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Hello,

I am glad I found this forum as our 1995 vovlo 440 (petrol) has been showing various signs of fatigue.
All of a sudden (last friday), several things stopped functioning:

- rear electric windows (but front windows work fine)
- fan + air conditioning
- headlights (but sidelights, indicator and all rear lights work fine)
- both the ABS and the SRS lights on the dashboard stay on all the time
- the radio does not turn on/off automatically with the car.

I have difficulties believing that the various systems involved all went wrong at the same time, so I am asusming there is some kind of electrical problem.
I checked the fuses but as far as I can tell they are fine (and as all the above systems are conrolled by different fuses, it is again unlikely they would all blow at the same time...)

The car still drives fine as far as I can tell.

Our volvo dealer can not look at the car before the end of the month -- so in the meantime I would greatly appreciate any information I can find...

Thanks in advance,

cyg
 

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Try wiggling the key in the ignition switch and see if the lights go out.
Sometimes the ignition switch goes bad and will cause the same thing.
 

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Thanks, Tech.
I tried some wiggling but it did not help. In fact it did not even wiggle much -- the whole thing (key,ignition) seems quite solid.
Is it possible that a simple loose contact in the ignition would cause windows, etc. to malfunction?

Thanks,

cyg
 

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Just to let you know, the problem was a defective relay which simply had to be changed.

About 15€ in parts and 6 times as much in diagnostics, etc.
 
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