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Replace Volvo V50 parking sensors

Quick guide how to replace Volvo V50 (2008) rear parking sensors.

  1. From all four sensors, almost in the same time three of them failed. I manage to identify broken ones using “get-real-close-to-the-sensor-and-listen-for-ticking-sound” method. After I got three used spare sensors I did some environmental arrangement and started.
  2. Three used spare sensors.
  3. The only screwdriver you need (Torx 20).
  4. Ready to start.
  5. Locate six screws in each side of the wheel’s arches inside (left side).
  6. Locate six screws in each side of the wheel’s arches inside (right side).
  7. Open boot and locate two screws in the lower corners.
  8. Locate two screws under rear bumper. Unscrew all sixteen screws and put them in save place. 
  9. Carefully start to take of rear bumper from one of the sides, be careful and don’t pry with a lot of force.
  10. If you stuck in one point, try to pry it from other side.
  11. Locate rear parking sensor main compound.
  12. It is located on the right side, under rear lights.
  13. Disconnect main compound before start to fully take off rear bumper.
  14. Place bumper safely on the ground, be sure to secure it, so it won’t get scratches.
  15. Disconnect broken sensors from wires and carefully take them out of there holder.
  16. After replacement connect main compound and test sensors setting cars ignition to Position-II and gearbox stick put in reverse.
  17. To assembly use these steps in reverse.

Volvo V50 window calibration

After I got back my Volvo V50 from a garage – front passenger window wouldn’t auto-close. After doing some digging in World Wide Web aka internet, I stumble upon quite a lot of forum posts, that explained the steps to successfully calibrate window and fix this problem. Mainly I used steps from this post. Here are the steps, that worked for me, hope it helps:

  1. Find the fuse box. In Volvo V50 there are two fuse boxes – one in the engine compartment, other in the passenger compartment. In our case, we will need the one, that is in the passenger compartment.
  2. Locate the fuse for the affected door module. This list will help you a lot. In my case the fuse, that I needed to use was: #82 / Power window and door lock – front passenger’s side door / 25A
  3. After you locate the right one close the affected window. Make sure car is ON (position II) or running (position III).
  4. Open the affected window, and while the window is moving down, remove the fuse for the door module.
  5. Wait few seconds and then insert the fuse back in place.
  6. Close the affected window by holding the switch all the way up (as if you were using the auto-up function) and hold the switch in the auto-up position at least 5 seconds after the window closes.
  7. Test the auto-down and auto-up function – it should be working now!

Hope it helps.
Thanks for the original post – https://andrewpeng.net/cars/2006-volvo-xc90-v8-awd/xc90-automatic-window-problems and fuses list with amperage – http://www.volvohowto.com/volvo-s40v50-2004-to-2013-fuses-list-and-amperage/