that Walmart
installed the wrong battery in my car? I have no clue what is causing
this and I'm hoping not to fork out $200 to Volvo to tell me.

Thanks,
Don
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Strange things happening to my S80 after installing a new battery - Help!

Try this first.
Remove both pos and negative cables from the battery.
Touch both bare cable ends together for 5 seconds.
This will discharge any stored temp memory in all of the
of the brains. Re-connect the battery cables.
If the problem returns is sounds like the SWM or
Steering Wheel Module might be faulty.
Probably nothing that installing a new battery caused.
The 1999 and 2000 models have an update for the SWM.
The SWM may also need to be replaced.

BD

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"Don" <don@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Two weeks ago I had Walmart put in a new battery in my S80-T6. They
> did exactly as the manual instructed them to do by waiting ten minutes
> with everything turned off before disconnecting the battery. They
> disconnected the + and the - in the order the manual said. Everything
> worked great for a week. Then the indicators stopped working. The
> right front window wouldn't go up or down. I couldn't change the radio
> channel from the steering wheel.
>
> I thought it was a fuse and checked all fuses under the hood and in
> the car. Then I simply disconnected the battery and reconnected it.
> All was fixed ...... until last night. Now the strange weird stuff has
> begun again. If I disconnect the battery again I'm sure it will be
> fixed for awhile anyway ..... but that's a pain.
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Could it be that Walmart
> installed the wrong battery in my car? I have no clue what is causing
> this and I'm hoping not to fork out $200 to Volvo to tell me.
>
> Thanks,
> Don



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Old 07-18-2005, 11:02   #3 (permalink)
Don
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Re: Strange things happening to my S80 after installing a new battery - Help!

Interesting. If I replace the SWM are you saying that fixes the
indicators, the electric windows and all the other stuff? I think you
read only part of my post. Try again.




On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 11:24:13 GMT, "Big Dick" <bw1@nc.rr.com> wrote:

>Try this first.
>Remove both pos and negative cables from the battery.
>Touch both bare cable ends together for 5 seconds.
>This will discharge any stored temp memory in all of the
>of the brains. Re-connect the battery cables.
>If the problem returns is sounds like the SWM or
>Steering Wheel Module might be faulty.
>Probably nothing that installing a new battery caused.
>The 1999 and 2000 models have an update for the SWM.
>The SWM may also need to be replaced.
>
>BD
>
>----------------------
>"Don" <don@comcast.net> wrote in message
>news:2guld1libjtk4tjfi25jtcbdfap8849ek8@4ax.com...
>> Two weeks ago I had Walmart put in a new battery in my S80-T6. They
>> did exactly as the manual instructed them to do by waiting ten minutes
>> with everything turned off before disconnecting the battery. They
>> disconnected the + and the - in the order the manual said. Everything
>> worked great for a week. Then the indicators stopped working. The
>> right front window wouldn't go up or down. I couldn't change the radio
>> channel from the steering wheel.
>>
>> I thought it was a fuse and checked all fuses under the hood and in
>> the car. Then I simply disconnected the battery and reconnected it.
>> All was fixed ...... until last night. Now the strange weird stuff has
>> begun again. If I disconnect the battery again I'm sure it will be
>> fixed for awhile anyway ..... but that's a pain.
>>
>> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Could it be that Walmart
>> installed the wrong battery in my car? I have no clue what is causing
>> this and I'm hoping not to fork out $200 to Volvo to tell me.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Don

>


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