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).
"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
> 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.
> "Peter K L Milnes" <Peter.K.L.Milnes@btinternet.com> wrote in message
>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> "Dale Peterson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> "John Kubler" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>>>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..........