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Question Answered: 2009 Volvo c70 won't start after sitting for more than a day.
June 02, 2015, 07:12 AM
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!
Question Asked: The battery will drain after 2 or 3 days if the car is not driven. Battery is fine; it has been checked by two different establishments. Nothing is left on (vanity mirror lights, trunk lights, etc).
July 27, 2014, 01:58 PM
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.
Question Asked: Is it possible to replace only the gear portion of the window regulator?
July 03, 2014, 06:46 PM
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?
Question Answered: How do I remove the window controls on the driver side on a 2004 c-70
July 03, 2014, 02:18 PM
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?
Question Asked: Newbie here - silly question about the button indicators for 2004 Volvo C70
March 26, 2014, 04:52 PM
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?
Question Asked: Is the C70 hard on head lamp bulbs?
March 26, 2014, 03:39 PM
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? :-)
Problem Reported: Hard shifting from transmission and other issues
December 21, 2010, 11:19 AM

Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo C70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may fix this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

Problem Reported: Door Window Regulator May Fail
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

Door window regulator failures have been reported. These vehicles have a very complex door window mechanism that can be very difficult to adjust properly after installing a new window regulator. This can lead to air leaks, wind noise, and a door that doesn't open or close properly. This is a good time to find an experienced Volvo mechanic!

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