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Blinking Service Light

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Blinking Service Light

Post by Dmck » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:30 am

After I did my head gasket job I have a blinking service light.

What is the process to have it stop blinking?

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Re: Blinking Service Light

Post by Clemens » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:14 am

Year, model, turbo or NA?


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Re: Blinking Service Light

Post by Dmck » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:46 am

95 850 turbo



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Re: Blinking Service Light

Post by Matty Moo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:07 pm

Blinking check engine light or the actual service light?


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Re: Blinking Service Light

Post by Dmck » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:08 pm

Actual Service light



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Re: Blinking Service Light

Post by BEJinFbk » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:33 pm

AFAIK, the SERVICE interval light only comes on for two minutes
after start up IF it hasn't been manually reset after an oil change.
Never heard of the SERVICE light blinking. That sounds more like
check engine light behavior. Steady, regular blink?

Bottom right hand corner or the one just to the left of it?
http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... l#controls
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Re: Blinking Service Light

Post by misha » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:34 pm

I think that i read somewhere that flashing service light means that instrument cluster is at fault.

You have OBDI diagnostic ports under the hood....check the codes for instrument cluster.


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Re: Blinking Service Light

Post by Ozark Lee » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm

I faintly recall that someone else had that problem a few years ago. I'm not sure if they were able to fix it by pulling the battery for a few minutes or if they just removed the bulb. That lamp is one that I pull out and smash just to make sure it can never come on again.

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