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Old 06-15-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
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hidden fuse volvo amazon??

Hi,

For a friend I try to get life in a amazon that has been sitting for
two years now. Charged the battery. Looks still OK. When operating the
contact switch lights appear. Promising. Starting. Nothing happens, but
control lights go dimmer. Also 12 Volts on the starter relais. Looks
like the starter relais stucks. Try to do it a couple of times. Some
hammering on the starter relais. No luck. And then suddenly; no
electricity nowhere. Like a main fuse is blown. But the normal fuses
(under the hood) are all OK. Is there somewhere hidden a main fuse??
Under the dash? Your ideas are welcome!

Bye, Mark

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Old 06-15-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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Re: hidden fuse volvo amazon??

Try refitting the battery positive lead and/or negative lead to the cleaned
up battery terminals and tightening them correctly.

All the best, Peter.

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"markjoe" <google@markjoe.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> For a friend I try to get life in a amazon that has been sitting for
> two years now. Charged the battery. Looks still OK. When operating the
> contact switch lights appear. Promising. Starting. Nothing happens, but
> control lights go dimmer. Also 12 Volts on the starter relais. Looks
> like the starter relais stucks. Try to do it a couple of times. Some
> hammering on the starter relais. No luck. And then suddenly; no
> electricity nowhere. Like a main fuse is blown. But the normal fuses
> (under the hood) are all OK. Is there somewhere hidden a main fuse??
> Under the dash? Your ideas are welcome!
>
> Bye, Mark
>



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Old 06-16-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: hidden fuse volvo amazon??

markjoe wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> For a friend I try to get life in a amazon that has been sitting for
> two years now. Charged the battery. Looks still OK. When operating the
> contact switch lights appear. Promising. Starting. Nothing happens, but
> control lights go dimmer. Also 12 Volts on the starter relais. Looks
> like the starter relais stucks. Try to do it a couple of times. Some
> hammering on the starter relais. No luck. And then suddenly; no
> electricity nowhere. Like a main fuse is blown. But the normal fuses
> (under the hood) are all OK. Is there somewhere hidden a main fuse??
> Under the dash? Your ideas are welcome!
>
> Bye, Mark


Just because the fuses look good, it doesn't mean they are. Those fuses
have corrosion problems when they're mounted inside the car, in the
engine compartment they're 10 times worse. Can you check to see if
power is getting to the fuses? Also check and clean the connections on
both ends of both battery cables, and I seem to remember a ground strap
from the bell housing near the starter to the frame. And a battery that
has been sitting for some time discharged is always suspect.

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Old 06-16-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: hidden fuse volvo amazon??


I had a similar experience with my -65 Amazon. The problem turned out to
be copper corrosion in the cable between the starter and the battery.
There was a thick green layer between the copper and the pressed-on
connector in one end of the cable. Cutting the cable and pressing on a
new connector cured the problem.


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