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Turn signals/windows won't work?
What could this be?

I've been having problems with my directional/hazards for the past year now and I was able to resolve the issue in the beginning simply by replacing the fuses; but that only lasted for a week or so until they stopped working again. it then got to the point where the fuses would instantly blow every time I tried putting a new one in. The dashboard lights stopped working in October (warning lights on dash still work though) ALSO: my sons father got into an accident this past june which resulted in significant front end damage to the drivers side quarter panel/turn signal light assembly and it has not been repaired since then. The two prongs in the turn signal light bulb socket were corroded, (I'm assuming from being exposed to the elements for so long.)
Honestly don't know how to diagnose what is causing the directionals, hazards and dash lights to malfunction and if i need to take apart the dash to figure it out or something else?

do i need water or antifreeze and where is it located

Bought my car and drove it for a week. Coming home one night it disengaged from the transmission. Got it towed home. Next day I tried to crank it and wouldn't crank. Tried to jump it off wouldn't crank. So I took and shifted it through all the gears about 7 times with the I gnition in the start position. After that it cranked. But i can't drive it far without it disengaging again. What could be the problem

I just wanted to know if there is a way to disable the positraction feature. It seems to be having a severe sway in the rear end at speeds above 45mph.

Driving in town, car's dash lights all lit up, lost steering, brakes and all power. This happened twice today and once yesterday. Car has 188k miles on it and has been well maintained.

refer to prior question on same car

i replaced tps because idle was up and down. installed new tps ran perfect sht it off and has not started again. injectors were not pulsing have yet to know why had spark something stopped spark so replaced crk sensor still no spark fuel relay good, jumped the noise relay.no s

The snowflake-like icon on panel flashes continually whether or not I have the blower motor on. Some heat comes thru vent when my speed is up to 60mph, but warm air is not being blown...EEC? Motor? Codes? I wish I knew where to start looking because I'd like to try and fix it myself. Any suggestions?

The lights just stopped working without apparent cause. No clue what to do but can't afford to have it repaired. Any suggestions?

Hi if anyone can please help , I just got a quote from Firestone over $900 to replace shocks on back of 97 Volvo--It has been riding very low and I was just adding air//a guy told me no- you have suspnsion prob/ he said i need to replace shocks/or struts...please help...I have another estimate for tomorrow, I want a fair price...any help appreciated. thanks Erin

yeah when the car is cold it starts and runs smoothly but after it warms up a few minutes it starts to shake, just curious what causes the shaking cause no check engine light comes on.. thank you for answering..

apparently stuck in Winter mode. Which sensor needs to be replaced?

Can I drive the car? no other symptoms noted.

Removed all bolts, eng to trans, flex plate to torque converter. Still cannot separate engine from transmission. Maybe a stuck locator/alignment dowel? This first engine removal since factory. Rechecked manual. Don't believe I missed anything......however.... ANY advice/insight most appreciated

My 95' 960 Volvo will sometimes surge and/or lag when I accelerate.. It will randomly shut off, but radio and dash lights will still be on.. Check Engine light is always on. Service light comes on when you first start car, but turns off after driving for about 5 min.

My Volvo has 90,000 miles. I have had it for a little under 4 years and before that it sat un-driven for years..

Recently changed spark plugs and replaced coils. Thinking next step is fuel pump and maybe O2 sensor? HELP.

have replacement, but can't get old one off

Jiggling key or pressing and strongly repressing brake will eventually free up shifter.

read code 113 onboard code reader??seems like electrical,as when shut off ignition switch ,she starts up normal/the runs a little while normal,only to suprise lose power,sound of detenation,very slow rev.,minimal power,rough idle.possible relay/,main fuse?ground?ign contrl new,shut down reasons=o2 sensor?overheat sensor?completely stock,has been a runner?????help

the ignition seems to give just enough spak to keep running.then under full power the car slowly acceclerates revving the engine asll the way to 6k b4 shifting gears.If i pull over and stop the car 4 a couple minutes.ignition "off"then it starts and runs normally.would u catorigize this as fuel or ignition trouble?It has been very reliable car,seems like happens when cars hotter on freeway or traffic.I suspect ignition module,checked all relays,fuses??

OK, so I bought my car about 5-6 months ago. Within 1 day had a problem with the transmission - felt like it was slipping, sometimes just staying in low gear. Had a rebuild trans put in. Fine for a little while, than there was a shhhhhh sound after driving about 15 minutes, which would stop if I turned the car off and then back on a few minutes later. Mechanic told me it was probably the computer for the trans. Found another one of those and all seemed fine for a about a month. Shhhhh noise is back and so is the transmission slipping/low gear issue. Have a feeling my mechanic doesn't know how to fix/diagnose this issue. Could there be another electrical issue sending codes to the computer? Incidentally, the previous owner had the transmission replaced with a rebuild also before I bought it I've now been told. Took it to a trans shop and he said it had rust in it from sitting out in the parts yard. I will be taking it to a Volvo shop in the next few days, but would like some advice so I know they are being straight with me. Many thanks!

The constant beeping in my car...how do i make it stop...i understand clearly its an electrical problem however isnt this draining my battery as well??? how do i fix this?? also my dashboard lights dont work can that be fixed too?

however now bringing my car home first of all when i turn the car the engine fan continues to run for about ten mins is that normal?? also theres a constant beeping noise even when the cars nit cranked and ut wont stop plus the radio shorted out..how do fix this??

I've been told it has something to do with the smog system. This has happened 3 times, each time when the gas gauge shows 3/4 of a tank.

The steering wheel vibrates when breaking, but only around 30-35 mph.

I hade coil # 2 replace also change injector # 2 replace harness and still piston # 2 not working any suggestions on what to check next . It has power but it doesn't make the cut.