Couple of 940 questions - headlights stay on, fuel gadge is pinned

Discussion in 'Volvo 940' started by me, Oct 15, 2003.

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    me Guest

    1993 940T
    The headlights stay on when the ignitions switch is turned off.
    Is this a relay controlled thing?

    The fuel gadge is pinned down below E most of the time.
    At one point I looked at it and it was floating a Full.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    hbo
     
    me, Oct 15, 2003
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    groovy Guest

    It's supposed to happen. If you don't like it replace the switch with
    one from France.
    It's old, they all do that eventually. You could take the dash off
    and check all the connections, or you could reset the trip meter
    every time you fill up and go fill up again at 400 miles (plenty of
    leeway there).
     
    groovy, Oct 15, 2003
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    Peter Milnes Guest

    I think you have the headlight information incorrect, Groovy. When you switch
    the ignition off the headlights should go off as well. You can only select
    headlights (dipped or main) with ignition on. With ignition off you should only
    be able to use side/tail lights or DRLs ( dimmed/dipped beams and side/tails).

    Cheers, Peter.

    : : > 1993 940T
    : > The headlights stay on when the ignitions switch is turned off.
    : > Is this a relay controlled thing?
    :
    : It's supposed to happen. If you don't like it replace the switch with
    : one from France.
    :
    : >
    : > The fuel gadge is pinned down below E most of the time.
    : > At one point I looked at it and it was floating a Full.
    : > Any suggestions?
    :
    : It's old, they all do that eventually. You could take the dash off
    : and check all the connections, or you could reset the trip meter
    : every time you fill up and go fill up again at 400 miles (plenty of
    : leeway there).
    :
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Oct 16, 2003
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    groovy Guest

    Quite correct Peter, I just didn't read the question properly. Guess I
    failed
    that exam.
     
    groovy, Oct 16, 2003
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    no Guest

    I just got this car, it seems to have had an electrical lobotomy of
    sorts. When I turn the ignition off the heated seat pilot light stays
    on if the switch is on (neither seat works). The courtesy lamp between
    the seats in the back seat behind the center console stays on and the
    lamp indicator on the dash board stays lit at half brilliance.

    Other than that it's in pretty good shape.

    Thanks for you input.
     
    no, Oct 16, 2003
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    groovy Guest

    Sounds like something in that centre console is leaking volts to
    the earth. I would take the console out and look for frayed
    insulation.
     
    groovy, Oct 16, 2003
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    Tony Stanley Guest

    Thats ambitious, I get 24MPG (uk), I'm in the reserve at 360miles.
     
    Tony Stanley, Oct 19, 2003
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    groovy Guest

    Wow. I get 450 normally with 500+ on a long run through France.
     
    groovy, Oct 20, 2003
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    groovy Guest

    Just thinking out loud. The door open switch is powered with the
    ignition off, this in linked to the light in the centre console. I wonder
    if a quick check of the door open switches would be helpful.
     
    groovy, Oct 20, 2003
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