How to Install a Battery in a Volvo 850

Written by lawrence stephens
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When it comes time to replace the battery in your Volvo 850, you may be able to save on a mechanic's fee by replacing it yourself. Removing and installing the battery in a Volvo 850 can be accomplished with just a few tools. The battery is slightly heavy, so having the ability to lift up to 18.1 Kilogram is required.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • New battery
  • Combination wrench
  • Wire brush

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  1. 1

    Park the car and turn off the ignition. Allow the car's engine to completely cool off before beginning any work under the hood.

  2. 2

    Unlock the hood of the car by pulling the bonnet release latch located inside the vehicle, under the dash on the driver's side.

  3. 3

    Use the combination wrench, turning counterclockwise, to loosen the nuts connecting the cables to the battery. Remove the negative cable, followed by the positive cable. Remove the battery from the car.

  4. 4

    Use a wire brush to clean the clamps on the battery cables. This helps to ensure a good connection to the new battery.

  5. 5

    Place the new battery into the vehicle and reattach cables, turning them clockwise with the combination wrench. Attached the red cable to the positive terminal of the battery, then attach the black cable to the negative terminal.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful when handling the battery as it contains acid, which can burn skin and clothing.

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