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hank
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      12-01-2005
I bought my FIRST Volvo (1999 S80) about 4 months ago and have enjoyed
the newsgroup since that time. The newsgroup led me to Vadis, which I
also enjoy, and used to replace a burnt bulb in the Climate Control
Unit - but I turned the key on during the procedure and caused a Fault
Code:26 "SRS-Airbag Service Urgent".

I checked with the dealer and they want $43 to reset it. (No way.)

I checked message boards, and found a trick with the ignition position
and the Trip meter, but it doesn't work either (I spent over an hour
trying combinations!)

I haven't disconnected the battery, but according to the message
boards, that won't help either.

Here is my request: I need to find a scan tool or computer cable that
will read and reset this code (not just a "service engine light). I
have a laptop and a desktop, but no PDA. It would be neat if the cable
would interface with VADIS, but i don't want to pay $3600. I plan to
spend LESS than $200. Bells and whistles would be cool, but i really
just need to make sure that it will clear my codes.

I have found hundreds of websites making claims about their
tools/cables and software, but I would rather rely on you all for the
best tool to look at. Please note that the Volvo software is not the
same for all years -this must work for a 1999 S80.

Thanks!

Off-board consulatation would be appreciated at (Agent)(Peay) at
Comcast.net
(All one word, remove parenthesis for security, and replace "at" for @)

 
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Michael J Panchula
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      14-01-2005
Believe it or not the $39 C Reader from Harbor Freight will read out the
codes and do a reset. I've used it on both our '99 S80 and 2000 LeSabre.
It's not fancy, it just gives a 4 digit code you look up in the manual,
but it works.

-Mike

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 14:05:56 -0800, hank wrote:

> I bought my FIRST Volvo (1999 S80) about 4 months ago and have enjoyed
> the newsgroup since that time. The newsgroup led me to Vadis, which I
> also enjoy, and used to replace a burnt bulb in the Climate Control
> Unit - but I turned the key on during the procedure and caused a Fault
> Code:26 "SRS-Airbag Service Urgent".
>
> I checked with the dealer and they want $43 to reset it. (No way.)
>
> I checked message boards, and found a trick with the ignition position
> and the Trip meter, but it doesn't work either (I spent over an hour
> trying combinations!)
>
> I haven't disconnected the battery, but according to the message
> boards, that won't help either.
>
> Here is my request: I need to find a scan tool or computer cable that
> will read and reset this code (not just a "service engine light). I
> have a laptop and a desktop, but no PDA. It would be neat if the cable
> would interface with VADIS, but i don't want to pay $3600. I plan to
> spend LESS than $200. Bells and whistles would be cool, but i really
> just need to make sure that it will clear my codes.
>
> I have found hundreds of websites making claims about their
> tools/cables and software, but I would rather rely on you all for the
> best tool to look at. Please note that the Volvo software is not the
> same for all years -this must work for a 1999 S80.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Off-board consulatation would be appreciated at (Agent)(Peay) at
> Comcast.net
> (All one word, remove parenthesis for security, and replace "at" for @)


 
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