Reset Service Light Volvo S40, V40

S40 and V40 (1999+)

  1. Hold down the odometer button
  2. Turn the ignition so all the lights come on
  3. Keep holding the odometer down for 30 secs or until the service light starts flashing
  4. Release the odometer button while service light flashing
  5. Turn off and on again to check
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Date December 29, 2008

36 responses to “Reset Service Light Volvo S40, V40”

  1. stavros says:

    anyone know how to switch off the front light on a Volvo S40. there is one Trix doing that I have heard. because they are on all times.


  2. reply to stavros says:

    yes, take out the daytime running lights fuse!

    but, why?? its a very good safety feature??

  3. JD says:

    The instructions are in the user manual. From memory, you place the headlight switch in the side-lights position, pull back the dipped beam stick whilst switching the ignition on, then whilst holding the stick back, move the headlight switch to either off or on.
    (apologies if that is not quite right)

  4. Rodrigo says:

    I have a 2008 s40 does the reset service light info applies to this year and model too??

  5. john says:

    hi, i have two problems with my s reg v40. the first is that the headlight switch is not working properly. can only get headlights on when set to 0. also the dip beam switch has to be held in place to work. the second problem is the air con. just get a green flashing light. fan will not cut in. any ideas how to fix?

  6. Lowell says:

    The bright’s headlight switch: pull to you to flash your brights, brights go off when you release it, push it away from you and it locks in place, holding brights on. This is pretty much standard on all cars, all makes. (Only a few are different) Dated a girl college several years ago, going out on night, she complained her brights switch didn’t work, told her to push the switch forward, problem solved.

  7. Gio says:

    i cant find the belt for the power steering pump. does anyone know where its located?

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  9. Lawroe says:

    I have a S40 on a 58 plate Reset Service Remider 1st time (Thank You)

    1st Service From Volvo Dealer £276 after bartering with them they said they would do it for £160

    I got it Done at a Well reputable Garage using Genuine Volvo Parts And Fluids For £160.

  10. paul says:

    Ok I know that they say hold the trip button down for 30 seconds while you switch on the ignition – but that did not work on my v40.

    By messing about I did manage to get it to work. The lights were in the side light position (dont know if this makes any difference)
    1)with the ignition off, press the trip button and keep holding while you switch the iginition on.
    2)Release within 4 seconds and re-press and hold until the light flashes and you hear a beep. (about 10 seconds)

    Hey presto – its finally OUT.

    I hope this works for you too.


  11. Marie Cassidy says:

    it worked! – i am so proud of myself =- thank you!

  12. steven redshaw says:

    just tried this on my 2005 volvo s40 sport deisel

    worked a treat!

    however make sure you remove your finger from the odometer button while sevrice light is flashing!

    it only flashes 3 times – so be quick!

    happy days

  13. chuck says:

    thanks for the help , on the reset…YEAH PUDDING!

  14. bob jordan says:

    My lights on my S40 1999 work on the 0 position but not on the on position??

  15. Jacques says:

    I followed the instructions on resetting my S40’s service light:

    1.Hold down the odometer button
    2.Turn the ignition so all the lights come on
    3.Keep holding the odometer down for 30 secs or until the service light starts flashing
    4.Release the odometer button while service light flashing

    The service light went off after releasing the odometer when the light is flashing. However, when i turn the ignition off and back on, the service light is on again???

  16. ahk says:

    done it service ligth goes out, but switch the car off and back on the service light is back on
    this was on a s40 2000

  17. Ali says:

    I used the instructions above and it worked perfectly. Many thanks 🙂

  18. Maurice Mccafferty says:

    Just reset service light with the above info and it worked perfectly. S40 Sport 2006 Regards

  19. BR59066 says:

    2005 s40i worked perfectly. Thanks,

  20. martin satchwell says:

    just reset service light on my s40 many thanks

  21. manu says:

    head light on right hand side of my volvo v40 2002 is not comming on garage man said no power to it & could be fuse but he couldn’t fine the fuse for it. is there different fuse for each light ?

  22. ian says:

    Hi i have just reset my service light ,it was driveing me mad thank you for your help, ian

  23. My volvo 2001 s40 1.9 turbo, some times every morning when i start the engine on is taking a few more seconds, than normally is nedding; can someone help me to fix it. I put on it new spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter, and check engine is off and is working god while im driving. When is hot engine if i turn off engine and i turn on engine right away is starting faster. Only is failing when is off for long time or cool engine. I did the scanner and nothing is wrong on scanner screen. Please somebody help me. Thanks.

  24. Josh says:

    I just wanted to say that of all threads I read, this was right! Every other one left out one main step, release odometer button while light is flashing, that made the difference, Thanks

  25. aj says:

    2004 s40 speedometer jumps from 0 to correct speed and sometimes does not work at all any ideas

  26. Marty says:

    Brilliant advise 30 second fix to a six month annoyance – thank you

  27. hi ive put i new alternator on my 2005 volvo s40 1.8 petrol but the alternator light wont go outany ideas on how to sort this problem thanks

  28. fernando breda says:

    To Mario Figueroa I had the same problem with my wife volvo v40 2002 and the problem was fuel pressure regulator. After replace no more. I hope help

  29. Jae Mac says:

    Thank you! Just reset my service light on my 2001 Volvo S40,I can’t believe I used to take my car in to the shop for this. O_o
    Jae Mac, I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)

  30. Alan Rankin says:

    Have done it twice now on my S40, 2L, 2007 -it is the orange exclamation light underneath that flashes, Thank you

  31. Worked like a charm!
    Best to do this when you take charge of your own oil changes.
    Otherwise, Volvos need the appropriate preventative maintence to keep it in good shape and save you money in the long run!!

  32. Chris M says:

    Worked perfectly on a 2008 Volvo S40 2.4i

  33. s scott says:

    how do u reset on a 1997 model S40. i have tried the above method along with similar methods and it does not work. many thanks

  34. fernando says:

    How to reset computer

  35. fernando says:

    How to reset computer volvo s40 2001 .

  36. grace says:

    Dose anyone know of a code 2404? I was thinking it might just be an easy fix(gas cap) A shop had told me they wanted to take my back seat out to check for a short but honestly… I dont think thats needed. Any help would be appreciated!

    Happy Driving!

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