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Official AC Thread

volvo ac thread

This page’s purpose is to build up a nice collection of full of helpful AC-related questions and answers here, drawn primarily from threads from my Volvo Forum. The goal is to take scattered knowledge, tips, hints, experiences and fixes and put them in one place.

Bevel Gear Maintenance on 1997-2002 Volvo AWD Cars

997-2002-Volvo-bevel-gear.jpgnah/ Here’s a downloadable PDF from on how to change bevel (angle) gear fluid on 1997-2002 model Volvo AWD cars. For 2003+, you have a Haldex system, and it’s got an additional fluid to maintain. Unfortunately, no drain plug is provided! After a conversation with a Volvo service manager, who told me that they […]

850, S70, V70, XC70 Hood Release Fix

How to adjust the hood release cable on all FWD and AWD Volvos up to and including model year 2000 (North American model year). I would have to pull the handle a few times and eventually it would unlock the driver’s side latch or I would get someone to pull and hold the latch while I lifted the hood. Needless to say, this drove me nuts. I then began to examine the car using the one diagram I had of the hood latch release. I would assume that this adjustment would work on a number of Volvo models, but I am unsure. What follows is the method I used. This method seems to work perfectly, but your mileage may vary!

How to Fix Your Volvo’s Headlight Wiper Motors


If your Volvo headlight wiper seems to have a mind of it’s own or just doesn’t care to work, take a look at the headlight wiper motor, as electrical connections can become loose over time, gears can break, and the plastic motor casing is fairly weak. Of course, as with any automotive DIY, before you dive too deep, […]

Volvo Owner’s Manuals Now in App Form!


Volvo Owner’s Manuals Now in App Form! Volvo has created a handy Volvo Manual mobile app to allow owners to view their car’s user manuals on the go. Currently the app includes manuals for vehicles manufactured in 2004 and up, though manuals for cars made between 2005 and 2015 are only available as a PDF […]

Reset Volvo Service Light

We all know how annoying it can be when a Volvo service light or any other light on the dashboard refuses to go away, even after just taking your car to the mechanic. If you’ve had experience with this issue don’t hesitate offer up some advice. Volvo 850 Service Light (1993-1995) There are two diagnostic […]