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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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Post by justdave » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:48 am

Hi all, I was recently gifted several boxes of 850 parts among which were a number of various relays. I want to check these relays to see if they are worth keeping or not, is there an online source with procedures, I don't have any genuine Volvo manuals yet? Thanks, any help appreciated.

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Re: Relays

Post by FLXC90 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:16 pm

The other obvious way would be to plug them in and test them in your car... the safer way would be to get a wiring diagram, I think they are available online, or use a Haynes or Chilton for this. Check the power circuit, and the control circuit. I can't give you specific values though.
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Re: Relays

Post by abscate » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:55 am

I sell them untested or tested - for tested it means I put them on a working car and test function, then offer 30 day money back warranty.
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