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      Question S40 & V50 Short Cuts / Quick Launch / How-To Information thread

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      Forum Info:
      SwedeSpeed forum FAQ

      S40 / V50 Photo Thread
      SwedeSpeed search for modded S40s and V50s



      Vendor Info / Volvo docs:
      Tracking your Volvo from the Factory Overseas

      2005 V50 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2006 S40 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2006 V50 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2007 V50 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2008 S40 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2009 S40 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2009 V50 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2010 V50 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2011 S40 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2011 V50 Owner's Manual (pdf)
      2012 S40 Owner's Manual (pdf)

      Pre-Facelift S40 Complete Accessory Listing (including wheels)
      Pre-Facelift V50 Complete Accessory Listing (including wheels)
      Facelift S40 Complete Accessory Listing (including wheels)
      Facelift V50 Complete Accessory Listing (including wheels)
      Volvo Accessory Installation Guides
      P1 Exhaust options



      Technical Information:
      Parts List Reference Guide Check here first for useful information on parts and specifications
      TNN Listing (R-models, but contain S40/V50 too) Volvo Technical information, published by the Volvo factory
      United States Vehicle Recall Search Also generally published as a Volvo TNN
      Volvo Cars North America Technical Bookstore Professional subscriptions and technical information
      Wheel & Tire Sizing Calculator
      Wheel Lugnut Torque Very important: 81ft-lb -2008, 96ft-lb 2009-
      Torque Spec Reference (also R-models) See previous link for S40/V50 wheel torque
      Volvo Wiring Info



      Everyday Operation & General Information:
      How to Program Homelink
      Quick Check for Diagnostic Trouble Codes
      Resetting Service Indicator (all 2004- Volvos)



      Common Issues:
      AC Problem Solution
      Disabling Your DRLs (dealer required)
      Fixes for Intermittent A/C Operation
      Ignition Key Repair
      Ignition Switch Repair
      Outdoor Thermometer & Driver's Door Issues
      PCV Extended Warranty from Volvo US Fix is covered on certain cars
      (more detail on previous item) Clogged Crankcase Ventilation Causes Squeal, How to Repair it Yourself, more tips, and The Gory Details
      Start...Shudder...Stall (SSS) Problem for 2004.5-2006 models
      Wet Floor: Leaky A/C & Sunroof Drains and here and also here
      Wind Noise from A-Pillar Area



      How-To's & Technical Information:
      Cabin Filter Replacement
      Center Console Removal 2004.5-2007
      Center Console Removal and Shifter Blind Repair 2004.5-2007
      Center Console Removal and Shifter Blind Repair 2008-2012
      Changing Trunk Wiring Harness
      Door Panel Removal Speaker Access and Tint Removal
      Facelift Interior Conversion
      FWD Rear Bearing Hub Replacement
      Glove Box Removal and Access to Climate Recirculator
      Headlight Adjustment and Assembly Pictures
      Headlight Aiming
      Headliner Removal and Repair (S40)
      Installing Slightly Longer Wheel Bolts
      Key Fob Guts & Other Key Information
      P1 How to Videos Thread
      Sunroof and Sunroof-Shade Removal
      Throttle Body Clean (2.4i)
      Vanity Mirror Bulb Replacement
      V50 Interior Tailgate Removal
      Wiper Blade Rebuild
      Wiper Motor Linkage and Arms Replacement

      Brakes:
      Bleeding the Brakes (Automatic)
      Bleeding the Brake and Clutch Systems
      Details on Brake Components
      Front Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
      Front Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement (320mm)
      Front & Rear Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement with information on the necessary retraction of the rear calipers
      Identifying Brake Size and here

      Engine and Powertrain:
      Alternator Replacement
      Alternator (Accessories) & A/C Compressor Belt Replacement
      AWD/Haldex Fluid Change
      Battery Replacement Group Size is 94R/H7, or 48/H6 if Not Premium Sound
      Coolant Drain and Fill
      Coolant Reservoir Replacement
      CV Boot Replacement
      DSTC (Dynamic Stability Traction Control) Discussion
      Fuel Pressure Sensor (FPS) Replacement (T5) and here
      Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor & Throttle Body Locations (T5) similar on 2.4i
      Oil Change (T5) and here
      Oil Change (2.4i)
      Power Steering Fluid Flush
      Spark Plug Change (T5)
      Spark Plug Change (2.4i)
      Spark Plug Information be careful, many conflicting size reports from both vendors and users!
      Starter Motor Replacement (also Air Box, PCV, Alternator and Related Items)
      Timing Belt Replacement #1
      Timing Belt Replacement #2 (for 2.4i)
      Transmission Fluid Change (Automatic)
      Transmission Fluid Change (Manual) and Factory Procedure and a Related Thread in the R Forum
      Turbo Control Valve (TCV) Replacement (2.0D)

      Suspension & Mounts:
      Factory Sport Suspension Part Numbers
      Front Struts and Springs Replacement
      Left Side Engine Mount Replacement
      Lower Control Arm Replacement and Bushing Failure
      Rear Camber Arms (Aftermarket) Installation and here
      Rear Lateral Links Replacement
      Rear Struts, Arms, and Springs Replacement
      Upper (Right Side) Engine Mount Replacement
      Wheel and Chassis Alignment

      Accessories:
      Pedal (Heico) Installation (Manual)
      Pedal (E-bay) Installation (Automatic)
      Volvo Sport Steering Wheel Installation and a download here...Clicking Link Will Begin Download
      V50 Tailgate Spoiler Installation

      Audio:
      Adding an Aux-in to the Basic Sound System
      Adding Tweeters to Non-Premium Sound Systems & Rear Door Panel Removal
      Dension GW500 Audio Adapter Installation
      FM Modulator Installation
      Full Speaker Upgrade with Detailed Pictures
      GROM MOST unit install
      Sub install
      XM Satellite Commander Installation
      XM/FM Modulator / FM Radio / AFM V50

      Lighting:
      Disable DRLs
      Halos/Angel Eyes and here
      HID Conversion and here
      LED conversion for All the Car's Bulbs

      Performance (Engine, Chassis, etc.):
      Boost Gauge Installation and here and here and also here (very detailed)
      "De-Unicorning" the 2.4i Muffler
      Exhaust (Heico) Installation and also here
      Fuel Injector Upgrade
      Intake (Injen) Installation (Automatic)
      Intercooler Installation and here
      iPd Turbo Control Valve (TCV) Installation and here
      Rear Sway Bar Installation, Vertical Mounting Points, Horizontal Mounting Points, Rattling Fix, and Mazda 3 sway bar install with end link swap
      Strut Bar (EST) Installation and here

      Cosmetics:
      De-Badging Letters
      Painting Textured Skirts to Match Body
      CD Slot Suede Replacement
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