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August 12, 2012 6:03 AM Subscribe
The turn signals on my 2003 Volvo S60 only work once the car is fully warm. In addition, they then often work on the outside of the car without lighting the indicators on the dash. I really dislike not being able to signal in traffic and need this fixed.
posted by vers to technology (4 answers total)
Naively, I thought this would be something easy to fix.So far, the turn signal stalk has been replaced, and the fuse checked. One interesting detail -- I insisted on having the fuse pulled and reseated, and the turn signals and dash indicators worked for a short time after. The battery has also been disconnected and reconnected (voodoo) in hopes that would reset the electronics.
The dealer is now saying that the failure is in the driver's information module (DIM), which is the entire dash unit and significant dollars. I don't know how to read a wiring diagram, but here's the PDF for my car
. Can anyone tell me if the circuit for the signals passes through the DIM from this? It's not intuitive to me that a partial failure of the DIM would cause this, to say the least. (not that I distrust the dealer.... much). All of the other instruments in the DIM are working fine, and high beams and hazard lights are functioning as well.
I'm about to go to a third shop to try to get this fixed, and I'd really appreciate any insights.