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Volvo C70, Coupe, Convertible
#90 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [erisaman]
Dec 23, 2006 (3:46 am)
I seem to spend my life thanking you thesedays!!!!! Honestly, no rush on anything I say for a while ... the car is locked up in the volvo garage now until January 2nd ... with the battery disconnected! The latest report when I was there yesterday and talking to the engineer .... they have done two software downloads .. 1st one the infotainment one which I know changed certain aspects ... but not the battery drain!!! Then he did the one which would have stopped my car phoning emergency services if there was a breakdown or whatever .... because I don't have a phone and that function installed on my car .... and neither worked!!!! Now the CEM is refusing to talk to the roof as well!!! It's all a mystery to everyone! It sounds like they are trying to locate a new CEM, if that makes sense? Excuse me ..... my knowledge of all this is scant compared to you all ... and I feel humbled to be even allowed onto this site!!!! Welcomed but humbled!!! They have given me an '06' C70 to drive until January ... so it's going to be very interesting seeing what else the hire car does well that my car doesn't!!! I am beginning to think it's had a number of faults which I hadn't recognised previously ... but it's all becoming a little clearer now! I will soon be the definitive world expert and entering Mastermind 2007 with C70's as my specialist subject!!! As long as I can have you as my 'phone a friend .... except that is a different quiz show!!!! Merry eve of christmas eve to you!!
#91 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [cucci]
Dec 23, 2006 (10:11 am)
Okay Eve, I mean Cucci, letís see if one quick blast from this fan of yours will get things a little clearer.
Thereís not a great deal in the manual under the heading of the Electronic Climate Control, however, on page 59, under the heading of Personal Preferences there is one item which could be of interest. It refers to personal preference with regard to the Climate Control Settings Ė item 1 being Automatic Fan Adjustment.
You obviously know your way into the menu system etc so this will be brief (and forgive me if Iím talking to one who already knows all this).
Press MENU and scroll to Climate Control Settings, via the navigation button.
Select your needs Ė in this case, Automatic Fan Adjustment.
Choose from Low, Normal or High (speed)
Press ENTER to activate your choice.
Press EXIT to, umm, exit the menu.
I know you donít have your car immediately to hand, however, in the spirit of experimentation, I see no reason why you cannot access this setting on your loan car to see what level it has been set at, and even change it temporarily to the High setting to see if it replicates the situation in your car. Change back to itís original setting and itíll be interesting to see the difference again.
One other setting under this Personal Preference / Climate Control section is the ĎReset Allí - which will then reset all the climate functions to factory settings.
As you can imagine, without my own car here with which to play, I mean experiment, I can only suggest these ideas, maybe others will be able to offer firmer íhands oní advice. Good luck.
Now then Ė Merry Xmas to you and your family and I hope to hear more in the near future .
P.S. Glad you've not mentioned 'The Weakest Link'!
#92 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [erisaman]
Dec 23, 2006 (2:22 pm)
Sadly not the solution! Even on 'high' the fan on the hire car is about one third of the capacity of the fan on ours!!!! Ours is deafening on each turn or alternation to the heating system! It just confirms to me that there is something fundamentally wrong with ours ..... maybe a new CEM will solve things .. maybe not! All we can do now is wait until January and see what they say. Anyway ... driving the hire car is proving to be a revelation!!! I am sure I will unearth more things as the week and a bit progresses!!!
PS I would never mention what you mentioned in your last line! I was 'adopted' by a Welsh couple many many years ago who are still like parents to me ...... so I am NOT a fan!!!!
Merry Christmas Even ... almost!!!!
#93 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [cucci]
Dec 23, 2006 (2:25 pm)
Volvomax - HELP!!!!!!!!!!
#94 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [erisaman]
Dec 23, 2006 (10:12 pm)
Please ... nobody worry out there!!!! It is becoming clear (from driving the hire C70) that ours has many little problems which I can now identify as wrong .... but it was hard to spot never having driven one before!! I thought it was all 'just a new car' that needed getting used to!! Driving this C70 ...everything just seems to work as the manual says and as you would expect! So maybe we just have a faulty CEM and by replacing that our problems will be solved ... or maybe we just have a rogue car! Either way ... volvo are just going to have to fix it!
#95 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [cucci]
Dec 24, 2006 (12:31 am)
No worries Cucci, Volvomax knows that my cry for HELP!!! was done with tongue in cheek - we've had banter before and he knows that this is my way of acknowledging that I surrender and that we need expert help.
Just enjoy your new driving experience and make the most of it.
Merry Xmas - yet again.
#96 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [erisaman]
Dec 24, 2006 (12:39 am)
As I've said before ....I can't believe how great you have all been ..... and I am ever hopeful that things will get solved in the new year. They have to be!! I will keep you posted and I hope you collect yours on January 2nd and JUST LOVE IT!!! Have a very Merry Christmas ..... all!!!
#97 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [erisaman]
Dec 26, 2006 (12:26 pm)
Best to take the car to the shop and let the techs look it over.
#98 of 337 Re: Heater/Barking Dog??? [volvomax]
Dec 27, 2006 (2:08 am)
You are right .... and it's already there and spending Christmas and New Year tucked up in their workshop with the battery disconnected because they have found a constant drain and can't source it yet! January 2nd they are all back and in action again ... and I just hope they find the fault! One thing to ask your advice on .... the battery has taken one hell of a lot of stress these last few weeks ... been drained and charged and drained and charged so many times now ..... if and when they fix the fault .... do you think I need or have a case for a new battery??? I don't suppose they'll want to replace it unless I ask ... but I don't know how much stress modern batteries can take these days without shortening their life? If you have any views I would appreciate hearing them.
Happy New Year to you .... all
Dec 27, 2006 (9:22 pm)
I just picked up my car and brought it home a few hours ago. I love it but because it is so late have not been able to really do anything with it. It was a nightmare getting it home. My friend helped by driving my old car home while I followed in my C70. It was an episode of "Three Stooges". But it was only the two of us. She did not know how to drive a manual trans and stalled my old car at every stop (I had not asked her if she could drive a stick). Finally, after stalling nine times and after a line of cars piled up behind us, I finally gave in and jumped out of my new C70 and fought every fiber of my being and told her to drive my new C70 and I'd drive my old car. The only thing was I could not get my old car started now. I had to push it through the intersection and into a parking lot where my c70 was and as I pushed my old car it continued to roll and rolled towards my C70 - argghhh! I jumped in and pulled the emergency brake. Awful... heart stopping. Well, at least I got to see what I look like when I drive as I watched my friend drive my car to my house. That was not how I imagined it to go. So much for my sworn oath that no one but me would ever drive my car.