Volvo Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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Do you have leather seats? Have you inspected the electrical connectors under the seat?
The may have sprayed water on the electrical connector which is found under the seat or they must have drenched the seat to be able to cause the problem you have now.
If the electrical connector has any sign of water, disconnect the negative battery terminal, and wait 15 minutes. Then unplug the connector and dry it out, spray it with wd40 if you have any.
What did they use to wash the seat, was it a carpet washer/valeting machine?
It may fix itself, something is definitely shorted out, most likely with water. Try drying the seat with a hair dryer tomorrow and message back on here if you have no luck. And yeah you're right, the amount of water sprayed out should be reduced when cleaning seats, they're probably amateurs. I don't think there will be any immediate damage but it may affect the metal components in the long run, due to corrosion.
Check the connector first, to see if it has any sign of water, if it does, then disconnect the battery, unplug the connector and dry it. If there is no sign of water in the electrical connector, then dry the seat with a hair dryer, also use newspaper and press down on the seat to absorb excess water from the cushion.
Hope this helps.
Welcome. Yes, only disconnect the negative terminal and wait 15 minutes before unplugging the electrical connector under the seat. The connector should be under the seat, you may need to raise the seat to get access.
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Any update on the issue you were having?
From what I understand, the person at the car wash must have knocked the connector or pulled on the wiring whilst cleaning the carpet under the seat and this can cause an issue with volvo cars. You will have to take it to the main dealer to get this light turned off or find an independant garage that works with volvo cars, which will be cheaper than main dealers.
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