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#15 of 67 Seat Heater Pad
Jun 20, 2006 (1:21 pm)
I had a short in the seat heater for our 2001 V70 T5 that caused a small fire (or at least smoke) before I could figure out where the smell was coming from. It burned a hole in the heater pad and the leather.
I am just out of warranty (6 months) and the cost to replace the heater is $300 and the seat cover $1000. Has this happened to anyone? I saw a bulletin for an older model where there was a recall but nothing for this generation of wagon.
#16 of 67 Headlight cracked!
Aug 19, 2006 (10:55 am)
I have a cracked headlight on a 2001 V70. Does anyone know about the assembly? Do I have to replace the whole unit or is there a cover? The light works fine, so it is a cosmetic issue. I think the part is about $350 w/o labor. I have seen it discounted elsewhere. Basically, I want to fix the crack for the least amount of $. Thanks.
#17 of 67 Re: Headlight cracked! [olydawg]
Aug 19, 2006 (3:18 pm)
The outside component of the headlight is just a clear glass cover. I recently had my left headlight on my 01 V70 replaced, but luckily I was able to take it to an awsome independent who told me I may have gotten the dealer to replace the whole thing, when all that was needed was a new bulb. The bulb was still pretty expensive for a headlight, but the mechanic showed how both the headlight and turnsignal lights were simply inserted behind the glass cowls. I'm not sure how much the glass portion costs, but it is a DIY job regardless: a couple screws loose and the cowling comes unhinged. Replace and screw back together.
#18 of 67 back window switch
Aug 30, 2006 (6:14 pm)
I can't get the back windows to work. When I hit the switch I can hear a click under the dash. With or without the child lock led light on I hear the click and the windows will not work.
#19 of 67 Re: back window switch [clarkkent]
Aug 31, 2006 (7:03 am)
HAve you checked the fuse box?
#20 of 67 bulb failure message
Nov 03, 2006 (9:14 am)
I have a 2001 v70 and just got a message "bulb failure dipped beam" Can this be fixed by replacing the bulb which isn't working?
#21 of 67 Re: bulb failure message [hkiernan]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2006 (9:41 am)
I did some net wandering and I don't think replacing the bulb is going to do the trick. From what I'm reading there's likely a burned resistor/shunt in CEM (Central Electronic Module)
#22 of 67 Another Light Bulb out!!
Nov 10, 2006 (7:52 am)
I have a 2004 V70 with 57K on it, i am currently into the 5th bulb, three days ago (i refuse to change another as my hands are too big and i always mess up the headlight centering). Now this morning after a cool (38F) night the car would not start and indicated "engine is not prepared to start" I also notice that the front pass/driver seats were in the far back tilt position. Questions: 1)electrical problem 2) Is there a recall that my dealer does not know about 3)or i am crazy?
I live in Europe but the car is US Specs. I just had the 52K tune up 4 Oct and everything checked OK.
#23 of 67 Oh i Forgot to ask!!!!
Nov 10, 2006 (7:57 am)
Could the reason be the car did not start because the battery is low in the key. I understand the car has a disabler( dead switch) capability if you use the wrong key?
#24 of 67 2004 V70 "bulb failure adjust lights"
Mar 10, 2008 (5:25 am)
My 2004 V70 (47K miles) has been having bulb failures for about a year or so. On occassion the warning light will come on - even though all bulbs seem to be working, especially in cool weather (around 30F). I have replaced both front bulbs twice, and many of the back lights are also on their second switch. Recently, I just replaced all back bulbs, and now already one is blown again (only 2 weeks later). When this bulb blew out, it took a headlight with it... I am begining to think that there is a bigger issue - than just a little lightbulb blowing out. I had a local repair shop look at it and they were clueless - thought it could be a system error. I have yet to find any recalls about the electronics issues - and would like to avoid the certainly hefty Volvo dealership repair. Can you provide any suggestions or help???