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Low signal to turbo actuator fault

Have above fault on my volvo c30 d5, the car has gone into limp mode, the above fault was found on a snap on computer. Any ideas what this could be? Ta

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What is the fault code?

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

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  • Jason fox Mar 20, 2014

    I didn't get the actual code just the 'low signal to turbo actuator' description

  • yadayada
    yadayada Mar 21, 2014

    Please get the code.

  • Jason fox Mar 22, 2014

    Got them

    6820 turbo control actuator signal too low
    683d turbo control actuator faulty signal

  • Jason fox Mar 29, 2014

    Anyone

  • yadayada
    yadayada Mar 29, 2014

    Sorry not familiar with this system. Are you sure there wasn't a "P" in front of the numbers?

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