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Volvo DIM

akerrakerr Posts: 4
edited April 2014 in Volvo
What is a DIM, where is it located, what does it do... how would you know if it needed to be replaced? Any information would be helpful, thanks!

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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    That would be the Driver Information Module which controls your instrument panel.

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    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • akerrakerr Posts: 4
    Thanks!
  • akerrakerr Posts: 4
    Thanks! I was having some difficulty finding the part on-line. Thought that I had made a mistake. I am not too farmiliar with the Volvo XC90, mostly 740 & 760 T's. I gave up trying to resolve the matter on my own... car is in the shop today, they are replacing the DIM for about $1600...fun, fun, fun! I hope this resolves the problems I am having, I definately have my doubts!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    they are replacing the DIM for about $1600

    Ouch! For that kind of money I sure hope it works.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • akerrakerr Posts: 4
    Yup!! And right before my 105,000 check up and replace rear rotors/pads...all in all $2800 in repairs in two weeks... not a good thing before the holidays. I picked up my car today, so far so good. I noticed that on the work order form there is a note that if the SRS light comes on again, the passenger curtain may need to be replaced! I also noticed for some reason when they replaced the DIM my average MPG, speed, etc are all wrong. It most have wiped out the old info... I think that is rather odd, you would thing they would put the info back in... or so I would think. Here's hoping all is going to go well. I have always loved my Volvos, first time XC90 owner... looks like I am going shopping for a new car next year... yet another XC90. Not that I have had any issues with this car so far, but I understand that this might be a tell tale sign of things yet to come. I miss the old days when you could keep a car for a long time and rack up the miles & memories. My 740 T had 550,000 on it when I finally let her go... it was a sad day!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    you would thin[k] they would put the info back in

    I don't know if that is even possible. The new system should settle down to the correct stats fairly quickly.

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    SUVs and Smart Shopper
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