99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

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99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby Ferrisml » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:56 am

Ok im puzzled, the SRS ligh is on like i says it will go on after 10 years of operation. No error codes come up when I run a diagnostic test from my volvo code reader, so how in the heck do you turn off the DAMED light ? and does that mean the the SRS system will not work anymore ? :roll:

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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby Ozark Lee » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:12 am

Sadly the SRS codes are proprietary and a standard OBD-II code reader won't read them. Rumor has it that there is a cracked version of VOL-FCR floating around on Pirate Bay and then you need to buy a serial Vag-Com cable - under $20.00 shipped off of eBay.

You do need a serial port on your PC to get it all to work. A few folks have made USB to serial adapters work but others have not so it is a bit of a crap shoot.

If the light is on the system - except for the SIPS - is disabled.

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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby VCA » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:57 am

Ozark Lee wrote:Sadly the SRS codes are proprietary and a standard OBD-II code reader won't read them. Rumor has it that there is a cracked version of VOL-FCR floating around on Pirate Bay and then you need to buy a serial Vag-Com cable - under $20.00 shipped off of eBay.

You do need a serial port on your PC to get it all to work. A few folks have made USB to serial adapters work but others have not so it is a bit of a crap shoot.

If the light is on the system - except for the SIPS - is disabled.

...Lee
VOL-FCR won't help on the '99-00s (it won't speak to CAN bus equipped Volvos). You need either a) a VADIS or VIDA workstation or b) an Ohio Diagnostics AutoDiagnos, or c) a Draper reset tool in order to reset the SRS light.
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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby seb21051 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:15 am

I have the VADIS iso, and will burn it to a DVD, how exactly does it communicate to the vehicle? (98 V70XC) Serial port somewhere?

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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby Ozark Lee » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:01 am

VADIS talks through the VCT2000 interface - there is one on eBay for $500.00 right now which is actually pretty cheap. They are usually over $1000.00 on the used market.

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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby seb21051 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:07 am

Ah, much appreciated. A tad out of my budget. I'll live with the light on. According to what I read, the system is now inoperative with the exception of the SIPS, what exactly is that?

Another question, would anyone have a diagram of the VAG-Com cable?

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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby BEJinFbk » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:01 am

seb21051 wrote:Ah, much appreciated. A tad out of my budget. I'll live with the light on.
According to what I read, the system is now inoperative with the exception of the SIPS, what exactly is that?


Despair not, those with '98's! A Draper tool will reset your SRS
and those pesky, mileage activated "SERVICE ENGINE" lights:

Draper SIR.jpg
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These pop up on eBay pretty often at anywhere from $50 to $150.

And SIPS stands for S ide I mpact P rotection S ystem.
It's a stand alone system triggered by a pyro-mechanical
sensor in the door side of the front seat bottoms.
More here: http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... 08.htm#pg8
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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby seb21051 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:33 pm

Well, I found VOL-FCR, and a schematic for a buffered interface cable. Time to spin up the turbines on ye olde soldering iron. Plan on using a $40 OBD2 scanner and splitting the cable to a DB-9. The fact that the interface is opto isolated might even make it possible to capture the scanner - vehicle data interchange to a file with a terminal program. Now where did I put that PIC microcontroller tutorial . . . Will keep y'all updated.

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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby hanseich » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:54 pm

Found you little bugger. I was looking for this post. It's probably against forum policy to ask here as well, so I'm just going to redirect (I'm looking to reset my SRS light on '96 850). http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24418&p=288571#p288571
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Re: 99 S70 SRS light "Reset"

Postby krooks88 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:01 pm

Hello, just getting started on this forum. I'm new. The reason I'm jumping in on this thread is because I'm trying to figure out if the '99 Volvo S70 has electronic sensors for its SRS system? I have a '98 S70 with front seats that are banged up, as usual, and found some nicer seats out of a '99 Volvo. I just got off the phone with my Volvo specialist and he told me that he thinks that in '99 Volvo switched from a mechanical SRS to electronic sensors? He further mentions that if this were true, then after replacing the seats that the SRS light will stay on forever, and that most likely my air bags won't operate properly if I were ever involved in a car crash. He said best case scenario, just grab the seats, and use the nicer leather and pay someone to recover using the better leather.
Anywaze, my question for my newfound Volvo forum friends: is the '99 Volvo S70 an electronically controlled SRS system?

thanks


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