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Reset Service Light – Volvo

Volvo 850 (1993-1995)

  1. There are two diagnostic units(it says A and B on the cover) located adjacent to washer reservoir under the hood. Turn on the ignition and open the module A and insert the flylead into socket 7.
  2. Press the button on the diagnostic unit 4 times, briefly but firmly. Then the LED illuminates and stays illuminated, and the system is ready to accept manual code input. A code number for resetting the service reminder light is 1-5-1. To do this, press the test button once and release it And LED illuminates again.
  3. Then press 5 times and wait for the LED to illuminate.
  4. Press the button once and LED should flashes several times in succession and the reminder should have been reset.
  5. Switch off the ignition and replace the flylead in its holder and close the cover.

Looking for resetting instructions for your Volvo S80 or V40 or S40?
Reset service light instructions for your Volvo S80
Reset service light instructions for your Volvo S40 or V40

Volvo 850 (1996-1997) and S70, V70 (1998)

You need an OBDII tool that resets Volvo service light codes. See this service light reset forum thread for more. They run about $100 to 200 — or — take it in to the dealer or independent Volvo mechanic and have them do it. Call to see if they charge for this first. Note: I’ve read reports of people having success with having the local Shucks/Pep Boys/Checker auto parts store do it.

S70 and V70 and C70 and XC70

  1. Press and hold odometer reset button
  2. Turn ignition switch to Run
  3. After SRL flashes, release odometer reset button
  4. Confirm by turning your Volvo off, then on again
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91 Responses to Reset Service Light – Volvo

  1. Mary Rossi says:

    Thanks to everyone who provided answers – my radio works! I wanted to post my exact steps to help anyone who still has any questions … I have a 98 S70:

    With an OFF reading on my radio, I put the key to the 1 position, with all lights off but Radio ON so it read OFF (really). After 2 hours, I looked at it and it read CODE! So leaving the key is the 1 position and leaving the radio on, I input my code (which according to my dealer is a standard code for ’98 S70s – 4336 – and waited about 20 seconds and lo and behold the radio came on. I am forever in the debt of this site and all of the people who posted their answers – thank you!!

  2. ash says:

    Thanks for help, it worked on my V70 ’00 !!! Service guys told that only solution is the OBDII tool… :)

  3. JOFTAA says:

    I could not get the method to work on my 2008 C-70. I called my U.S. Volvo dealership and they instructed me that the driver door needs to be open in order for the procedure to work. I thought that was strange, but since I could not get the procedure to work before, it could not hurt to try it.

    With the driver door open I did the following:
    (note: My trip meter was at 0 since I tried before and failed)

    1. Key to position 1
    2. Press and hold trip reset button
    3. Key to position 2
    4. Watched the orange “I” light on dash. After it started to flash, I waited until after the third flash and let go of the trip reset button. From what I understand, the timing of this is important.

    I shut off the car, closed my driver door and started the car. The maintenance message was reset.

  4. OahuGuy says:

    Thanks JOFTAA. I followed your directions on my 2008 C70 and it worked like a charm.

  5. craj says:

    hi
    I have a 2007 V70 2.4 t5. I’ve tried the methods above but can’t get them to work, can anyone help me to reset the engine service light.

    regards

  6. jlove207 says:

    This worked like a charm. “F” those dealers who are out to screw you out of money. You know if these dealers offer better support and not try to milk every penny out a customer more of us would go get serice from them.

    Thanks for the tip.

  7. adrian says:

    I have tried these instructions numerous times with my V70, 2008, with no success. I either get a code “163″ and then a beep, and sometimes a code “040″. The image of the “wrench” does not disappear when these codes appear. The maintenance light reappears soon after.

    Have you performed this technic successfully on a keyless ignition before? Do these codes tell you anything? (something I may be doing wrong?)

    I will keep trying but would be interested if you have any feedback regarding the codes

    Thanks

  8. Bart says:

    I have the same problem that adrian describes. I get a 040 code, then a 163 and a beep. The message is not removed..

  9. lonnie says:

    How do I reset the service light?

  10. marty says:

    Thanks JOFTAA It worked on my 2009 C70.

  11. Johnny says:

    Sometimes I just love Internet… Works perfect on my C70 2010 D5. But I have to use the real key, not the “keless adapter”… Sorry I am Swedish, some holes in my English.

    Thanks JOFTAA!

  12. ScottJ says:

    I know these comments are old but I’ll post my experience just for posterity. For those that cannot get JOFTAA’s instructions to work, make sure you’re not doing the same thi g wring that I was doing…

    On the 2001 C70 there is a little button to the right of the key just below the dial that switches through information on the dash like temp, miles to 0, etc. This little button is actually marked “reset,” BUT IT’S THE WRONG BUTTON. I spent a long time holding down that pointless little bugger. If you follow JOFTAA’s steps and make sure you are indeed holding down the odometer reset button, it will probably work for you just like it did for me!

    Hope that helps.

  13. TonyB says:

    try these guys
    V70
    1999-2001
    Turn the ignition switch to position I.
    Press in trip meter RESET button. Turn ignition to position II.
    When the TRIP METER RESET button has been pressed for 10 seconds, the SRL lamp starts to flash.
    Release the TRIP METER RESET button within 5 seconds. The instrument produces a sound when resetting has been done successfully.
    Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.
    2002-2005
    Turn off ignition.
    Press and hold in the TRIP METER RESET button, turn ignition on within 2 seconds.
    Press and hold the RESET button for the trip odometer until the original value has been reset.
    The information lamp lights up when the RESET button must be released. Release the RESET button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds.
    Audible signal heard when resetting has been successful.
    If the trip odometer has already been reset, the RESET button must be held a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 14 seconds. Turn the ignition off and then start the engine to verify the indicator has been reset.
    2006-2010
    Reset may be similar to previous year or other models – Oil Reset will verify and update site.

