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Old 07-10-2005, 20:02   #1 (permalink)
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Service light XC70, 2005

Hi ..
How do I turn off the service light ...
Thanks,
Bobt
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Old 07-10-2005, 20:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

BobT <ragebco@gmail.com> wrote:

> How do I turn off the service light ...


Take it in for dealer service. That is why it is there.
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Old 07-10-2005, 20:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

Its going to the dealer in 5 days but its driving me nuts !!!!!!!!

On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 21:16:50 -0400, Stephen Henning <pighash@aol.com>
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> BobT <ragebco@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> How do I turn off the service light ...

>
>Take it in for dealer service. That is why it is there.


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Old 07-10-2005, 22:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

BobT <ragebco@gmail.com> wrote:

> Its going to the dealer in 5 days but its driving me nuts !!!!!!!!


Try some black electrical tape.
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Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

You have a warranty, why guess--bring it to the dealer!
Quite often the light will come on if the fuel tank cap is not tightened
fully so it clicks, however in the very unlikely chance that there is a
serious issue with your new XC70 I would strongly suggest that you bring it
to the dealer--they should be able to arrange a while you wait appointment
or perhaps a loaner.

Best luck!

Steve

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Old 07-11-2005, 08:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

LOL I understand so well!
Perhaps a small card over the dash?

So sorry you are having issues with a new vehicle!


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> Its going to the dealer in 5 days but its driving me nuts !!!!!!!!
>
> On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 21:16:50 -0400, Stephen Henning <pighash@aol.com>
> wrote:
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> > BobT <ragebco@gmail.com> wrote:
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> >> How do I turn off the service light ...

> >
> >Take it in for dealer service. That is why it is there.

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Old 07-11-2005, 11:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 08:51:05 -0400,
Steve (someone@microsoft.com) wrote:
> LOL I understand so well!
> Perhaps a small card over the dash?
>
> So sorry you are having issues with a new vehicle!


A service light doesn't indicate that anything is wrong. It simply
means the vehicle needs its routine service (usually every 5000 miles).

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

Steve wrote:
> You have a warranty, why guess--bring it to the dealer!
> Quite often the light will come on if the fuel tank cap is not tightened
> fully so it clicks, however in the very unlikely chance that there is a
> serious issue with your new XC70 I would strongly suggest that you bring it
> to the dealer--they should be able to arrange a while you wait appointment
> or perhaps a loaner.
>
> Best luck!
>
> Steve
>
> "BobT" <ragebco@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:oah3d1148qdma2u76jtupp756lu0c9809u@4ax.com...
>
>>Hi ..
>>How do I turn off the service light ...
>>Thanks,
>>Bobt

>
>
>

The OP stated that the service light was on not the check engine light
the car needs to be serviced

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

"Bev A. Kupf" <bevakupf@myhome.net> wrote:

> A service light doesn't indicate that anything is wrong. It simply
> means the vehicle needs its routine service (usually every 5000 miles).


On my '95 850 it is every 10,000 miles.
On my '01 XC70 it is every 7,500 miles.
On turbos it is more often.

There are 2 different lights:

Service light indicates routine service. It is triggered by the
odometer. It is predictable and can be anticipated.

Check Engine light indicates the computer has detected an abnormality.
It usually has a sense of urgency connected with it.
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Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.
http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/volvo.html
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:02   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Service light XC70, 2005

On Mon, 11 Jul 2005 22:05:14 -0400,
Stephen Henning (pighash@aol.com) wrote:
> Service light indicates routine service. It is triggered by the
> odometer. It is predictable and can be anticipated.


Certainly, and on every Volvo I've owned, turns itself off once
a defined period of time has passed after the engine is started.

> Check Engine light indicates the computer has detected an abnormality.
> It usually has a sense of urgency connected with it.


I thought the OP was concerned about the Service Light and not the
Check Engine light, but perhaps I'm mistaken.

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