How to Reset the Service Light on a Volvo C70 2001

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How to Reset the Service Light on a Volvo C70 2001
Originating in Gothenburg, Volvo made its car with an emphasis on safety. (Gothenburg harbour image by Anders tanger from

In 1927, the first Volvo rolled out of the factory in Gothenburg, Sweden, with an emphasis on quality and safety. The Paris Motor Show unveiled the Volvo C70 as a luxury model in 1996. The Volvo C70 convertible was the first open Volvo since 1956. Volvo equipped the 2001 Volvo C70 with a service reminder light (SRL), which illuminates after driving it 750 hours or after 7,500 miles or after a year of driving, whichever occurs first. This service light reminds you it's time to have your car serviced, and it will remain on for two minutes each time you start your car until it is reset by a Volvo mechanic. Save money by resetting the Volvo C70 service light yourself.

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Things you need

  • Volvo C70 ignition key

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  1. 1

    Locate the odometer at the bottom of the speedometer of your instrument panel.

  2. 2

    Press the odometer reset button, located under the odometer of your 2001 Volvo C70. Continue to keep it depressed.

  3. 3

    Insert your key into the ignition switch, and turn it to the "Run" position.

  4. 4

    Release the odometer reset button after the SRL flashes.

  5. 5

    Confirm that you reset the service indicator light on your Volvo C70 by turning your Volvo off. Turn your Volvo on again.

Tips and warnings

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Volvo issued a recall starting in December 2006 for the 2001 Volvo C70. Some of the cars have dirty throttle housing, inefficient software calibration or throttle positioning sensor irregularities. These problems cause the warning lamp to illuminate, and the cars go into Limp Mode unnecessarily. "Limp Mode" happens when your car's computer receives an unrecognized signal from one of the sensors. Contact Volvo by calling 800-458-1552. The Volvo dealer will install a software upgrade, if necessary.

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