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#1 of 67 Volvo V70 Electrical/Lighting Issues
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2006 (3:53 pm)
Discuss solutions to your V70 electrical and lighting issues here.
#2 of 67 V70 electrical harness problems
Oct 04, 2005 (5:52 pm)
I have a 98 V70 that has been giving us problems this summer (sensor, thermistat, ECU = all replaced) and now we are down to the electrical harness causing some sort of sort or something???
We are told that tracking that down and fixing it or replacing the entire harness is, basically, cost prohibitive.
Does anyone have any info on this?
Other than this the car is doing great. It has something like 110000 miles on it, and going strong. We've just spent too much on it to keep going, unless we can get this figured out economically.
We really like the car and would prefer to keep it, but if this is going to be a persistent looming problems, I think we'll see if we can sell it.
Any ideas or assistance is appreciated.
#3 of 67 Re: V70 electrical harness problems [uzziah0]
Nov 14, 2005 (1:52 pm)
Im not sure if the problems I am having are the same. I have replaced the thermostat, resivor and just had the water pump check which was good. My problem is that it is overheating and we can not seem to find the problem. The raditor is fine did a pressure test. does anyone know what the problem could be.
#4 of 67 Re: V70 electrical harness problems [siegel]
Nov 14, 2005 (4:38 pm)
I have a 2001 V70 that seemed to be getting hot even though the temp gauge was not registering hot. The AC was not working well and the drivers side leg area was very warm. Took it to the local dealership and they said that the cooling fan had quit. It was under recall and was replaced under the recall. We were lucky that we were not in the heat of summer.
#5 of 67 Constanlty replacing light bulbs
Jan 08, 2006 (8:00 pm)
Have had a problem of replacing multiple light bulbs on a 01 V70XC. Have replaced many headlights, tail/brake lights, marker lights, etc. in the last 4 years. Any ideas? Could there be a voltage output problem?
#6 of 67 Re: Constanlty replacing light bulbs [mrficit]
Jan 11, 2006 (7:54 am)
I have had the same issue with our 99 XC70. Once every few months a bulb needs to be replaced.
#7 of 67 Routine Maintenance
Aug 22, 2006 (9:40 am)
New to the board. Just brought my 2001 V70 XC into the Boston Volvo shop for 54k mile oil change and turns out my front right wheel bearings are shot. $500 bucks to fix. They also want to replace the upper strut mounts for $355 and front control arm bushings for $600. This seems extreme that all the bushings and struts are wearing out at 54k miles, even with New England winters and road conditions. I also think the price of a Volvo repair place is astronomical. Any thoughts? Do you all think it is ok to take it to a regular mechanic to fix this stuff or should it really go to Volvo for best results. Confused and discougaged that it could be 2k a year in preventative maintenance on this car, even though not much is wrong while driving it. Please help.
Mike, Somerville, MA
#8 of 67 Next Step
Oct 05, 2005 (7:18 pm)
Well, I think we're going to take it to a Volvo dealer in our area.
Our current mechanic actually took it there for an evaluation already, so they have seen our car before. And, this is the place we bought it.
Our mechanic said if it is the wiring harness, it is so built into the car, that it would literally take removing the engine to actually get at the entire harness, because it is hardened rather than just wires running around. So they would not be able to pull the wires.
Anyone have any info on this wire harness?
#9 of 67 update 7 Oct 05
Oct 07, 2005 (7:44 am)
It is at the Volvo dealers.
They have called back twice asking for more details.
They said there was no current running through the sensor.
Also, the Check Engine light is on, ABS, and Traks Off lights are on.
We can't start the car without a jump (luckily we have one of those portable rechargable battery chargers).
They put in a new sensor, and are test driving it with a computer hooked up to see what is happening.
Hopefully they find out what is going on.
I'll post more when we get further along.
#10 of 67 Re: update 7 Oct 05 [uzziah0]
Oct 20, 2005 (12:09 pm)
I have a similar problem where the traks light is ON, ABS light is ON. No starting problems though but the brakes "vibrate" but not mechanical sounding as would be the case if the pads were bad. Any insight to this would be helpfull