  14. M Ivan says:

    All the advice looks promising but won’t work on my XC70 1998 model.

    Anyone have any tips or tricks?

  15. JapserW says:

    THANK YOU to TONYB!!! Tried it on my 2000 C70 and it worked perfectly! So perfectly, that I saved a lot of $$$ but I also passed my states emission test!! If you have a “service” light on, you will automatically fail, regardless if your emissions are up to standard requirements.

  16. Norman Bow says:

    Does anyone know how to reset the service lights on a 2008 V50 Volvo station wagon after the service message changes from ” Time for regular service” to “Service overdue”?

    Norm B

  17. Dandy Don says:

    For you S-60 owners, this method of holding the trip button down and releasing it after 3 blinks worked for me as well. Thanks for the advice.

  18. brian says:

    Thank you for the info!!!! I went to “SOMEOUTHER” website and “THY” wanted to charge me for the same info! This will save me $$ and gref from my Lady!!!

  19. Tony G says:

    I had to press the keyless “start” button on my 2008 xc70 while I pressed the trip reset button and then I got the “i” to blink. I had been getting the 163 or 40 message. It worked finally. Thanks for the tips.

  20. daivd says:

    were is the o2 relay on a 1990-780 2.8

  21. New Volvo Owner says:

    Does anyone know how to reset the service lights on a 2008 XC70 Volvo after the service message changes from ” Time for regular service” to “Service overdue”?

  22. Richard says:

    I found a way to shut service engine light off of my volvo V50 by doing the following
    1. Push reset button
    2. Put key into ignition
    3. Turn to position 1 and wait 1 sec
    4. Turn to position 2 and wait till light
    blinks three times and then release button and start car at the same time. I hope this helps who needs it.

  23. martin sonley says:

    hello does anyone out there no ho to reset the (transmition service required)light on a 2001 xc v70.thanks

  24. Doug says:

    Does anyone know how to reset the time for regular maintenance on an 2007 s60 volvo?

  25. Bishop Brannen says:

    PLease, help me reset the TIME FOR SERVICE LIGHT on my 2011 vc70 wagon??

  26. racarignan says:

    I tried the reset technique with no success. So did what I have done with otehr cars — disconnect the battery for 15 seconds, reconnect, and voila. Done.

  27. roger.mallett@hp.com says:

    Can anyone tell me how to reset the service
    Ight on a Volvo 850 1996 estate 2.5 se

    Many thanks

  28. alex moanei says:

    Can someone help me with resetting the time for regular service message on Volvo S40 T5 2004 model. I have tried everything but not getting anywhere.

  29. Sal Ruiz says:

    Thank you!

    I couldn’t believe how easy it was.

    Sal

  30. Mike Gambuzza says:

    What a huge help – tips like this is what makes this such a great site – THANKS!!!

  31. kelvi monserrate says:

    hi…. somebody help me to reset my volovo t5 2006 service light

  32. dionne says:

    Thank you Scott J. I have going crazy holding the little reset button to get my service light off. It was the wrong button! One try with the odometer button and presto the light is off! Thanks to you.

  33. Roy says:

    Hey wondering if anyone can help, I have a 2008 c70 and I can’t get these procedures to work. I can get it to work on a c30 but not the c70 can anyone help?

  34. Lou says:

    I just reset my 2007 Volvo C70′s service light and it did work fine. To add a little something, when I released the trip meter button after the third flash, there was a “ding”.

  35. JR says:

    VOILA!!!!!

    2008 S60 RESET THE REGULAR SERVICE LIGHT ON

    Followed JOFTAA’S instructions;

    Made sure trip odometer was on T1
    Turned OFF Ignition
    OPENED DOOR AND LEFT OPEN
    Turned key to position “I”
    Pushed trip odometer reset button and held it down
    Turned key to position “II”
    Watched for flashing “I” in triangle
    Immediatly after THIRD FLASH OF “I” I released the trip push button
    Turned off ignition and removed key
    Closed door
    Started engine and VOILA, No more EEGULAR SERVICE light

    Cool!

  36. peter says:

    how do you switch service light of on s60 d5 55 plate

  37. Andy says:

    I have a 95 volvo 850 estate wagon turbo with a broken diagnostic box making it impossible for me to read codes or even diagnose the problems. Where can I buy those boxes?

  38. trevor says:

    why is my headlight adjuster and my console dimmer not working

  39. Lori (LGDTC) says:

    I have a 2006 Volvo XC90 and my thanks go to JOFTAA as he was 100% right. It was cold outside so I was shutting the door as well. Here’s his post (it’s listed earlier in this same column)

    JOFTAA says:

    December 5, 2010 at 3:57 am

    I could not get the method to work on my 2008 C-70. I called my U.S. Volvo dealership and they instructed me that the driver door needs to be open in order for the procedure to work. I thought that was strange, but since I could not get the procedure to work before, it could not hurt to try it.

    With the driver door open I did the following:
    (note: My trip meter was at 0 since I tried before and failed)

    1. Key to position 1
    2. Press and hold trip reset button
    3. Key to position 2
    4. Watched the orange “I” light on dash. After it started to flash, I waited until after the third flash and let go of the trip reset button. From what I understand, the timing of this is important.

    I shut off the car, closed my driver door and started the car. The maintenance message was reset.

  40. Robert says:

    This video will show you how to reset the service light on the 1993, 1994 and 1995 Volvo 850. The light is programmed to come on every 5,000 miles.

    http://youtu.be/oFAD63jPOOQ

  41. jim says:

    thanks joftaa worked for me too 2007 c70 what a guy! :-)

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