98 S70 won't turn over

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doshenjen
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98 S70 won't turn over

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Daughter has a 98 S70, called me for a jump because it would not turn over. When i got there, the battery was fine, key turned everything on, but no connection to starter. Key could not be removed, and hazard lights would not turn off (still on 4 hours later)
Must be an electrical issue, anyone have any ideas?

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Post by cn90 »

- Cannot start: could be the alarm system acting up.

- Key could not be removed. Please read this thread:

DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Ignition Tumbler FREE Fix!
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2004 V70 2.5T 100K+
2005 XC90 2.5T 110K+

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doshenjen wrote: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:50 pm Daughter has a 98 S70, called me for a jump because it would not turn over. When i got there, the battery was fine, key turned everything on, but no connection to starter. Key could not be removed, and hazard lights would not turn off (still on 4 hours later)
Must be an electrical issue, anyone have any ideas?
Your alarm has been activated, try resetting with the key in the door lock
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Post by BEJinFbk »

Sounds like two separate problems.

+1 on the alarm being triggered.

If the key fob transmitter doesn’t reset it, then using
the key in the driver’s door to Unlock from that key
cylinder should also disarm the alarm.

If the key isn’t coming out of the ignition
switch, very common issues are the shifter
release button in the shifter handle or the shift
lock override button on the shifter console.

These buttons often gets sticky over time, and can get
stuck when pushed. I’d look at the shift lock override
button carefully. It’s not generally used, is prone to
getting gummed up by spilled drinks and there’s a
pretty good chance that someone pushed it when
the car wouldn’t start and it’s stuck down. That will
lock your key very firmly in the ignition...

Be sure that the shifter handle button is released all
the way out and the shift lock override button is all the
way up, and you should be able to remove the key.
'98 V70 R - Well Equipped for Life Up North... ;)

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Thanks to all; locking and unlocking door solved the problem!

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