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Ignition switch wiring

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Re: Ignition switch wiring

Post by Rgierer » Mon May 13, 2019 3:51 pm

No it cranks fine, in fact I have had to recharge the battery after all my efforts with the switch. In fact the wires can start the car just not the switch



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Re: Ignition switch wiring

Post by abscate » Mon May 13, 2019 6:18 pm

Ah. The key has to be in the ignition, even if you arent using it to turn the electrical part. This car (starting in 1999) sniffs for the key and it will start and shut off the engine in 2 seconds if they key isnt found. After that, it will just crank without firing.


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Re: Ignition switch wiring

Post by BEJinFbk » Mon May 13, 2019 7:41 pm

abscate wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:18 pm
Ah. The key has to be in the ignition, even if you arent using it to turn the electrical part. This car (starting in 1999) sniffs for the key and it will start and shut off the engine in 2 seconds if they key isnt found. After that, it will just crank without firing.
OP has a '98. ( With a Throttle Cable! Man, you are just
OBSESSED with these 99-00 P80's... Seek Help! :mrgreen:
)


Here's the ignition switch straight from the '98 diagrams,
along with the color code chart to help you rat this thing out.
98 P80 Ignition Switch.png
P80 Wiring Color Codes.png
Are you sure you have nine loose leads, not eight?
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Re: Ignition switch wiring

Post by abscate » Tue May 14, 2019 4:36 am

Wait, they made Volvos before 1999?

Sorry, OP

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Re: Ignition switch wiring

Post by Rgierer » Tue May 14, 2019 3:13 pm

Here is what I have
50 GN-R
X Y-VO
15A GN-Y
30 R-SB
15L BL-Y
30l R
15. Y- W
S. Y
With this it engages the starter in the on position

If I switch the last 2 to
15. Y
S. Y-W

I have the starter engage at the right time but the ignition isn’t hot to start the car.

I have something inconsistent here. Any thoughts??



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Re: Ignition switch wiring

Post by abscate » Tue May 14, 2019 3:18 pm

50 GN R is in the wrong place. Thats the starter trigger wire


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Re: Ignition switch wiring

Post by Rgierer » Wed May 15, 2019 11:58 am

A couple of things

1 thank you
2 my list above is incorrect
3. I had no green and red, and my yellow and yellow and white were switched.
4 I had blown the #1 fuse
But mostly thank you for your patience



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