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Volvo S70

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  • lweisslweiss Posts: 342
    I take my Volvo to Jiffy Lube for the regular oil changes and fluid fills. And they don't have access to (or don't know how to) reset the service light, it seems that only Volvo dealerships or specialty shops can do that. So I just ignore it.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    or you can get yourself the nifty little service light reset tool from IPD. ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • asikaasika Posts: 8
    On 1998 - 2001 C70, S70, S80, V70, S40 and V40, the service light reminder comes on at 7,500 mile interval or 750 hours of driving indicate oil and filter change is scheduled. It will stay on for 2 minutes. To reset that light, try:
    1. Turn ignition off, press and hold the trip odometer reset button.
    2. While holding the button turn ignition on (without starting the engine).
    3. The service light will start flashing after 10 seconds.
    4. Release the trip odometer button within 4 seconds.
    5. The instrument cluster will produce a sound when the reset is complete and the light will go out.

    *If the button is not released with 4 seconds, the light will not reset;; but it will stop flashing.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    I can tell you firsthand that it doesn't work on a '98. Only a special tool can reset the light.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • I have had the same problem. Can anyone give us any suggestions on how to correct the problem.

    Also the compressor and the fan motor work independently but not together. Please adivse.

    billhead
  • tlhjaytlhjay Posts: 1
    I have a 98 Volvo S70 GLT w/about 130k miles, and the driver side window will not roll up, is this an unusual problem with this model, if not is it usually the motor or could it be the switch? Help! I get wet when it rains. Oh yea, is there anyway I can roll the window up manually until I get it fixed?
  • i tried this on my 1998 volvo with no luck. but thanks anyway for the advice. :)
  • is there any way i can increase the HP and torque of my 1998 volvo s70 glt without shelling over too much money?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    what? you didn't believe me? ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    how much is too much money?

    You can get it chipped for a few hundred bucks. Produces tremendous results on a turbo car.

    Just don't go running it on a track until you upgrade the exhaust, though.

    There are plenty of chip manufacturers. I personally had planned on going with upsolute on my T5 ... but never went through with it, and now the car is gone. oh well.

    anyway, what i liked about upsolute is that you could get an option where they give you a remote control to change the program to either stock or boosted. I thought this would be great if you either lend your car out or use valet parking. I believe it was around $400-$450 for this particular setup. Just the standard chip without the remote is maybe $350-$400. I haven't checked their prices in a while.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    it could be the motor or the switch. Easy enough to diagnose by taking the door panel off, putting a test light on the motor, and hitting the switch. If power is going to the motor, but nothing happens, then its the motor.

    I'm not sure about manually putting it up, but I'd imagine this would also involve removing the door panel.

    Have you tried holding the switch and gently pulling up on the glass. Any result? Usually if the motor is just tired, you can get the window up this way.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    ipd is probably your best bet to increase the power of your S70.
    They represent TME, which is a Swedish tuning co.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    well, the poster did say they didn't want to shell out alot of money. IPD is about twice the cost of just about any other chip option. I won't get into whether its worth it or not, because we both know that's been debated to death elsewhere. But let's just say, at this point, on a '98 S70 GLT, "protecting your investment" becomes less of a concern. It would be one thing if we were talking about a $20k car, or even a $10k car ... but we're not.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    ipd isn't that bad. Plus, the customer service is great.
    I had a bad experience w/ upsolute so I'm leery of them.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    Would you please share your experience with upsolute? Like I said, I never got around to doing mine, so it would be good to have the info for future reference.

    IPD is GREAT! Don't get me wrong. They do a tremendous amount of legwork for the volvo aftermarket scene, and their products are typically top notch. I just don't use them that much, personally. I purchased their stainless brake lines and some other odds and ends over the years. I just could never justify buying the more expensive stuff from them or even the common repair items (FCP Groton or alloemautoparts were much cheaper for the same stuff).

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    upsolute fried the ecu on my C70. Thankfully they bought me a new one, but still it was very aggravating.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    did it fry while you were driving it? Or did they fry it while installing the chip. I can see the latter happening. I mean, that's a risk you take by soldering onto a circuit board.

    Did you have to mail yours out? The other advantage that appealed to me about upsolute is that there was a dealer near by, so I could just drive there and have him do it on the spot.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    it was done during the install.
    I had my service dept overnight a new one.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    ok. so an installer mistake, then. Not something I would hold against upsolute as a company, personally. That would be like writing off Volvo because one tech didn't fix your car properly.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    the reason the problem occured in the first place was because upsolute had the wrong security code for the cars ecu.
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