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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by misha » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:37 pm

I'm not sure....but i think that there you should have battery voltage.
However....you don't have output from the alternator.Replacement should give you a proper 13.8-14.2v at idle.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by Chuck W » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:56 am

crlande wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Hey misha! I measured 7.5 volts on the thin wire with key pos II. Not sure if that means anything. FCEuro alternator is being shipped here.
Thanks again.
Carl
Since you said that you didn't have a "Battery" light on, did you try grounding that this wire? Doing so should cause the battery(and other lights I mentioned in my post) to light. That would rule out any issues with that exciter circuit wiring.

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Re: 850 dash warning lights  Topic is solved

Post by crlande » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:46 pm

OK everyone! I big thank you to misha with the knowledge and advice. After a few hours a day, after work, after brain clearing jogs, and in two days of rain, I have replaced alternator and fired her up today. No flickering dash lights. Consider this a fix! Hot damn! Thanks again misha! Nice directional guidance.
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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by misha » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:41 pm

I'm glad that you solved the problem. ;)
Do you have proper voltage readings now on both....alternator and battery terminals?
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by crlande » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:05 pm

Was too happy to check but I will go out and check right now for you! And yes it is raining again.

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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by misha » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:11 pm

Don't bother!
Whenever you have time.
I just wanted to check that problem is gone.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by crlande » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:18 pm

Yes they look good at both!! And I don't mind the rain, love to play soccer in it. Feels better on the knees!!

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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by misha » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:29 pm

Problem solved!
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: 850 dash warning lights

Post by crlande » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm

Did not even need to swap the pulley as FCP recommended. Their special tool ( $7 CTA 8089 socket) would not have worked anyway. I grabbed a free loaner pulley tool kit from local Autozone but did not need to use that either as the FCP reman Bosch alternator had the same size pulley on it as my original alternator.

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