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Chapter 8 - Maintenance/Servicing

pg. 107 Maintenance/Servicing


Fuses 108
Replacing bulbs 112
Paint touch up 118
Washing the car 119
Cleaning the upholstery 120
Maintenance service, Warranty 121
Maintenance schedule 122
Fuel/emissions systems 124
Drive belt, Air pump system, Coolant 125
Servicing 126
Opening the hood, Engine compartment 128
Engine oil 129
Power steering/Brake fluid reservoirs 131
Battery maintenance 132
Replacing wiper blades 134

pg. 108 Fuses


Replacing fuses

If an electrical component fails to function, it is possible that a fuse has blown due to a temporary circuit overload.

Fuses are located in different places:

A - Relays/fuse box in the engine compartment
B - Fuse box in the passenger compartment
C - Relays/fuse box in the cargo area

A label on the inside of each cover indicates the amperage and the electrical components that are connected to each fuse.

The easiest way to see if a fuse is blown is to remove it. Pull the fuse straight out. If a fuse is difficult to remove, you will find a special fuse removal tool in the passenger compartment fuse box. From the side, examine the curved metal wire to see if it is broken. If so, put in a new fuse of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse). Spare fuses are stored in the fuse box in the passenger compartment. If fuses burn out repeatedly, have the electrical system inspected by an authorized Volvo retailer.

pg. 109 Fuses in the engine compartment

Relays/fuses in the engine compartment

When replacing fuses, be sure to replace a blown fuse with a new one of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse). Fuse amperage is also indicated on the inside of the fuse box cover.

Ordinary fuses

Location Amperage
1 Accessories 25A
2 Auxiliary lamps (option) 15A
3 -
4 Oxygen sensors 20A
5 Crankcase ventilation heater, Solenoid valves 15A
6 Mass airflow sensor, Engine control module, Injectors 15A
7 Throttle module 10A
8 AC compressor, Accelerator pedal position sensor 10A
9 Horn 15A
10 Tailgate wiper 10A
11 AC compressor, Ignition coils 20A
12 Brake light switch 5A
13 Windshield wipers 25A
14 ABS 30A
15 -
16 Windshield and headlight washers 15A
17 Low beam 15A
18 High beam 20A
19 ABS 30A
20 -
21 -
22 Starter motor 25A
23 Engine control module 5A
24 -


pg. 110 Fuses in the passenger compartment

Fuse box in the passenger compartment

This fuse box is located at the far left side of the instrument panel. Extra fuses and the fuse removal tool are also stored here. When replacing a blown fuse, be sure to replace it with a new one of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse).
Location Amperage
1 Left low beam 10A
2 Right low beam 10A
3 Low beam headlights 15A
4 High beam headlights 20A
5 Power driver's seat 30A
6 Power passenger's seat 30A
7 Heated front seat - left 15A
8 Heated front seat - right 15A
9 ABS 5A
10 Left high beam 15A
11 Right high beam 15A
12 Headlight wipers 15A
13 Electric socket 12 V 20A
14 Power passenger's seat 5A
15 Audio system 5A
16 Audio system 20A
17 Radio amplifier 30A
18 Front fog lights 15A
19 VNS display (option) 15A
20 Transport switch 15A
21 Transmission module 10A
22 Direction indicators 20A
23 Headlight switch module, module for electrical connections, climate control system, onboard diagnostic connector, steering wheel lever modules 5A
24 Relay for extended X-feed: climate control system, power driver's seat, text window, shiftlock geartronic 10A
25 Ignition switch, Relay starter motor 10A
26 Control module - climate control blower 30A
27 Central locking system, power windows 15A
28 Power sun roof, courtesy lights, vanity mirror lights 10A
29 Telephone (option) 10A
30 Left front/rear parking lights 10A
31 Right front/rear parking lights, license plate lights 10A
32 Central electrical module, interior courtesy lights, power steering 10A
33 Fuel pump 15A
34 Power sun roof 15A
35 Defroster, Lighting, Sideview mirrors, central locking system, power windows - left front 25A
36 Defroster, Lighting, Sideview mirrors, central locking system, power windows - right front 25A
37 Power windows - rear doors 30A
38 Siren alarm 5A


pg. 111 Fuses in the cargo area

Fuses in the cargo area

The fuses in the cargo area are located on the trim on the left-hand side. When replacing a blown fuse, be sure to replace it with a new one of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse).

