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      Pole Position: Start Here for Common Issues and Questions about 2011+ S60/V60 Models

      This thread will serve as a database for everyone's reference regarding some of the better known issues (and fixes) for common problems on 2011+ S60 and V60 models. Please feel free to post up suggestions along with links to relevant threads and I will incorporate suggestions where appropriate in this post. We want this list to be as comprehensive as possible!

      General Information
      Sources for Service Bulletins
      Enter your VIN here to check for outstanding recalls on your Volvo
      T5 vs T6: Differences
      T6 vs T6 R-Design: Differences
      Touch-Up Paint Codes and Volvo part numbers

      Safe and Secure/Warranty Questions
      CPO Vehicles and Safe and Secure
      Safe and Secure Information for 2013 Volvos

      Suspension
      Touring vs Dynamic Suspension
      4C vs Regular Dynamic Suspension
      IPD Sway Bar Upgrade

      Drivetrain
      Rough Transmission Downshifts and Software Updates
      The Polestar Upgrade for T6 Models: Information and Review
      Adding "Sport" mode to the transmission - 2011 T6 Owners
      Changing your own oil - 2011 S60 T6

      Electronics and Interior
      Wind Noise/Body and Mirror Seal Recall (2011s only)
      Sensus 3.0 Software Update - The Definitive Thread
      Sirius Satellite Radio Reception Issues
      Monitoring Engine Temperature
      Leaks from Windows and Sunroof
      Squeaks and Creaks: Start Here
      Noisy A/C Compressor Recall Information
      Using an iPhone 5 with Sensus
      Interior Cabin Filter Replacement/Writeup

      Features
      Adaptive Cruise Control
      Watching DVDs in your S60/V60
      Navigation - using Volvo "MyPOI" Tips and Tricks
      Trailer Hitches and Towing
      Write Up: Factory Trailer Hitch for Volvo S60

      Trailer Hitch threads:
      Several readers have installed the Curt Hitch #13266 from etrailer.com or amazon.com. It is a Class 3 hitch with the larger 2-inch receiver for bike racks and trailers.

      2012 S60:
      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...-on-a-2012-S60
      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...ican-tow-hitch

      2013 S60:
      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...g-for-2013-S60

      2015.5 V60CC
      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...ns-and-install
      Last edited by DWBF1; 07-01-2014 at 01:30 PM.
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      DWBF1 you rock! Thanks for the threads.

      Our forum has arrived, we have stickies!
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      Thank you! For now, everyone can post up replies and links, but please only for major or common issues (not something like your door panel screw was loose, causing a rattle, or you bought a lemon). This thread's sole purpose is to centralize information that we see several posts per week about. Eventually, I will delete all replies to this thread and lock it to keep information as readily accessible as possible.
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      Thanks!

      Touch up paint with part numbers:

      http://accessories.volvocars.com/Acc...ent/VCC-424661
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      love it thanks DWBF1 !!!!!!
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      FWIW, if you'd like to stickie...here's the method the Vovlo shop walked me through to clear codes. They forgot to reset after changing the oil today so it was done over the phone. Admittedly, it can be very tricky. This method is without keyless drive. First three steps were recommended to be sure all is clear before starting process.

      - Close and lock/alarm the car, can do from inside if desired.
      - Unlock car
      - Open and close door (as if getting in)
      - Place key in ignition
      - Without foot on brake, press and release START (Position 1)
      - Press and hold trip button near tachometer
      - Without foot on brake, press and release START (Position 2) Dash lights will come on and all but one will go out
      - Continue to hold trip button until the "i" starts to flash, release before it the "i" flashes 3 times. If it flashes the 3rd time, the code will not reset - start over. If it doesn't flash at all, start over.
      - When the code clears, one chime will sound - done at this point
      - Start the car and shut down to see if code still appears
      - Exit and lock the car as normal

      Don't know if this process clears all codes at once or one at a time or is just for the "Schedule Maint" message. May need to repeat for each, however, during my many follies while trying to do this I received 3 different codes, 021, 040, 161 at different times when getting to the "waiting for the "i" to flash" step.

      Hope it helps. If anyone has something I missed, please shout out so this can be adjusted as needed.
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      Great start DWBF1! To keep this forum from becoming complaint & information only, I suggest adding some more fun topics. Like cosmetic upgrades such as ERST, Heico as well as notable builds; Arith's & wdimagineer's builds.
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      Led bulb guide

      Quote Originally Posted by mynewt5 View Post
      take it from someone who's tried them all! I have tried cheap leds from ebay, then genuine philips xtremevision leds (both festoon and t10 types in 6k and 4k) and then t10 from superbrightleds.com. Here are my findings and recommendation.

      License plate: 38mm festoon type x2
      ebay: 3 smd 5050 led canbus with a big heat sink. Recently removed to check on them and discovered a burning smell. I have since replaced them with two philips xtreme-vision 6k leds.
      Recommendation: 6k philips xtremevision 38mm festoon led

      trunk: 38mm festoon type x1
      for maximum brightness, i chose the 4k philips xtremevision 38mm festoon led. However, i may try
      the 3710 6 smd led bulb from superbrightleds.com

      courtesy/map lights: T10 type x6
      installed 4k philips xtremevision t10 leds on all four courtesy lights. Turns out they glow when the switch is on neutral position. They do turn off when switched to off position. Not happy with that, i ordered four 194 led bulb in cool white from superbrightleds.com. They are the best leds i've found. They work properly in the neutral position and are really bright and white. Be sure to test them upon installation as these bulbs are polarized.
      Recommendation: 194 led bulb in cool white from superbrightleds.com

      footwell: T10 type x2; puddle lights: T10 type x2
      once again, i would recommend 194 led bulb in cool white from superbrightleds.com

      in conclusion, i would order all led bulbs from superbrightleds.com. I was reluctant at first since their bulbs look exactly like those off ebay at double the price. I have since learned that they are much brighter that those from ebay. For more info, read this thread! Have fun with your new s60!
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      Since a lot of people are asking this recently... http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...ire-Suggestion

      16" rims and tires DO fit the S60. Do a test fit of the rims to make sure! It depends on the rim design.
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      2013 S60 T5 has an incorrect capacity listed in the owners manual. The manual says the oil capacity is 7.6 qts, it is actually 5.8. See email below from Volvo:

      I apologize for the confusion. Our 2013 owners manual is incorrect your S60 has an oil capacity of 5.8 qts. Thank you for taking the time to contact us, please feel free to contact me with any other questions or comments that you may have. Thank You for choosing Volvo!

      As of 3/6/14 the online manual has not been updated.
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      Led bulb guide
      Any word on exterior LEDs for turn signals, reverse, brake, etc? What works, what doesn't, which bulbs throw error codes, which don't, etc.?
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      Quote Originally Posted by hikeskool View Post
      Any word on exterior LEDs for turn signals, reverse, brake, etc? What works, what doesn't, which bulbs throw error codes, which don't, etc.?
      Bumping this thread with my own variation on these questions. Has anyone used brighter LED reverse lights and a brighter LED rear fog light? I have dark tint and brighter reverse lights would definitely help me see better and improve my depth perception when reversing in tight quarters in my dark driveway and during city parallel parking maneuvers. And I want the rear fog to be brighter so it is thoroughly aversive when I turn it on to get tailgaiters to back dafuq off my rear bumper
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