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Volvo V70, Volvo V70 R, Lights, Electrical, Wagon
#25 of 67 DEAD V70 XC
May 06, 2008 (4:25 am)
My 99 v70 recently broke down mid drive. For a few days the TRAC light and ABS were cutting on and of. Then while i was driving the whole electical sysem shut down. The engine still ran for about half a mile till i was able to turn off the highway. When i tried to start it back up the interior lights went crazy and sounded like the battery was dead. I tried to jump it and the same thing happened. does anyone have any ideas of what could be wrong? i was thinking the battery or alternator but if that was the case something should have happened when i tried to jump it off another truck. i'm hoping it's not something worse. Somebody please give me some good news!
#26 of 67 Re: Seat Heater Pad [cdnfool]
Jun 16, 2008 (5:58 am)
I had the same problem - drivers seat heater burned a hole through the seat cover and I felt my leg getting hot. Looked down and saw the smoke - wire burned hole about the size of a cigarette burn through the seat near my calf.
Never tried to fix it because I have spent a FORTUNE trying to keep this $40,000 car running. I HATE VOLVO. This has been the WORST car EVER
#28 of 67 V70 Tailgate Open message
Jun 25, 2008 (5:32 pm)
We just had our car ib the shop for transmission trouble and a day later, the "TAILGATE OPEN" message appears, thought the tailgate is closed. Anyone know of this being a common problem? Is it a sensor?
#29 of 67 V70 rear electronic module
Sep 11, 2008 (6:41 pm)
I have a 2001 V-70 T-5 with only 79,000 miles; recently, the rear locks, hatch, gas door, rear wiper quit. I took it to a decent independent who told me the rear elec. module needed to be replaced and I'm looking at a hefty bill to do it..anyone hear of this problem?
#30 of 67 how do i take the factory stereo out??
Oct 22, 2008 (12:03 pm)
Oct 22, 2008 (12:04 pm)
sorry, i just cant seem to figure it out. someone PLEASE help me im trying to put an aftermarket stereo in its place.
#32 of 67 Re: 2004 V70 "bulb failure adjust lights" [msalas1313]
Nov 14, 2008 (6:23 am)
I was just reading your problem with your bulb failure warning light. My 2004 Volvo V70 is doing the same thing. I have changed the bulb once and it still does it especially in cool weather like you mentioned. Mine just turned 60000 miles. Did you ever get any more information? Any thing you can provide would be helpful. Thanks
#33 of 67 Hatch Closed Sensor location
Apr 11, 2009 (2:03 pm)
I have a 2000 V70R. The rear hatch light doesn't come on (bulb is known good) and there is no 12V at the connector, ever. The dash indicator of "rear hatch open" also doesn't come on.
Where is the sensor that determines hatch open/closed located?
#34 of 67 Re: Hatch Closed Sensor location [curtcharlespdx]
Apr 26, 2009 (8:48 am)
The sensor switch is located with the latch/lock mechanism in the hatch door. Anybody know how to get this assembly out? The control rods from the exterior handle and the lock control appear to be attached with plastic connectors. On a 9 year old car I'm reluctant to put more than a tiny bit of pressure on these for fear the plastic has become brittle and will break, leaving me far worse off than an in-op light.
I have verified that it is the switch by shorting out two pins of the connector. The interior light comes on and the instrument panel indicator for "hatch open" illuminates.