I can assure you that they are not self shorting. Why else would Volvo go to
the trouble of providing a special shorting link for when the steering wheel
is removed (for, say, tracking purposes or horn button replacement) and when
replacing front seat belts. I have just had six of the seven seat belts
fitted to my car replaced and can assure you that the dealer used his
special shorting links and disconnected the battery during replacement.
All the best, Peter.
700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).
"User" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> In article <email@example.com>,
> Peter.K.L.Milnes@btinternet.com says...
>> The change period has been upped to 15 years. If you know what you are
>> changing the pyrotechnic part is surprisingly easy. You need to know what
>> precautions to take when handling explosives as you could get a nasty
>> or worse from misuse. You need to unplug the electrical connector with
>> electrics dead. Do not switch on electrics until you have completed the
>> task. Once unplugged the detonator (which is what it is) can be unscrewed
>> from the housing. It is best to arrange for a short circuit to be present
>> across the detonator's pins before removal and during replacement. When
>> safely installed the connector can be refitted to the detonator. When the
>> task has been completed and before replacing the panels and carpet switch
>> the electrics to make sure that detonation is not triggered. After a
>> successful test you can then replace the carpet and panels.
>> It is important to keep in mind the fact that if you haven't a clue as to
>> what you are about to embark on take it to the dealer or seatbelt
>> All the best, Peter.
>> 700/900/90 Register Keeper,
>> Volvo Owners Club (UK).
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > Hi All;
>> > I have a 95 960 Saloon and on the drivers (UK) door pillar is a
>> > warning:-
>> > Pyrotechnical tensioners need changing after 10 years.
>> > Any one know any details about this?
>> > Is it a Non Vovlo trained job, IE can us dumbo Diyers do it.
>> > What is the cost?
>> > I cannot even imagine what this is.
>> > Regards
>> > Ian
> The gold plated pins inside the orange connectors on all Volvo's are
> self shorting when unplugged. The charge cylinder and the seat belt reel
> assembly are one piece and replaced as a unit.
> The goal when driving is to miss the maximum number of objects.