Let’s talk Dash Speaker Replacement
850, S70, V70, C70 and XC70 Dash Speaker Conundrum
“I just recently noticed the magnets had fallen off of my dash speakers; was going to do a quick and dirty fix by re-attaching them w/ glue, but the cones are incredibly flimsy and brittle after 15+ years. Looking for a relatively inexpensive replacement that will involve little retrofitting.”
A: “I left it with one bolt and all is good for me and mine. I did the same thing in my son’s 850 and he cranks it to ’11’ – especially when he had a broken exhaust manifold.”
Q: Anyone know where I can purchase the aforementioned infinity speakers? Searched the web and Crutchfield using the info provided in the above posts, but no results. Is it possible they have been discontinued?
A: $27.95 at hookedontronics thru Amazon. Delivered in less than a week.
Bonus! More on the Volvo 850
Volvo unveiled an entirely new model series in June 1991, the Volvo 850 GLT. The Volvo 850 GLT was launched under the banner of “A dynamic car with four world-beating breakthroughs”.
The four new features were: transverse 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels, Delta-link rear axle which combined the dynamics and ride comfort of independent suspension with the security of a live rear axle, the SIPS integrated side-impact protection system, and the self-adjusting front seat belt mechanism.
The exterior design of the 850 bore a strong Volvo identity, and its 740 and 940 heritage was immediately apparent.
Volvo 850 GLT received a tumultuous welcome; seldom has a new car reaped so many awards as the 850.
Over the intervening years, the 850 series has been expanded with additional variants, among them turbocharged petrol versions and a direct-injection turbo-diesel.
The Volvo 850 was also the first car in the world to offer side-impact airbags, which were introduced in autumn 1994.
In model year 1997, the S70 replaced the 850 Sedan car.
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