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How to unlock my 2000 volvo s70 radio code. It says ''OFF''

Hello i live in nigeria. My uncle in atlanta GA,USA sent us a 2000 volvo s70 since the year 2006. If you on the radio of the car,it says''OFF''. Some mechanics around nigeria says we should buy another radio but i like that kind of radio in the volvo car. I dont think there is a volvo dealer in the city that i live. i live in enugu state nigeria. and sending it back to usa is going to cost. i may end up not enjoying this holiday. pls get back to me asap.
Complement of the season,
Raphael.

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The unlock code is in tha manual who follows whit the car.
Here is a manual how to use the radio
http://www.volvo.com/NR/rdonlyres/BC1CC211-4B7E-46C5-BD35-C62F50DFD70E/0/Radio.pdf

If you cant find the code among the manuals and service books, contact a volvo dealer to get a new one, if the volvo dealer cant help you contact Volvo global.

u can do it here
http://www.volvo.com/group/global/en-gb/Applications/ContactUs20/contactus20.htm

Follow the instructions an that site and give them all the info/numbers the want on your car

Good luck to you

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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Volvo v70 1999 tailgate won't open

My tailgate slammed shut and now the latch won't disengage. I have removed the interior panel and can get my thumb on the lever which should disengage the latch but it doesn't seem to travel far enough down to release the latch. If I could remove the mechanism which links the electric lock controller, manual lock linkage and interior and exterior release levers I might have a better chance at seeing what the problem is but I can't figure out how to remove this mechanism.
Any help will be appreciated.

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I had the same problem on my '98 V70 - my rear liftgate would not open. The "rear lift door open light" was on. I guess it was some kind of electronic problem in the locking mechanism. But it could have been something else like the metal bar that extends from the outside handle down to the mechanism had slipped off (unusual design seems like it should be connected instead of just sitting on a plastic latch handle) or maybe it was bent because this car had been hit in the rear as I found out looking around in there. Anyway, I took off the interior panel and inside handle. There was a large torx bolt that had to be removed if I was going to replace the mechanism. I later found out that there were two more once I got the gate open. I took a photo of the way everything was connected so I would have a record just in case I needed it. I bought a new lock mechanism. There is a thin piece of plastic down near the bottom on the mechanism that somewhat blocks a screwdriver or other tool from reaching in and opening the door that way. So I had to start removing things. I disconnected the power first. I removed the two screws I could reach which let the part that was connected to the connector be removed out of the way. I removed the metal bars that went from the outside door handle and the lock down to the mechanism. I still couldn't reach where I needed to. So since I had the part I began to slowly break away pieces from the mechanism. They are plastic so they broke off without much trouble but it did take a little work. Finally I reached down to the thin plastic part I referred to earlier that covers the part that unlocks your liftgate and pulled it enough off of it to get access to the release. One last try with a screwdriver let me push the actual release and the door opened! There was much rejoicing. Then I removed the old and replaced with the new. Reconnected everything checked and rechecked. It's working so far. That's how I did it.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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volvo s70 radio code

Hi there, would you happen to know my radio code for volvo s70 (1998)
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what is the radio code for 1998 vovlo s70

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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1998 Volvo S70 stalls intermittently

mileage87,490
Car stalls VERY intermittently...can go weeks without a problem- then stalls without warning. Sometimes starts right up afterward, lately, it's harder to restart- but then runs fine. Seems to happen only after a longish drive- 30 min or more- but not EVERY longish drive- only has done it when sitting stopped- ex, end of exit ramp, stopped for light, stopped to make turn at intersection. No codes- dealer has no idea what else to do - started to happen shortly after ABS system replaced end of 2007-probably just coincidence, but I HATE coincidences in CARS! -not sure what else to tell you- have tried gas treatment, dealer replaced oxygen sensor, and a few other items ($2000 in repairs in last 18 months!)-no effect

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Have tried getting quality gasoline at a reliable station? It sounds like water in your fuel system. Add a couple bottles of Iso-Heet fuel system dryer everytime you fill up the next few times, and that should cure it.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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how to replace fuel pump volvo s70

I NEED TO REPLACE MY FUEL PUMP.HOW DO I GET TO IT TO REPLACE

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Car Heater smells strange

My Volvo S70 1998 Heater works okay, BUT smells very strongly like celery spice when it is turned on. Is this from the antifreeze? I detect no leaks. Thanks. 

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from he Popular Mechanics site if the smell in your car is like maple syrup:


(1) SMELLS LIKE: MAPLE SYRUP
WHEN: After the engine has warmed or possibly even after it's shut off for a few minutes.
THE CULPRIT: Coolant containing sweet-smelling (but toxic) ethylene glycol is leaking from somewhere. It could be coming from a radiator or heater hose, a failed intake manifold gasket or cylinder head. It might be coming from a leaky radiator cap or the radiator itself, especially if you smell it outside the car. A strong odor inside the passenger compartment probably means a bad heater core.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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where is the map sensor

where is the map sensor located on my 1998 volvo s70 and do you have a picture of it

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this is what you are looking for and it will be located on the intake...

