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gatos
Saturday 25th April 2015, 00:33
This is a guide for people who get the dreaded SRS-0001 "Control module internal fault" Error Code. This error code comes up when the SRS Control module is faulty. It will trigger the SRS light and you won't be able to erase any other SRS error codes. A new unit from Volvo is around 300. The good news is that you can get a second hand one for around 25-40. Quite a few people with this problem were told that the replacement module must be programmed by a dealer. I have tested and swapped a few of these and can confirm with 100% certainty that NO PROGRAMMING is needed. It is a straight plug and play. Just make sure you check the part number of your SRS module and get the same one.

For this job, you will need:
A Philips screwdriver
A small flat blade screwdriver or a penknife blade
Ratchet with extension and 10mm socket

Before you get started, you need to:
Make a note of the anti-theft radio code
Switch off the ignition
Disconnect the battery negative lead
Wait at least five minutes before starting any work

The SRS control module is located under the centre console, which will need to be removed. Lift the gear lever leather gaiter from the rear
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule1_zpsede10d70.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule1_zpsede10d70.jpg.html)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule2_zps667426d1.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule2_zps667426d1.jpg.html)

Remove the rubber mat
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule3_zpsdd1f10a3.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule3_zpsdd1f10a3.jpg.html)

Push these two clips towards the middle and lift up the gear lever suround trim
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule4_zps207f6d45.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule4_zps207f6d45.jpg.html)

Unplug the 12V lighter connector.
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule5_zpsf915b001.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule5_zpsf915b001.jpg.html)

Open the lid of the centre console and remove the rubber mat
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule6_zpsce01a8b3.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule6_zpsce01a8b3.jpg.html)

Using a flat blade screwdriver or a penknife blade, unclip this plastic cover
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule7_zps47a0d001.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule7_zps47a0d001.jpg.html)

Undo the two screws
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule8_zps80fec66a.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule8_zps80fec66a.jpg.html)

Undo these two screws too at the front of the centre console
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule9_zps149544df.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule9_zps149544df.jpg.html)

Raise the centre console from the rear and wiggle it out. You may have to raise or lower the handbrake lever to make it easier for the centre console to slide out
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule10_zps9ceab488.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule10_zps9ceab488.jpg.html)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule11_zpsfc08d58e.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule11_zpsfc08d58e.jpg.html)

Now the centre console is out of the way, you can see the SRS module secured by 3 10mm bolts. Undo them
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule12_zps43a95489.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule12_zps43a95489.jpg.html)

DO NOT try to pull the SRS Module pink connector. You just need to push in that small pink lug and slide the orange bracket over it. It will unlock and lift the connector up.
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule13_zps7c43bbdd.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule13_zps7c43bbdd.jpg.html)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule14_zps430c3b9b.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule14_zps430c3b9b.jpg.html)

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t59/gata958/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule15_zps2d7515d0.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/user/gata958/media/Volvo%20guides/SRS%20control%20Module/SRSModule15_zps2d7515d0.jpg.html)

To plug in the large pink connector back to the SRS module, make sure the orange bracket is in the open position. Place (DO NOT PUSH) the pink connector on the SRS module and simply slide the orange bracket over until it locks. The pink connector will go in while you are rotating/sliding the orange bracket

To fit everything back together, just follow this guide in the reverse order.

960kg
Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:12
Nice one gatos ...as always willing to help others.

S40kieran
Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:26
Cool gatos :)

S40kieran
Sunday 26th April 2015, 13:30
Could the mods put all gatos guides in the 40/50 section as a sticky. They are really good :)

gatos
Sunday 26th April 2015, 15:47
Could the mods put all gatos guides in the 40/50 section as a sticky. They are really good :)


Not a good idea as a sticky, because I will have over 12 guides in total. So it would look silly if the first 12 post were just stickies of my guides. Only if they make a guide section in the 40 section would it be a good idea. See what the mods think and we'll take it from there.

I am slowly slowly polishing up my guides correcting a few mistakes of the past and will be uploading them soon

Orca2
Sunday 26th April 2015, 16:36
You should be putting them up on youtube Gatos, Cheshire d5 has a few good youtube vids for how to change cam belts and other common how to topics .. And he makes a kittle bit every time they are accessed, your guides are a real resource , you should have a word with Chesh about how he did his, he is a pretty open helpful bloke.

gatos
Sunday 26th April 2015, 18:08
I thought of it in the past, but it would be too much to manage. People would be asking questions there and expect answers and I would be the only one answering them. Whereas in the forum, everyone can reply back

gatos
Sunday 26th April 2015, 21:21
Not to mention my accent. Not sure if people would like it....:(

S40kieran
Sunday 26th April 2015, 22:34
Not to mention my accent. Not sure if people would like it....:(

I can't see why people would be bothered by youre accent Alex lol, although it would be more palatable if you were a sexy Greek goddess lol, lovely tanned skin and long dark free flowing hair in the wind lol. You do realise we are all pervs on here lol

T4PAT
Sunday 26th April 2015, 22:45
I can't see why people would be bothered by youre accent Alex lol, although it would be more palatable if you were a sexy Greek goddess lol, lovely tanned skin and long dark free flowing hair in the wind lol. You do realise we are all pervs on here lol

yep, he looks like that in real life 😊

S40kieran
Sunday 26th April 2015, 22:47
yep, he looks like that in real life ��

Yea but but but he is a man lol I mean something like this pat she's Italian lol and has talking boobs lol https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri0N_ifn2iM

gatos
Sunday 26th April 2015, 23:23
I can't see why people would be bothered by youre accent Alex lol, although it would be more palatable if you were a sexy Greek goddess lol, lovely tanned skin and long dark free flowing hair in the wind lol. You do realise we are all pervs on here lol

You mean something like this?

28740

S40kieran
Sunday 26th April 2015, 23:29
You mean something like this?

28740

Not what I had in mind no lol although im sure he's a nice chap lol

Orca2
Sunday 26th April 2015, 23:32
CheshD5 just puts up a video of the main points , they have had thousands of views, I dont think he has to do anything else , no question and answer.

Yours would stand out from the crowd a bit if you have a Greek accent , all the better.
People will know they are looking at a Gatos guide as soon as they hear your voice. Brand recognition is a good selling point .
Look at Fred Dibnah , he was practically unintelligible at times, but you instantly knew it was him without even seeing him , just by his voice.
you should deffo be doing them Gatos ,

S40kieran
Sunday 26th April 2015, 23:43
CheshD5 just puts up a video of the main points , they have had thousands of views, I dont think he has to do anything else , no question and answer.

Yours would stand out from the crowd a bit if you have a Greek accent , all the better.
People will know they are looking at a Gatos guide as soon as they hear your voice. Brand recognition is a good selling point .
Look at Fred Dibnah , he was practically unintelligible at times, but you instantly knew it was him without even seeing him , just by his voice.
you should deffo be doing them Gatos ,

I think he should aswell orca :) and sorry gatos for making you homesick but I was thinking more on the lines of this lol
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xegDVnBSyPA.



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D0vLjbuXoCM and rip fred what a ledgend he was orca :)