Volvo’s hybrid S60 model is packed with many comfort features in a stylish frame designed to keep you safe while driving. Any of these components may develop a fault due to the electrical current flow. Your hybrid generates battery power by braking and using the internal combustion engine. So to minimize the happening of these faults, your Volvo S60 comes with different fuses.
The function of a fuse in your Volvo S60 is to prevent the electrical components from being damaged by excess current flow. It is designed to take the fall when there is a power surge, such as a result of a short circuit. This causes the fuse to blow instead of damaging your electrical system entirely. It stops the surge from continuing along the electrical lines throughout your car.
Whenever any of the fuses in your S60 blow, it is a sign of an underlying electrical problem that needs to be resolved to keep your hybrid functioning properly.
If you notice that you frequently have blown fuses in your Volvo S60, it could be as a result of any of the following
Since the fuses are designed to protect the electrical and wiring system in your car, if there is a short electric circuit in the car the fuse will blow out in order to prevent overheating or even melting of the wire. A short circuit occurs when the connection between two conductors is poor. It is also very important to understand what could cause a short circuit in your Volvo S60:
Another reason why the fuse in your Volvo S60 keeps blowing could be a result of how the fuses were replaced. If you replace a blown fuse with another one having a higher electric current strength, it would definitely blow again. It is important to note that there are various types of fuses according to the material and amperage. Your Volvo S60 manual should contain a chart that shows the different amperage ratings for all the fuses in your Volvo and the circuit they belong to.
The following are some of the things you will notice when your Volvo S60 has a blown fuse(s).
Although your Volvo S60 may continue to work even with a blown fuse, it is important that you take it seriously because it is a sign of issues with the electrical system in your car. Also when a fuse blows and is not replaced, the component the fuse is connected to is placed at risk of being damaged.
When you suspect that a fuse in your Volvo S60 has blown, you need to carry visual checks of all the fuses in your vehicle and replace anyone that has blown. You can do this on your own with the aid of your car manual, or bring it to our professional mechanics for assistance.
If you suspect your Volvo S60 has a blown fuse, you can bring it over to our professional mechanics at Tanner Motors, Phoenix, AZ. We focus on repairs and maintenance of your Volvo, Mini Cooper, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, and Audi vehicles.
Our mechanics are factory-trained and are conversant with the latest happenings in the automotive industry. We make use of high-grade equipment for diagnosis, maintenance, and repair services. You can call us or visit our shop at 10221 North Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.