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by JimBee
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Blinker failure
Replies: 10
Views: 197
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Re: Blinker failure

My drivers side blinker stopped working when water seeped into the socket panel and rusted the contacts. The best way to check that is with a continuity tester or multi-meter. You can remove the socket panel and probe the continuity between the plug pins and the bulb contact points. I replaced the p...
by JimBee
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: No stop lamps Topic is solved
Replies: 5
Views: 163
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Re: No stop lamps Topic is solved

Check the fuse for that circuit. I had this issue on my 850. When I touched the brake pedal, activating the brake light switch, the fuse would blow. I performed a lot of continuity and voltage tests with no clues emerging. Then a longtime Volvo indy tech mentioned having the right bulbs. I had two i...
by JimBee
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 850 Air Conditioning Woes
Replies: 19
Views: 649
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Re: 850 Air Conditioning Woes

Eric the Car Guy made the off-hand comment that 80% of freon leaks are at Schrader valve in the filler port. It looks like a tire stem but it's a little bigger and you need a special tool to change it. NAPA has them for ~ $8.00 branded for GM but appears to be the same thing Volvo used on the P80's.
by JimBee
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: AC Cuts out after about 15 minutes....
Replies: 13
Views: 294
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Re: AC Cuts out after about 15 minutes....

Wonderful videos. Having been through this a couple of times, I found that both are helpful, the second one really nails the whole process, though I'll add a couple of comments. YouTubers sometimes gloss over sticky parts of projects. Both could have emphasized a little more how tightly the clutch s...
by JimBee
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 Volvo 850 a/c clutch not engaging
Replies: 2
Views: 69
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Re: 96 Volvo 850 a/c clutch not engaging

I knew the freon was down since there's a slow leak, probably in the dash. I charged it last year and it was okay for the summer. Today, I put the gauges and vacuum pump on it, registered about 5 lbs + pressure before pumping. It took just a few minutes to get to minus 30. Then when it wouldn't take...
by JimBee
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: 96 Volvo 850 a/c clutch not engaging
Replies: 2
Views: 69
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96 Volvo 850 a/c clutch not engaging

A couple of years ago I had the a/c pulley off and took out a shim to set the a/c clutch factory clearance. The car hasn't seen many miles since so I'm pretty confident the setting is correct. But the clutch isn't engaging with the a/c and recirc switches set to on, and the blower fan at 3. There's ...
by JimBee
Sat May 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Security camera options for in the car?
Replies: 10
Views: 214
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Re: Security camera options for in the car?

BEJinFbk I looked around the web and didn't find a unit that was getting mainly good reviews and was miniature like you're describing. Maybe I'm not using the right search terms. Do you have anything specific in mind? I'm going to check with a neighbor across the alley. We're on good terms. Not sure...
by JimBee
Sat May 30, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Security camera options for in the car?
Replies: 10
Views: 214
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Re: Security camera options for in the car?

Both deterrent and image capture effects are what I need. Maybe it's going to be a fixed exterior mounted cam. The dash LED blinks and is visible from the side so it should provide some deterrence, but it hasn't stopped the vandalism. So at the moment, a fixed, visible exterior camera seems like the...
by JimBee
Sat May 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Security camera options for in the car?
Replies: 10
Views: 214
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Re: Security camera options for in the car?

Good insight. After I posted, it occurred to me that if somebody is intent on damaging the car, if they see a camera, why not go all the way, smash a window and make off with the camera. Surfed around ebay and Amazon, there are a lot of small cams but mixed reviews. Not sure how I could mount one in...
by JimBee
Sat May 30, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Volvo 850, S70, V70, C70, XC models 1992-2000
Topic: Security camera options for in the car?
Replies: 10
Views: 214
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Security camera options for in the car?

Suggested by abscate: cameras in the rides. My car has been attacked in the alley 3 times too many. Does anybody have experience with onboard security cams? I just took a quick look and found this one: https://www.amazon.com/Crosstour-Dashboard-Recorder-Detection-Recording/dp/B07FXV5WHN/ref=sr_1_10?...