Ordinary fuses

Location Amperage
1 Rear electrical module, Lighting cargo area 10A
2 Rear fog light 10A
3 Brake lights 15A
4 Backup lights 10A
5 Rear window heater, Relay 151 5A
6 Opening tailgate, Unlocking tailgate 10A
7 Auxiliary 12 volt socket in cargo area (option) 15A
8 Central locking rear doors/fuel filler door 15A
9 Trailer (30 feed) 15A
10 CD changer, CD ROM, VNS, antenna 10A
11 Electrical module - accessories 15A
12 Tailgate wiper 15A
13 Loudspeaker cargo area - subwoofer (option) 15A
14
15 Trailer (15 supply) 20A
16 -
17 -
18 -


pg. 112 Replacing bulbs


Replacing high/low beam headlight bulbs

The headlight bulbs must be replaced from the engine compartment.

CAUTION:

  • Do not touch the glass on halogen bulbs with your fingers. Grease, oil or any other impurities can be carbonized onto the bulb and cause damage to the reflector.
  • Be sure to use bulbs of the correct type and voltage.

    To remove a defective low beam bulb:

  • Switch off all lights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the plastic cover over the bulb (1) by turning it counterclockwise.
  • Remove the connector (2).
  • Loosen the retaining spring (3) by first moving it to the right and then moving it down, out of the way.
  • Pull out the defective bulb. Note the position of the guide lug on the base of the bulb (4).

    To install a new low beam bulb (H7):

  • Insert the new bulb, without touching the glass, with the guide lug upward (1). The bulb will only seat properly in this position.
  • Move the retaining spring up and push it slightly to the left until it seats properly (2).
  • Press the connector into place on the bulb (3).
  • Reinstall the plastic cover and turn it clockwise until it is correctly in place (4). "TOP" must be upward.

    NOTE: If the vertical aim of your headlights needs to be adjusted for any reason (e.g., towing a trailer for extended periods), this should be done by an authorized Volvo retailer.

    pg. 113 Replacing bulbs


    To remove and install a high beam bulb (HB3):

  • Switch off all lights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the cover by twisting it counter-clockwise.
  • Twist the bulb holder counterclockwise, pull it out and fit a new bulb. Note its position.
  • Refit the bulb holder. It can only be fitted in one way.
  • Screw the cover back on. The word TOP should be upwards.

    Replacement of front parking light bulb

  • Switch off all lights and turn ignition key to position 0.
  • Remove the low beam cover by twisting counterclockwise.
  • Pull out the bulb and its socket. Replace bulb.
  • Press the bulb and its socket back into place.
  • Check that the new bulb lights.
  • Screw the cover back into place, "TOP" should be upwards!

    Changing the bulb in the turn signals at the front corners

  • Switch off all lights and turn ignition key to position 0.
  • Pull out the bulb and its socket by twisting counterclockwise. Replace bulb.
  • Press the bulb and its socket back into place.
  • Check that the new bulb lights.

    pg. 114 Replacing bulbs

    Replacement of bulbs in backup light, rear parking lights and rear fog lights

  • Switch off all lights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
  • Open the access panel.
  • Remove the sound insulation behind it.
  • Twist the bulb holder counterclockwise and remove it.
  • Press the bulb inward, twist it counter-clockwise and extract it.
  • Fit a new bulb.
  • Fit the bulb holder in place and twist it clockwise.
  • Refit the sound insulation and put the access panel back in place.

    Replacement of rear turn signal and brake light bulbs

  • Switch off all lights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
  • Using a screwdriver, carefully pry off the speaker grille.
  • Pull out the red tab in the speaker.
  • Then press on the black pin above the extracted red tab and twist out the speaker.
  • Twist the bulb holder counter-clockwise, and withdraw it.
  • Fit a new bulb.
  • Fit the bulb holder in place and twist it clockwise.
  • Refit the speaker and press in the red tab.
  • Press the speaker grille back into position.

    pg. 115 Replacing bulbs


    Front fog lights (option)


    CAUTION:
    Avoid touching the glass on the bulb with your fingers.

