S70 battery connections

Discussion in 'Volvo S70' started by Michael Chiu, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. Michael Chiu

    Michael Chiu Guest

    My car completely shut down on me as I was driving last night. Luckily, I
    was not on a busy road, and I was in the right lane.

    After I opened the hood, I took a look under the plastic flap covering the
    (+) terminal, and I noticed a huge mess of corrosion everywhere. I also
    noticed that I now had a wire just dangling there, so I assumed that the
    car died from that.

    With what few tools I had, I managed to hook up "some" of the wires back
    to the terminal, and the car started. There were 4 wires bunched together
    into what might have been a spade/lug that was once connected to the
    battery. Later that night, I was still able to start the car.

    This afternoon, I bought new lugs, but I did a poor job with the crimping,
    and I think 2 of the wires were not too well connected as I drove around
    tonight. After dinner, the car didn't start, and I'm assuming that
    something out of all this has drained the battery.

    So, can anyone tell me about these 4 wires that are connected to the
    battery? Are they from the same source, or are there 2/4 different sources
    of this set of wires?

    Michael Chiu, Nov 1, 2004
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  2. Michael Chiu

    Mike F Guest

    I think those 4 wires end up at the same place at the power terminal
    under the cap marked "Main Fuses".

    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, Nov 2, 2004
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