Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )


Hello, we have answers for your Volvo-related questions!. Why not take a few moments to ask a question, help provide a solution or just engage in a conversation with another member in any one of our forums. Together we can make our Volvo community a better place.
3 Pages V  < 1 2 3 >  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Do you like Volvo-Forums.com? Link to us and help spread the word about our forum. Thanks!
> 850 Seat Back Cable Repair
Tech
post Jan 17 2009, 05:30 PM
Post #21


Volvo Guru !
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,908
Joined: 5-November 04
Member No.: 1,295
Status: Offline
Location: Fl.
Drives: Mustang,1995 Yellow T5-R,1996 850 Trubo



I believe there was 4 hogrings maybe 5. Picture above shows 4 for where the bottom from and back sections meet.
For the job to put it back to like OEM I think there is like 12 or 15 total.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
xpiecemealx
post Jan 18 2009, 11:31 PM
Post #22


Veteran
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 19-February 05
Member No.: 3,208
Status: Offline
Location: Hampton, TN
Drives: 1997 Volvo 854 GLT, 1988 BMW 325i BIG FLAT SIX.



QUOTE (chax @ Jan 17 2009, 04:27 PM)
Sorry, but I forget how many I used: I don't recall punching any additional holes, so I'll assume I just used a nylon tie wherever a hog ring had been removed. In case you haven't noticed it yet, it's not the leather that the ring or tie grabs, but a metal rod that runs through the seam of the leather. I'm thinking that, if I could do it over, I might punch some additional holes through the leather in order to be able to use a few more nylon ties, just to lower the per-tie load. I'm sure the hog rings would last longer (probably longer than the car!), but with nylon ties, you don't need any special tools, they're easy to replace, and they're available everywhere.

I have the tool to put them back on, but I think since I want to get rid of this car eventually because it doesnt have a turbo or a 5 speed (doesnt mean I wont find an 850 this way) I might go the easy route and yes I noticed the metal rod.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
lou-z
post Feb 6 2009, 10:33 PM
Post #23


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 6
Joined: 5-February 09
Member No.: 52,080
Status: Offline
Location: LA
Drives: 94 850 turbo wagon



i did this today. great write up.
it took me 20 mins for the 1st side. 10 min for the other.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Tech
post Feb 6 2009, 10:41 PM
Post #24


Volvo Guru !
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,908
Joined: 5-November 04
Member No.: 1,295
Status: Offline
Location: Fl.
Drives: Mustang,1995 Yellow T5-R,1996 850 Trubo



Glad all went good for you!!
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
xpiecemealx
post Feb 11 2009, 11:46 AM
Post #25


Veteran
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 19-February 05
Member No.: 3,208
Status: Offline
Location: Hampton, TN
Drives: 1997 Volvo 854 GLT, 1988 BMW 325i BIG FLAT SIX.



QUOTE (lou-z @ Feb 6 2009, 10:33 PM)
i did this today. great write up.
it took me 20 mins for the 1st side. 10 min for the other.

you have 2 electronic seats?
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
lou-z
post Feb 18 2009, 09:30 PM
Post #26


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 6
Joined: 5-February 09
Member No.: 52,080
Status: Offline
Location: LA
Drives: 94 850 turbo wagon



yeah, why?
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
lou-z
post Feb 18 2009, 09:31 PM
Post #27


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 6
Joined: 5-February 09
Member No.: 52,080
Status: Offline
Location: LA
Drives: 94 850 turbo wagon



yeah, why?
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Tech
post Feb 18 2009, 10:15 PM
Post #28


Volvo Guru !
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,908
Joined: 5-November 04
Member No.: 1,295
Status: Offline
Location: Fl.
Drives: Mustang,1995 Yellow T5-R,1996 850 Trubo



So do I.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
xpiecemealx
post Feb 21 2009, 06:39 AM
Post #29


Veteran
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 19-February 05
Member No.: 3,208
Status: Offline
Location: Hampton, TN
Drives: 1997 Volvo 854 GLT, 1988 BMW 325i BIG FLAT SIX.



QUOTE (Tech @ Feb 18 2009, 10:15 PM)
So do I.

I dont.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Boxpin
post Feb 22 2009, 01:06 AM
Post #30


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 2
Joined: 14-January 09
Member No.: 51,042
Status: Offline
Location: Rocklin, Ca
Drives: 1995 850



QUOTE (Tech @ Sep 10 2008, 06:03 PM)
The outer part of the cable stretches over time.
By heating and pushing it in more shortens the outer part allowing the inner part to slide back into the motor or transmisson side.


Hi, I understand the concept here but what did you use to heat the end caps? I dont see any burn marks on the seat in the pictures. What did you use to generate that much heat but not cook anything around it?
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Boxpin
post Feb 22 2009, 01:14 AM
Post #31


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 2
Joined: 14-January 09
Member No.: 51,042
Status: Offline
Location: Rocklin, Ca
Drives: 1995 850



What did you use to heat the end caps without burning the seat? The pictures show no sign of any heat damage.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Tech
post Feb 22 2009, 07:39 AM
Post #32


Volvo Guru !
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,908
Joined: 5-November 04
Member No.: 1,295
Status: Offline
Location: Fl.
Drives: Mustang,1995 Yellow T5-R,1996 850 Trubo



I used a mini torch to heat the end caps.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
ampangbear
post Feb 22 2009, 08:17 AM
Post #33


Expert Veteran
Group Icon

Group: Admin
Posts: 8,352
Joined: 1-March 05
Member No.: 3,464
Status: Offline
Location: Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Drives: 1996 Volvo 855 T5 FWD, 1989 Honda Civic 2-Door FWD



I havent actually done it before, but i think a cigarette lighter may be sufficient, though it may appear to be overwork...

