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This is What Volvo Forums Looked Like in 2002

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This is what MVS Volvo forums looked like in 2002. The early P2 cars were on Volvo dealer showroom floors. EVs were conceptual futurism, not counting the handful of mass-market vehicle electrification business failures. The Segway was set to change the way we moved around cities. “Crossover” was a term used most often in dance instruction […]

Bulb Replacement Guide: 3000-Series Bulbs

Volvo Headlight Bulb2 - Not necessarily a 3000-series bulb. Just a nice image of Volvo bulb-related stuff that goes well with this article.

This is auxiliary data supporting  Volvo Bulb Guide and Cross-Reference topic in the Volvo forum. 3000-Series Bulbs There is likely a good story behind the some of the redundancy for 3#5# bulbs, but I don’t have it. Some manufacturers list THREE different numbers on the same package in addition to A(mber) and K(rypton) variations. Double check […]

Bulb Replacement Guide: Side Mirror “Approach” Bulbs

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This is auxiliary data supporting  Volvo Bulb Guide and Cross-Reference topic in the Volvo forum. Side Mirror Bulbs Volvo describes the bulb for the side mirror or “Approach” light as “12.8 V, 11 W.” Aftermarket show others (e.g. 6W and 10W) some with 10mm glass, some with 16mm, but all with a W2.1×9.5d base (unknown if […]

Bulb Replacement Guide: Neo-Wedge Bulbs

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This is auxiliary data supporting  Volvo Bulb Guide and Cross-Reference topic in the Volvo forum. Neo-Wedge Bulbs Sorted by volts, base, then wattage for ease of comparison. JKL Lamp # Volt Watt Base* Lumens Hours Length CNW1-CW44 12 V 0.48 W NW4.6 1.13 10k 9mm CNW1-7219 ** 12 V 0.72 W NW4.6 1.89 16k 9mm DNW1-DW44 […]

Bulb Replacement Guide: Festoon Bulbs

Dome Light - Not necessarily a festoon bulb, sorry. Just a nice image of Volvo bulb-related stuff that goes well with this article.

This is auxiliary data supporting  Volvo Bulb Guide and Cross-Reference topic in the Volvo forum. Festoon Bulbs Festoon Bulbs usually are Double-Ended (DE) devils often vary by base (cap size), length and diameter even among same voltage and wattage. Even with SAE, DIN, and ECE variations, this should help narrow things down* and rule out numbers for other voltages. The 1.2W vanity […]

Bulb Replacement Guide: Seven-, Eight- & Nine-Digit Volvo Bulbs

This image is not necessarily a bulb from the table,, sorry. Just a nice image of Volvo bulb-related stuff that goes well with this article.

This is auxiliary data supporting  Volvo Bulb Guide and Cross-Reference topic in the Volvo forum. Less common Volvo bulbs Less info available than some other bulb types. Often for switch and accessory illumination. Volvo# Volts Watts Base ECE (non) Osram# Lumens Info 3524511 12 V 1.5 W – – 2752MF? – Instruments bulb OSR_2439488A 3545170 12 […]

2002 S60 Power Steering – Replace Hard Lines

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MVS Contributor coflynn writes up a fantastic How-To DIY on replacing the power steering lines on his 2002 S60 AWD. It’s a Class A writeup with photos, comments, lists of tools, detailed procedures and all the other things that make working on your car easier. His lines are certainly more of an “edge case” condition […]

2002 Volvo S80 Maintenance Schedule

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Service Operation Schedule of Services 2002 S80 miles x 1000 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 97.5 105 112.5 120 127.5 135 142.5 150 km x 1000 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144 156 168 180 192 204 216 228 240 months 12 […]

Volvo News, DIYs, Tragedies & Deals – May 2018

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Diesel Era Over at Volvo 2018 V90 T6 Reviewed Use Amazon to Test Drive a Volvo? V70 Dies… A Moment of Silence Please MVS Classifieds: Laser Blue V70 R (oh baby), S60 AWD Another V70 R… This One a Project Car QOTM1, QOTM2 Diesel is Done! In Europe, if a big Volvo appears in your […]

1998 V70R, Michigan $1000, Needs to Go Soon

1998 V70R, Michigan $1000

I’m posting this for a user who is not registered on the forum: 1998 V70R, loaded with every option available at the time. Car has 240,000 miles. Has had good maintenance with records. Castrol synthetic oil used always. Interior is complete but needs good cleaning. Fuel pump and lines replaced. New plugs, fresh oil change, […]

Driveshaft center bearing — 2002 V70 XC — replaceable?

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I hope someone can help me figure out if the driveshaft center bearing for my 02 V70 XC AWD automatic is replaceable. I’m having a hard time finding information on replacing the center carrier bearing for my year and model. Jay needs to know if the carrier bearing is replacable, and if so where to […]