parking lights won't turn off

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Old 05-28-2019, 02:13 PM
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Unhappy parking lights won't turn off

This past week my headlights wouldn't turn on, so I replaced the headlight relay, but now the parking lights won't turn off. I've disconnected the bottom two fuses so it doesn't kill my battery, but would love to have it fixed. I don't know much about cars so lots of details would be appreciated. Thanks!

volvo 240 1992
 
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Old 05-28-2019, 03:01 PM
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try volvotips.com for a wiring diagram but it sounds like you have a short somewhere or a problem with the headlight switch
 
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:46 PM
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Did you replace the relay with a proper Volvo-style one, or a "standard" 5-pin relay?

Standard relays look (almost) the same, plug in the same, and have the same numbering on the terminals, but work differently inside. They send power out terminal 87 when activated, and out terminal 87a when de-activated.

Volvo relays send power out 87 AND 87a when activated, and cut off both when de-activated.

Hint: Your parking lights get their power from terminal 87a.
 
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
Did you replace the relay with a proper Volvo-style one, or a "standard" 5-pin relay?

Standard relays look (almost) the same, plug in the same, and have the same numbering on the terminals, but work differently inside. They send power out terminal 87 when activated, and out terminal 87a when de-activated.

Volvo relays send power out 87 AND 87a when activated, and cut off both when de-activated.

Hint: Your parking lights get their power from terminal 87a.
We did just use a standard one, this sounds like a good first thing to try.
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/1217...015006-1324749
This one should work, yeah?
 
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:04 AM
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That's the one.
If you zoom in on the pic, you can see in the function diagram that both contacts are linked and "open", and will both "close" when activated.
 
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