Question about Volvo 850
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. Disconnect negative battery cable
2. Use a snap ring pliers to remove retainer from brake pedal pin.
3. Remove the switch by unsnapping it from the pushrod, and disconnect wiring harness from switch.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
remove the ash tray and holder from rear of praking brake cover.use a screw driver and hammer to tap sleeve to free from adjusting screw, now adjust the cable. hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
SOURCE: Red Brake light ON, Parking
it sounds like you have a faulty fluid level switch if you fluid level is ok . you can replace the switch very easy and cheap. if you go to you local salvage yard and cut the switch head of the same make of car and cut the switch of you car and join the wires up they sould be the same colour that should solve the problem very cheap
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
Yes switch is the problem. Volvo claim they sell very few switches, probably because people bought new cars instead. Problem can be associated with failed ignition coils (2 of) but one does not cause the other but very confusing. Engine fails intermittently or conks out.
Reset battery earth connection on chassis bad design here. Clean off paint and thread also bolt coating. Even better, use brass bolt but do not overtighten. Volvo will try to get you to replace alternator which is not necessary.
Failing battery will light up all the warning lights but will not isolate the battery so if it shorts car will die and not run on alternator. If this happens disconnect battery until you get to garage.
Now you know you can buy an old S40 with confidence great car and very cheap for what you get.
Posted on Feb 09, 2011
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If you already tried the paper clip method then most likely the tail light assembly circuit board films or wirings that is having the problem. Use a test light to check for power at the tail light assembly, while you have the switch bypassed.
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Posted on May 17, 2011
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