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Old 09-04-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
Jerry Phillips
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1995 850 Airbag Sensor or Control Module

I just bought a 1995 Volvo 850 and the SRS light does not light up upon
turning the ignition on. I had the local Volvo dealership do quite a bit of
diagnostics. They finally determined the some one had spilled a large coke
to go on the center console and it some how destroyed the airbag control
sensor under the hand brake. In later models I think Volvo covered the
sensor with a liquid proof cover. The Volvo dealership wanted over $1,000
for the new sensor. I have found one on the internet and thought I would
give it a try @ about $150.00 and install it myself. I would appreciate any
advice anyone might have. I know to disconnect the battery ground but I
wonder if there is anything else I should know. I also wonder if after I
install the sensor if the SRS light comes on and goes off as it is supposed
to, then can I be assured that my SRS system will be fully ready for
deployment if required. After all that is the whole reason for all the
trouble. Thanks!
Jerry


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Old 09-06-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: 1995 850 Airbag Sensor or Control Module

Jerry Phillips wrote:
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> I just bought a 1995 Volvo 850 and the SRS light does not light up upon
> turning the ignition on. I had the local Volvo dealership do quite a bit of
> diagnostics. They finally determined the some one had spilled a large coke
> to go on the center console and it some how destroyed the airbag control
> sensor under the hand brake. In later models I think Volvo covered the
> sensor with a liquid proof cover. The Volvo dealership wanted over $1,000
> for the new sensor. I have found one on the internet and thought I would
> give it a try @ about $150.00 and install it myself. I would appreciate any
> advice anyone might have. I know to disconnect the battery ground but I
> wonder if there is anything else I should know. I also wonder if after I
> install the sensor if the SRS light comes on and goes off as it is supposed
> to, then can I be assured that my SRS system will be fully ready for
> deployment if required. After all that is the whole reason for all the
> trouble. Thanks!
> Jerry


Assuming the rest of the system is OK, then it will work as you suspect.

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