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.

Radio not working

Old 06-24-2019, 11:46 PM
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Default Radio not working

96 850 SW, The radio says "OFF" and the anti theft light blinks regularly, so I know at least part of the unit is getting power. But when I push the power button nothing happens except the "OFF" disappears. This just happened starting a few weeks ago, after decades of faithful service. What could be the problem?
Old 06-25-2019, 01:55 PM
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Do you know the code for your radio? If so, try disconnecting (either the back connector or the battery) and see if it will give you the chance to enter the code. If that doesn't work its the head unit. The fact you are getting to see OFF in the LED says you are getting power
Old 06-25-2019, 06:55 PM
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The CODE display doesn't come up. Nothing happens when I turn it on.
So what constitutes the "Head Unit"? I have the radio pulled out and most covers removed.


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