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2001 Volvo V70-T5 fuel guage malfunction

2001 Volvo V70-T5. Fuel tank is full, but the fuel guage indicates completely empty and the low fuel warning light is on. Washed the engine earlier today (engine was cold / no high pressure water). Cannot identify any other electrical items not functioning.

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  • Brooke Jun 13, 2013

    Had same problem and this worked. Thank you!!!!

  • Chars
    Chars Dec 29, 2013

    My 2001 v70 volvo runs good but if it is hot then start to slow down. Then I need to shot off for a couple of minutes then start again and runs good. Pls. help me to solve this problem, Thanks...

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I had a similar issue and started to notice other electrical failures along with the gas gauge. My rear doors would not lock and my rear wiper stopped working. I started pulling fuses and relays to see if this would reset, no go. But then I hit the jackjpot. In the rear electrical panel, below all the fuses and relays is a 2" x 2" black plastic square with a big screw in it.

Remove the screw and pull evenly on the black square. This seems to be a major electrical hub for the car. I reconnected and all 3 of my issues disappeared...I read somewhere that a fix might be to disconnect the battery for a few minutes, which I guess re-sets some relays and circuits, but I guess this did the same thing. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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    Rob Peters Aug 27, 2016

    It worked on a 2003 V70 too!! I've been in that rear fuse compartment dozens of time and never realized what purpose the box with the screw in it served. Actually, I'm not sure if I even noticed it. Well, I had the same problems, along with a failed instrument cluster that I replaced with one from Xemodex ($600 w/$100 core refund). When the fuel gauge didn't come back I feared it was the sender unit or a wiring issue. Fortunately in my frantic search for answers I ran across this forum. Thanks very much for providing a very cost saving, but simple solution.
    Rob Peters, Walnut Creek, CA

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What <jritchiev> says, works! The following were not working: fuel gauge, fuel door lock, rear door locks (not opening), tailgate door lock (not opening).

The solution was simply to remove the rear fuse box cover panel. Then locate the black box on the bottom right. Jiggle / re-seat the black box. Did not have to unscrew it. Thanks <jritchiev>!

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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I had the same problem plus the trunk light was off too. Pull out and wiggled all relays on rear fuse panel. It did not work. Then decided to do the dumbest thing to pull out all the fuses. Pull out #1, not bad. push it back in. The trunk lights lighted. Then check everything. All good.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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Fuel sender is likely bad

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Ukft, omg thats hilarious haha :D I hope you called them and told them what the problem was, thats just embarrassing. But yeah i too am experiencing the same faults with my 2001 V70, ill have to try remove the black box *grin* the removal of fuses didn't help.

Posted on May 18, 2010

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Thank you, I had taken my V70 to my local shop, they had it for 3days and no luck. I removed the fuse and reset, it working.. Thank you so much.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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