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Relay on Battery Charge

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shelly4278
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Relay on Battery Charge

Postby shelly4278 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:12 pm

Hi I have a 2005 S40 I am having problems with my Battery not keeping its charge. My alteranator is fine. Im thinking it could be a relay. Are Relays universal. Do I need to buy a special volvo Relay or just buy one from a automotive store. How much would this be to fix.

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Choguy03
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Year and Model: S40, 2000
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Re: Relay on Battery Charge

Postby Choguy03 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:25 pm

How old is the battery? How do you know the alternator is fine?

shelly4278
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Year and Model: s40 2005
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Re: Relay on Battery Charge

Postby shelly4278 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:09 pm

I had an alternator test done its not the Alternator. I bought the Battery in Feb 11. I took it to my Mechanic today. He is going to run test on it

shelly4278
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Re: Relay on Battery Charge

Postby shelly4278 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:45 pm

it was a wiring Harness

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Choguy03
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Relay on Battery Charge

Postby Choguy03 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:09 pm

Bad wiring? Bad connection?

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shelly4278
Posts: 68
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:54 pm
Year and Model: s40 2005
Location: Boston MA

Re: Relay on Battery Charge

Postby shelly4278 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:47 pm

Bad Wiring. The mechanic said that it happens there is nothing I could of done to prevent it.


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