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I've got a 96 850 Turbo, I'm sooo lucky because I don't get to have a reset button, instead I have to reset my service light and my check engine with a very $$$$$ computer. I was told by my mechanic, that computer costs about $8000. Is there anywhere I could purchase one? I tried Volvo, and they need a company to purchase it, a consumer can not buy one. Also, this computer diagnoses the problem.<P>I hope someone knows how to get one<P>
 

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Talked to Scott Hart at Ipd the other day...they will come out that scanning/service light resetting tool some time this Nov. <P>Give them a call again..show some interest, give them some pressure. I think he said the unit will be well below $200 range, and will do most of the job that $$$$ will do.
 

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Here we go, only $199:<P><B>Source:</B> <I>OBD2.Com</I><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>SRI (Service Reminder Indicator) Reset Tool for 1996-1997 Volvo 850 and 1998 S70, V70, and C70 models with Service Reminder Indicator.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.obd2.com/light_reset_tools.htm" TARGET=_blank>OBD2 Light Reset Tools Online</A></B><BR> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.obd2.com/images/litetool/volvo.jpg"> <P>Somthing else to consider:<P><B>Source:</B><I> VolvoSpeed.Com</I><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>For those that have a 1996-1998 Volvo, you might ask the dealer to set the counters to 12,500 miles, 1000 engine hours, 18 months, should you want to keep the service light off as long as possible. The resetting of the counters is done with the Volvo Scan Tool (VST) and if you are having a service done, they should be more than willing to reset the settings for you. Should ignorance be claimed, the VST is used, in the electricial section under programing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I hope this helps! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 10-26-2001).]
 

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Thanks guys, I think I had a little misunderstanding. There's two lights on my dash, a service and a check engine light. I think you guys are talking about the SERVICE light, I know there's a computer for that one. I am talking about the other light, the Check Engine light, I'm trying to find a computer for that, and the VOLVO people said that the computer they have diagnoses the problem as well. Thanks again<P>
 

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Well, I'm not sure what Drew is talking about...but I AM TALKING about the tool to rest and scan the check engine light.<P>So...it's not YOU GUYS... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif">
 

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Yeah, I forgot about the 'check engine' part of your original message. I think that you need an OB2-Computer where you can read off the codes for your particular engine. I guess the best place to get one will be IPD when they have them in November. Sorry about the confusion. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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I couldn't help but think that you would be better off getting a cheap ODB-II scan tool like the one that can be found here: <A HREF="http://www.ghg.net/dharrison/obdscan.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.ghg.net/dharrison/obdscan.html</A> <P>More ODB-II scanning software can be found here: <A HREF="http://www.obd-2.com./" TARGET=_blank>http://www.obd-2.com./</A> <P>I believe it is possible to setup this software to work with a laptop or with a PDA like a Palm or Handspring. If you choose to use a PDA, you may need to buy an adapter cable for the PDA which might be found here: <A HREF="http://www.markspace.com/datacord.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.markspace.com/datacord.html</A> <P>I have never used any of this before, but my next car will most likely be ODB-II compliant and I will need to get something . . . at any rate, if you purchase any of this software, let post back and let us know how it worked out. <P>Andy<P><BR>
 

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Thanks Andy for the advice, I read up on it, and I asked my mechanic about it, it seems that now he is not charging me for the diagnostic... how interesting. =) Well, sorry about that the_one_n_only, and thanks for the advice Indy.<P><P>
 
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