weird electrical failure 960

Discussion in 'Volvo 960' started by willem, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. willem

    willem Guest

    Hi NG

    I have a 1996 - 960 and I am very happy with it.

    A few weeks ago something weird happened.
    I started the car and it ran, BUT I had no electricity on my windows -
    radio - lights - blinkers etc etc.
    But the car worked alright.

    This happened twice. I noticed a noise like a relais not quite working. I
    then unplugged all the relais in the fuse box and then replugged them. Since
    then this strange occurence has not returned and the noise has dissappeared.

    Does anybody know what this is and can it be prevented??

    since many Dutchmen hang around here I repeat it in Dutch:
    Een paar weken geleden startte ik mijna auto en de motor liep maar verder
    deed geen enkele electrische fucntie.
    Al bij het omdraaien van de sleutel hoorde ik tamelijk luid het geluid van
    een relais wat het niet goed doet.
    Ik heb alle relais die ik kon vinden er uit gehaald en weer tergugestopt.
    Daarna was de klacht (tot nu toe) verholpen
    Weet iemand wat dit was? En hoe ik het kan voorkomen?
    willem, Apr 5, 2004
  2. sounds like the ignition switch is going out.
    Islandguy77554, Apr 6, 2004
  3. willem

    Rod Gray Guest

    After you start the car the ignition switch is not returning compleatly to
    thr run position. Just give the key a little twist to the left to seat it.
    Rod Gray, Apr 16, 2004
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