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Volvo 850 '97 Project - One Collision [56K warning]

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: Volvo 850 '97 Project - One Collision [56K warning]

Post by Peevarino » Tue May 14, 2019 6:50 pm

That lil thing is awesome, is it a piece of angle aluminum?

Used along with drilling, that would work great!
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Re: Volvo 850 '97 Project - One Collision [56K warning]

Post by xanthefin » Sat May 18, 2019 5:11 pm

Peevarino wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:50 pm
That lil thing is awesome, is it a piece of angle aluminum?

Used along with drilling, that would work great!
Yes it is.



My failure on brake job.. installed this wrongly and needed replace it. :oops:
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Here is then Radio mod done only removing bottom plate and doing next wiring... Jumper wire if asked from me does the 'dummy' casette bypass. Music should ring then on B side via aux.

Bad number one is that if phone has not traditional way detecting the plug (a microswitch) but instead electrical then restarting radio is needed be done wake up phone detection.
Secondly you could trim the levels if you break down fully the radio.. with this you don't so levels are completely out.. need turn knob up for this..

P.S. I did make this picture note for myself as i replaced the horrible audio cable used here.

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Still planning the CD changer ways as i get interest enough.

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Re: Volvo 850 '97 Project - One Collision [56K warning]

Post by xanthefin » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:09 pm

This year spring seat / support thingy did fail at top and rear shocks replacements was needed for the yearly MOT.
I suspect highly that before failure i hit accidentally a speed bump with a speed it made fail then.

Spring jumped off its position originally. It started after jump little time later make horrible noise at turning at low speed or parking lot..

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I did order new shocks at rear and one local Volvo friend passed me almost new sets at front (spring and shocks combination/ struts) as he has had multiple Volvos so had too extra parts :)


Sadly always should check these top mountings which created headache because on way here shipping company lost package for two weeks in their shelfs so got some delay and i walked then.


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And this happened... Easy on those because they have just slim nut spot welded in place at bottom so while i tried get my socket in there due compilations it disappeared as a whole :oops: ...

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Rivet nuts to the rescue!
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And then finally getting back together.. but my mind did not process through all information before installation of the front struts... :arrow:
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Front sets are from XC90! So my front is now been lifted lols :mrgreen: need lift back too?
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Bonus repair: Rear wiper had totally jammed axle.


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While removing axle inside i broke of course threads and thing did broke in half so i did add carefully as possible a hole with threads top of it and use a screw instead of nut there which was now impossible.


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So after unplanned hit backs like weak axle and the mechanism was too little trouble as i moved it without thinking how it should be at start position...


Happy tail :mrgreen:
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Then for other news.. this project i got too finally to life couple days ago.

Old owner got frustrated or made accidentally large area damage on board.. lots of missing components and traces broken too.. and there was one broken chip which didn't send signal when needed. I suppose it was the original problem :mrgreen:
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Then i waited get a charger and got one but it turned to be not fitting for this. Seller sent wrong one when i selected 85W and person sent 60W and told me then to "seek understanding" :mrgreen: oh well i was not gonna wait anymore so lets modify one of mine and "seek understanding". (I made a magsafe reader so i was able check it as i was curious)

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I did attach direct wires so that i can then plug my own magsafe "faker" to middle pin.
After some time then and brain storming i got to macbook to think that its 85W and genuine one so i was able fix it in some couple nights when as i had free time i got to made this macbook a great again (included lots of frustration and giving up too).

Suck it then as it lighted up finally. No GPU fault too thats bonus.
May iOS developing start! As i get battery and good ssd.
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P.S. I really starting to be enough of listening radio talking and make that cd changer hack. That aux mod is just awful to work with honestly. Hope to find extra time.

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