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My 2004 xc90 was side swiped on the drivers side from

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my 2004 xc90 was side swiped on the drivers side from driver's door to front 1/4 panel. very little body damage, but a few days after that, I started losing electric components like: mirrors didn't want to fold in, dash lights come and go, lost speedometer and turn signals. warning lights have come and gone. I have replaced the battery but that has not solved the problem.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

Inspect and make sure no wiring was damaged leading from the body to the door at the hinge area.If any wiring is found to be damaged in any way this will need repaired to correct this fault here.If this is or was checked and found o.k. let me know so we can continue.

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Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i wires seem to be damaged...i even wiggled the wiring harness and no change.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Have you had the fault codes checked at all to see what codes are set with this issue here?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hey Pete, just wanted to add......while driving to my office i heard a clicking sound in the dash on the left side where the light switch is.......and noticed my left front light was blinking.but still never had some lights,while others did work.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

This is a tough issue to point out from here.I would follow the battery cables to where they run and connect to and see if any connections are found to be loose or corroded in any way causing this fault here.Especially at any fuse panel power input connections.I have seen loose and corroded connections cause this here.

It may just be coincidence with the collision that this is occuring and not related to it in any way.

But this does sound like a major power or ground loss issues here and I would have all of these connections checked.

Thanks Pete

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i will check that and get back with you
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Sounds good.

Thanks Pete

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