Hi, i have a volvo xc90 from 2004. the radio shuts down after driving about 5 min from a cold start. the parking assistance will also not work, as no signal can be heard from the radio. do i have to change...
I work at a Volvo dealership. If it is the icm that is causing those problems the only other possibility is that there may be corrosion on the wiring harness that plugs into the icm. That will cause loss of signal from the icm. Possibility of corrosion just being cleaned off which would be very cheap, if it has gotten down into the wires the harness would have to be replaced or repaired, not sure on cost. If there is no corrosion anywhere to be found then the icm is the only option, no tricks or loopholes to avoid replacing it. If the icm does have to be replaced I would highly recommend using the dealership and brand new icm. I have read reviews of people claiming that they have purchased used ones from eBay or junkyards but I have never seen it work myself because the icm comes clean with no software on it from Volvo then a dealership will install icm and perform the software download once it is hooked up to your vehicle, this links that part with your car, so yours should not work in someone else's car and someone else's should not work in yours. Always be careful with major electronics for your car in the future as well most of the complicated modules in these cars are designed the same way, vehicle specific programming that makes used ones not work or not work properly. Best way to tell for anything in the future is if you are given an estimate from a dealership and it shows software needed with the part buy from the dealership. If it shows no software needed your usually good to buy an aftermarket or used part that will be cheaper. Side note I have an xc90 that needs the icm replaced asked my technicians if there was any way around it, checked for corrosion and found none, he told me there is no other way, and even with my employee discount the price still hurts. So good luck and pray for corrosion.
Feb 25, 2011 |
2004 Volvo XC90