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Mode w engaged

Hi i have 1994 volvo 850 turbo auto.
i have a lamp showing that lamp it light up when the winter starting mode is engaged or if gears 3 or l.

bat when the lamp start flashing and i will like to know if you can help me .


thanks mine keeps on flashing when i start the car, and it seems to impact my transmission in that it has a delayed reaction. anyone help?!?

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    My Volvo is 960 Sedan 97. Last night, I manually swifted the auto box from Gear 3 to L, and then the Winter Mode light begun to flashing back and forward, and an arrow light flasing too. May I still drive this car in normal way? what could be the solution for shuttinfg down the flashing? Thank you!

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    tracs and abs sometimes comes on and stays on 1997 volvo 850 base,

  • george livingstone May 11, 2010

    if you have the auto box in winter mode (only needed if your wheels are spining lets the car pick away in higher gear) a warning light will show on the dash also if your driving and change the auto box down manualy

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When the arrow light is flashing it means the car is in what they call "limp home mode" its supposed to reduce power output in order to prevent further damage to the vehicle. usually kicks in when you're "hot rodding" the car for a long period of time. however i have no idea why it would come on if you just shifted from 3 to L unless the computer felt you were endangering the transmission

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