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2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Mar 10, 2019

there is a power button on the dvd unit itself.but also should work if u insert a dvd.
ive seen this and most of the time it ends up being the dvd unit. this setup has a audio module and a dvd module but both can cause it not to turn on.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Dec 17, 2018

Make sure your alarm isn't armed. In many car door latches, there is a metal piece the 'closes' around the pin. If 'piece' can be flipped to the closed position with the door open, and then when you slam the door, it does not latch.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Dec 17, 2018

This sounds very much like the ICM is the culprit. This helped me once with the same problem: Disconnect battery and wait for a few minutes, then take the ICM out and the ICM-board out of the little cage and check for signs of moisture. If you find something, first clean the board carefully with circuit board cleaner. Then take a heat gun and treat the board with a lot of heat for a couple of minutes but be careful not to melt it Put everything back together, reconnect battery. If you're lucky the ICM starts working again.

Anyway for sure you should check the error codes with vida to see which modules also might be involved in the ICM shout down, could be the antenna/(radio) module too for example.
It's sometimes very strange what can help bringing faulty ICMs back to life. There is one magic trick I discovered that helped me last time and since then my radio never stopped working again: With the engine running pull the antenna fuse. Disconnect battery for 20 minutes. Put antenna fuse back, reconnect battery. Start engine and maybe your ICM is back to life.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Dec 17, 2018

You either have a bad turn stock high beam low beam selector , or headlight switch, or both.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Dec 17, 2018

Disconnect the battery for 15-20 minutes, then reconnect everything for a "hard reset". Next, I would suspect the instrument cluster may have gone bad if this does not make everything power up again. Also test battery voltage should be within the magic 12-13.5v range.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Dec 17, 2018

So did they put more gas in the car and did it run fine. It's happened before. And just cause the gauge says whatever. It's not perfect and could be a hose leaking inside the fuel tank and may need to be taken apart to find out what's wrong. Has the fuel pump been worked on and maybe done something incorrectly. Can't tell you what's wrong cause we don't know. How long did the car run before it happened again. If you keep the gas above half does it run fine.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Feb 07, 2018

Hi, Do take the car back to the Volvo outlet that serviced your car & tell them what you wrote here if they worked before the car went into the garage then they have to sort the problem FREE of charge don't wait any longer quicker the better as they will not want to own up very quick. Please leave me feed back: Malcolm Campbell, Thanks.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

The small Asin Warner transmission used on the XC90, S60 and some others like Acura TL, gets hot and breaks down the viscosity of the ATF-3309 fluid. The fluid that cools and lubricates the friction bands has broken down. THE ASIN WARNER transmission creates 2-3 clutching sequences per shift therefore getting hotter than any other tranny.
The fear is that the transmission friction bands are worn and are not engaging correctly.

Volvo doesn't have a fluid interval change.
Folks have been doing 30-50K fluid flush as cheap insurance.

Does the fluid look brown or dark burgundy?
Does it smell burnt?
are there any silvery particles in the fluid?
All signs the trans needs to be rebuilt, Replacing all the soft parts.

Any reputable independent repair shop can do the job for $800-$1200

You could try a transmission flush for $50-$60 for the case of fluid Mobile 1 ATF-3309 is the stuff.

Hope you get the car back on the road.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Oct 24, 2017

Possible fault in the optical head unit. You can remove and clean the lens eye to have a final word.
If the loading is happening without the dettecction or the rotation of the disc ,this is for a sure a possibility.
I would advice that you remove the set clean up , check on the connectors and reset.
If fault repeats get opinion before changing the head unit.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Sep 29, 2017

There is the possibility,the turbo was going out and the previous owner had thicker oil with oil treatment additive in the engine,hiding the turbo seal problem.Did your service include an oil and filter change? Your new regular (proper viscosity) oil may now be showing the leaky turbo seal.Did you have a oil change done at your service?Once you have the seal/turbo rebuilt,may sure to always idle the engine a minute before shut off after fast driving.This will increase the life of the turbo seals.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Jun 16, 2017


2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Jun 12, 2017

If the transmission fluid has been changed was it the correct product, Volvo transmission are very sensitive.

Is the software in the transmission up to date. If services at a dealer it should be. If not go to a dealer to confirm.

If transmission fluid has not been changed, change and ensure the filter is also changed.

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Apr 13, 2017

It's in the front of the engine right next to the dipstick Regards Chris

2005 Volvo XC90 | Answered on Mar 26, 2017

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