short circuit gremlin
tessmc at drizzle.com
Fri Feb 3 16:49:38 EST 2006
The instrument cluster lights are out again in my 80Q. No amount of
replacing blown fuses solves the problem. Per suggestions from this list,
I checked the wiring in the trunk near the hinge (it looked really new).
The luggage light works. I took apart the center console since a friend
decided to glue up my differential lock (literally!), and now that is all
clean, goo-goned and functional as well.
I took my car to my mechanic for another reason and I asked him if he
would take a look. He checked everywhere that I did. When he tested the
headlight switch circuit, he said that whatever points he tested
registered a short. He was wondering if my headlight switch itself had
Does this story jog anyone's memory of similar situations? Any other places
that I missed looking?
p.s. - FWIW I am still looking for a turbo quattro wagon, but I (gasp)
also started considering early Volvo 240s. I guess up to about '85 these
came in a RWD turbo manual version, and the later ones were galvanized.
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