Volvo 850 Made from 1993 to 1997, this Volvo line was available in both a wagon and a sedan, both with were graced with several trim levels.

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Old 07-05-2018, 11:28 PM
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I need to replace the upholstery on my drivers seat. To do this I will need to secure the air bag so how do I do that? Can I replace the upholstery myself or do I need to take it to a shop? I might go to PnP to see if they have a car with the same upholstery but what years match my 95 850?
 
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:33 AM
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Unplug the wire.
 
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:23 PM
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Unplug the wire.
I thought I remember seeing a clip or something I had to install to safe it off.
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:32 AM
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Seats from what years will fit my car.
 
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:48 PM
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Has anyone re upholstered their own seats?
 
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:37 PM
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Should be no different from any repair requiring the removal of the seat. Just remember to disconnect the battery prior to unplugging the connectors. For new skins an a how to, check out: http://elwoodindustries.com
 
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I don't have an 850 with side curtain air bags, but I think you may find that there are no wires and no electricity. That's how my 98 is.
 
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Mine has the SIPS system and that means it has an air bag in the side of the back rest of the seat. the manual talks about putting a safe off device in to keep it from setting off.
 

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