1998 V70 R - replaced battery

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by James Longsteet, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. My original battery finally died so I put in a new one yesterday. The
    Service Engine light is blinking, the Tracs Off light is on, the ABS
    light is on, and the odometer now reads 220K whereas before I put the
    battery in it read 136K. Also, all info below the odometer is blank:
    i.e., no clock, no temperature.

    Any ideas?
    James Longsteet, Jul 29, 2006
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  2. Are you sure they didn't switch cars on you. Seriously, I think the
    odometer just switched from miles to kilometers. Your manual will tell
    you how to switch it back. Could the battery have been hooked up
    backwards and then put in correctly. This would explain why some things
    are blown out.
    Stephen Henning, Jul 29, 2006
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  3. Miles to kilometers makes sense, I'll check my manual. But battery
    wasn't hooked up incorrectly. Do you think, though, that the missing
    info on the dash is permanent?
    James Longsteet, Jul 29, 2006
  4. James Longsteet

    klh in VA Guest

    miles to km display?
    i knew I could change F->C and 12 to 24 hour clock display but I didn't
    know I could switch the odometer/speedometer from miles to km. (trivia
    note: if you divide the km by 10, then you get swedish miles which is
    how car usage is reported in for sale adds and also service schedule.
    i.e., my Ford escort recently had its 12 000 mil service, 120 000 km. My
    first trip to Sweden my (now) Swedish wife told me it was about 50 miles
    from Stockholm to Gothenburg. I could look at the map and do the
    arithmetic and I knew it was more than 50 miles. Now I know!)
    klh in VA, Jul 29, 2006
  5. Also, the speedometer and tachometer no longer work with the new battery
    James Longsteet, Jul 30, 2006
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