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Fuse Box removal on an 850

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Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by RyanGLT » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:10 am

I need to start this topic and get good answers so they can make their way into someone's future searching.

When I first got my 850 Wagon, I tried to remove the Fuse panel to check out the connection on the B+ cable underneath. After trying for the better part of an hour, I gave up and never thought to do it again. Now that I've replaced the positive cable to the starter, I really would like to pull the fuse panel and check out that B+ connection.

The few things I've found online either have no pictures, or they do have pictures, but they're pictures of how to do it on a newer (like 99) S70 or something, where the fuse box is easy to get to and remove, unlike our 850's.

After I had removed the screws when I tried to do it, I could get it to pull up, but it "stopped" at one point and would not go any further.

Does anyone know why that is/what I missed, and does anyone have any PICTURES of the process?

Thanks much,
Ryan


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Re: Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by Ozark Lee » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:09 am



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Re: Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by RyanGLT » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:26 am

Lee, as I explained in my post, that is for fixing an S70, which has a completely different main fuse box in a completely different location. While the repair may be similar, the rest of it is not.


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Re: Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by VolvoTurbo850 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:59 am

Your referring to the one you can see just where the windshield wipers are. (you can barely see it on the top right of the picture Lee listed in his post.

Removing that unit requires you to go inside the car on the drivers side and unclip some of the wire harnesses as well as some retaining bolts. Not and easy job in my recollection.

Can you not check the wire using meters or bypass?



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Re: Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by RyanGLT » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:06 pm

I suppose it is possible, but I'm a visual person...I would second guess it unless I saw it with my own eyes.

And really, I think it is a bigger problem on S70's than it is for 850's (850's have plenty of other issues though), and my car seems to be much happier now that I've replaced the Battery to Starter positive cable... but who knows.


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Re: Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:56 pm

So it's been 9 years, has anyone figured put which clips/bolts/cables need to be removed to pull the fuse block out? I'm going to be replacing my dashboard in the future and will be running wiring for a passenger powered seat and will likely need to remove the fuse block to connect everything properly.



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Re: Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by greg850r » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:30 pm

This may be too late to do you any good but I installed a passenger power seat in one of mine and the wires were there already. All I had to do was add the missing relay for the passenger seat that was omitted at the factory because the car came with a manual passenger seat.


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Re: Fuse Box removal on an 850

Post by ZionXIX » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:42 pm

greg850r wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:30 pm
This may be too late to do you any good but I installed a passenger power seat in one of mine and the wires were there already. All I had to do was add the missing relay for the passenger seat that was omitted at the factory because the car came with a manual passenger seat.
Mine unfortunately did not. I don't understand how they decided at the factory which ones were pre installed and which were not. You would think the simplest thing to do would be to make a wagon wiring harness and a sedan harness. I pulled up the carpet and follow the cables into the wiring loom just make sure someone hadn't cut then or something. Nope they just don't exist.



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