XC70 No ignition, no dash lights, nothing

Require help with my V70 XC 2002, battery fully charged, no ignition, no lights on dash, no click of the solenoid.

Also can anyone help with info on the fuses in the boot, see photo, does the car come with a cover ?


  • Starting problem becoming more complex, when I turn the key on I get a continuous clicking sound like a solenoid or a relay trying to do something. Does not stop unless I turn the key off. Would appreciate any suggestions.

  • carnut222Greg S (@carnut222) Daylesford VIC

    I know you said battery fully charged, but is there any chance the battery is bad? How old is it? Also check battery terminal connections for tightness and corrosion. There may be a jump-start terminal in the engine bay - check terminal connections there as well. Symptoms could indicate low voltage, which leads me to think 1) battery, 2) connections at both ends of all battery cables, 3) short somewhere - alternator?? Just my thoughts...I don’t have any experience with that model.

  • carnut222Greg S (@carnut222) Daylesford VIC

    Also, you should be able to turn on your park lamps with the headlight switch (first position)...do the lights come on? With park light switch in the on position, use a volt meter to check battery voltage. If the battery is dead, it could still read 12V with no load, but could immediately go to nada when you put a load on it. Same thing happened on my 1800ES several years ago and it nearly did my head in.

  • Thank you for the assistance, new problem, I can't open the tail gate, I have replaced the battery in the remote. when I turn the the key on there is a noise in the door like the door lock is locking and unlocking the door continuously but no button moving up and down. Is there a button somewhere to open the back door.

  • 1971_144GL1971_144GL (@1971_144GL) Launceston, Tasmania

    You have a dud battery, I had the same thing in the same car a year ago. The relays go nuts like you are describing too.

    To open the tailgate hook up a battery charger to the positive and negative terminal under the bonnet. Depending on the charger you might be able to get the rear door open immediately, or need to wait a bit.

    Good luck

  • Special thank you to 1971-144GL for his assistance. Car running fine. Thank you to everyone who helped

  • Flat battery, battery is 2 1/2 years old, I was so sure it was good.

  • 1971_144GL1971_144GL (@1971_144GL) Launceston, Tasmania

    They eat them for some reason. I am suspicious of the internal cabin cooling fan system that runs when they are parked, possibly making the battery frequently low and stressed at startup, and then not being charged well from short suburban driving.

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