22nd May 2006, 07:15

Odo replace shouldn't be too horrible if you feel comfortable ripping your instrument panel covers and dash etc.

Also, with the 95 models, the computer will give you accurate odo number.

21st Apr 2007, 21:19

I am thinking about buying a 1995 850 with 224,000 kilometers. Body is in mint condition, starts great, antenna works - what should I pay particular attention to in the car.

16th May 2007, 12:04

My fan switch just works on 4 not 1 2 or 3 does anyone have an answer for this, fuses are fine and I took apart switch looks OK, voltmeter says switch is getting power, man can't figure where to look, except motor can that be it?

8th Sep 2007, 01:54

Most ˝tracs off˝ lights are on exactly because of faulty ABS module. At least on 850/70 series cars. Get it fixed, but repair of this module (or new used module) should be cheaper than $150.

29th Sep 2007, 04:47

I have a 95 Volvo 850 Wagon with only 34565 miles on it. Today I noticed that every time I use my brake a yellow light on the left side of the panel lights up. The brakes operate normally, but I would like to know what this light is all about. Is this a danger indicator and should I take it to a Volvo dealer to fix?

30th Sep 2007, 12:21

I'm guessing, but that would probably be the blown stop bulb. Change the bulb.

4th Nov 2007, 01:40

It is a used bulb on the tail light. I had the same problem, and I changed the bulb.

5th Nov 2007, 19:54

I test drove one today that did the same thing. On this one it was the "low washer fluid warning light" that went on during hard accelerations or stops.


6th Nov 2007, 06:33

Well, that means that the water level is low and passes the sensor as the vehicle accelerates/stops - it not low enough to be on all the time. Volvo, thinks of everything!

9th Dec 2007, 12:01

I have a 95 850 turbo that runs like a top when the temps are above 0. When it gets super cold, it seems to freeze up and lose power. This fall I had a nipple valve installed in the inter-cooler pan, thinking that was going to be the fix because apparently there was condensation freezing over that little drain hole. It was causing an air hose to collapse.

Well, the other night was 15 below 0 and I lost power again. Couldn't go more than 30 mph on a straight, 35 mph downhill and 10mph uphill! My boyfriend is trying different things like a coil in the hose that collapses. But, it still wants to collapse. He is thinking of bypassing the inter-cooler by rigging the hoses differently. Anyone else have this problem and how did you correct it?

13th Jan 2008, 18:54

Instead of asking here all these technical questions about Volvo's, why don't you visit two Volvo sites where all these questions are already answered, and where you can get practically all answers to practically everything about repairing and maintaining your Volvo.

One (the BEST one in English) is www.volvospeed.com.

The other one (may be useful too) is www.brickboard.com.

Hope it will help you to resolve all problems with your baby-Volvo, and avoid visiting expensive and pretty often ignorant and dumb mechanics (like, from my experience, 90% of mechanics in the USA).

Also, if by any chance you speak Russian - go Volvo850.ru, there is everything including electrical schemes and options on how to replace Volvo parts with parts from other brands of cars. Unfortunately, the site doesn't have an English version. But Volvospeed.com should do it for you too. Hope my comment will help.

Good luck, and many years of happy motoring with your Volvo.

28th May 2011, 15:50

Yes, it's the resister, I've had mine replaced twice for this problem.

28th May 2011, 16:09

I have a 1995 850, and the cruise only engages sometime. It use to stop working going up hill. Now on and off anytime. Any help on this?

2nd Jan 2013, 13:39

Blower motor resistor or connector is bad.