  • Switch off all lights and turn the ignition key to position 0.
  • Turn the bulb holder slightly counter-clockwise to release it.
  • Replace the bulb. The shape of the base of the bulb corresponds to the shape of the bulb holder.
  • Reinstall the bulb holder by turning it slightly clockwise. "TOP" on the holder should be upward.

    Side direction indicator

  • Open the front door halfway.
  • From the inside of the fender, push the lamp housing out.
  • Turn the bulb holder 1/4 turn counter-clockwise and pull it out from the lens.
  • Remove the defective bulb by pulling it straight out.
  • Insert a new bulb.
  • Reinsert the bulb holder in the lens and press the entire unit back into place on the fender.

    pg. 116 Replacing bulbs


    License plate lights

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Loosen the screws with a torx screwdriver.
  • Carefully pull out the lamp housing.
  • Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and pull it out.
  • Pull out the defective bulb and insert a new one.
  • Reinsert the bulb holder into the housing and turn it clockwise.
  • Reinstall the housing and screw it in place.

    Door step courtesy lights

    The door step courtesy lights are located under the dash on the driver's and passenger's sides. To replace a bulb:
  • Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
  • Replace the defective bulb.
  • Reinstall the lens.

    Vanity mirror lights

  • Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
  • Pry out the bulb and replace it.
  • Carefully press the lower edge of lens onto the four tabs and press the upper edge of the lens into place.

    pg. 117 Replacing bulbs


    Front courtesy lights

    These bulbs may be difficult for you to replace yourself. We recommend that you let an authorized Volvo retailer replace these bulbs if necessary.

    Rear reading lights

    These bulbs may be difficult for you to replace yourself. We recommend that you let an authorized Volvo retailer replace these bulbs if necessary.

    NOTE: Other bulbs may be difficult for you to replace yourself. Let an authorized Volvo retailer replace these bulbs if necessary.

    pg. 118 Paint touch up

    Paint touch-up

    Paint damage requires immediate attention to avoid rusting. Make it a habit to check the finish regularly - when washing the car for instance. Touch-up if necessary.

    Paint repairs require special equipment and skill. Contact your Volvo retailer for any extensive damage.

    Minor scratches can be repaired by using Volvo touch-up paint.

    NOTE: When ordering touch-up paint from your Volvo retailer, use the paint code indicated on the model plate. The plate is located in the engine compartment.

    Minor stone chips and scratches

    Material:
    Primer - can
    Paint - touch-up bottle
    Brush
    Masking tape

    NOTE: When touching up the car, it should be clean and dry. The surface temperature should be above 60° F (15° C).

    Minor scratches on the surface

    If the stone chip has not penetrated down to the metal and an undamaged layer of paint remains, the touch-up paint can be applied as soon as the spot has been cleaned.

    Deep scratches

    1. Place a strip of masking tape over the damaged surface. Pull the tape off so that any loose flakes of paint adhere to it.

    2. Thoroughly mix the primer and apply it with a small brush.
    When the primer surface is dry, the paint can be applied using a brush. Mix the paint thoroughly; apply several thin paint coats and let dry after each application.

    3. If there is a longer scratch, you may want to protect surrounding paint by masking it off.

    pg. 119 Washing the car

    Washing the car

  • The car should be washed at regular intervals since dirt, dust, insects and tar spots adhere to the paint and may cause damage. It is particularly important to wash the car frequently in the wintertime to prevent corrosion, when salt has been used on the roads.
  • When washing the car, do not expose it to direct sunlight. Use lukewarm water to soften the dirt before you wash with a sponge and plenty of water, to avoid scratching.
  • Bird droppings: Remove from paintwork as soon as possible. Otherwise the finish may be permanently damaged.
  • A detergent can be used to facilitate the softening of dirt and oil.
  • A water-soluble grease solvent may be used in cases of sticky dirt. However, use a wash place equipped with a drainage separator.
  • Remove dirt from the drain holes in the doors and rocker panels.
  • Dry the car with a clean chamois.
  • Tar spots can be removed with kerosene or tar remover after the car has been washed.
  • A stiff-bristle brush and lukewarm soapy water can be used to clean the wiper blades. Frequent cleaning improves visibility considerably.
  • Wash off the dirt from the underside (wheel housings, fenders, etc.).
  • In areas of high industrial fallout, more frequent washing is recommended.

