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2000 Volvo v70 has dead battery.dont see override switch.need to get in neutral to tow

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You need to use jump leads to get the engine going. You cannot tow an automatic otherwise you will damage the gearbox. Either start the engine and drive it to get a new battery or lift the drive wheels off the road first.

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