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#35 of 64 Re: Hatch Closed Sensor location [curtcharlespdx]
Apr 26, 2009 (8:21 pm)
FYI - The link between the exterior handle and the mechanism is easily disconnected at the top end; rotate the plastic clip and the part falls in your hands. The lock connector is a tad more difficult. There's a "hook" that attaches to a white part near the latch assembly. The hook can be slid towards the passenger side to remove the linkage, but it does take some force.
The entire lock and latch assembly comes out very easily. The switch is buried at the very bottom; as expected it's a tiny deal. I think there was some corrosion or something; I actuated it a few dozen times and viola', all is well again.
The door trim piece is attached with parts that slide in to metal fittings on the door. Rotate the attachment parts 90 degrees to remove them from the trim, and slide them in to the door. Then the trim piece just snaps back in position.
#36 of 64 Battery or more
May 26, 2009 (10:29 am)
Yesterday I had my 98 V70 inspected--all was well, I drove home. This morning it would not start--when I turned ignition, 8's came across the speedometer and clock area-no sounds to indicate weak battery--could not get car out of "park". AAA came and charged battery-they said it was dead--while car was running to get the charge, I opened the glove compartment and turned on the radio to reset the code. The car just died--it is now at my mechanic's--is it possible that something with the inspection computer messed it up?
#37 of 64 Re: Battery or more [wojnar]
May 26, 2009 (5:23 pm)
That's pretty odd. Did they by chance disconnect the battery during service? If so, they may have failed to re-connect the alternator - your drive home from the shop would have depleted the battery. The OBD connection they use to diagnose/tune can't really interfere with battery or alternator, so it's something else. The computer reads O2, load, speed, etc. and adjusts timing and fuel mixture. I think its a coincidence that the engine died while resetting the radio code. Then again...
#38 of 64 Intermittant Electric Start Issue
Jul 17, 2009 (6:14 pm)
Our 2004 V70 (65,000 Miles) has begun having an intermittent starting issue. When ignition key is turned to run, all lights illuminate as normal, and any accessories left on (blower, radio etc.) start up. Sometimes when the key is turned further to start the engine, nothing happens. There does not seem to be a consistent theme with temperature or humidity. The battery has been changed, and the electrical charge system has been checked all ok. The main starting cable connections have been inspected for cleanliness and tightness. The dealer has looked at it, and is not capable of doing much because the diagnostics have stored no revealing data. My thoughts are (1) Starter/Solenoid going bad, (2) Some type of Neutral switch malfunction and (3) Ignition Switch going awry. Is anyone aware of a common problem or recall concerning this topic?
Aug 03, 2009 (1:41 pm)
I just bought a used V70XC s/w and the battery died.
To "restart" the radio, it calls for a code, which I do not have.
How do I get it?
Thanks - okanogan
Aug 30, 2009 (5:32 pm)
The alarm sounds some times an hour after its set by my remote or or button on door.
I have sprayed WD in all the door locks and hood. also replaced the battery in the remote. (2004 V70 2.5T)
#41 of 64 Re: Intermittant Electric Start Issue [hsmart]
Mar 09, 2010 (5:31 pm)
I have the same issue with my 2004 V70...the car has been idle in front of my house for four days. I've been trying to diagnos myself to no avail. What was the cause of your problem?
#42 of 64 Re: Intermittant Electric Start Issue [mamasv70]
Mar 11, 2010 (5:58 pm)
I found out the problem....the small wire to the solenoid was loose and corroded. After cleaning and pinching the connector the car fired up. Must have been getting progressively worse over time until it finally failed.
#43 of 64 Re: Intermittant Electric Start Issue [mamasv70]
Mar 11, 2010 (8:20 pm)
Phew, you may be the first person on these forums that managed to solve their problem without the assistance of a lawyer. Nice work!