    CAUTION:
    During high pressure washing, the spray mouthpiece must never be closer to the vehicle than 13" (30 cm). Do not spray into the locks.


  • When washing or steam cleaning the engine, avoid spraying water or steam directly on the electrical components or toward the rear side of the engine.
  • After cleaning the engine, the spark plug wells should be inspected for water and blown dry if necessary. Suitable detergents: Special car washing detergents should be used. Mix according to manufacturer's instructions. Bumpers: The bumpers are painted. Wash the bumpers with the same cleaning agent used on the rest of the car. Never clean the bumpers with gasoline or paint thinner. Difficult spots can be removed with denatured alcohol. To avoid scratches, do not dry the bumpers with paper.

    WARNING!

  • When the car is driven immediately after being washed, apply the brakes several times in order to remove any moisture from the brake linings.
  • Engine cleaning agents should not be used when the engine is warm. This constitutes a fire risk.



  • pg. 120 Washing the car, Cleaning the upholstery

    Automatic washing - simple and quick

  • We do NOT recommend washing your car in an automatic wash during the first six months (because the paint will not have hardened sufficiently).
  • An automatic wash is a simple and quick way to clean your car, but it is worth remembering that it may not be as thorough as when you yourself go over the car with sponge and water. Keeping the underbody clean is most important, especially in the winter. Some automatic washers do not have facilities for washing the underbody.
  • Before driving into an automatic wash, make sure that side view mirrors, auxiliary lamps, etc, are secure, otherwise there is risk of the machine dislodging them.

    Polishing and waxing

  • Normally, polishing is not required during the first year after delivery. However, waxing may be beneficial.
  • Before applying polish or wax the car must be washed and dried. Tar spots can be removed with kerosene or tar remover. Difficult spots may require a fine rubbing compound.
  • After polishing, use liquid or paste wax.
  • Several commercially available products contain both polish and wax.
  • Waxing alone does not substitute for polishing of a dull surface.
  • A wide range of polymer-based car waxes can be purchased today. These waxes are easy to use and produce a long-lasting, high-gloss finish that protects the bodywork against oxidation, road dirt and fading.
  • Do not polish or wax your car in direct sunlight (the surface of the car should not be warmer than 113° F (45° C).

    Cleaning the upholstery

  • The fabric can be cleaned with soapy water or a detergent. For more difficult spots caused by oil, ice cream, shoe polish, grease, etc., use a clothing/fabric stain remover.
  • The plastic in the upholstery can be cleaned with a soft cloth and mild soap solution.
  • Leather upholstery/suede-like upholstery (alcanteraŠ) can be cleaned with a soft cloth and mild soap solution. For more difficult spots, Volvo offers a leather care kit.
  • Under no circumstances should gasoline, naphtha or similar cleaning agents be used on the plastic or the leather since these can cause damage.

    Cleaning the seat belts

    Clean only with lukewarm water and mild soap solution.

    Cleaning floor mats

    The floor mats should be vacuumed or brushed clean regularly, especially during winter, when they should be taken out for drying. Spots on textile mats can be removed with a mild detergent.

    Stain removal

  • Take extra care when removing stains such as ink or lipstick since the coloring can spread.
  • Use solvents sparingly. Too much solvent can damage the seat padding.
  • Start from the outside of the stain and work toward the center.

    pg. 121 Maintenance service, Warranty

    Maintenance service

    Volvo advises you to follow the service program outlined in the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet. This maintenance program contains inspections and services necessary for the proper function of your car. The maintenance services contain several checks which require special instruments and tools and therefore must be performed by a qualified technician. To keep your Volvo in top condition, specify time-tested and proven Genuine Volvo Parts and Accessories.

