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Volvo C70, Coupe, Convertible
#2 of 21 Check engine light
Oct 25, 2006 (12:29 pm)
Had the light come on yesterday. I know the first place to check is the gas cap. It was barely on!! Don't understand how it got loose, because I always give it 5+ clicks. Maybe I had a "senior moment". Any how, the last fillup was half a tank ago. Any idea how long it takes for the system to reset and the light to go out??
#3 of 21 Re: Check engine light [tmart]
Oct 25, 2006 (1:58 pm)
or you could disconnect the battery for 30 minutes.
#4 of 21 Re: Check engine light [qbrozen]
Oct 25, 2006 (2:25 pm)
Thanks, Rob. Guess I'll wait the 7 days. Don't really want to lose all the presets and reprogram the radio code, etc. Granted it's not hard, but still a PITA.
#5 of 21 Re: Check engine light [tmart]
Oct 26, 2006 (6:42 am)
I hear ya. I used to wait it out, too. Then I got tired of that game and got myself an OBDII reader so I could clear out the codes myself.
#6 of 21 Where'd you get an OBDII reader??
Jan 19, 2007 (11:01 pm)
I got the gas cap message this week, turns out. I'd love to buy a reader. I've always done multi-clicks of the gas cap, and the cap didn't seem to turn any more when trying it when the check engine light came on. ( so I took it to the dealer to find it was that code).
#7 of 21 Re: Where'd you get an OBDII reader?? [freddy8]
Jan 21, 2007 (12:58 pm)
there are lots of options out there. IPDusa sells one or 2, i think. probably most autoparts stores have some sort of handheld unit for sale.
then there are pc and palm solutions.
i think this place used to sell a setup you could use from your laptop:
i bought software and a cable for my Sony Clie.
#8 of 21 Engine light
Feb 18, 2007 (1:53 pm)
My check engine light has come on three times, with a trip 50 miles away to a dealer each time, and each time it was fuel cap. First, don't understand why check engine comes on when there is message for check fuel cap on dash read out. Second, I tighten my cap, at least a dozen times around and there is still play in it, but the engine light only comes on at less than 1/4 tank. Is this what the rest of you are experiencing?
For less than 4000 miles on a $47,000 vehicle, I'm seeing a lot more of the dealer than I did with my $16000, PT Cruiser.
#9 of 21 Re: Engine light [momsfirst]
Feb 19, 2007 (1:16 am)
I don't think it helps but I just can say that I have never seen the Engine light coming on and I don't have any problem with the fuel cap. I have the diesel engine but I doubt it makes any differences.
I hope you will solve the problem quickly.
#10 of 21 Re: Engine light [momsfirst]
Feb 19, 2007 (5:27 pm)
I suggest a new gas cap. Could be the seal on yours is defective. I had the problem you are describing (although on an older volvo with 100k miles). After replacing the cap, it never happened again.
#11 of 21 Re: Engine light [qbrozen]
Mar 19, 2007 (1:30 pm)
The dealer replaced the fuel pump, did a 24hour pressure test no problems. Drove til car was down to 1/2 tank, check engine came on again. This time there was rough idleing and it died. This happened three times before I could even put it into reverse. So, less than 5000 miles and in the shop yet again . My DH has a 10 yr old Lexus LS 400, 200,000 and has never had the engine light on.