General

Decode data from alldata.kwi file in Volvo MMM+ DVD

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This is the PERL script you may use to get some data about the DVD maps you have. This is in reference to Reverse engineering Volvo RTI MMM+ DVD maps #!/usr/bin/perl my $kiwi = { “All Data Management Frame” => { 1 => { offset => 0, length => 2048, item_name => “Data Volume” }, 2 […]

XC90

Replace Volvo XC90 engine mounts

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Required Tools Metric sockets ⅜” and ½” drive Extensions You’ll need to be able to reach ~ 18” Ratcheting wrenches Torx bits Torque wrenches ⅜” and ½” drive Engine support bar I used Harbor Freight part #96524 Jacks You’ll probably want two of them Jack-stands Parts (2004 XC90, 2.5T) Engine mounting, upper 8649597 Engine pad […]

News

Volvo will export S90 flagship to Europe, U.S. from China

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Volvo Car Group will move production of its S90 flagship model to China from Sweden and export the sedan to global markets including Europe and the U.S. from its factory in Daqing, the automaker announced here today. The move is a key part of Volvo’s effort to lead the way among premium automakers in establishing […]

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Happy 25th birthday, Volvo 850!

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Volvo’s revolutionary sedan and wagon are still with us every day It’s hard to believe that the Volvo 850 is already celebrating its 25th birthday with the model having, in many ways, defined the decade of the 1990s for the Swedish automaker. But its story began years before the first example was shown to the […]

S80

Volvo XC90 & S80 V8 – Spark Plug Replacement

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Time to change spark plugs has come. The job is to be relatively easy. Like most things with the V8, it seems access is the biggest hurdle for maintenance work. The front bank of plugs couldn’t have been easier. The back is easy, but you’re doing lots of reaching and you can only kind of see […]

General

Change OE trailer wiring from 7pin -> 13 pin

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If you have OE Volvo trailer hitch + 7 PIN wiring module and you want to make a swap to 13PIN module then the only thing you need to do is to buy new wiring and install it exactly the same route as you have your old wiring. Connectors are the same. You may require […]

XC90

LED tail-lights hack for cars

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Description For MY 2012, new LED tail-lights became available and if you want to mod your <2012 car and put the new shiny LEDs you may see an orange triangle on your dash and a warning message that your lights are burned out. The following hack shows how to disable this warning and message. Before […]