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Hi Loyd,

Nice progress question for you found two sets of fobs and keys on a 2002 c70 at the local u-pull-it. since i once have one remote and one key ...What all do I have to remove and replace with mine for those keys and keyfobs to work?
Any pic and location as well.

Thanks Doug!
 

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Lloyd, what's the diameter of the snabb intercooler outlet? On the bottom, for "rip" kit type intake routing?
2" which I think is the same as stock.

Hi Loyd,

found two sets of fobs and keys on a 2002 c70 at the local u-pull-it. since i once have one remote and one key ...What all do I have to remove and replace with mine for those keys and keyfobs to work?
Any pic and location as well.

Thanks Doug!
I don't know if all 3 are necessary, but here's what I changed in mine that is guaranteed to work:



The little box is on the left side of the steering column below the DIM. I never had the courage to try one at a time for fear of locking it out.
 

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Yeah from everything I've heard, the immobilizer ties it all together. Stealing ECUs became big business in the late 90's apparently, so they tied it to other parts of the car.
 

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Found your thread... Read your story... Found a lot of informations for my 2004 C70 2.3hpt...


What's happening since last post?

Daniel "C70-T5"
 

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Just driving and enjoying the car, working on my other cars (click in my signature for threads) and even bought my daughter a car which needed some work.

Basically this one is done and it runs & drives perfect with tons of power. I was going to save up and paint it laser blue, but now I have a V70R in Sonic blue and it's so similar that I'd hate to have two cars that look like the same color. So now I have to decide what other color I want it. Probably Titanium Gray, it looks so good on these cars.

Otherwise I'm just going to drive it till I wreck it again.
 

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Just driving and enjoying the car, working on my other cars (click in my signature for threads) and even bought my daughter a car which needed some work.

Basically this one is done and it runs & drives perfect with tons of power. I was going to save up and paint it laser blue, but now I have a V70R in Sonic blue and it's so similar that I'd hate to have two cars that look like the same color. So now I have to decide what other color I want it. Probably Titanium Gray, it looks so good on these cars.

Otherwise I'm just going to drive it till I wreck it again.
Titanium gray is a good look, if I do say so myself...

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I continue to drive and love this car, it runs perfect and looks great still. I've had to use it more than I wanted last winter between my V70R needing a ton of work and my daughter's V50 needing some work. And of course using it causes wear and tear.

Both knee panels on the car fell down, with broken plastic clips all around. For the passenger side, I made some aluminum brackets out of 1/16" strip purchased at ace hardware, and screwed them to the meaty part of the plastic:









Turns out there's a piece of plastic right where I had that nut, so I had to flip it to have the thin screw head on top and the nut sticking out the bottom. Can't see it when installed, and now it's in like it used to be.



On the driver's side, not only did the hole in the knee panel wallow out huge, which I solved by using a big fat washer, but the screw boss in the dash split open and won't hold a screw anymore. I figured why not use the oldest cheap trick in the book and zip tied it. Drilled two holes straddling the original one and looped a single tie through both. I've had the side screw in the door jamb there for a while now as well, which helps support it on the outside. You don't notice either one unless you're looking for them.



In addition to that I had a buzz in the plastic right above the rear view mirror, like a broken piece of plastic sitting there. I took down the passenger visor and light, and it flexed enough for me to jam a piece of thick but light foam into the cavity where the electrical plugs are. I buttoned it all up and no more noise. Took it out and washed it for the first time in months.

Also I've decided that because this car is garaged so much, I'm not going to paint it, I'm going to try a vinyl wrap. Taking suggestions for colors, and I'll post pics when done.
 

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I say give the wrap a try. I did my first wrap last summer on my 240. I think for my first time it came out very well. Prep and patience are the keys. It also makes things a lot easier if you have two people, especially on big panels, like the hood and roof. The vinyl is very forgiving and easy to work with, just have to get a feel for it and make sure you get rid of all the air bubble before you "post-heat" it. Stick with a good brand of wrap too...Avery-Dennison, Vviivid, or 3M would be my picks. I used Vvivid.
 

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Well, I was going to pay a guy to wrap it, but then I got his quote. Not entirely unreasonable but out of my budget for this year. Sigh. I should at least PDR the car and maybe have it detailed, that might be enough. I wish I was better at detailing but I don't have the patience.

This is something the rest of the forum might be interested in, I hate driving somewhere and putting the top up just for an hour or so. Like if I go to lunch and don't want the sun to beat up my leather, I put the top up. I finally started shopping and found this:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TV8LJG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Covercraft interior cover:



It velcros to the mirrors and door handles, and fits under the wipers and velcros to them:



And there are three tabs with bulbs on the end that you close in to the trunk:



It was only $80 when I bought it, and lower right now. It's pretty thin so while it isn't impervious to weather, it's good enough for what I want, which is to cycle the top less than I do now. Also it folds up pretty small. Basically it'll protect from sun and sprinkles and bird crap. I just figure I can't be the only one who wants one, and it is a perfect fit for the car.
 

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Hey everyone! It's been a long time since I've updated because I bought an R money pit and it made me hate cars. but I still have this one! Also I moved from Denver to the Portland area and bought my dad's house that we built when I was in junior high school. We both just got vaccinated so we're ready to get life back to normal.

Spring is here in the PNW and I gave the old faithful C70 its first solid hand wash in around 5 years. Some of you know that when I lived in Denver my HOA banned car washing in my townhouse complex due to a drought, and then made it permanent to keep saving water. Now I'm in an HOA free neighborhood and I can do what I want. I didn't super detail it yet because I'm still parking it outside in a carport but once I get my garage space opened up it's getting the whole treatment. Like actually getting down and dissolving the road tar deposits that get stuck on the rockers. But still, :feelsgood:



It photographs pretty well, but there's enough dings and scratches all over it that I'm embarassed to go to showy meets with it. Like this:



This seriously pisses me off, and there's no cheap solution to it. I paid $800 for a factory painted bumper back in 2015 or so, just to finish out this car, and it got some tiny rock chips in it. Then, when the only place to wash it was with a power washer, it got under the paint and lifted it in a few spots.

This car only has 100k on the drivetrain so it's still well worth keeping, but around 135k on the body and it shows. I want to refresh it cosmetically but in the end I'll probably just do nothing because I have more pressing things to spend money on, and for the first time in my life I'm debt free with some savings and I'd like to ride that wave a bit longer until I get used to it and make it a habit.

All I've done with this car is put in a new windshield about a year ago. Otherwise it's been routine maintenance like tires, oil, coolant and a battery. It just keeps trucking.
 
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Congrats on the move to a HOA fee area. They are sometimes so ridiculous.

The C70 still looks great. I miss my blue 2000.

I have a 2011 C70 now, which I love, but someone about the first gen ones all gets me.

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Welcome back to the great Northwest! I'm likewise looking forward to getting things back to (ab)normal. Hopefully the iPd Garage Sale will actually happen, but until then I'm distracting myself with the PNW Volvo Owners group on FB.
 
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