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Rare JDM-spec OEM dash switch?

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Hey all,

I've noticed that on some later Japanese-spec V70Rs (1999-2000), they have a strange OEM switch by the steering wheel that I've never seen before. And no, it's not the infamous folding mirror switch 馃槀

Can't find any info about it online. On the switch itself, there appears to be the outline of a P80 wagon with a 4-bladed fan-symbol inside. It looks like the same fan-blade symbol as the fan-slider on the AC controls for these cars. Sorry for the poor image quality lol.

Anyone know what this does?



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I have no idea what that switch does.
While searching, I did find this web site.
You can view, probably download owner's manuals and other manuals from 1965 to 2024

Volvo Cars US Owners Manual (custhelp.com)
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Hey all,

I've noticed that on some later Japanese-spec V70Rs (1999-2000), they have a strange OEM switch by the steering wheel that I've never seen before. And no, it's not the infamous folding mirror switch

Can't find any info about it online. On the switch itself, there appears to be the outline of a P80 wagon with a 4-bladed fan-symbol inside. It looks like the same fan-blade symbol as the fan-slider on the AC controls for these cars. Sorry for the poor image quality lol.

Anyone know what this does?
Cargo area ventilation. Was an accessory option
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Those look like standard computer fans LOL
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Those look like standard computer fans LOL
I bet they are. Volvo loved to use off the shelf parts to make special options like this.
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Those look like standard computer fans LOL
What the hell... gotta be one of the jankiest car options I've ever seen 馃槀
Literally just PC fans from 90s like Deimosian said! Good idea, but strange execution.

I guess that's that mystery solved then! I knew that the Volvo nerds here on SS would have it figured out within 24 hours haha
What the hell... gotta be one of the jankiest car options I've ever seen 馃槀
Its actually a really slick option. Anyone who's got dogs, moves sailing/skiing gear will know all too well about the moist window situation. Have actually considered re-making the kit for personal use.
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V70 was a common K9 police car in Sweden and the UK, some other European countries too, all of those had the fans/ventilators fitted.
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I've never seen so funny discussion on SS. From exotic factory options to cheap PC fans. 馃槃
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Its actually a really slick option. Anyone who's got dogs, moves sailing/skiing gear will know all too well about the moist window situation. Have actually considered re-making the kit for personal use.
Probably would be quite easy if you skip the switch and just wire them to run whenever the car is on.
The only P80 wagon that I can remember seeing this option in the United States was a (MY98?) Sandstone V70 XC in downstate Illinois that made it to eBay. I think we speculated that it was a press model at the time.
The only P80 wagon that I can remember seeing this option in the United States was a (MY98?) Sandstone V70 XC in downstate Illinois that made it to eBay. I think we speculated that it was a press model at the time.
Would make sense, with Sandstone being the XC-specific color (and my favorite one too). Press cars usually have all the special features and the most striking paintjobs.
The only P80 wagon that I can remember seeing this option in the United States was a (MY98?) Sandstone V70 XC in downstate Illinois that made it to eBay. I think we speculated that it was a press model at the time.
I remember that. I think it also had the base seats. Maybe birch? That was a weird car.
Yes, to Birch trim. I don鈥檛 remember the base seats but it鈥檚 possible. Regardless, it is the cargo area extractor fans option as previously mentioned.
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