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Expat Chic

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Same problem w/2004 C70. However, my problem seemed to be a short in the driver's side vanity mirror. Once I removed the bulb, no more problems. However, I carry one of those self-contained battery jumpers in my trunk, just in case. Mine is made by Stanley. 1000-amp peak jump starter w/compressor. As long as you keep it charged (once a month or so), it's good to go!


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When the last guy checked the battery, he burned his thumb. He said the battery terminal should not be that hot. He recommended cleaning the terminals and posts. I also found an article on the web that indicated there was a problem with the positive crimp on some Volvo models, which would cause the battery to drain and the terminal to get hot. Could this be the problem with my car, or could there be a different problem.


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Driver's side window suddenly stopped working, followed by a clicking sound, as though the window motor was still running. It finally stopped, and luckily after a few tries, I was able to get the window completely closed. After removing the door panel to further investigate, all cables are tracking correctly, but it appears the gear portion of the motor assembly is shot. Is it possible to replace only that piece or does the entire frame mechanism need to be replaced?


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Have you checked YouTube? There are a few videos about the window mechanism. Maybe that will help. Or do you just want to remove the buttons?


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Just bought a used 2004 Volvo C70, and it's always the little things that get you: the indicator for the fog light button is out. Does the entire switch have to be replaced? The passenger's vanity mirror light is out. How to change the bulb? Or can you? Lastly, is the gear shift supposed to be illuminated?


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A "specialty" repair guy told me Volvos are notorious for eating head lamp bulbs? He said I should buy a bulk quantity & keep them in my trunk. Within 10 minutes of leaving the dealership (after signing the "no-warranty" papers), the left head lamp (low beam) goes out. 10 miles later, the right one goes out. Guess he missed his buddy? :-)


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