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The shifter on my 1997 volvo 850 will not go into gear sometimes

Sometimes when I turn the car on the shifter will not move. I have to turn the car off and on off and on several times and eventually it will realease and let me put it in gear. I can by pass it with the shift release button however the lights or blinkers will not function

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SOURCE: ABS WARNING LIGHT ON VOLVO V70 1997

ABS light comes on with ignition then should go off when you start the car.
If abs sensor does not turn off after disconnecting the battery, then there is a real problem, a faulty sensor or ABS malfunctioning.
When the ABS led comes on immediately after you start the car and stays on usually is one of the relays.
The main one is called surge arrester relay, if it is faulty usually there have been an overvoltage.
There should be two more, usually located behind the black plastic cover of the ABS.
Testing and changing the faulty relay can fix the problem.

If light turns off on startup, and comes back on when you reach some speed, usually you need to check the wheel sensors. You test them unplugging the sensor located behind the wheel and testing it for continuity with a multimeter.
Use Haynes manual to find locations and specs of relays.
Contact a qualified mechanic if you cannot fix it yourself, problems with ABS may compromise safety of the vehicle.

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SOURCE: 2000 volvo s40 cannot remove ignition key

The swich that you press when you want to change the gear mode("p" to "d" ) remain jam very coomon for an s40 spary silicone spary on it to remove dirt from there

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SOURCE: 1997 volvo 850

TO REPLACE IT IS EASY OPEN TILT OPEN TAKE OFF THE TRIM AND 4 TORX SCREWS HOLD IT INPLACE

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SOURCE: i won a 1997 volvo 850 and i just got it from

You can get the code from the dealer with the VIN# and you have to pull the radio out to get the radio's serial number. If you've tried too many wrong codes the screen will show error message. If so - disconect the battery for about 60 minutes to clear error message then reconnect and enter correct code

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SOURCE: Radio Code for Volvo 850 1997

try 0000 or 1234

Posted on May 14, 2009

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