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Old 04-04-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
PJ
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V70 Shift-Lock Override? None?

My key won't turn in the ignition of my 2003 V70. Tried several
sets--same problem.

Called Volvo Roadside Assistance, told them that towing it will be
tricky b/c it's parked in my garage. They said let the tow truck driver
worry about it. Sure enough, he comes out and says he can't tow it on
his flat-bed because he can't get it out of the garage. Obviously.

Where is the shift-lock override on this car? Owner manual says nothing
about it and my service advisor said there isn't one. Can that be?

I consider this poor design, if so. My friends S60 fuel door release
stopped working and I told her "Oh, I'll show you the manual cable pull
for it--something similar happened on my 850." Well, apparently there
is no manual cable release--if the door stops working you're out of
luck unless there's someone handy who can fix it.

?

PJ

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Old 04-04-2005, 11:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: V70 Shift-Lock Override? None?

"PJ" <pjrider@hotmail.com> skrev i en meddelelse
news:1112630847.302674.266770@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> My key won't turn in the ignition of my 2003 V70. Tried several
> sets--same problem.
>
> PJ
>

Have you tried pulling the steering wheel to either side while trying to
turn the ignition key.
I know this sounds obvious to do, but not so many months ago another user of
this group had overlooked exactly that.

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Old 04-04-2005, 11:02   #3 (permalink)
Bev A. Kupf
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Re: V70 Shift-Lock Override? None?

On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 19:33:29 +0200,
Per Hauge (hauge@spamstopperpost.tele.dk) wrote:
> "PJ" <pjrider@hotmail.com> skrev i en meddelelse
> news:1112630847.302674.266770@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> My key won't turn in the ignition of my 2003 V70. Tried several
>> sets--same problem.
>>
>> PJ
>>

> Have you tried pulling the steering wheel to either side while trying to
> turn the ignition key.
> I know this sounds obvious to do, but not so many months ago another user of
> this group had overlooked exactly that.
>


This has been reported at least twice in the five-odd years that I have been
reading this group. I also know someone who called AAA because the steering
lock was engaged, and didn't know how to disengage it.

Beverly
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: V70 Shift-Lock Override? None?

Thanks. Yeah, I tried that at the suggestion of the dealer. Just got
back from the dealership and feel somewhat vindicated because after
fiddling with it for 5 minutes my service advisor said "Yep, it's
broken."

I'll post back once they tell me what the issue is.

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Old 04-04-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: V70 Shift-Lock Override? None?

On 4 Apr 2005 11:46:48 -0700,
PJ (pjrider@hotmail.com) wrote:
> Thanks. Yeah, I tried that at the suggestion of the dealer. Just got
> back from the dealership and feel somewhat vindicated because after
> fiddling with it for 5 minutes my service advisor said "Yep, it's
> broken."


How did you get it to the dealer? Put otherwise, how do you override
the shift-lock in a 2003 V70?

> I'll post back once they tell me what the issue is.
>


Thanks,
Bev

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Old 04-04-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: V70 Shift-Lock Override? None?

Tow truck courtesy of Volvo On Call . . .

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Old 04-04-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: V70 Shift-Lock Override? None?

PJ wrote:
> My key won't turn in the ignition of my 2003 V70. Tried several
> sets--same problem.
>
> Called Volvo Roadside Assistance, told them that towing it will be
> tricky b/c it's parked in my garage. They said let the tow truck driver
> worry about it. Sure enough, he comes out and says he can't tow it on
> his flat-bed because he can't get it out of the garage. Obviously.
>
> Where is the shift-lock override on this car? Owner manual says nothing
> about it and my service advisor said there isn't one. Can that be?
>
> I consider this poor design, if so. My friends S60 fuel door release
> stopped working and I told her "Oh, I'll show you the manual cable pull
> for it--something similar happened on my 850." Well, apparently there
> is no manual cable release--if the door stops working you're out of
> luck unless there's someone handy who can fix it.
>
> ?
>
> PJ
>

Unlock the tilt wheel handle this causes the shift lock cable to bind
not allowing you to unlock wheel

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