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2001 Volvo V70 XC Question: How to get my car to start?

 

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DC Yukon, Washington, DC, January 06, 2013, 07:11
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I just had a new battery installed. They also did a software update for a faulty "12 V rear in use" message (when the 12 V rear plug has never been used). Now the car is completely dead. Key fob won't open door locks and nothing happens when I turn the key (no clicking, no nothing). Thoughts?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 07, 2013, 08:31
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    It sounds like one of the control modules in the car stopped working after the SW download. You don't mention who worked on this, but I suggest your best bet will be to go to a Volvo dealer and have them look into this. They can access information both in your car and from Volvo that may assist in figuring this out.
    Good Luck

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    August 19, 2013, 15:33
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    IF YOU HAVE A FULLY CHARGED BATTERY IN THE CAR .TRY WHAT IS CALLED A BATTERY RESET .REMOVE BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGITIVE CALBLES FROM BATTERY POSTS AND TOUCH BOTH CABLES TOGETHER FOR ABOUT 1-MINUTE.DO THIS WITH OUT TOUCHING THE BATTERY POSTS ON THE BATTERY . AFTER A MINUTE PUT THEM BACK ON THE BATTERY.POSITIVE WITH POSITIVE AND NEGITIVE WITH NEGITIVE. AND SEE IF THE CAR COMES OUT OF LIMP MODE.

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