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Old 12-13-2014, 03:53 PM
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happy holidays folks, my 2000 s80 2.9 sent me the bulb failure message, all my bulbs are clear and clean, they work properly but the message wont go away, any advice? thanks
 
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:37 PM
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Are you sure the 4 rear position light bulbs are on and bright?
 
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:38 PM
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It's a bad taillight bulb. Make sure all four are correct and working.
 
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:02 PM
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thanks for the quick reply, I swapped out the four position bulbs, and they glow bright, could it be a bulb holder going bad?
 
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:48 AM
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I have never seen a tailight throw that message on there but I dont see why it can't.
 
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Old 12-14-2014, 02:54 PM
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will refresh the other bulbs in the rear as well and see how that goes
 
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:07 PM
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They could be the wrong wattage. Those 4 bulbs are the only ones that will cause that message.
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:01 AM
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Default I have had the same problem on two S80s

Kicked a code, but lights worked when checked. Remove code, good, but would kick a code on go.

Problem. Had to replace every bulb on the rear on both cars, was smarter on the second, thou.

Issue: Instead of cone shape contacts on bulbs, the the contacts were worn and dimpled inverted. Bulbs still worked. Cost about $33 for good quality bulbs and problem fixed. For good.

Wayne
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:37 AM
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You don't have to replace all the bulbs. Just the 4 position bulbs with the correct bulbs.
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:04 PM
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my Volvo tech pal told me that some early s80 cars require a position bulb with a yellow base, so I got the four bulbs from Volvo at a cost of 7.50 and it fixed it, thanks again for the help, happy holidays!
 
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