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    URGENT HELP PLEASE instrument failure

    Hi Folks

    took delivery of my 'new' XC yesterday had a test drive all was great. However I had to leave home at 04:30 this morning ( I work 12 hour shifts starting early so its ALWAYS pitch black unless mid summer!)

    All was normal I drove down the road a mile or so and suddenly I lost ALL INSTRUMENTS, and the radio unit was flickering! So no idea of speed, fuel temp NOTHING. I set up my TomTom which gave me exact speed as the M3 is horrendous for 'twitchy' speed cameras even if you are a few MPH over the limit! So that got me to work.

    Otherwise the car was running normally I did a check of the lights and indicators, all good so I could get to work for my shift.
    can anyone please tell me WHICH fuse there might be for this group and which fuse panel? When I finish its also dark so I need instruments.

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    Could be the start of the Dash Module failing (DIM failure) although I think that was early models that had that issue

    Or your alternator has packed up.

    Did you check if the interior lights were flickering too?

    Does it have a dash lights dimmer dial thingy? Maybe that is dodgy?

    Just re-read your post, did the dash lights die too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    Could be the start of the Dash Module failing (DIM failure) although I think that was early models that had that issue

    Or your alternator has packed up.

    Did you check if the interior lights were flickering too?

    Does it have a dash lights dimmer dial thingy? Maybe that is dodgy?

    Just re-read your post, did the dash lights die too?

    Hi Dave

    the whole instrument pod went black but i had lights on the radio. I got out and checked all lights ALL WORKING. I got to work and phone the dealer and he immediately sent a driver to collect the car and bring me a courtesy car. Its now gone to a company called ECU something up in the Midlands they may have to fit a complete new dials pod and recode it for the new alarm module ?

    So driving round in an A4 2.5 Tdi!
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    Fair play to the dealer for getting on it (as long as he doesn't charge you )

    Fingers crossed they get it sorted quickly for you
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    Well i got the car back after 2 weeks and it was blatantly clear the bloke had LIED. Driving home from a night shift the day after i got the car back it all went dark again and weird things going on! There was a MAJOR electrical fault on that car, the instrument lights wouldnt dim, you press one fog light button the ALL CAME ON. I hate to say it but i NEVER thought. I would see a Volvo that was a ‘POS’! I was livid.

    I told him to come get the thing and give me back my money, which he did after some moaning! Long story short a few days later i found a real beaut, low mileage for a V70 a SE with all the extras and not ONE fault or warning on the DIM!
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    2003 - V70 D5 'The Green Manalishi"
    2001 - V70 T5 'Il Tempo Gigante' - written off. Many happy miles RIP
    2002 - C70 T5 'Ragetty Anne' - awaiting rebuild steering rack, handbrake etc etc
    1997 - V70 T5 ' Das Beast' - ex -armed response unit -


 

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