- Last Call for 2001+ Volvo Problems V70, XC70, S60 etc.
We're making the Mother of all Polls in regards to failed parts with the P2 family of Volvos, with the exception of the S80. (I'll dedicate a poll for that model in the Volvo S80 forum soon). In it you'll be able to vote on what went wrong with yours, then obviously we can take that data and see which failures are common and which are uncommon. So if you have a 2001+ V70, V70 R, XC70, S60 or S60 R, please register for the Volvo Forums and add your Volvo's failure(s) to this list.
- S/V 70 Terminal Repair
Bad Terminal Symptoms Headlights intensity lower when rear defroster is used or when ABS activates. Lights are dimming in dash pod when electrical system is stressed. ECC unit lights flashes after car is started in freezing condition. Starter motor turns normally and alternator is charging well. Bad Terminal Cause B+ terminal has become resistive under main fuse box. There is a voltage drop of .5 volt or more between the battery B+ terminal and main fuse box. This is measured under load, blower fan to maximum, rear defroster on, heated seats on with engine idling. Read More: Positive terminal repair - main fuse box
- Fixing cracked leather seats.
I have a 1998 V70 T5. The light beige interior is in good shape for a car of this vintage, but the leather is showing some serious signs of wear. After a TON of research, I have concluded that my leather is a candidate for refinishing. Although cracked and worn in many places, it is not torn nor has it gotten rock hard. Before and after photos: Fixing cracked leather seats.