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I have a 2008 Volvo, D16, with I-Shift.

 

Just before we left for Hutch, the shifter came apart (bad omen? :( ). Anyway, I managed to get it back together and, it held up for the round trip. However, while manipulating the shifter, I broke the ribbon wire that was connected to the manual "UP" and "DOWN" buttons on the side of the shifter. So, we had and have no ability to override the computer shifts. When we are on dirt roads, I need to control the shifting.

 

Has anyone replaced their I-Shift shifter? If so, I could use a little help.

 

Is this a "plug and play" device, once I purchase the correct P/N shifter?

 

The Volvo dealer would be more than happy to do it for me, for a price. As I recall, they wanted $675 for the shifter plus labor at $125 an hour.

 

I have done a little research and it appears that I can purchase (from Class 8 Truck Parts) the part for about $400 (just not sure if it is the correct part number, yet).

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

Jim

 

 

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Today, I went to the Volvo dealer, gave the parts guy the serial number to my Volvo and told him I needed a shifter. The parts guy looked it up on his computer and came back with p/n 21937980. It took him a few minutes and he looked confused, which is not good.

 

I googled the p/n. This lead to a few more p/n's, some of which have been discontinued.

 

Does any one have any experience changing out the shifter or know why so many p/n's?

 

Thanks.

 

Jim

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Don't have a Volvo so can't help you too much.

 

That part number comes up on Class 8 truck parts website as a shifter for $511.00. Since they are a Volvo dealer, maybe try calling them and giving them the same info and see what part number they come up with. Ask them if it is returnable if not correct?

 

If Volvo is like the auto industry, part numbers change because they make changes to the original part in later model years and if they are backwards compatible they will show a part number change to a new number for the older vehicles so they do not have to keep making the older parts for serviceability. This happened all the time when I worked in Pontiac Parts many years ago. Drove us nuts trying to keep the parts bin is some sort of order and we had to make sure we sold the package with the old number first as many times Pontiac would not take them back for credit with the old number on them.

 

Dave

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Don't have a Volvo so can't help you too much.

 

That part number comes up on Class 8 truck parts website as a shifter for $511.00. Since they are a Volvo dealer, maybe try calling them and giving them the same info and see what part number they come up with. Ask them if it is returnable if not correct?

 

If Volvo is like the auto industry, part numbers change because they make changes to the original part in later model years and if they are backwards compatible they will show a part number change to a new number for the older vehicles so they do not have to keep making the older parts for serviceability. This happened all the time when I worked in Pontiac Parts many years ago. Drove us nuts trying to keep the parts bin is some sort of order and we had to make sure we sold the package with the old number first as many times Pontiac would not take them back for credit with the old number on them.

 

Dave

Dave:

 

Thanks for the part number information. That removes some of my confusion, which is rare these days. :)

One of the guys on the forum may have a gear shifter for me. He is "upgrading" his shifter.

 

I am still looking for info as to whether it is just a swap out part. Or, do I need to do something with the computer (way beyond my ability, at this time).

 

The quality of service that I am getting from my local Volvo dealer is not encouraging me to be a "return customer."

 

 

Jim

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Good Morning Roger:

 

Thanks for the info.

 

The service manager, at my local Volvo dealer, wants to do a good job for his customers. However, some of his mechanics just don't give a damn. In a moment of frustration he told me that he would like to fire some of them. That's not good!

 

As an example, I paid Volvo to check the air in my tires (and other things) before we left for Hutch. The night before we left, I unscrewed the valve stem covers to install my Pressure Pro sensors. One of the tire stems was seriously leaking (there was no leak when I brought it to them). As someone who worked on cars since I was a kid, it it difficult for me to imagine that the "mechanic" did not hear the leak. He just screwed the valve stem cover on and said "screw it."

 

I located an independent who can do the non-Volvo proprietary work.

 

Jim

 

My direct email is luv2ebay@sbcglobal.net

 

My cell is 714 821 5820

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Roger:

 

The file (with photos and information) was too big to send to you through the HDT forum link. I sent it to you by responding to the email (through the forum) that you sent me. But I am not sure if you will receive it.

 

So, if you do not get it, email me at luv2ebay@sbcglobal.net and I will email the information to you.

 

Jim

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  • 2 months later...

Sometimes procratination solves problems. I lucked up and bought an unused, in the box, Volvo shifter on Ebay for $150.

 

I installed the shifter yesterday, took the Big Boy for a test drive and everything is working just fine (so far).

 

As I was removing the old shifter, I could tell that it had been worked on before - by a real butcher. Mounting screws were missing, a screw was broken in one of the mounting holes and one of the mounting holes was stripped out. One of the wires on the old shifter had its insulation cut so badly, the wire was exposed and possibly cut.

 

Anyway, I am back in business and I can now manually shift the tranny. I actually drove all the way to Hutch and back with the old shifter. I just could not manually shift gears.

 

Jim

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Hey Scott:

 

After getting a headache, trying to sort through all of Volvo's shifter changes, I ended up with a part number (I'll have to find it and look it up) that was replaced by a new p/n that the Volvo dealer wanted to sell me (for $700 plus installation). So, the shifter that I installed was replaced by a subsequent p/n shifter. Make sense? Just to be safe, the old shifter is in my "spare parts" box. So, if I have any problems on the road, I can re install the old shifter.

 

What is interesting is that the shifter that was on my Volvo was a Wabco part and I could not find anything about that Wabco p/n.

 

BTW - How ya been. I finally heard from Joe. He is doing OK, just been working a lot of hours.

 

I was thinking about doing a one night campout (HDT only, no trailer) at William Heise campground, by Julian. Do you like apple pie? Julian is famous for apple pie. What say you? Another cool place, south of us, is the Vista antique gas and steam engine museum.

 

Jim

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