Question about 1999 Volvo S80
Just got a 1999 s80n not running
after some time got to see that some one had changed the fuse box and when doing so left a couple wires in the wrong place
replaced again and got the car to crank but will not start
the ecc on the fuse box is burned,got a used one but know need to program the keys and all the network
as it is a old car and the dealer wants 125 hour for diagnostic I am trying to get some one that has the necessary equipment and is reasonable with prices
I am in the New York area
Many locksmiths have the gear to program keys
there are accredited service centers that can do it as well so get quotes first
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Consider disconnecting your check engine light, and fixing things that actually break. Okay, well at least concede it is not the engine, the engines in these cars are very good. My experience with my v70 has been that the light is on more than it is off, and it is usually something trivial-- a tail light bulb, a thermostat (have you tried that?).
In the case of the thermostat three different shops charged 100 to check the computer, shrugged and suggested a new transmission, new catalytic converter, selling the car -- although the transmission appeared fine on the computer. The car had been overheating, and the transmission which overheated due to this malfunctioned in hot weather too. Before selling I quizzed friends and non-volvo mechanics about the overheating problem. I bought a thermostat, the guy showed me how to put it in, flushed coolant and voila, the engine light went off, the transmission works flawlessly. The check engine light went back on because the tail light went out, replaced it, light went back off. The car has such a bad rap people assume the worst. Beware of the dealerships and mechanic shops, they want to sell you stuff.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
SOURCE: 1999 Volvo V70 wont start
It sounds like an intermittent electrical issue, and those can be very difficult to address. On the 1999 V70, the immobilizer normally allows the engine to crank over, but not start. The immobilizer will also set codes that can be read by a shop.
Sounds like you might have a starter that is starting to go, but it's really hard to know without seeing the car. Do you have a Volvo shop in your area? Also, have the shop check the B+ battery cable, they fail and cause all kinds of weird electrical issues, and have them check codes.
Here is some info for addressing intermittent problems!
Check this directory for a shop!
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: I have a 1999 Volvo
These are not generally made available by the manufacturer.
I would suggest you join up to one or 2 of the better VOLVO online forums (there are a few). There may be someone there who has some downloadable material they can email to you or know where you can get an unofficial copy of the CDs.
I recently secured workshop manual info from a forum member for another vehicle (not a Volvo) which he had copied from the manufacturer's CDs he had access to. Very useful because you cannot get the CDs officially.
These on line Car forums can be very useful.
I hope this helps some. Good luck with it. (Lots of issues with those S80s unfortunately).
Posted on Dec 01, 2010
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