Just a thought.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
lou-z
post Sep 2 2009, 05:11 PM
Post #34


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 6
Joined: 5-February 09
Member No.: 52,080
Status: Offline
Location: LA
Drives: 94 850 turbo wagon



i used a regular sized blow torch. very carefully and very low.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Bluesmoke
post Sep 27 2009, 02:11 PM
Post #35


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 3
Joined: 19-June 09
Member No.: 58,426
Status: Offline
Location: Canada
Drives: 1994 Volvo 850



I just did mine. Instructions were accurate.

I ended up using a Bic lighter to heat the plastic part of the cable ends where it meets the metal ends rather than just the metal ends themselves. It's thermoplastic so it's really soft when hot and fairly rigid when cold so once a little heat is on it its easy to mash down and make shorter. Don't use too much heat directly on the plastic - it gets soft very quickly!

I also used zip strips to replace any cutoff metal clips and that seems OK.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
_Sky_
post Mar 8 2010, 06:54 PM
Post #36


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: 29-July 09
Member No.: 60,139
Status: Offline
Location: United States
Drives: '94 850



QUOTE (Tech @ Sep 10 2008, 06:03 PM)
The outer part of the cable stretches over time.
By heating and pushing it in more shortens the outer part allowing the inner part to slide back into the motor or transmisson side.


I turned the heat very low on the torch and when the plasic inside the metal sleeve bubbled, then I pushed the cable in the sleeve. It went in a lot and the seat works. But......It now goes from semi-reclined to "lounge chair" and won't sit up right.

SO where are the travel stops I need to adjust now?
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
chax
post Mar 23 2010, 09:00 PM
Post #37


Member
*

Group: Members
Posts: 37
Joined: 10-September 08
Member No.: 47,978
Status: Offline
Location: NY, USA
Drives: 1994 Volvo 850 turbo wagon



Tech: regarding avoiding accidental deployment of air bag: would disconnecting the battery prevent deployment? Thanks. chax
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Tech
post Mar 23 2010, 09:05 PM
Post #38


Volvo Guru !
***

Group: Members
Posts: 5,908
Joined: 5-November 04
Member No.: 1,295
Status: Offline
Location: Fl.
Drives: Mustang,1995 Yellow T5-R,1996 850 Trubo



QUOTE (chax @ Mar 23 2010, 07:00 PM)
Tech: regarding avoiding accidental deployment of air bag: would disconnecting the battery prevent deployment? Thanks. chax

No the air bag is not connected to power. It is kind of set up like a bullet.

To sky if you tap the button one tap at a time you should be able to work it foward. Keep it going till you get it as far as you can then recline it all the way back and it should reset itself.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
xpiecemealx
post Mar 23 2010, 09:37 PM
Post #39


Veteran
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 19-February 05
Member No.: 3,208
Status: Offline
Location: Hampton, TN
Drives: 1997 Volvo 854 GLT, 1988 BMW 325i BIG FLAT SIX.



QUOTE (lou-z @ Feb 18 2009, 10:31 PM)
yeah, why?

At this point I have owned two 850's and neither has two electric seats only the drivers side.
Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
Red-Arrows
post Aug 23 2010, 09:00 AM
Post #40


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 21
Joined: 23-August 10
Member No.: 77,342
Status: Offline
Location: Los Angeles
Drives: Volvo 850 T5 Wagon



Guy not trying to be thick or anything but how did you heat the cable up? and how much did you insert back into the metal clamping collar?

Go to the top of the page
 
QuoteReply
« Next Oldest Volvo 850 Forum Next Newest »
  Advanced Search

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

3 Pages V  < 1 2 3 >
Reply to this topicStart new topic
Get your Volvo listed in the Garage Today, for FREE, to share with the world what you drive and what toys and modifications you have.

Collapse

> Similar Topics

  Topic Replies Topic Starter Views Last Action
No New Posts Seat Covers
1 corvairbob 558 6th December 2016 - 08:18 AM
Last post by: StBernardgirl
No New Posts Seat Memory
3 rachellauren 516 5th December 2016 - 12:12 PM
Last post by: StBernardgirl
No New Posts Seatbelt Not Working
2 labach 315 22nd March 2016 - 07:54 AM
Last post by: grendel1960
No New Posts Backup Camera On 2004 S60
0 silentb 362 5th March 2016 - 07:57 PM
Last post by: silentb
No New Posts Cables Hanging Under My Car
3 Voljoe 392 4th January 2016 - 09:23 AM
Last post by: Voljoe

 
> Link To Us
If you found our site useful please link to us <a href="http://www.volvo-forums.com">Volvo-Forums.com</a>.
 
Time is now: 30th March 2017 - 05:48 AM
© 2004 Volvo-forums.com
Volvo-Forums.com is not affiliated with or endorsed by Volvo Car Corporation.
 
Privacy Statement