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Flashing overdrive light and check engine light

I have a 2001 v40 1.9 turbo and last night while driving the overdrive arrow began flashing and the check engine light came on. while accelerating from a stop it did feel like the car was in overdrive, but pushing the button didn't solve any problems. what could the problem be?

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Yes, I drove through some snow and ice and after I got through it I went back to drive. The overdrive arrow still flashes constanly, is it a fuse?? Worse???

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SOURCE: 2001 Volvo V40 arrow warning light

Most likely the transmission range switch is failing.
Have someone check the transmission computer for codes.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: ENGINE MISFIRE AND SHAKING

check your wire harness on the top of the engine. Volvo must have bought harnesses from Mercedes. The insulation just cracks and disintegrates, then the wires short. Not good for an ignition system.Once they short It can fry the circuit for that cylinder in the computer. Does not set a code other than Misfire.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Flashing upside down arrow/ slow acceleration

This is a common problem of Volvo S40. You can try this trick to turn off the flashing arrow light.

1) Turn off Engine
2) Turn key to "On" position (Not start the engine), you will see the panel light will on
3) Step on the break paddle
4) Shift the gear from "P" to "L" 10 times
5) Turn key to " Off" position
6) Now you can start the engine.
7) If doesn't work, you can repeat the procedure.

Hope this tick help
Good luck

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Flashing arrow on my dashboard

I have a 1998 V70 wagon with the same problem, my mechanic did a diagnosis and found it was one of the solenoids -whatever those are- and the fix was a replacement, Labor was about 3 hours and the part was about $150+-, total cost was under $500. That was the problem in my case. But I have also read that the solution could be a transmission rebuild, I guess depending on what part of the transmission is broken. Y.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: WHAT OIL IS BEST FOR MY 1999 V40 TURBO

5w/40 semi synthetic

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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