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Dashboard lights coming on when car is off

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Old 12-15-2017, 04:03 AM
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Default Dashboard lights coming on when car is off

I've changed the ignition switch (with a used one) and the issue still persists. Is there any particular relay that could be faulty? I'm confused
 
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volvowiringdiagrams.com and volvotips.com will help
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:35 PM
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That sounds more like your headlight switch being the issue. When it does it unplug the dimmer and see if they turn off.
 
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:03 AM
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That sounds more like your headlight switch being the issue. When it does it unplug the dimmer and see if they turn off.
I have unplugged both the headlight switch as well as the dimmer switch and the lights remain on. I then changed both switches and repeated unplugging them and the issue remains. I however noticed that a wire was cut. I don't know if this could be a contributing factor. I have really been using the Volvo as I purchased a BMW X3 18 months ago. Just prior to the BMW purchase I had the dashboard changed and I believe this issue stems from the donor dashboard
 
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Ouch! They should have kept your harness.
 
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