My check engine light is on, won't pass emissions test. Still owe $ on car. Help on 2000 Volvo C70

Almost all of the lights on my dashboard come on and off intermitently (coolant, ABS, traction, bulb out, check engine). The check engine light doesn't turn off without being reset by dealer. Error reads catalytic converter problem. Once dealer resets it, the car reads 'not ready' for emissions test and the check engine light comes back on within 1 day. Car has 144,000 miles on it.

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you need the cat converter replaced. turning off the light does nothing to fix the issue.