IPDVolvo PartsVolvo Salvage: Used Volvo Parts and Over 50 Years ExperienceSouthern Vo Vo sells genuine used Volvo parts
Volvo Parts

Buying gifts? Please use this Amazon link ... and help keep MVS on the Web. Thank you!Amazon.com

MVS Login

Register - it's Free!

Get Help

Please read the Help Page. Then read the forum FAQ. If you've tried those and still have a question, please contact Matt.

Volvo Parts
Shopping Amazon.com? Help MVS by using this link!
tirerack-mvs-ad.png

Mode Indicator Arrow Light Flashing

Help and Advice on Volvo's extremely popular car line, powered by Volvo's nearly indestructible, versatile inline 5-cylinder engine.
1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

Mode Indicator Arrow Light Flashing

Postby woods369 » 03 Jun 2005, 18:15

Is anyone out there that can help me??????

I have a 1995 850 Volvo, Sedan, non-turbo. The mode indicator arrow light comes on flashing, with the check engine light. When the arrow comes on flashing, what does this really mean? I had the switch replaced. It still comes on. I was told just to drive the car in the "sport mode". The arrow comes on regardless of being in economy or sport mode.

HELP ME I'M DROWNING!!!!!
woods369
 

Re: Mode Indicator Arrow Light Flashing

Postby dosbricks » 03 Jun 2005, 23:49

woods369 wrote: I had the switch replaced.


By switch do you mean the PNP switch?
`96 850 GLT wagon
`98 S70
Best cars we ever owned.
User avatar
dosbricks
Forum Member
Forum Member
 
Posts: 259
Joined: 31 Dec 2004, 01:17
Location: South Texas

The Switch

Postby woos369 » 21 Jun 2005, 19:08

I had the console switch replaced, the one that you can switch into sport mode, winter mode, and back to economy mode. The mode indicator arrow comes on regardless which mode I switch it into.

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
woos369
 

Re: The Switch

Postby White850Turbo » 22 Jun 2005, 11:09

woos369 wrote:I had the console switch replaced, the one that you can switch into sport mode, winter mode, and back to economy mode. The mode indicator arrow comes on regardless which mode I switch it into.

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pull codes from the A1 socket. Chances are it's the PNP switch as Jot mentioned earlier. Easy fix.
-Sean

1995 850 Turbo (Extensively Modded)

1998 S70 T5 (Almost Stock)
White850Turbo
Forum Member
Forum Member
 
Posts: 923
Joined: 12 Apr 2004, 02:13
Location: Plano, TX

Re: Mode Indicator Arrow Light Flashing

Postby mecry11 » 23 Apr 2011, 04:20

so am i reading this correct, changing the PNP switch fixes this problem with the flashing light(sport/econo) ? :roll:
mecry11
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 23 Apr 2011, 03:45
Location: california
Model and Year: 1995 850

Re: Mode Indicator Arrow Light Flashing

Postby kcodyjr » 23 Apr 2011, 05:24

Depends what the cause of the flashing light is.

Do you mean the upward-pointing arrow on the dash that comes on anytime you're in winter, 3, or L ?

If so, STOP DRIVING THE CAR until you've gotten those codes out. Yes, pull over on the side of the road and get it towed. When that arrow flashes, it's the transmission's way of saying ***!!!***WTF***!!!***

If it's on solid it's not something to panic about, just something to look into. Flashing is cause for panic.

Since it's a 1995, you'll need to follow the instructions White850Turbo linked to. Once you've gotten the code, you can make a more reasoned assessment of how dangerous it might be to drive the vehicle. It could be as simple as a PNP switch. It could also mean the transmission is in dire straits.

Until you've got those codes out of it, it's all guesswork.
1997 850 GLT sedan, 152K and WHOOHOO!
RIP 1996 850 wagon, 201K, hit by a runaway 4-wheeler
RIP 1996 850 GLT sedan 5spd, 260K, rearended someone
RIP 1986 245 boring, 200K, rusted beyond inspectability
RIP 1981 242 turbo 5spd, 300K, serious teenage crash
kcodyjr
Forum Member
Forum Member
 
Posts: 934
Joined: 01 Feb 2010, 06:48
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Model and Year: 1997 850 GLT


Save thousands off MSRP on your new car.

Return to Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70 & V70-XC Forum (1992-2000)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alexos, BEJinFbk, bgbraces, henrid36, kimthepilot, MSNbot Media, shaker_chi, st0nge, Swede6_5, Tf5, wimac and 130 guests