850 cabin filter

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by c.fiedler, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. c.fiedler

    c.fiedler Guest

    I have come to learn that my '97 850 does not have a cabin air filter.
    The dealer tells me it cannot be added.

    Anybody with some real experience here?

    Chuck Fiedler
    Nothing but Volvo since 1974
    c.fiedler, Feb 22, 2007
  2. c.fiedler

    Mystical Guest

    Hi, I added one to my 850 with a kit as shown below. Easy and worked like a
    charm. Good luck, Brad

    FCP Groton, LLC

    NEW VOLVO 850 Cabin ACC Filter Retrofit Kit OEM

    This kit includes:

    1 filter casing retainer Volvo # 9488525

    1 cabin filter Volvo # 9171296

    Easy to follow instructions from Volvo

    Fits all Volvo 850 models 93-97

    and /70 models to 2000

    1993-1997 850/ 70 cars did not come equipped with a
    cabin filter from the factory though Volvo recommends the installation of
    this kit in the early cars for two reasons:

    *Improved interior air quality

    *Prevention of the accumulation
    of dust and dirt in the Air Conditioning Evaporator Core.

    Such buildup can trap moisture, which can cause the
    core material to rot. If that happens, the evaporator core will no longer
    hold system pressure, and it will have to be replaced.

    Installs in 45 minutes

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    Canada on this auction is $13.25 USD send by postal service via Airmail
    (4-10 business days).

    We at FCP Groton offer a 30 day money back
    guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your foreign car part, simply
    return the unused part/parts in the original packaging for a full refund.
    All returns must be pre approved first by us.

    FCP Groton, LLC
    734 Poquonnock Road Groton, CT 06340
    PHONE:(IN USA) 877 634-0063 (OUTSIDE USA)
    860-445-7340 FAX: 860 445-0511 E-MAIL:
    Mystical, Feb 22, 2007
  3. c.fiedler

    c.fiedler Guest


    Thank you Brad. BTW, if this is available, apparently with GENUWINE
    (read overpriced) Volvo parts, why would the dealer tell me it can't
    be done? Afterall, at their labor rates plus the markup on parts,
    they'd make a BUNDLE. I don't expect you to know the answer, just felt
    the need to rant.

    Thanks again,

    Chuck Fiedler
    Nothing but Volvo since 1974
    c.fiedler, Feb 22, 2007
  4. c.fiedler

    c.fiedler Guest


    Well I now know why the dealer said it couldn't be done. I called FCP
    and the parts are $34US and shipping is $6US. Of course the dealer
    would have charged mucho more for the parts as evidence the following:
    I went there today because the recirc switch parts fell out in my
    hand. Turns out the recirc switch and the AC switch are a single unit
    -- a mere $100 US FOR THE PART and $185 for the labor. So long as the
    AC switch continues to work, I think I'll put a piece of black
    electrical tape over the recirc switch hole and press on.

    Chuck Fiedler
    Nothing but Volvo since 1974
    c.fiedler, Feb 22, 2007
  5. c.fiedler

    John Horner Guest

    The dealer is an idiot. Volvo has offered a retrofit kit for years for
    this. It replaces a plastic inlet piece under the passenger side cowl
    and adds a filter at that point. This was part of the "fix" to improve
    durability of the A/C evaporators.

    John Horner, Feb 26, 2007
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