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warning light

Post by tim-andre » 31 Mar 2012 10:11 pm

my warning light turns on and of while driving uphill with the throttle quite far in
and now it has started showing/blinking while driving normally on straights, starts when the revs get over 2000 rpm
anyone know what it could be?

i dont notice anything when the light shows, sometimes a little less power maybe, but that could be something in my head... paranoia may be getting me :lol:
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Re: warning light

Post by trabitom99 » 01 Apr 2012 07:13 am

Which warning light, not the brake fluid?

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Re: warning light

Post by volvosneverdie » 01 Apr 2012 12:24 pm

((!)) is the brake fluid as Tom says. If its low, the light will flicker or come on under acceleration or uphill.
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Re: warning light

Post by Speedy88 » 01 Apr 2012 12:43 pm

It's the "surprise" light implemented by volvo in 1972. Basically if the Volvo doesn't expect something to happen, it will be surprised (such as when you start going fast) and let you know via the dash light. Hope that helps.
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Re: warning light

Post by tim-andre » 01 Apr 2012 03:29 pm

volvosneverdie wrote:((!)) is the brake fluid as Tom says. If its low, the light will flicker or come on under acceleration or uphill.
its that sign.. good to know, then it must be leaking, started coming on more frequently lately...
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Re: warning light

Post by Chris_C » 01 Apr 2012 07:16 pm

Check your rear drums... the cylinders in there often start to leak
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Re: warning light

Post by tim-andre » 02 Apr 2012 09:55 pm

Chris_C wrote:Check your rear drums... the cylinders in there often start to leak
right one to be exact, found that out when trying to change the bearing
also took up smoking after trying to change the bearing, fucking thing wont move...
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Re: warning light

Post by Nimminz » 07 Apr 2012 08:52 pm

i remember thinking it was some sort of 'shift-light' as it only came on when accelerating hard. Turned out it were the rear cylinders.
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Re: warning light

Post by tim-andre » 09 Apr 2012 01:05 am

found that out to
and its only one brake circut in the rear, seems kinda weird to me, but it works
also, my car turns a bit to the right when braking, so gotto fix my brakes and calipers in the front to
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