Re: S80 T6 "electrical system service required" message
> Okay, so I am at a mall and go to leave and the car won't start. So I run
> over to SEARS and they have a battery that is designed to fit the car
> (almost unbelievably!) and I replace it and the car starts and everything is
> good, right?
> After driving about 25 miles the message screen displays the "electrical
> system service required" message and the little battery indicator is
> Considering the closest Volvo dealer is like 50 miles away, is there
> anything to check besides alternator output?
> I have read stories on various forums that a lot of non-OEM Volvo batteries
> will cause the system to do this. Any truth to these rumors?
> Any other ideas?
> 1999 model, by the way.
Your warning sounds like the old equivalent of the battery light. Check
the voltage with the engine running.
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