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    UPDATE: The "el powersystem service required"...

    UPDATE: The "el powersystem service required" warning happens more once the car is hot. I noticed when I was driving at night the headlights kept dimming and getting brighter...

    Finally had to...
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    Yeah I will never to that again... I very seldom...

    Yeah I will never to that again...
    I very seldom use cigarette lighter, discovered a month ago it was not working. I originally blamed it on an aging car because everything else seemed fine. but...
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    I was not near a meter when the problem started...

    I was not near a meter when the problem started and I had been told one can test out the alternator by disconnecting the battery briefly and turning on headlights...oops

    Voltz on battery and...
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    El. Powersystem Service Required.

    Hello All! I am stumped on an intermittent power issue on my wagon

    Model: 2002 V70xc with 257k miles

    While driving yesterday/today I was getting an intermittent warning on DIM reading "El....
  5. Thanks for the Info! I have to confirm my...

    Thanks for the Info! I have to confirm my maintenance records, but pretty sure my Pcv system and hoses has already been replaced.
  6. I had just replaced the cap a month or two before...

    I had just replaced the cap a month or two before this ordeal.
  7. Nashville TN Volvo owner I have your answer! ...

    Nashville TN Volvo owner I have your answer!

    http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?29264-FOUND!-Honest-mechanic-in-Nashville-TN!
  8. FOUND! Honest mechanic in Nashville, TN!

    Putting this plug incase anyone in TN is looking for a mechanic.

    SNIDER AUTOMOTIVE
    https://www.facebook.com/Snider-Automotive-110773862291286/


    I have a 2002 v70xc with about 240k miles on...
  9. Thanks for the input, we don't have very many...

    Thanks for the input, we don't have very many plans off the beaten path(just driving around the clock to get to our destination) maybe stopping at my relatives in Boise, but they live just off the...
  10. Best Route for Cross Country drive in Winter?? NC to TN to WA

    Hey Guys!

    Planning a XC Trip from Charlotte NC into Chelan WA in late January .

    My driving partner has done multiple xc trips in winter, but out of reliability We've decided to take my car, I...
  11. Update: Managed to find this How-to that worked...

    Update:
    Managed to find this How-to that worked very successfully for me.

    http://www.volvoxc.com/0/resources/how-to/pdf/geartronic-shifter-repair.pdf

    I can't tell who created it, as I was...
  12. Engine Control Module code scanned & DIM/Cluster issues

    Hey guys!

    I have a 2002 v70xc with 180k on it. Got it Scanned today, and realized I have a reoccurring code that has been overlooked due to other issues at the time of scans. if anyone knows...
  13. Haha!:D Hey William! Thank you, my dad is the...

    Haha!:D Hey William!

    Thank you, my dad is the Mr. Fixit, I'm fortunate he likes to work on it so I can learn from experience. Love seeing the work you do to your car, its a very...
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    I had this same experience with My '02 V70XC ( I...

    I had this same experience with My '02 V70XC ( I think at 170k miles). When the alternator died the "High voltage" warning came up it burnt out my front headlights). crawling home the "low battery"...
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    How are you getting it so cheap!?! Last time I...

    How are you getting it so cheap!?! Last time I spent $70.62 for 12quarts from Toyota!
  16. I wasn't driving it when it happened(that'll...

    I wasn't driving it when it happened(that'll teach me to let someone else drive my wagon;) )
    I need the button that is for the Geartronic style. Last XC70 we pulled parts from had decent interior,...
  17. Broken Gear Shift Lever and Replacement Radio/Console Knobs

    Hello all! I'm new to the Forums! First post!
    I own a 2002 V70XC Currently at 178K, My dad and I have done a lot of work to it mechanically. This site has played a HUGE part in my repairs(won't...
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