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Instrument panel reaction

I recently had maintenance performed on my 02 S80, (changing the timing belt and transmission service). When starting a cold start, the gear shift lights and instrument panel gauge which indicates the gear position, does not come on until the car reaches 3rd gear. Also feels like it is taking more rpms, to get it going until the 3rd gear kicks in.

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Transmission needs servicing and the position sensor is not in the correct place. Your Volvo dealer can sort that out as a warranty job on the repair you have just had done by them. If you didb't use a Volvo Workshop, best of luck!

Posted on Oct 11, 2017


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Mark Jones

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SOURCE: 1999 s80 gear shift sensor

It sounds like the gear selector module is going out. Other than replacing it I don't have much for you. I would take it to a shop you trust and have them run the codes to see if your getting a faulty signal code.

Sorry I can't help more.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009



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SOURCE: we have a 2004 S80, the check engine light came

you need a technician with a diagnostic tool.. The thing about these cars is every time you do something you need to reset the counter on the cars computer.. This can only be done with a diagnostic tool

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

eric madden

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SOURCE: All of the lights on

it could be an earth wire problem, check to see if all the rear lights are earthed properly .....hope this helps......cheers.

Posted on Jun 28, 2011


Steve Newton

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SOURCE: The instrument panel, all of

very well could be, best thing is to just pull fuses out and look at them one by one

Posted on Jul 14, 2011

SOURCE: volvo s80 petrol automatic. instrument panel just

I think it could be either a faulty ground or a loose connection to the alternator/ battery.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

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