Question about 1998 Volvo V70
I was doing a google search for the code for a SC-816 radio for our 98 Volvo V70 and found this... there wasn't anything listed on the page where you asked your question, except that you found the solution. Would you mind sharing it? I can't find a definite answer anywhere. The only difference is that our radio said "code" and then buttons were pressed to try to get it to work, and it now says "off" and everything is telling me that to get rid of that, you need to have the key turned to position 1 with the radio turned on to change it back to code so that it'll work and THEN the code must be entered.
The problem started after a new battery was put in the car.
I have the same situation and following procedure helps me out :
1. When it says "OFF", meaning you have utilized 3 time opportunity of the code input. Like your ATM card, when you put your PIN 3 times your card will be "blocked".
2. To solve this : Turn the igntion on position "1" (yours above is correct!) but leave it for MINIMUM 12 hours. Yes, 12 hours! it is enough to make the current drain to make your battery empty ! Beware that you might prepare to jump start the car after the next 12 hour.
3. Then the radio will ask for "code". Don't have the code? ..be careful not to press any button to try and make the same mistake!
The code is written down on small sticker stuck at the bottom part of the ASHTRAY. Go and get it. and enter the code... Voilla! ..
Mine is 1998 - V70 T5 (129676Km) and still strong,fine and ..what a great car!..Good luck!
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Your info is correct about what to do when it reads "OFF". As far as I know, you need to go to a dealer to get the code. They access it through their computer system with the VIN and the radio serial #.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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