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Volvo C70, Coupe
Mar 14, 2002 (2:20 pm)
Now that you mention the antenna wiring, I do recall seeing a TSB on that issue. Pasted below is the info from Edmunds maintenance section on TSB's. I don't know if it might be related to your problem or not, but certainly there was a wiring issue. A bad antenna could cause volume increases/decreases as the signal strength changed.
Vehicle: 1999 Volvo C70
SUBJECT REGARDING MODIFICATION TO THE POWER ANTENNA GROUND STRAP
TO IMPROVE FM RADIO DISTRUBRANCE / STATIC.
Mar 17, 2002 (11:17 pm)
I, like Schuhc, leave the setting on Pro-Logic all the time, unless someone is in the back seat. In Houston there are alot of stereo stations too. Since the C70 has two antennas, the mast and one in the rear bumper, occasionally when the signal is weak, the sound quality does change a little as the system seeks the best signal source. It's not very noticeable though and in Houston doesn't happen often. The sound is fantastic, and don't see how the ML in the Lexus could be better. Tmart
#524 of 1649 TWO ANTENNAS!!!!!???????
Mar 18, 2002 (10:36 am)
Not that I'm a genius or anything, but I didn't even know that. I bow to your superior C70 intellect!
Mar 20, 2002 (2:22 pm)
well, I have a call into the volvo service dept. Hopefully they will take a look at it. Although my car is a 2000 model the problem could be the same I suppose. Otherwise, I love my car. It is great in bad snow, ice ect.
#526 of 1649 99 C70 Convertible - Problem w/ Front End
Mar 21, 2002 (10:21 am)
I have been having problems w/ front end noises when I make hard turns at slow speeds since I bought my car in spring '99. Only have 17,000mi. It has been back to the dealer several times and the result is the same. They claim to have lubed the front end. This lasts a few months before the noises return. Any suggestions?
#527 of 1649 Front end noise
Mar 21, 2002 (10:44 am)
Sorry I can't help. I, too, have a 99 convertible, but haven't experienced your problem. Have 22k+ miles. Only noise from the front I've have was a roar when stopping. It started around 16k. Dealer replaced the bushings but didn't help that much. After several complaints, was told it could be the tires. Didn't really buy in to that because the tires still appeared good, but when they were replaced, the roar went away! Tmart
#528 of 1649 Front End Noise
Mar 24, 2002 (6:43 pm)
My 2000 C70 made a ratchet sound on tight slow speed turns. Usually more pronounced going right. Brought to Service Managers attention who lubricated it and havn't heard it since
#529 of 1649 front end noise + xtra
Apr 07, 2002 (9:58 pm)
I too suffer from ratchety/clicky sound from the front end of my 98 coupe, my mechanic friend says it may be the LSD (limited slip) but I have not had it checked out yet, so can not say for sure.
ps : anyone have problems with synthetic oil after 100,000 km = 60,000 mi ?
pps : can anyone recomend a nice wing that has looked nice on a C70 ?
#530 of 1649 Wing for C70
Apr 08, 2002 (4:37 am)
You may wish to go to ipdusa.com. They have a ton of items for the Volvo.
Apr 08, 2002 (9:42 am)
There's usually some on Ebay too. Tmart