Hi all,\n\nGoodbye 760, hello 850!\n\nI've had a new Volvo for almost 2 months before coming here with a\nquestion (that may be a record for me). Our new car is a 1995 850GLT\nwith 160K km and is mainly like new.\n\nI have had one issue to deal with so far and that was tracing the lack\nof reverse lights (how did it safety?) and the occasional\nunwillingness to start in P (and having to jiggle the shifter in N to\nget it to catch) to a failing PNP switch which has since been\nreplaced.\n\nI have two annoyances to deal with right now:\n\n1. This problem may be related to the PNP and that's what I'm hoping\nto find out here. In colder weather I find that once the car has been\nstarted and I step on the brake the shiftlock remains engaged. I can\npress the "shiftlock release" button and free it so this is still just\nan annoyance. In warmer weather I can feel the lock clicking off\nthrough the shifter. Also when I park I sometimes have to jiggle the\nshifter a bit before the ignition will release the key.\n\nSo is this problem related to the fine adjustment of the PNP switch\nand its installation or is it likely that I just need to disassemble\nand lube something?\n\n2. All of the signals and lights on the EXTERIOR of the car work but\nabout 75% of the time the left turn indicator arrow on the dash will\nnot light. When it fails the red light above the hazard switch will\nflicker randomly (sometimes in conjunction with brake use). It has\nhappened once or twice that the indicator will come on steadily\ninstead of flashing but then cancelling+signalling again will rectify\nthat.\n\nIs the relay that controls this likely to be the flaky bit and, if so,\nis it easy to test/diagnose/access/(fix)/replace?\n\nI guess I'll go looking for an 850 Haynes book too.\n\nThanks in advance,\nblurp\nps. as an aside, the replacement of the PNP resulted in the discovery\nthat there was NO FILTER IN THE AIRBOX. I had driven it for at least 5\nweeks that way but I can't say how long it had been gone before I got\nthe car. Any suggestions as to what I should do (besides put in a\nfilter)? Is there likely to be damage now done that will reduce the\nlife expectancy of the engine and, that said, do I get rid of this car\nASAP?