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Windows will not open or close, any suggestions as to what might be the problem?

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First check the power window relay in the engine compartment fuse box near your battery. It is slot 37. Try wiggling it and then trying your windows. If that doesn't work, remove and insert the relay and try your window. If it still does not work replace the relay. Normally it makes a clicking sound when you use power windows. Some cars have circuit breakers there instead of relays so just swtich it back on.

If that doesn't work you will need to clean or replace the switches. Pry on the switch bank with a screwdriver on the top and bottom edges. This should lift up all the switches and the housing underneath. There are 3 wiring harness connectors. Label which goes with the circuit board connectors. Now clean the switches using contact cleaner and reinstall. If it doesn't work then replace the switch bank at the dealer. It is a common replacement item for the 1995 Volvo 850.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

  • mike brands Jan 18, 2011

    Im pretty sure the window swith relay is inside the center console. Under the switches them self, its a little green relay. Ive almost never see the relay go bad, 9 times out of 10 it will need a switch.

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