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Are you referring to scanner codes?
With respect to the latest incidents, which occurred yesterday I have not had the car scanned again. The ETC was installed on Friday and although it initially didn't seem to correct the erratic idle it did so after some time with the car was running really well. Nothing came up on the scans prior to and subsequent to the installation. As I mentioned, the car was running extremely well until I attempted to re-engage the cruise. As I was already well into my trip, I did not attempt this until I was nearly at my destination which is about 750 km from my home. It did exactly the same thing. I was thinking about taking it in to a shop near where I currently am working but thought it might be best to provide them with some information. Hence the call to Justanswers.
I will see if I can get the car scanned and will get back to you.
Just went to the shop but won't be able to get until Friday morning. They are extremely backed up. The weather has and continues to be extremely cold day time high is minus 25 Celsius today. Can we keep this open until then.
If I close off today will that mean starting a new conversation and a new charge? I'm not quite sure how this works with payment.
For the time being I will rate your answer as ok service. How do I continue the conversation with you once I have the car scanned?
Picking up where we left off. I took the volvo in to a local shop where they performed a diagnostic scan.
Codes were: 6814 -control module internal malfunction
981A - ECM internal fault?Intermittent fault
1200 - Air leakage intake
PO Intake air temperature sensor
They indicated that they were unable to duplicate concern.
Waiting for your answer.
Your answer is not clear. I will need a more detailed explanation. I have the car back. The shop I took it to cleared the codes. What do you mean about re-setting the ecu.
Thanks for the info regarding the reset procedure.. As I mentioned previously the shop was unable to duplicate the problem and since I'll be away from my home for another few days (750 km) I'm somewhat reluctant about trying this until I get home. The shop recommended not using the cruise control. Does this make sense to you? Also, where is the ecu located and what it is involved in replacement i.e, labour and parts. Another thing that I forgot to mention and which the shop noticed is a problem with my signal lights which I was aware of and attribute to a faulty DIM ( unable to set clock) that I am intending to replace. Could this issue with the DIM be contributing to the current shut down problem? Also, I had forgotten that my horn was not working, which the shop rectified by replacing a blown fuse.
Not sure about your response about the DIM. Do you think that it might be causing or contributing to the problem that I am currently experiencing? What I know about the DIM is that Xemodex rebuilds these and sends them back for about $450.00. Cost is cheaper if you are a repair shop. . With this option re-programming is apparently not necessary. What would you recommend? Also, what do you think about waiting until I get home to do the ecu re-set? If necessary, does the ECU need to be installed by a dealer?
You have not answered the question regarding the faulty DIM. Again
do you think that the problem with the DIM is possibly causing the problem that we are attempting to diagnose and correct?
Thanks. I will attempt to followup on your suggestion.