S80 T6 "electrical system service required" message

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by bajaman, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. bajaman

    bajaman Guest

    Okay, so I am at a mall and go to leave and the car won't start. So I run
    over to SEARS and they have a battery that is designed to fit the car
    (almost unbelievably!) and I replace it and the car starts and everything is
    good, right?
    After driving about 25 miles the message screen displays the "electrical
    system service required" message and the little battery indicator is
    Considering the closest Volvo dealer is like 50 miles away, is there
    anything to check besides alternator output?
    I have read stories on various forums that a lot of non-OEM Volvo batteries
    will cause the system to do this. Any truth to these rumors?
    Any other ideas?


    1999 model, by the way.
    bajaman, Aug 18, 2005
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  2. bajaman

    Mike F Guest

    Your warning sounds like the old equivalent of the battery light. Check
    the voltage with the engine running.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Aug 18, 2005
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