2003 Volvo V40 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

There is a light bulb inside the dashboard that needs to be replaced. You unscrew the dashboard and then unclip the dash cluster out from the dashboard and replace the bulb behind the check engine light slot. Should take less than a half hour. Most auto parts stores stock the bulbs.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on May 09, 2017 | 30 views

You must have entered bad code several times.
If the radio belongs to you, turn on for two hours and it will ask for the code again.
If the radio belongs to someone else, return it to the owner.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Apr 25, 2014 | 1,206 views

V40 cable ajuster is situated under the rear part of center console. Remove rear tray, undo the two posi screws, remove the cup holder rubber base cover to expose one more posi screw-undo.
Now you can lift the section backond off the handbrake lever.
Look under the flexi plastic cover and find a gold nut which has a sprung retainer.
You can now effect adjustment via this nut book suggests six to seven notches from off to on for ideal adjustment.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Aug 05, 2013 | 4,499 views

It can be in te instrument cluster. Or the wire that goes to the oil pressure sending unit is shorted

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Feb 20, 2013 | 202 views

I have had this problem with other vehicles. I usually check the TPS sensor. Throttle Position Sensor. That tells the vehicle when you or not on the throttle so it will idle.
Have replaced it in two vehicles due to the same problem your having.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Dec 18, 2012 | 82 views

NOTE Make a note of the anti-theft radio code
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Engine splash guards, if equipped Negative battery cable Drive belt Power steering pump Mounting bracket Connector and wiring Upper mounting screw Upper screws for the air conditioning (A/C) compressor. Move the screws approximately 30 mm forward. Lower screws for the air conditioning (A/C) compressor Alternator


    Fig. Typical alternator mounting

    To install:
    Install or connect the following:

    Alternator Upper bolt. Do not tighten Mounting bracket Two bolts for the air conditioning compressor Tighten bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) Connector and wiring Power steering pump Drive belt Negative battery cable Engine splash guards, if equipped

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Nov 22, 2011 | 342 views

You can get a code from a number of places that advertise on the internet, or you could try your local auto electrician.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on May 24, 2011 | 164 views

It sounds like the switch is bad.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Dec 13, 2010 | 298 views

Check your brake fluid isn't low!!!

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Nov 08, 2010 | 47 views

injecthion computor fault can cause this

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Mar 15, 2010 | 222 views

Any auto parts store they can look up the part number or buy replacements online through Auto Zone.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Feb 19, 2010 | 143 views

Take a look at the front of your motor, The sensor is either a optical or hall effect sensor, so try and find a housing that is near or around your intake or exhaust camshaft or just single camshaft for the location of your camshaft position senso.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Sep 03, 2009 | 1,026 views

blocked cabin/pollen filter?

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Aug 20, 2009 | 66 views

u need a special tools and it's expensive i suggest to go to any local garage

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Aug 13, 2009 | 318 views

got problem with the control of the speeds it always goes in the evaporator box

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Aug 03, 2009 | 88 views

better off bringing to a mechanic unlike the front brakes,where you can push the piston back the back are different where the piston has to be screwed back with a special tool.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Apr 06, 2009 | 217 views

Hello dawn_hadley4,

Thank you for choosing fixya.com. Chances are, you have purchased a new model of which there is no dipstick for checking the tranny fluid. I know that an earlier model of the Isuzu Trooper had the same thing and drove me crazy looking for the silly dipstick only to find out there isn't one. The situation is this. Supposedly, one does not need to change the fluid for several (over 3,000) miles before having the fluid changed. However, though it may appear that there is no way to change the fluid, there is infact a place to do so, however - it's tricky - you see, if you look at the top of your transmission (front wheel drive/AWdrive), there are about 3-4 plugs. Only one of these few plugs is the one for adding fluid, with one exception - the dealership (or experienced mechanic) needs to do it. The other plugs, as I am told are used for hold parts of the transmission in place on the inside, and if taken out, severe and excruciating damage can be done. So, I would suggest contacting the Volvo dealer or service center and finding out more about this. I am no certified mechanic, and can tell you I have never worked on a Volvo, there I recommend taking it to someone who has and can serve a much better purpose them I , or accomplishing this task for you.
I do thank you however, agian, and sincerely, for choosing fixya.com for answers to this questions. It is a frustraing one I know, and my sincere apologize for my inability to help you better.
Good luck, and I hope you'll rate this information and deem it no less than helpful. Thank you, and take care.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Apr 04, 2009 | 435 views

Had the same problem today. First I thaught the catch had slipped out or the spring that connects onto the catch had let go. I was fumblng about for ages, poking around with a screwdriver. Anyway simple answer (if you're sure no cable has broken) oil, Oil, OIL! Spray lots of oil. Push and pull the catch lever under the bonnect. Push and pull the latch which is inside the car. Click the bonnect shut. Open from the latch inside again. Repeat it a few times. Just get all the moving parts, well........ MOVING! with lotsa spray oil. This is particularly the case if you drive lots of miles and like mine ur car is dirty (5 quid for a hand car wash doesnt seem that bad now). If nothings bust it will open (and let me tell u when it does, you'll feel so damned relieved). if that doesnt do it take it to a mechanic cos u'll just frustrate urself and brake something. Good luck


2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Feb 27, 2009 | 249 views

The fuel motor is part of the fuel pump.
The fuel pump has a fuel sender also as part of the pump. I would have you fuel pump check and changed at you local shop.

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Jan 26, 2009 | 133 views

Normally, the one that replaces the cambelt puts a sticker on the beltcover, so anyone can see it has been done at a specific km/miles. Any selfrespecting mechanic anyway.
If you're not sure, find someone who can do it for you and don't take any chances. It's not that hard a job with the petrol's anyway.
good luck and enjoy the car.
Hans (NL)

2003 Volvo V40 | Answered on Aug 14, 2008 | 135 views

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