S80 Interior Fan Stayed with Ignition Key Removed!

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by Don & Sharon, Jul 4, 2003.

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    Don & Sharon Guest

    I recently purchased a 2001 S80. Today, after driving for a while with the
    a/c on (auto), I parked in the garage, shut of the engine and went into the
    house. 15-20 minutes later I entered the garage and heard a fan running in
    the Volvo. I got inside and it was the interior fan. So, using the ignition
    key, I turned on accessories, then turned them off. The fan stopped.

    I haven't been able to duplicate this scenario again.

    Any constructive insight out there?
     
    Don & Sharon, Jul 4, 2003
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  2. they all do that...air circulation
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jul 4, 2003
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    JohanE Guest

    No problem its a std comfort feature - fan will turn it self off. The
    computers take into consideration, outside temp, inside temp and motor temp
    and amps to be left in the battery.
     
    JohanE, Jul 4, 2003
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    Mike F Guest

    30 minutes after the car has been turned off the fan comes on for 5
    minutes to dry the evaporator if the A/C was on. This is supposed to
    help prevent mould formation and the resultant "A/C smells".
     
    Mike F, Jul 4, 2003
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    JohanE Guest

    Shit happens, think about how often one has to reboot your PC....
     
    JohanE, Jul 4, 2003
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  6. all the %$#@ time... good point...

    "ain't technology wonderful"?
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Jul 4, 2003
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    Dan Behr Guest

    Yes, I had a similar problem with my '96 850. The problem proved to be a faulty
    resistor.
     
    Dan Behr, Jul 8, 2003
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    Mike Guest

    The fan comes on after air conditioning use to dry out the condenser so mold
    does not develop as it does in many other cars. It's normal, don't worry
    about it.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Jul 15, 2003
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    theCLAW Guest

    read your manual dude
     
    theCLAW, Jul 15, 2003
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    Old Scout Guest


    Same thing happened to me yesterday and today. I bought a used 2000
    S80 T6 last week. Yesterday after driving around town, I parked in my
    driveway. Came out about 15 inutes later and the A/C fans were going
    full bore - just fans circulating air. Turned the key on then off and
    it stopped. Same thing happened today but this time it was parked in
    my garage out of the sun. This time, I just let it go and it
    eventually stopped (about 10 minutes later). Seems to me that I heard
    the car tries to keep a reasonable temp inside the cabin so you don't
    have to roll down the windows on a hot day and wait forever for the
    A/C temp to get comfortable; circulates ambient air. I have a call in
    to my local Volvo dealer to pick his brain. Did a quick browse
    tyhrough the manual but didn't find anything on it. Let me know if you
    do.

    Tally Ho,

    Paul
     
    Old Scout, Jul 26, 2003
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    G Klein Guest

    (Old Scout) wrote in
    This is normal this function helps keep harmful bacteria from growing
    in
    the evaporator case
     
    G Klein, Jul 26, 2003
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