Question about 2001 Volvo S40
Message on panel reads low remote battery. Can you replace with any consumer battery or does itvhave to be from dealer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 04 volvo s40 t5 won't start
have battery charged fully. start car test the output voltage of your alternator. do this by probing the batt pot terminal on backside of your alt. if it is good it must be above 12.35v if not replace
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
i had the same problem with my dash saying battery voltage low and the problem was my alternator. took it to the dealership and it cost me $400.00 to replace a connector on the alternator because for my year car a (2002) they don't replace entire alternator.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Yes that is correct. The only filter is inside the fuel tank, and as I recall its a non exchangeable filter. It just gets replaced with the fuel pump when it goes bad
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
Generally when there is a low-voltage or "BATTERY" light on the dash, it is indicating a charging problem. You may need a new alternator. If you have a digital volt-ohm meter, try this to double-check:
Set the DVOM to DC Volts and start the vehicle. Turn on the headlights and the air conditioner to load the electrical system. Now, while the engine is running, test the voltage at the battery. If you are only indicating 12 Volts or less, your alternator should be rebuilt or replaced. If the voltage is indicating around 14-14.9 volts, the diode trio in the alternator is at fault. Again, an auto electric shop will be able to replace this for you and/or rebuild the alternator for you. I'm suggesting the rebuild, as it's much cheaper than buying a new one.
I hope this helps and let me know if you need anything else! :) -Jason
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
1.If you did not put spare bulb in glove compartment for emergancies (for shame!), buy H7 bulb (W-Mart is best bet). Should be about $8.00 each. The two pack is a better buy.
2. Open car hood. Behind the bulb is a black plastic "peanut butter lid" type of cap that seals the bulb in the housing. Unscrew this cap (1/16 turn) and PUT IT SOMEWHERE SAFE.
3. You will now see back of bulb. Pull off the power wire.
4. At top of bulb is a tension wire holding bulb in place. Unhhook the wire and it will hinge down out of the way.
5. Remove bulb (note its orientation) and discard.
6. Take new bulb out of package, but DO NOT TOUCH GLASS. Only hold bottom. Finger oils on glass will cook and reduce bulb life. Wipe glass clean just to be sure.
7. Install new bulb using same orientation as old bulb (it will not fit any other way) and re-latch the tension wire. Re-attach power wire (a dab of dielectric grease here would make for a professional job).
Get black cap from your safe place, note which part is bottom, and screw back on (1/16 turn).
8. Test the light, close the hood.
9. Put spare bulb in glove compartment so that next time bulb dies
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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