'99 V70 Base; ETM electrical clip release Topic is solved

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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'99 V70 Base; ETM electrical clip release

Post by E Showell »

Can't release ETM electrical connector. What's the trick?
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
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Post by abscate »

I feel always feel,like the village idiot trying to undo Volvo electrical connectors, and I do all sorts of electronic stuff.
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Post by scot850 »

I can't recall, but I have a spare base (non-turbo) ETM in the garage for my 2000 base project. I'll take a look and see if there is anything obvious as a trick that may help.

Neil.
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Post by E Showell »

Thanks Neil. Much appreciated.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
'02 Honda Insight CVT

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Post by scot850 »

Actually found it in the large pile of bits! It is the same connector as the turbos but like all of them it is a swine to separate if it has not been disconnected in some time. Only way I have been able to do so is to use 2 pairs of adjustable pliers, soak the connector in silicon oil to try to loosen the dust and grit that gets in there, and then work them using one of the pliers to depress the lock tab downwards into the clip. It can take a while to do, but you have to be careful obviously not to squeeze too hard and break the connector.

Good luck!

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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Post by E Showell »

Guaranteed this one has never been apart.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
'02 Honda Insight CVT

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Post by abscate »

Sent email - picture of ETM connector apart here. Its simple...if you a Martian...

One hand compresses the tab on top
One hand grabs RHS
One hand grabs LHS
Pull
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Post by scot850 »

That works with a car that has never been outside. In the real world like where my cars live, the connectors almost feel like they have fused together. I was not able to grip them tight enough to be able to separate the 2 parts so ended up needing the 2 adjustable pliers to get enough grip while on was doing double duty of compressing the latch and flexing the connector. Even then it was touch and go if the connector did not break first. I have undone several of these at PnP over the years and they were all the same. The same connector is used in several locations around the engine bay and they have all been the same.

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2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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Post by E Showell »

Just needed to pinch harder with right thumb and pull harder with both hands. No magic. Press down on clip and pull hard. The challenge is getting the pulling force on the horizontal given the short wiring harnesses and the miniscule space in which to move hands.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
'95 855 auto (sold)
'86 245 manual (sold)
'05 V70 T5 M (totalled)
'06 V70 FWD Auto (totalled)
'02 Honda Insight CVT

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Post by abscate »

On the upside, the force required is overcoming the seals on these connectors which are really good. Thats why they don't get wet, and why they don't corrode after 20 years of service. I know its a pig, but we have to acknowledge the use of high quality , expensive stuff on these cars, where appropriate.
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