2007 C30: Black box under seat - what is it ?

Discussion in 'Volvo C30' started by Mal from Oz, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Mal from Oz

    Mal from Oz Guest

    Got an 07 C30 T5 - under the passenger seat (not electric) there is a small
    black plastic box, about 3" x 3" mounted on a bracket. Out of the way. Has a
    small wiring harness going into it.

    I understand that the C30 has a lot in common with the S40 - so any of you
    S40 drivers have a clue what it might be? There is nothing wrong - just

    Mal from Oz, Mar 25, 2008
  2. Mal from Oz

    James Sweet Guest

    Some of the older Volvos located the airbag controller there, not sure about
    the C30 though.
    James Sweet, Mar 25, 2008
  3. Mal from Oz

    Someone Guest

    Speaking of black boxes... apparently all new cars are equipped with
    a "black box" that spies on you. In case of an accident, it is
    supposed to provide details on your speed, braking, etc. . Anyone
    knows where that box is. Could be related to your ABS module???

    Regarding olf Volvos, I thought th box under the driver seat was a
    secondary power source for the air bag. My '93 240 doesn't have one.
    I disconnected the battery and then unplug the air bag in the
    steering. Btw, air bags are/were supposed to be changed after 10
    years. That's what it says on the sticker on the side of the door of
    my 93 240. Of course, with Ford, they magically became good for 18
    years (or something like that?).
    Someone, Mar 26, 2008
  4. Mal from Oz

    Glenn Klein Guest

    20 Years then have them inspected
    Glenn Klein, Mar 26, 2008
  5. Mal from Oz

    James Sweet Guest

    The original 10 year rating turned out to be conservative. I've heard of
    very early (1970s) airbags being tested and found to still function
    perfectly. I would be much more concerned with a control box failure than
    the airbag itself, and more worried about it going off unintended than not
    going off when it should.
    James Sweet, Mar 27, 2008
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