Service Reminder on Volvo.
1986 > (200, 700)
3 Different Clusters
Early 200 had a level behind
combi-cluster, speedo between 0 to 50 MPH / 80 KPH that you pushed up towards
Later 200’s had a small push hole on bottom right of combi while still mounted
Install push awl and push in lightly to hard. (Some of these you must remove
combi to help the linkage push the lever as early type)
200 series, remove side plastic beside the dash (left side 2 knobs headlight
and face cover, right side 2 squares or a square face around a gauge) and
find 4 screws, also 2 screws on top of steering column and plastic cover,
reach around behind & find lever behind, or follow metal pipe from bottom
right to the spot behind Speedo. Move up lever to reset.
NO MILEAGE ADJUSTMENS (Straight Mechanical)
700 early series has two screws
on bottom corners behind small plastic covers that pop out.
There is a left and right dimmer & clock adjuster knobs: (Go through them)
and remove combi (if a turbo model, watch for the rubber vacuum/ pressure
hose, it stays on when installing) then find the button behind Speedo. Travel
at around 90 MPH / 140 MPH. Push it in from rear of Speedo head. You may have
to push this button hard a few times.
Do you have a hole in the dash
with a rubber plug beside Speedo head?
REMOVE PLUG, USE A SMALL POINT AWL PUSHING BUTTON LIGHTLY, REPLACE PLUG &
DO NOT PUSH PLUG THROUGH THE HOLE.
1990 - 1995 (200, 850, 740, 940, 960)
Right front, under hood or left
front (800 series) diagnostic socket “A” hole #7 (look and see if there is
a wire in the hole first, (some 1989-92 200, 700 don’t) put lead in from diagnostic
unit. Turn on ignition (KOEO condition). Press button 4 times at one second
Wait for light, when LED stays lit push once (1 second)
Wait for light, when LED relights push button 5 times
Wait for light, when LED relights push button once
On some, the LED will wait 3 - 5 seconds, and then give a series of flashes,
turn ignition key off, SRI will go out. If that does not work, please use
your PC Retriever Scan Tool
1999.5-2000 (800, 900, 70, 90, S, V, AWD)
You can use the PC Retriever to
Or use the information below.
2000-2006 (40, 60, 70, 80, XC90, S, V, XC)
You can use PC Retriever to reset SRI.
Or use the information below:
There are a few different types,
if the car has a DIM and not a light; it resets the same way but slightly
different. 3 different procedures follow:
sure all doors are closed and the interior light is timed out. You have
to wait a good 10 seconds with the key in OFF position before beginning
Make sure the DIM is saying “Service required”, NOT something else. Then
check that the trip readout on the Speedo is on TRIP ONE = T1 (not on T2)
After that, turn off ignition, your set to reset. Cars with service light
only, make sure the same as above.
Turn the key
to 1 position. Hold in the trip reset button (the counter will go to zero).
Continue to hold the reset button in and turn the ignition key to position
2 within 2 seconds. When the trip reading changes back from zero to the
original mileage, release the button. You may hear a beep or a light flash.
Release trip button within 4 seconds (Maximum).
Start a few times to make sure the service light in really reset. If not,
Hold in the
trip reset button: Turn the key to Position 1: Press & hold odometer
reset button Turn the ignition switch to “run” position. After SRL Flashes
or a beep is heard, release odometer reset button within 4 seconds. Turn
ignition off, then back on and start to confirm reset acceptance.
2006-2007 (40, 60, 70, 80, XC90, S, V, XC)
Try to use PC retriever if that
doesn’t work please use information below.
Also, if any change in distance
/ time (months or hours) is done with 1993 - 2007 cars that can be programmed,
do that at the same time service is done.
What could happen is the car is set for 10,000 miles between DIM / SIR / SRL
setting ON, it has 9,500 miles already used and a programming of 5,000 miles
between will have the reminder come on right after programming.
Best, is to program at the oil
change service. Remember on cars driving in traffic jams, every trip that
hours run will turn on reminder before mileage is made. Car could have only
4,500 miles on it, but has been idling in gear moving at a craw for 900 hours
on the same oil base.
Best of you do the programming on the reminder system to know the driving
situation of the car.