S80 Forward sensing radar replacement
First post, first Volvo...
I did a silly thing and bought a 2012 S80 3.2 T6 R-design from an online auction from interstate; “minor scratches etc, should inspect before bidding etc” but it looked good value, and worth a punt.
Arranged delivery, and when it arrived it appeared to be sensational; very tidy, bit of luxury, great audio, quiet inside, and a bit of oomph (enough for an old bloke like me)
Had to get a vehicle inspection to get registration and here came the issue: failed because of “collision warning”
Local dealer advised that after checking the collision warning on VIDA, the forward sensing module needs to be replaced. The price quoted for the replacement part is rather a lot (can’t use the words I said at the time!).
I can buy a new OEM replacement for my VIN from USA, and I’ve also found a used one in Australia that is suitable for my VIN.
Does anyone know whether the part can be fitted by a local garage, or whether it have to be coded to my car by a Volvo dealer? If so, does anyone know a good divorce lawyer?