I think you are right. I finally found a dealer that can help me.
He mentioned that on a recent recall swap, Volvo
rejected the claim after the fact and that the owner was charged over 800 for a new box.
At that rate I will surely eliminate it and install reliable analog gauges.
This whole experience has me pretty sour on Volvo
QUOTE=redneckrob;3450184]I may be wrong but I don't think any dealer or VP will just give you a new MDI box in exchange for a recalled one. The dealer has to pull the old one from your engine and replace it on the engine with a new one. If you find someone who will just swap it for you please let us all know who it is![/QUOTE]