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Old 07-13-2005, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
John Kubler
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Resetting the Service Light

I am sure that this has been discussed several times before, but how do
you reset the service light on a 96 850?
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Old 07-13-2005, 20:02   #2 (permalink)
Dale Peterson
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Re: Resetting the Service Light


"John Kubler" <kubler@fuse.net> wrote in message
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>I am sure that this has been discussed several times before, but how do you
>reset the service light on a 96 850?


John, Excellent Question wish I knew, been driving for several thousand
miles with our service light on. Did change the Oil, Oil filter and so on.

Dale P..........

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Old 07-14-2005, 01:02   #3 (permalink)
Henry
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Re: Resetting the Service Light

John Kubler <kubler@fuse.net> wrote:

> I am sure that this has been discussed several times before,


Erm...rather more than 'several', actually; that may be the #1 FAQ on
this group.

>,,,but how do
> you reset the service light on a 96 850?


OK, here's how:

1. Go to Google Groups and look for 'reset service light 850' in
alt.autos.volvo;

2. Read any or all of the many hits you find;

3. Follow the steps therein revealed.

cheers,

Henry
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:02   #4 (permalink)
Robert Lutwak
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Re: Resetting the Service Light

There were several years, including 1996, where you could only reset the
service light with a special $2000 Volvo computer, thus guaranteeing that
you'd return to the dealer for a $100 oil change every 4 months. In order
to ensure the success of this strategy, they also made it extraoridinarily
difficult to remove the bulb.

IPD (?) sells an electronic gizmo for about $100 that plugs into your OBD-II
port and performs this function (only).

Others have suggested black electrical tape over the light.

You'll probably be going to the dealer for a new transmission soon anyway.
Maybe they'll reset the light for you for free with each transmission
replacement.

-----

-RL



"Dale Peterson" <dale_peterson@charter.net> wrote in message
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>
> "John Kubler" <kubler@fuse.net> wrote in message
> news:ed4a2$42d57b15$42a1bdc5$12068@FUSE.NET...
>>I am sure that this has been discussed several times before, but how do
>>you reset the service light on a 96 850?

>
> John, Excellent Question wish I knew, been driving for several thousand
> miles with our service light on. Did change the Oil, Oil filter and so
> on.
>
> Dale P..........



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Old 07-14-2005, 08:02   #5 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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Re: Resetting the Service Light

Bob, just because you have had a raw deal does not mean that anybody else
will. Please, no sour grapes, have a bitch at Volvo themselves, you might
find that they will be sympathetic to your plight. Get AAA to check over
whether the car needs the other service parts or not. It is not difficult if
you go about things in the right way.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> There were several years, including 1996, where you could only reset the
> service light with a special $2000 Volvo computer, thus guaranteeing that
> you'd return to the dealer for a $100 oil change every 4 months. In order
> to ensure the success of this strategy, they also made it extraoridinarily
> difficult to remove the bulb.
>
> IPD (?) sells an electronic gizmo for about $100 that plugs into your
> OBD-II port and performs this function (only).
>
> Others have suggested black electrical tape over the light.
>
> You'll probably be going to the dealer for a new transmission soon anyway.
> Maybe they'll reset the light for you for free with each transmission
> replacement.
>
> -----
>
> -RL
>
>
>
> "Dale Peterson" <dale_peterson@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:OFjBe.63$Lv6.39@fe04.lga...
>>
>> "John Kubler" <kubler@fuse.net> wrote in message
>> news:ed4a2$42d57b15$42a1bdc5$12068@FUSE.NET...
>>>I am sure that this has been discussed several times before, but how do
>>>you reset the service light on a 96 850?

>>
>> John, Excellent Question wish I knew, been driving for several thousand
>> miles with our service light on. Did change the Oil, Oil filter and so
>> on.
>>
>> Dale P..........

>
>



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Old 07-14-2005, 08:02   #6 (permalink)
Robert Lutwak
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Re: Resetting the Service Light

I'm sorry, what flavor of facism are you proposing here?

Sour grapes are perfectly justified in my case and, on this board, with
typical questions like "should I buy an 850 or a 760" or "what should I look
out for on this used 850," etc... it is perfectly reasonable, and expected
that I should be venting my rage here.

Perhaps Volvo would like to establish their own moderated discussion board
for people with only good things to say.

In the meantime, you can count on me to advise anyone who cares to listen to
stay away from mid-90's 850s. If you only want to hear warm fuzzy
Volvo-lovers, add me to your kill file.

Finally, in case you haven't noticed, I've been driving and fixing Volvos
for 30 years. I know what I'm talking about.

