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Reset procedure for SRS

Let’s talk Reset procedure for SRS

There really isn’t a good “repair type” designation for this but this is the reset procedure for late model 240’s SRS (seatbelt restraint system or airbag) light. This might apply to some 740’s and other RWD Volvo’s as well.

Reset procedure for SRS
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Bonus! More on the Volvo 240

For model year 1983, the emblem at the rear of all 240 models was changed. No longer did it say 242, 244 or 245. The badge just said 240, as part of a new designation strategy. In reality, however, most people continued to refer to their cars as a 244 or 245.

This change did not mean any large-scale modification to the cars.

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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3 Comments

Sandra Younkin says:

My son and I have 2004 S40’s
Replacing lights all the time.
Now he has the airbag light on.
Any ideas how to get it off?
Thanks

tim caslin says:

The airbag urgent light is happening to me. Did you get any answers?

Linda Elliott says:

My dad has a 2000 Volvo S80T6 Turbo. He has alot of electrical issues..including the notorious “dead battery” issue. He’s taken it to the dealer, and they keep telling him they need to replace the battery..yada yada yada. He had the battery load tested and it is in perfect working order. I’ve looked up Volvo issues such as this one and sent the info. on to him. But, now he has another issue. The “SRS-Airbag Service Urgent” light has come on and stay on all the time. Is there a way to reset this or to find out if there really is a problem? Volvo dealers here in the Quad Cities just play a guessing game if you ask me. Expensive repairs that don’t ever fix the problem. Any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Linda/for my Dad, Dave.

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