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PNP solenoid, PNP switch, battery or alternator?

My car stopped running while going up the garage's little hill. Battery warning light went on and it just wouldn't start. Later it would start fine and then wouldn't hold the charge and shut off. Further attempts to start would be futile. For the last months arrow flashing light has been going on as well as ETC and ABS buttons. Somewhere I read it could be a PNP switch or solenoid. Which one could it be? It has transmission fluid and engine oil. Battery had some corrosion though. Don't have the funds to tow to a garage. Mechanic says the battery and alternator ok as well as spark plugs, cables.

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SOURCE: at various times all the warning lights go on/off

transmisson replacement is necessary.
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Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: at various times all the warning lights go on/off

i HAD THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM WITH MY CAR. IT HAS BEEN AT THE DEALER FOR 2 MONTHS UNTIL THEY FIGURED OUT WHAT HAPPENED. WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT WAS THE MAIN CONNECTOR THAT CONNECT THE COMPUTER AND ALL THE MODULES. iT WAS FILLED UP WITH SODA THAT I HAVE SPILLED INSIDE A CAN COUPLE OFTIMES WHICH CAUSED A ELECTRICAL BREAKOUT AND ALL THOSE WARNINGS POPPING UP AS WELL AS LIGHT BULBS MULTIPLE FAILURE AND ALL SORT OF ELECTRICAL ISSUES.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: My check engine, service engine, and now a yellow arrow flashes?

You have a fault recorded in the transmission control module. Retrieve the code for more info.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: dashboard red lights

I had the sames problems and was told it was my abs module. Mine was making a noise when I went over bumps on the left front. We replaced the rubber bushing on top of the strut spring and have driven 2500 miles and no lights have come on. This part was only $25.oo plus $45.00 labor to replace it..

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: My car has an orange

  1. The flashing arrow indicates a fault code has been set in the Transmission Control Module (TCM).
  2. With the key in the ignition and turned on, foot on the brake pedal, move the gear shift lever thru the range of gears, back and forth, do this about 20 times. Then try to start.
To Check the Codes on the TCM:
  1. Go to the diagnostic test box (front right side under the hood)test box A plug the pigtail into A-1 and begin reading and recording the codes.
  2. Ignition in on position. Stored Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) can be read off and erased in DTM 1.
  3. A short press on the button on the DLC will start the DTC read-off procedure.
  4. If the control module replies by flashing code 1-1-1 no faults have been registered, so no DTCs have been stored.
  5. If the control module replies using any other flashing code sequence it is a DTC that has been stored.
If you are unable to check the codes yourself, have a Volve dealer check the codes on the TCM to find out what is failing.

If you can get the code off of the TCM, here is a site with a list of the codes and their meanings: http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/volvo-repair-database/volvo-850-trouble-codes/


The procedure for erasing stored DTCs is as follows:
  1. Ignition ON
  2. Press the button on the DLC and hold down for more than five seconds. Release the button.
    Wait for the LED to light.
  3. Press the button again and hold down for more than five seconds. Release the button.
  4. Make sure that the DTC's have been cleared by reading off the DTCs again.
  5. Also you can disconnect the battery for 5 minutes and see if that will clear the codes. Now at this point you will not be able to read those codes.


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Posted on Feb 24, 2011

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