1996 850 turbo wagon climate control problems

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by Dean, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Dean

    Dean Guest

    I'm having trouble with the climate control system on this car.
    Everything is working except for the fact that the dampers won't
    change position. This is really annoying when the defroster is need,
    but the system only outputs through the dash vents. When the car is
    started, both the recirculate and a/c led's flash simultaneously. I
    can hear the damper motors (??) trying to change the position of the
    vents, but it's not doing anything. The dealer wants about $100 to
    diagnose (read the error code) the problem. Does anyone have any
    suggestions other than the dealer route (I'm told that climate control
    system has its own set of codes and requires their scanner)?
    Dean, Mar 3, 2007
  2. Dean

    Mike F Guest

    Unfortunately, that's what you need to do. However, decent Volvo
    specialist aftermarket places will have the scan tool necessary to read
    the codes.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Mar 6, 2007
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