1988 245 Battery light keeps flickering.

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by recoonce, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. recoonce

    recoonce Guest

    I have just put my second alternator in 10 months on m '88 245 (209,000
    miles). I was completing a 500 mile trip last week and noticed the battery
    light flickering on an off. It was the only one. I have also noticed,
    especially when the turning in tight spaces (and on hot days) that it
    shrieks. Kind of a loud squealing sound. In another post there was a link
    to a volvoworld article about a similiar problem.

    Could this be a loose belt--at least the shrieking sound? Also, could my
    wiring need to be checked. A repairman said I needed a new wiring harness.
    I know those are expensive and I am wary of this guy since I don't know him
    well. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    recoonce, Sep 1, 2003
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  2. Yes, the squealing is possibly the slipping belt that drives the power
    steering pump.
    The flickering light problem could be a loose connection between your wiring
    harness and the instrument panel. You could try wiggling the connectors
    the panel and/or carefully rebending the connector contacts for a more

    Best regards,
    Jack Swedberg, Sep 2, 2003
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