-----

-RL


"Peter K L Milnes" <Peter.K.L.Milnes@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> Bob, just because you have had a raw deal does not mean that anybody else
> will. Please, no sour grapes, have a bitch at Volvo themselves, you might
> find that they will be sympathetic to your plight. Get AAA to check over
> whether the car needs the other service parts or not. It is not difficult
> if you go about things in the right way.
>
> All the best, Peter.
>
> 700/900/90 Register Keeper,
> Volvo Owners Club (UK).
>
> "Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
> news:XqSdnW_4yJTUqkvfRVn-gg@comcast.com...
>> There were several years, including 1996, where you could only reset the
>> service light with a special $2000 Volvo computer, thus guaranteeing that
>> you'd return to the dealer for a $100 oil change every 4 months. In
>> order to ensure the success of this strategy, they also made it
>> extraoridinarily difficult to remove the bulb.
>>
>> IPD (?) sells an electronic gizmo for about $100 that plugs into your
>> OBD-II port and performs this function (only).
>>
>> Others have suggested black electrical tape over the light.
>>
>> You'll probably be going to the dealer for a new transmission soon
>> anyway. Maybe they'll reset the light for you for free with each
>> transmission replacement.
>>
>> -----
>>
>> -RL
>>
>>
>>
>> "Dale Peterson" <dale_peterson@charter.net> wrote in message
>> news:OFjBe.63$Lv6.39@fe04.lga...
>>>
>>> "John Kubler" <kubler@fuse.net> wrote in message
>>> news:ed4a2$42d57b15$42a1bdc5$12068@FUSE.NET...
>>>>I am sure that this has been discussed several times before, but how do
>>>>you reset the service light on a 96 850?
>>>
>>> John, Excellent Question wish I knew, been driving for several
>>> thousand miles with our service light on. Did change the Oil, Oil
>>> filter and so on.
>>>
>>> Dale P..........

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 07-14-2005, 08:02   #7 (permalink)
Robert Lutwak
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Re: Resetting the Service Light

Oh, and yes, I will be writing a letter to Volvo. I'll be posting it here
for your amusement (unless you've already added me to your kill file).

-----

-RL


"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> I'm sorry, what flavor of facism are you proposing here?
>
> Sour grapes are perfectly justified in my case and, on this board, with
> typical questions like "should I buy an 850 or a 760" or "what should I
> look out for on this used 850," etc... it is perfectly reasonable, and
> expected that I should be venting my rage here.
>
> Perhaps Volvo would like to establish their own moderated discussion board
> for people with only good things to say.
>
> In the meantime, you can count on me to advise anyone who cares to listen
> to stay away from mid-90's 850s. If you only want to hear warm fuzzy
> Volvo-lovers, add me to your kill file.
>
> Finally, in case you haven't noticed, I've been driving and fixing Volvos
> for 30 years. I know what I'm talking about.
>
> -----
>
> -RL
>
>
> "Peter K L Milnes" <Peter.K.L.Milnes@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:db5hpm$ab$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>> Bob, just because you have had a raw deal does not mean that anybody else
>> will. Please, no sour grapes, have a bitch at Volvo themselves, you might
>> find that they will be sympathetic to your plight. Get AAA to check over
>> whether the car needs the other service parts or not. It is not difficult
>> if you go about things in the right way.
>>
>> All the best, Peter.
>>
>> 700/900/90 Register Keeper,
>> Volvo Owners Club (UK).
>>
>> "Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
>> news:XqSdnW_4yJTUqkvfRVn-gg@comcast.com...
>>> There were several years, including 1996, where you could only reset the
>>> service light with a special $2000 Volvo computer, thus guaranteeing
>>> that you'd return to the dealer for a $100 oil change every 4 months.
>>> In order to ensure the success of this strategy, they also made it
>>> extraoridinarily difficult to remove the bulb.
>>>
>>> IPD (?) sells an electronic gizmo for about $100 that plugs into your
>>> OBD-II port and performs this function (only).
>>>
>>> Others have suggested black electrical tape over the light.
>>>
>>> You'll probably be going to the dealer for a new transmission soon
>>> anyway. Maybe they'll reset the light for you for free with each
>>> transmission replacement.
>>>
>>> -----
>>>
>>> -RL
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Dale Peterson" <dale_peterson@charter.net> wrote in message
>>> news:OFjBe.63$Lv6.39@fe04.lga...
>>>>
>>>> "John Kubler" <kubler@fuse.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:ed4a2$42d57b15$42a1bdc5$12068@FUSE.NET...
>>>>>I am sure that this has been discussed several times before, but how do
>>>>>you reset the service light on a 96 850?
>>>>
>>>> John, Excellent Question wish I knew, been driving for several
>>>> thousand miles with our service light on. Did change the Oil, Oil
>>>> filter and so on.
>>>>
>>>> Dale P..........
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 07-14-2005, 08:02   #8 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: Resetting the Service Light

Robert Lutwak wrote:
>
> I'm sorry, what flavor of facism are you proposing here?
>
> Sour grapes are perfectly justified in my case and, on this board, with
> typical questions like "should I buy an 850 or a 760" or "what should I look
> out for on this used 850," etc... it is perfectly reasonable, and expected
> that I should be venting my rage here.
>
> Perhaps Volvo would like to establish their own moderated discussion board
> for people with only good things to say.
>
> In the meantime, you can count on me to advise anyone who cares to listen to
> stay away from mid-90's 850s. If you only want to hear warm fuzzy
> Volvo-lovers, add me to your kill file.
>
> Finally, in case you haven't noticed, I've been driving and fixing Volvos
> for 30 years. I know what I'm talking about.
>
> -----
>
> -RL
>


I have to say I agree with you about the service light and the reasons
that it was designed to be turned off the way it was. I guess so many
people were annoyed by the light that Volvo even changed it
"immediately", at least in the sense that 3 model years seems to be
about as fast as Volvo can do anything. I have 2 cars in that range,
but have free access to the tool to turn my lights off. I have to admit
I really like the light - I don't have to worry about the car my wife
drives - she tells me when the light comes on, then I do the service the
next weekend, and reset the light. Also, I've had very good luck with
my '98s, just very poor service and workmanship from the dealers.

--
Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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Old 07-14-2005, 17:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Resetting the Service Light

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=10432&rd=1

Above is the link to a service resetting tool being auctioned at the moment
on eBay! Good luck, Brad

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>reset the service light on a 96 850?



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