S80 stuck in park - different owner

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by bajaman, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. bajaman

    bajaman Guest

    I recall reading about an owner that was experiencing his S80 sticking in
    park some time ago.
    I had this same thing happen to me last night with my '99 S80 T6. I was
    visiting a friend and the car sat out overnight (the first time this has
    ever happened, instead of in its nice, heated garage!) in subzero temps.
    When I went to leave this morning I could not get the car out of park.
    And yes, I had the brake depressed.
    It wasn't until I turned the wheels with the steering wheel that it would
    finally allow me to shift out of park.
    Was it just the unusually cold temps perhaps?
    bajaman, Jan 31, 2004
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  2. I have the '00 S80 T6 and I have never experienced this problem in cold
    weather. It is parked outside in temperatures below -10 celcius all winter.

    However I experienced a similar problem once and I tried _everything_ to get
    it out of park. It didn't matter how many times and for how long I turned
    the engine off. It took me a good 15 minutes before I figured out it was
    because I had the parking lights on. Is it supposed to lock into parking
    gear when the parking lights are turned on?
    Fredrik Lidström, Feb 3, 2004
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  3. What are the parking lights?

    Pleasantly Surprized, Feb 3, 2004
  4. I don't know if it is the same light configuration in the S80 for all
    countries. But here in Sweden you have the 0 (off), Park and Low/High Beams
    options on the knob. In Sweden it is against the law to drive with the
    fog/spoiler lights and regular headlights at the same time, so you'll you
    have to turn the headlights off. And since we also have automatic headlights
    in our cars, there is no point in turning the knob to 0 since it won't turn
    of the lights as long as the engine is running. So I had turned on my
    parking lights and forgot all about it...
    Fredrik Lidström, Feb 3, 2004
  5. bajaman


    Apr 5, 2016
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    i have a s80 00 n im having dis problem where at n da car do i find my parking lights
    shaquilla, Apr 5, 2016
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