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Old 11-09-2008, 10:07 PM
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Purchased a 2002 XC70, and didn't check on the test drive whether the cruise doesn't! Yet another lesson to be learnt!!

I have followed the instructions in the handbook down to a tee. The word cruise appears in the appropriate place on the dash when the relevant button is pushed on the steering wheel, but when I go to set it by depressing the + or - button (again located on the steering wheel), nothing happens ie the vehicle doesnt not cruise at the speed set and speed will decrease when I take my foot of the accelerator.

I had the manual out again with the intention of checking fuses, but cant seem to find a fuse for cruise control.

Any suggestions please.

Thanks in advance
Old 11-10-2008, 07:21 AM
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Is the check engine light on?
Old 11-10-2008, 12:15 PM
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Yes it is.

The car was fully serviced prior to me buying it saw the receipt to prove this. I know what you are going to say...Whilst the engine service light is on it will not work.

The mechanic who did the servicing is not at a Volvo garage and did not have access to the relevant piece of kit to turn the engine sevice light off...or is that BS?

If there is a way I can turn it off please let me know, as I was going to take it to a Volvo dealership to get it turned off

Old 11-15-2008, 01:21 PM
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I have a 2003 xc70 and recently had my cruise control go out and the check engine light come on. It was the brake light switch going out that caused both.
Old 08-26-2013, 03:05 PM
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Hi, I also have a 2002 V70XC with a cruise problem. Worked a treat when I bought the car but now [read as about month ago] decided not to work. Again when you operate the wheel mounted 'cruise' button, the 'cruise' word appears in the display, but will not set. No other warning lights are present [other than on start up when ALARM SERVICE REQUIRED lights up ?????]
I have read other links which relate to the older V70's and they mention about the vac line under the battery plate - my battery is under the boot floor so can't envision it being there! Haynes and the driver manual are a dead loss as mention nothing about faults.
Oh learned readers, HELP please!!

Last edited by steve4th; 08-26-2013 at 03:07 PM. Reason: correction and addition of info
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