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I wonder if the service light gonna hurt the car in anyway. If not i would like to keep it the way it is since they go out within a few minute. Hate taking it to the dealer for reset cause they charge. If anyone know about this i would appreciated. Thanks... Oh this service light is from a 1998 v70 GLT.
 

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The service light is just a reminder light and will not hurt the car in any way.If it was the CHECK ENGINE light that is a diffrent story.

Try to keep an eye on your local dealer sometimes they run a $19.99 special for an oil change and they will reset the light when they do it.
 

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My manual (for US models) states the service light will come on every 7.500 miles (12000km) interval, after 750 hours of driving or 12 months, whichever comes first, and is only a reminder light and will stay on for 2 minutes following each engine start.
As mine came on too just after reading your message, I asked the dealer to reset it while I was in there anyway. He simply did some magic with the ignition on, engine not started and used the trip odometer/rest button on the instrument cluster to make it go away. I did not see his actual operations but certainly no tools were used. I'll try it myself next time.
However I do follow the Volvo recommended service program and intervals, here in Norway that is annual or 20.000km, but of course other shops than the dealer is normally cheaper!
 

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QUOTE(Oyvind @ Apr 23 2005, 12:03 AM)My manual (for US models) states the service light will come on every 7.500 miles (12000km) interval, after 750 hours of driving or 12 months, whichever comes first, and is only a reminder light and will stay on for 2 minutes following each engine start.
As mine came on too just after reading your message, I asked the dealer to reset it while I was in there anyway. He simply did some magic with the ignition on, engine not started and used the trip odometer/rest button on the instrument cluster to make it go away. I did not see his actual operations but certainly no tools were used. I'll try it myself next time.
However I do follow the Volvo recommended service program and intervals, here in Norway that is annual or 20.000km, but of course other shops than the dealer is normally cheaper!

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If you search on this site you will find the precedure for resetting it.
 
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