2005 Volvo S40 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

There is an option in the car's computer to change the display language. You will need an ODBII scanner to do this however. Alternately you can take it yo your dealer and they will be $ happy to $ do this $ for you.$$$

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Jun 26, 2019 | 720 views

You can find vacuum leaks with something smoking, such as a cigar or a sage bundle or a can of carb cleaner will sometimes help you locate the leak.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Feb 09, 2019 | 605 views

A problem I had with my 2003 BMW was that the wiring near the trunk hinge that feeds the lock mechanism had been bent back and forth enough times (I open my trunk several times a day) that some of the wires broke. The only way I could get in the trunk was by the mechanical key. The fob and the button release in the cabin did not work. I was able to access enough wiring before and after the hinge area to do a continuity check on the wires and at least a quarter of them had broken. Later I realized that the third center brake light (which is on the trunk lid) was out too. After some patience of unraveling all the wiring I was able to reconnect everything ... but it took several hours....
In your case I do not understand that your latch will not open. Usually if it is set in the lock position when open ... you can stick a screw driver in the mechanism and rotate back the engaging hook which then stays in the open position until you close the trunk again.
If that is not the case with yours, then the mechanism may indeed be toast.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Jan 20, 2018 | 163 views

Here is what one other owner had to do at a dealer, read through it and take it from there, and yes the pressure switch will cause this problem.
I have received the same error codes as all of you, t P0090 (Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Control Circuit) and P0190 (Fuel Rail pressure sensor circuit malfunction). Same symptoms.
I've had the fuel pressure checked, valves, changed the spark plugs (by the dealership), software upgrade, cleaned the battery terminals, ran heet through the engine about twice, and .... nothing.

The dealership couldn't figure it out either. Eventually they came to the conclusion that it was a corroded battery cable, that they would graciously change for $800. ... so, I didn't do it, because I seriously doubt its the battery cables.

In the winter it had trouble starting as well, and would flood, I had to unplug the injectors sometimes to get it started.

I really can't think of anything else, i'll clean the throttle body this weekend, and start running on premium to see if it makes a difference.

If the dealership can't figure it out, you know its a mystery. I'm starting to wonder if its a computer problem.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Jan 11, 2018 | 53 views

Hi your air injector pump is noisy as they get old they make more sound .if functions are not correct you will have throttle issues if your vehicle runs good I would put up with sound issue could last long making noise .expensive part to replace

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Dec 26, 2017 | 90 views

sounds like the doors that open and close that direct the air are jammed, or are not receiving a signal. Have someone run a code check which should tell you. May just need to have a faulty code erased or...$$$ repair by Volvo.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Dec 05, 2017 | 61 views

Pull the codes with a obd2 scan tool and see what faults are stored in the system computer. After that you will hopefully have a better idea of what you are dealing with and can focus your repairs more easily.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Oct 28, 2017 | 65 views

Get somebody who has a diagnostic scanner... OBD .. to connect it to your car and see if there are any error codes.

It's possible that a sensor has failed

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Oct 14, 2017 | 295 views

We don't have the 1.8 engine here, but the diagram for the 2.4 engine is at the link below. They should be similar.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Sep 15, 2017 | 122 views

this should help you How To Replace an Alternator on 2006 Volvo S40 T5 Part 1 Removal as long as its the same engine but it will be the same to the alternator, and ac pump will be fine just remove the belt and put back on after its not a major part changing the belt.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Jul 28, 2017 | 292 views

Unless is was the one doing the testing I can not say that it will fix the problem. I would check the fuel pressure, the fact you have a rich code (P0172) means you may have excessive fuel pressure and the sensor is reading that.I assume this is a four or six cylinder and you have only one bank of cylinders. Check the fuel pressure before you do any parts replacing.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on May 25, 2017 | 674 views

Here's a guide that includes removing radio screen.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on May 12, 2017 | 133 views

use a meter and test the connections ,lines ,pump for damage or short

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on May 10, 2017 | 524 views

I dont know but I guess its a hydraulic clutch operation and if so your problem is probably the slave cylinda leaking air or also quite probably the master cylinda short of fluid or again leaking air. system needs ot be blead to get it working if it happens again change the cylindas one at a time .

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Oct 03, 2016 | 120 views

Alot of oem cd players require being programmed to the vehicle vin only a dealer can do this.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Aug 28, 2016 | 46 views

Could be a software problem if so it needs to be done by volvo dealership. If someone other than a Volvo dealer attempted it and it went wrong - there's a fair chance you could end up with a non-functioning car and a very large bill to get it working again.

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Jun 03, 2016 | 329 views

Most of the time there is a fuse for the washer motor and it usually is in car fuse box not engine bay fuse box , but 9 times out of ten it is the washer motor at fault . Even if there is a fuse for it and it's blown it's blown for a reason

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Feb 14, 2016 | 134 views

If 1.6d or 2.0d then timing belt. Replace every 10 years or 240kkm (whichever comes first).

2005 Volvo S40 | Answered on Dec 06, 2015 | 157 views

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