Three years ago, the top half of my 99 CV's speedometer dash light stopped working (hitting the top of the dash sometimes lit it, but it hurt too much, so I stopped doing it!). Two years ago, the wheel-mounted set/accel cruise control button stopped working, but the resume and coast buttons seem to have taken up the slack. Yesterday, the voltage indicator's dash light stopped working. I've never had a car that had so many obscure, minor problems! This car's only non-maintenance problem has been a failed idle air control valve. I'm a home hobbyist (have solder gun, will travel!) and can fix minor shorts, melted wiring, etc, but need to know whether it's worth the hours of tracing the short with my ohmmeter (and where would I look to begin with?), and whether I need to remove the dashboard (reluctantly), or if I should just bite the bullet and go to Ford. Are these safety issues that should be fixed for free (or am I dreaming on that one?). Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Re: Failing dash lights and cruise control
Pull the instrument panel connector off at the rear of cluster and look for any damaged connections, clean it and reconnect, that may cure the issue, the cruise problem may be the rotating contact in the steering wheel, it is called the clocksprimng contact because that is what it looks like, changing this part is not for the DIY mechanic, the driver airbag must be dis-armed correctly or serious injury will occur if the bag goes off, the very least it will scare the H... out of you, if you are lucky....
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i also have a 99v70. As i was driving the car home 2 days ago in cruise control. Suddenly the speedo dropped to '0'. The cruise control quit and the abs, upshift arrow, and check engine light came on. The solutions is the 'abs control unit' From Volvo; 870.00 from Advance; 256.00 w/ core exchange. Its fixed all those dash issues.good luck
Sounds like the body control module has gone bad. It has a relay that caries considerable current to all of these accesories and wears out. It can also be a solder joint on the circuit board where this relay mounts. Hope this helps, Robert
Sure you can if a mechanic can do it so can you if you have the right tools and knowlege. First you need to know which one thers's one at each whell at the fround rear end housingf the rear rear end housing and the one in the side of the transfer case where the speedometer cable would'of connected on an older model and then theors three in the sides of the trans mission, Touque converter speed forward turbine speed output turbine speed. What proble are you trying to fix? the speedometer not working? Abs light on? Cheack engine light on? Cruise control not working? If the cruise control does work the speed senser is good and the check engine light will be on if the speed senser is'nt working. If the speed senser is'nt working the car will only take off in low and not shift to seecond or any higher gear as the computer doesn't know how fast the car is going. If the speedometer is'nt working and it does shift and cruise and the check engine light is'nt on then the speed senser is working but the speedometer is'nt if it is'nt and everything else is woring then as your driving hit the speedometer with your fist and see if it comes back on they can get stuck and i've fixed quite a few and they stayed fixed. On to wheel drive models with the rear wheels jacked off the ground safty I've run the car up to speed and trying wiggleing the wires and connectors till I wiggled the right thing till the speedometer came on ( including smacking the speedometer ) Just don't hit it too hard as it'll bust just like anything else.
See if you can find out if there is a code for the check engine lite and the abs, those can be related if the speed sensor located on the top of the rear axle is intermittantly failing. That sensor sends the speed signal to the pcm and the abs controler witch will also turn off the cruise control.
there are two reasonable explanations for this: vehicle speed sensor is faulty and speedo cable is faulty and bulbs for illumination or illumination switch is faulty but I would lean with all of those its your gauge cluster or gauge cluster itself has gone out both of these arent that expensive heres some places where you can get cheap replacements www.ebay.com www.godspeedmotorsportsonline.com peach street auto 18003652341
Th is is how I fixed mine! Down on the brake pedal there is a small plastic box about 1 1\2 * 1 1\2 in size. It's called the brake stop light, I think. This part disengages the cruise when the brake is pressed. Not sure on it's other uses! Remove the clip from the part where it attatches the the pedal. For more working room you can remove the plastic keeper. The box has three keepers on it. Pry them out gently to remove the top. Two of the copper pieces inside will have contacts on them about the size of a match stick head. Take them out and clean them with an eraser. This solved my problem, I hope it solves yours. Let Me KNOW!
Possibly a fuse if you haven't checked, My MAX a/c switch wouldn't light up or work so I looked at the fuses and the wrong fuse was in the blower and cig lighter so I changed them and the a/c is working perfectly so check to make sure the fuses are the correct ones or they possibly wont work!!!