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Old 02-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #15
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We had the Volvo factory in Gothenburg install the receiver and wiring as part of our overseas delivery program. Not sure if they set up everything correctly as we are having issues pairing our Prodigy RF control.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:57 AM   #16
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You could test the 7 pin connector with a test light or voltmeter. From the wiring diagram, locate the pin for the brake controller and check to see if there is current when someone steps on the brake pedal. That will tell you if you have working brakes. No current, no brakes. However, the TSA must use the brake circuit to engage the brakes to react to sway that is detected. I'd think that you'd need a brake controller for normal braking, and the TSA may engage independently when triggered. The TSA must have some sort of modulation, though. It can't be just on or off, or it could lock up the trailer brakes when it engages. Interesting problem.
If you want some help, PM me - I'm in the Chicago area and wouldn't mind looking at it.

We may need to take you up on your offer of assistance if we can't figure this thing out
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Nice! I used to handle that delivery set up for a Volvo dealer. Sold a lot of cars on that program.

By the way there are some great posts about the towing situation on Volvo forums..Google it
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:18 PM   #18
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Our local Volvo dealer wasn't much help this afternoon, other than determining that the Swedes who installed the hitch receiver and 4/7-pin wiring didn't do something right. They tested all the pins, to find that there was no (4) Black 12-volt battery power and nothing on the (2) Blue Brake Controller Output. The other pins tested fine. Any ideas?
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Our local Volvo dealer wasn't much help this afternoon, other than determining that the Swedes who installed the hitch receiver and 4/7-pin wiring didn't do something right. They tested all the pins, to find that there was no (4) Black 12-volt battery power and nothing on the (2) Blue Brake Controller Output. The other pins tested fine. Any ideas?
Did they test it with the ignition on? Many vehicles will only power the black battery power circuit while the ignition is on, so you don't run down the vehicle's battery while dry camping in the trailer.

The brake thing should work, though, unless you have no brake controller. I'm guessing you don't - it should have a setting somewhere that would allow you to adjust the sensitivity (voltage), since every trailer is different. You probably need to add a Prodigy or something.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:33 PM   #20
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Well good news. Can report that our Volvo and AS Sport are both ready to go. After numerous calls to Prodigy tech support, etrailer and our XC70 spending 3 nights at the dealer, our brake control is finally paired. Anyone else experiencing similar issues with a Volvo should make certain that their dealer installs the latest and greatest trailer module software, as that was our issue. This experience nearly took all of the fun from the initial experience, but figure it must all be upstream from here on out. Can't wait to see what adventures await!Click image for larger version

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