Electrical Gremlin '89 780?

Discussion in 'Volvo 780' started by News, Aug 15, 2005.

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    News Guest

    When I turn off the ignition switch (key) the radio and heater control unit
    remain on. This is a new phenomena and I thought possibly something inside
    ignition the switch was bad and not turning off the juice?

    Any help or exprience would be appreciated.

    Wes - 1989 780 turbo
    News, Aug 15, 2005
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  2. When you turn the ignition off the ignition switch is in the auxiliary
    service position in which the wipers and radio should be working. When the
    switch is fully off (key removed) nothing should work except internal lights
    and the steering lock should be ready to engage. This is normal. However if
    your radio works with the key out you may have a problem developing in the
    wiring loom, or behind the switch.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
    Peter K L Milnes, Aug 16, 2005
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    Glenn Klein Guest

    There was a fix from volvo for this but last time i checked the part was
    no longer available if the blower fan is on turn it off before turning
    car off i will do a little reasearch to see if this is being made

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    Glenn Klein, Aug 16, 2005
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    blurp Guest

    Does the key reminder chime go off when you open the door in these
    situations? Does the steering lock engage?

    I was having this problem too until I figured out that the mechanism
    which holds the key in the lock is worn out so the key can be removed
    without returning the lock to the true zero position. Next time it
    happens make sure you turn the key all the way back until it stops
    before removing it from the ignition.

    Hope this helps.
    blurp, Aug 16, 2005
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