Hi, all. New to the forum, and new to Volvos as well. Bought a used '98 S70 GLT Turbo in January. Need to do several of the familiar fixes (i.e. Oil Trap, Oil pump).
Strange thing happened recently, though. I blew the 50a main fuse for the interior fuse box 2 or 3 times. It was always raining/snowing, and I swear I think it occured when the wipers were on and I turned the steering wheel hard to the left. Wiper blades would hesistate (maybe that was just the first thing I noticed), then headlights, radio, ECC, wipers would all cut out.
Well, now I have a different problem. Last time the wipers hesitated, the 50a fuse didn't blow. Instead, the intermittent wipers don't work, and the wipers don't park when I shut them off. They just stop wherever they are on the windshield when the wiper switch is turned to the off position. The wipers work normally in the low and high speed position, though.
As I understand it, the intermittent wiper is a function of the relay, so that would appear to have gone bad. The wiper park is a function of the wiper motor, so that would appear to have a problem as well.
I am ordering a new relay. I'll try that first, but I doubt that will have an effect on the wiper park function. Or will it? Or until I find out what is causing this electrical problem, am I just going to continue to fry the relay and motor?
Any suggestions, or experience with this problem? Thanks.
'98 S70 GLT Turbo