    The Federal Clean Air Act - U.S.

    The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to furnish written instructions to the ultimate purchaser to assure the proper functioning of those components that control emissions. The maintenance instructions listed in this manual represent the minimum maintenance required. These services are not covered by the warranty. You will be required to pay for labor and material used. Refer to your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for further details.

    Maintenance services

    Your Volvo has passed several major inspections before being delivered to you, according to Volvo specifications. The maintenance services outlined in this book should be performed as indicated. The extended maintenance service intervals make it even more advisable to follow this program. Inspection and service should also be performed any time a malfunction is observed or suspected. It is recommended that receipts for vehicle emission services be retained in the event that questions arise concerning maintenance. See your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet.

    Applicable warranties - U.S.

    In accordance with U.S. Federal Regulations, the following list of applicable U.S. warranties is provided. For Canadian specification vehicles, see your separate warranty booklet.
  • New Car Limited Warranty
  • Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty
  • Corrosion Protection Limited Warranty
  • Seat Belt and Supplemental Restraint Systems Limited Warranty
  • Emission Design and Defect Warranty
  • Emission Performance Warranty

    These are the Federal warranties; other warranties are provided as required by state law. Refer to your separate Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for detailed information concerning each of the warranties.

    pg. 122 Maintenance schedule

    2001
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
    V70

    For complete maintenance information, please refer to your
    Warranty and Service Records Information Booklet.

      R = Replace
      I = Inspect (Correct or Replace if necessary)
      L = Lubricate
    Maintenance Operation thousand miles 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90 2
      (thousand km) (12) (24) (36) (48) (60) (72) (84) (96) (108) (120) (132) (144)
    EMISSION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE  
    Engine oil and filter 1 R R R R R R R R R R R R
    Engine drive belt (accessory belt)               I        
    Air cleaner filter       R       R       R
    Spark plugs       R       R       R
    Transmission fluid I   I   I   I   I   I  
    Timing belt - all engines3                        
    1) See section "Engine oil" for detailed information.

    NOTE: The oil should be changed at these intervals, after 750 hours of driving or after 12 months, whichever occurs first.

    2) For services beyond 90,000 miles (144,000 km), please refer to the Warranty and Service Records Information Booklet".

    3) For proper functioning of the vehicle and its emission control systems, the timing belt and tensioner must be replaced every 105,000 miles (168,000 km).



    pg. 123 Maintenance schedule

    2001
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
    V70
      R = Replace
      I = Inspect (Correct or Replace if necessary)
      L = Lubricate
    Maintenance Operation thousand miles 7.5 15 22.5 30 37.5 45 52.5 60 67.5 75 82.5 90
      (thousand km) (12) (24) (36) (48) (60) (72) (84) (96) (108) (120) (132) (144)
    EMISSION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE  
    Engine  
    Fuel line filter1                        
    PCV nipple (orifice)/hoses, clean               I       I
    Battery (check charge and electrolyte level) I I I I I I I I I I I I
    Brakes  
    Inspect brake pads, replace components as necessary   I I I I I I I I I I I
    Brake fluid level2 - check   I   I   I   I   I   I
    Steering/suspension  
    Tires3, check pressure, wear and condition I I I I I I I I I I I I
    Check power steering fluid level       I   I   I   I   I
    Body  
    Trunk/hood, hinges and latches       L       L       L
    Cabin air filter (see page 126 of the Owner's manual)   R   R   R   R   R   R

    1) Replace at 105,000 miles (168,000 km)

    2) Brake fluid should be changed at owner request every second year or 30,000 miles (48,000 km). The fluid should be replaced once a year or every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) when driving under extremely hard conditions (mountain driving, etc.).

    3) Rotate tires at owner request.

    The following items should be checked weekly by the driver (it takes only a few minutes):

    Engine oil level, brake fluid level, radiator coolant level, operation of all lights, horns, windshield wipers, tire pressure (all five tires), windshield washer fluid level

    The following should also be carried out at regular intervals:

    Washing (check all drain holes), polishing, cleaning





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