Help! Headlights won't turn off!

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tomatoes4all
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Year and Model: 960 1992, 965 1993
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Help! Headlights won't turn off!

Postby tomatoes4all » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:01 am

Hi all,
the head lights of my 1992 960 won't switch off. :?: :?: Lately the lights have been very slow to switch off after shutting off after the vehicle after has been driven with the lights on. The "walk-home" function ( or leaving the head lights on 'till you're at the front door so to speak) has worked well and switches off after a few minutes. Well, today they don't. I have removed fuses 6 and 7, so lights are off, so at least I can start the car tomorrow morning. Is there anyone who can help, please? Thank you and best regards from South Australia, Erik.

danr960
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Year and Model: 964 1994
Location: Medinah, IL

Re: Help! Headlights won't turn off!

Postby danr960 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:25 pm

Your headlight functions are different than here, we do not have "walk home" but a faulty relay comes to mind.

That might be worth looking into.

DanR '94 964 356,000 miles (122,000 on the new engine)

tomatoes4all
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Year and Model: 960 1992, 965 1993
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Re: Help! Headlights won't turn off!

Postby tomatoes4all » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:19 pm

Thank you for that reply. Where is the head light relay located, so I can try this?
Thanks and best regards, Erik.

danr960
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Re: Help! Headlights won't turn off!

Postby danr960 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:42 pm

It is located in the center console, here it is on the passenger side, the gray plastic panel has to be removed.

DanR
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precopster
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Re: Help! Headlights won't turn off!

Postby precopster » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:39 pm

That would be driver's side for you, Eric. My relay array on my 960 is also driver's side being RHD.
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tomatoes4all
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Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:15 am
Year and Model: 960 1992, 965 1993
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Re: Help! Headlights won't turn off!

Postby tomatoes4all » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:53 am

Mike,

You're a scholar and a gentleman!!

Got it, wriggled it and we're back in business!!

Thank you very much, I owe you (at least) one!

Best regards,

Erik

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Re: Help! Headlights won't turn off!

Postby precopster » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:22 am

It's amazing what a wriggle and a poke in the dark can produce!! But we are getting onto another subject now.... :lol:
Current cars: 2000 V70 non turbo, 1998 V70R AWD, 2001 V70 XC project, 2001 V70 T5, 2002 XC70

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