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Re: Service light mystery

Post by Chuck W » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:36 am

For your '96 you should be able to use the "850 OBDII" app on your phone to clear it.

Used it once on my old '96 GLT and have used it on both of our current '97 850's.



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Re: Service light mystery

Post by MrAl » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:44 am

Danonly55 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:57 am
It is defiantly the service light, It does exactly what yours does, But it just started doing it. The car runs fine. I will leave my OBD reader in and use my 850 OBDII reader app and see if can pick it up. " Dome light" thats funny !
Hi,

Yeah i like to joke around a little.

Yes once you reset it it takes some miles and then it turns back on again to remind you to change the oil. That's kind of funny too when you think about it, but what is not funny is for my car the tool is about 100 bucks (USD) to reset it. Not funny. Ok, yeah, ok, that's funny too haha but quirky.


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Re: Service light mystery

Post by erikv11 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:46 am

The free way to solve the Service light hassle is to take out the bulb.


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Re: Service light mystery

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 am

Isn’t it a reminder to test your front hood springs?


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Re: Service light mystery

Post by MrAl » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:51 pm

Hi,

Yes take out the bulb, if i could get to it that is :-)

Yes for testing the hood springs, and since my light comes on every time i start the car i have to test the springs every time i start the car. People stare in the Shop Rite parking lot all the time :-)


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Re: Service light mystery

Post by Danonly55 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:17 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 am
Isn’t it a reminder to test your front hood springs?
The light went out when I put a can of beep in the horn


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Re: Service light mystery

Post by abscate » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:33 pm

Danonly55 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:17 pm
abscate wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 am
Isn’t it a reminder to test your front hood springs?
The light went out when I put a can of beep in the horn
Make sure you use Volvo Beep and not aftermarket.


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Re: Service light mystery

Post by Danonly55 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:13 pm

abscate wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Danonly55 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:17 pm
abscate wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:00 am
Isn’t it a reminder to test your front hood springs?
The light went out when I put a can of beep in the horn
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Make sure you use Volvo Beep and not aftermarket.
Liqui molly beep should do it


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Re: Service light mystery

Post by Fiodor » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:07 am

This app works wonders with our cars :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... bdii&hl=en
You can reset the Service Light and even set the amount of km/miles between the reminding function.
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Re: Service light mystery

Post by Sommerfeldt » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:01 pm

Fiodor wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:07 am
This app works wonders with our cars :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... bdii&hl=en
You can reset the Service Light and even set the amount of km/miles between the reminding function.
Sure... if it would ever connect to anything at all. Nothing in that app works what so ever, and it's paid. Even my iPhone and OBDFacile works better, and that only thinks it's talking to the TCM. But it connects to the car, somewhat, at least, and knows what kind of device it's talking to. Unlike that 850 OBD-II thing.

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