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Mode w engaged

I have 1994 volvo turbo 850, i seen this flash lamp name mode w engaged.

  1. i look at it the volvo book and it says that this flashing lamp light's up when the winter starting mode is engage or if gears 3 or l are select it . the problem is that the flash lamp is flashing and i don't thing it's normal..

please send me somthing ..

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  • mboer850 Mar 24, 2009

    Hi. I have the same car and model and the arrow light is flashing. Most times the car does not drive on D. Other times it will. I took it to the dealer they suggest changing the transmission.
    this is what they said.
    Fault trace TCM 313 Gear Position sensor faulty signal, shorted. GPS. Recommend replacement of Gear Position Sensor. Fault Trace TCM 322- Incorrect gear change ratio. Internal Transmission failure. Recommend Transmission. Note: Transmission comes with GPS.
    However, do I need to change the transmission. Or can I have the codes reset or just changing this GPS. I just dont have the money to buy a new transmission. Please advice.
    I am not at all savvy when it comes to cars. :(
    Any advice will be greatly welcomed. thanks.



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If you cannot turn off the flashing mode selector light, then there is a code stored in the transmission computer. ave the codes read out. Post the code here and I may be able to help out.


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