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Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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P0410 P0108 dtc codes 98 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4 turbo

dtc codes
p0410 secondary air injection system
p0108 manifold absolute pressure/baro sensor high input

what do i need to do to fix this

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VOLVO OBDII DTC
P1101 Power Stage Group A
P1307 Accelerometer signal
P1308 Accelerometer signal
P1326 Fault in engine control module (ECM) knock control circuit
P1327 Fault in engine control module (ECM) knock control circuit
P1328 Fault in engine control module (ECM) knock control circuit
P1329 Fault in engine control module (ECM) knock control circuit
P1401 Fault in engine control module (ECM) engine coolant temperature (ECT)
P1403 Fault in engine control module (ECM) control module box temperature sensor
P1404 Fault in engine control module (ECM) control module box temperature sensor
P1405 Temperature warning greater than 230 degrees F
P1406 Temperature warning greater than 212 degrees F
P1505 Idle air control (IAC) valve opening signal
P1506 Idle air control (IAC) valve opening signal
P1507 Idle air control (IAC) valve closing signal
P1508 Idle air control (IAC) valve closing signal
P1604 Ignition discharge module (1DM) group 0
P1605 Ignition discharge module (1DM) group E
P1617 Cable fault between AW 50-42 TCM and Motronic 4.4 ECM (lamp lights)
P1618 Cable fault between AW 50-Q2 TCM and Motronic 4.4 ECM (lamp lights)
P1619 Engine cooling fan (FC) low-speed signal
P1620 Engine cooling fan (FC) low-speed signal
P1621 Diagnostic trouble code (DIG) in automatic transmission control module (TCM) sorry but your codes do not appear on the volvo list ,so iam assuming that it was read in autozone or similar and the codes you were given dont appear to match anything from volvo .If you can describe the fault and symptoms then perhaps i can think of something ,from what i can try to work out by reading the ford codes ?? because ford owned volvo still do i think but not sure then the chances are its ford codes you should be reading and evan then their is no 0 number in front of the code number so iam assuming that the 1 number in front is ?? well not sure but from the ford code i would assume you have a problem with the prg valve ,its stuck open from the look of it .if so block it off with something like a piece of wooden dowl or a strip of coke can across the hole in the middle and try it ,also leave the vacumn feed operating pipe off

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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1998 volvo failed emissions for trouble codes

1998 volvo failed emissions for trouble codes present: P0172 P0455. What to do now

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Code P0172 relates to the engine running too lean.
Code P0455 indicates that a leak has been detected in the Evaporative Emission Control System.

P0455 is most often caused by a a problem with the gas cap. It is either incorrectly installed, damaged or just worn out. Other possible causes are a leak in the EVAP system caused by damage or a loose vacuum line.
To solve this first check your gas cap for any damage or wear. For the EVAP system check under the hood. Listen for any vacuum leaks or for the odor of fuel. Check all the vacuum tubes and hoses for breaks in the line. If you find any repair or replace them.

The cause of P0172 is usually associated with a bad O2 sensor but this is not always the case. The causes could be a vacuum leak, an issue with the Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF) or some type of restriction with the fuel system.
The solutions are to inspect the inspect all vacuum and PCV hoses (which you have already done). Inspect and clean the MAF sensor. I am unsure what type engine you have but this will be located somewhere between the intake manifold, possibly on the large black air intake tube.
Finally check the fuel system for leaks. Also the fuel pressure should be checked. You should also run a good quality fuel injector cleaner through a couple fill ups.
After you have done all the simple tasks, (inspecting the gas cap and inspecting the vacuum line and hose on the EVAP system replacing if needed and the fuel injector cleaner. Get your codes reset and wait to see if they come back. If so I think your next step is to replace the O2 sensor. If this still does not solve the problem you will most likely need a complete engine analysis before you can continue.
If you get to that point you should re-post here with the results of the analysis before spend a large sum of money.
I hope this helps and good luck.





Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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98 volvo s70 stalling out, then finally after a day wouldnt start

my 98 volvo s70 glt was stalling out for like a day or two then the last time it stalled out and would start again. we had in the past taken it to auto zone for a check engine light and it had something to do with the air pump. would this have anything to do with it?

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If the air pump system is setting a fault, then the check valve is probably bad. If it is not addressed, eventually exhaust gases can run back through the air hose to the air filter housing and destroy the MAF sensor, causing these types of problems.

The fuel pump also fails and is a more likely cause of the stalling, and it wont set a code.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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