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    Hood will not latch

    2004 XC70. My hood would not latch after opening, and the release handle didn't return to "rest" Temp is just under 32F/0C. I started the car, turned the heat to full-hot, fan on full, walk away. I...
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    Over a half year after the fact, I got around to...

    Over a half year after the fact, I got around to addressing the loss of odometer read-out. The fix is a simple matter of detaching the DIM from the dash (instructions found elsewhere here at XC70...
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    912R: Sorry to be nearly a year late in...

    912R: Sorry to be nearly a year late in responding: Mine were sourced via Daniel Stern Lighting.
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    thank you for the info!

    thank you for the info!
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    02 V70XC odometer readout failure

    My odometer readout went dark yesterday. As you know, this is also the window that shows that cruise control is engaged (or not). As it happens, the cruise still functions,
    I had this cluster...
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    Thank you JRL, for your response. May I...

    Thank you JRL, for your response.

    May I assume your first answers addressed my 'side bar' question?

    As to the Euro version lamp, the differences are subtle; the most obvious visually being the...
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    04 XC70 Headlamp swap story and questions

    Hi XCers, After being dissatisfied with illumination quality of the HID lamps my car was built with, and knowing how pleased I was with the Halogen European Market headlamps I fitted to my 02 V70XC,...
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    as a follow up to my original query, we changed...

    as a follow up to my original query, we changed out the Supplex front springs for Lesjofors units both sold under the volvo part number 31200372 by an aftermarket supplier. The Supplex rode about 2...
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    hello JRL and Bill, Thanks to both of you taking...

    hello JRL and Bill, Thanks to both of you taking time to respond.
    To follow on what's been found since my original post. I noticed the ride height of the car in question was almost 2 inches...
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    low speed vibration 2002 V70XC

    2002 V70XC with +- 195,000 miles. Has an annoying low speed vibration that increases in frequency as car speed increases and fades somewhat above 30 mph (frequency raises to the point where it sort...
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    Hiya. As it happens, I'm preparing to change out...

    Hiya. As it happens, I'm preparing to change out the headlamp assemblies on my 02 XC and will require this info as well. Checking the How-to section in Resources, I'm finding nothing specifically...
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    Thank you, JRL.

    Thank you, JRL.
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    City lamp feature in 02 V70XC headlamps

    I recently obtained a new pair of headlamp assemblies for my 02 xc. Looking them over I note each have a hole in the low beam reflector for a city-lamp fixture, such as is required in some countries...
  14. Now that I've finally taken the car on a run this...

    Now that I've finally taken the car on a run this afternoon, I checked the level. What a treat! (Not; it's pretty uncomfortable verging on painful) I find a full hot reading. Tomorrow I'll check it...
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    Hard to answer for certain, but I would expect...

    Hard to answer for certain, but I would expect not. Next time you're out for a drive, after you park, try putting your hands near each of the wheels to detect significant heat. They'll likely be...
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    If I may add to Astro14's comment here, if...

    If I may add to Astro14's comment here, if regarding parking brakes: a common affliction on vehicles with separate shoes for parking brakes on disc systems (such as our cars have) is that the shoe...
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    Yes, indeed, those are the ones! With what they...

    Yes, indeed, those are the ones! With what they call an "E-coating" (I suspect E stands for electrostatic) These almost make me look forward to doing brakes on my '02.
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    I don't believe you'll be disappointed with...

    I don't believe you'll be disappointed with Akebono or Centric, and if you ordered the pricier Centric line of rotors, you're likely to be impressed by the grey colored coating they put on the...
  19. Thank you JRL. I've made two "dry runs" at...

    Thank you JRL. I've made two "dry runs" at extracting the dipstick, just to master the means to access it. Geez that sounds silly but then I've already succeeded in making myself appear so by...
  20. First thing this morning, as sun was coming up, I...

    First thing this morning, as sun was coming up, I went out to the driveway, popped open the hood, shined a light into the recesses underneath all the plumbing...and sure enough: there was a...
  21. Thanks Astro14. Despite feeling as if I've...

    Thanks Astro14. Despite feeling as if I've mislead myself, I'm absolutely going to dig into it again this evening or tomorrow when I can lay hands on the car. Presently my bride is using the car for...
  22. Seems like common sense JRL, to look at the...

    Seems like common sense JRL, to look at the dipstick. I've looked for it and never have found it, even where you are leading me, and the owner's manual doesn't admit to there being one as well, as...
  23. 175632 Miles on the odometer. I should add that I...

    175632 Miles on the odometer. I should add that I am unaware of any maintenance regimes since the car has only been in my possession for less than 5000 miles. I am unaware of what the fluid appears...
  24. Delayed and Harsh trans Engagement when selecting "D"

    Frequently, if my 2002 V70XC has sat overnight or several hours during the day, I will notice that there's a lag in engaging drive (seems like a number of seconds passes) and usually accompanying...
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    Steel wheels for snow tires

    Seems likely this has been discussed previously here but I don't get to spend enough time at volvoxc.com and when I do, that time is sadly limited.

    I want to use steel wheels on my 2002 V70XC when...
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