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Reset Volvo “Time for Regular Service” Message

Reset this message procedure for all Volvos, 1999-2009

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.

1999-2000 Volvo S70 / V70 / C70 Models

  • Insert key in to ignition but don’t turn it yet, POS 0.
  • Press and Hold the odometer trip counter reset button
  • Turn ignition switch to “run” position (Position II)
  • After Service light flashes, release odometer reset button
  • Turn ignition off
  • Turn ignition back on to confirm reset

2001 Volvo S80 / V70 / S60 Models

  • The service reminder indicator lamp illuminates for 120 seconds when the ignition is first switched on.
  • Insert key and turn Ignition Switch to position I
  • Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer
  • Turn the Ignition switch to position II (within 5 seconds)
  • The service reminder indicator starts flashing when the reset button for the trip odometer has been pressed for 10 seconds
  • Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 5 seconds. The instrument gives an audible signal when successful.
  • If the trip meter reset button is not released within 5 seconds the indicator is not reset, but the indicator will stop flashing.

2002-2007 All Volvo Models

  • The service reminder indicator lamp illuminates for 120 seconds when the ignition is first switched on
  • Insert key and turn Ignition Switch to position I
  • Press and hold in the reset button for the trip odometer
  • Turn the Ignition switch to position II (within 2 seconds)
  • Hold the reset button for the trip meter pressed in until the original trip counter value blinks and is redisplayed
  • (For all vehicles 2003- a general yellow lamp will light when the reset button must be released.)
  • Release the reset button for the trip odometer within 4 seconds. The instrument gives an audible signal when successful.
  • If the trip meter is already reset the reset button should be held in for a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 14 seconds.
  • If the reset button for the trip odometer is not released within 4 seconds, the service reminder indicator (SRI) is not reset.

2008-2009 Volvos with Starter Push Button on Dashboard

  • The trip odometer must have at least 0.1 mile on it or the light will not reset.
  • Get in vehicle and do not push down on the brake pedal
  • Put the key in the slot and push the starter button once
  • Press and hold down the odometer reset button
  • While doing this, push the starter button again and hold for 2 seconds
  • Keep the odometer reset button held in and watch the instrument cluster for the general warning indicator (I) to illuminate. When this happens, release the button.
  • Turn the vehicle off then back on and verify the message is now out

Service Light Message Reset Procedures

9 Comments

I have a 2006 C70 T5, i’m trying to reset the message ” Time for regular service” because i’ve already replaced the timing belt. Does anyone know how to reset this messeage.

I have a 2001 S-80 2.9L Volvo that always give me trouble with the ECU software. how can I reset the software by myself because it waste of time and money to re-downloading the software. any help or instruction from Volvo expert so I can do it myself? thank you very much.

susie whittaker says:

1. Open car.
2. Do not put feet on any pedals at any time throughout operation.
3. The car does not need to be started during reset procedure.
4. Insert Electronic key.
5. Press and hold instrument panel odometer for 10 secs until single bleep and continue to hold down.
6. Press and hold start button 10 seconds until bleep and release.
7. Release odometer.
8. Press Start button to confirm.
9. Remove electronic key.

Volvo V70 2007 – current electronic ignition system (fob key)

This should have reset service interval display ‘time for service maintenance’.

It should now read ‘You have no messages’

As I did this dozens of times in different computations, I may have slightly muddled 6 & 7.

Your pretty close with this formula though. Done it three times now successfully.

my 2005 s80 abs light comes on when driving and the car loses power for a moment anyone got any ideas how to stop this?

This worked for me S40, 2008, UK model

The driver door needs to be open in order for the procedure to work.

With the driver door open I did the following:

1. Key to position 1
2. Press and hold trip reset button
3. Key to position 2
4. Watched the orange “I” light on dash. After it started to flash, I waited until after the third flash and let go of the trip reset button. From what I understand, the timing of this is important.

I shut off the car, closed my driver door and started the car. The maintenance message was reset.

alex moanei says:

Can someone help me with resetting the time for regular service message on Volvo S40 T5 2004 model. I have tried everything but not getting anywhere.

john julies says:

How can I rese tmy service reminder light on my volvo 2005 v 70 2.5 turbo

Also reset Bulb Failure Position Lite. I can erase them by pushing the button on the turn signal; but they come back on when I re start.

Thanks
John

jeff jenkins says:

how do I reset the service reminder light on my 2003 Volvo V-70 ? any help you could give would be great, thanx for your time.

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