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Genuine
2012 Volvo C30 Turn Signal Switch Genuine

P311-1B3AC31    8637377  New

Qty:
$97.64
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; with Trip Computer
Brand: Genuine
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2012 - Volvo C30
Genuine
2013 Volvo XC90 Turn Signal Switch Genuine

P311-2150BCD    31268561  New

Qty:
$142.54
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; with Chrome Ring with Trip Computer
Brand: Genuine
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2013 - Volvo XC90
Genuine
2005 Volvo XC90 Turn Signal Switch Genuine

P311-45B3F5B    31268566  New

Qty:
$97.25
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; with Trip Computer
Brand: Genuine
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Vehicle
2005 - Volvo XC90
Genuine
2007 Volvo XC90 Turn Signal Switch Genuine

P311-2150BCD    31268561  New

Qty:
$142.54
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; From Chassis 328409 with Chrome Ring with Trip Computer
Brand: Genuine
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Vehicle
2007 - Volvo XC90
Genuine
1991 Volvo 240 Turn Signal Switch Genuine

P311-3854C35    3523536  New

Qty:
$537.70
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; with Cruise Control
Brand: Genuine
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Vehicle
1991 - Volvo 240
Genuine
1994 Volvo 850 Turn Signal Switch 5 Cyl 2.4L Genuine

P311-16D0D78    9162968  New

Qty:
$140.27
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
Brand: Genuine
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Volvo 850 L 5 Cyl 2.4L - 2435
Genuine
1997 Volvo 850 Turn Signal Switch 5 Cyl 2.4L Genuine

P311-16D0D78    9162968  New

Qty:
$140.27
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; Turbo
Brand: Genuine
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Vehicle Submodel Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Volvo 850 GLT L 5 Cyl 2.4L - 2435
Genuine
2003 Volvo S60 Turn Signal Switch 5 Cyl 2.4L Genuine

P311-4C9DB93    30773050  New

Qty:
$93.72
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; Naturally Aspirated w/o Trip Computer
Brand: Genuine
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Vehicle Engine Designation Block Engine CID CC
2003 - Volvo S60 B5244S L 5 Cyl 2.4L - 2435
Genuine
2000 Volvo S80 Turn Signal Switch 6 Cyl 2.8L Genuine

P311-4C9DB93    30773050  New

Qty:
$93.72
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; From Chassis 104441 w/o Trip Computer
Brand: Genuine
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Volvo S80 L 6 Cyl 2.8L - 2798
Genuine
2003 Volvo S80 Turn Signal Switch 6 Cyl 2.9L Genuine

P311-4C9DB93    30773050  New

Qty:
$93.72
Genuine Turn Signal Switch
  • ; Naturally Aspirated To Chassis 334999 w/o Trip Computer
Brand: Genuine
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Aspiration Block Engine CID CC
2003 - Volvo S80 Naturally Aspirated L 6 Cyl 2.9L - 2917
Standard Ignition
1978 Volvo 242 Turn Signal Switch 4 Cyl 2.1L Standard Ignition

P311-3238DF7    CBS-1216  New

S14410 , 1S10024 , SW7422 , 53-16912 , 1363819-2

Qty:
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Connector Gender: Female
    • Connector Quantity: 2
    • Connector Shape: Rectangular
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: Yes
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Set Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: No
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Indicator Markings Included: Yes
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 2
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 8
    • Terminal Type: Blade; Pin
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: Yes
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Our parts are 100% tested to verify both mechanical and electrical switching performance. Decades of research to meet all of your needs. Robust design and high grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1978 - Volvo 242 L 4 Cyl 2.1L - 2127
Standard Ignition
1984 Volvo 245 Turn Signal Switch 4 Cyl 2.1L Standard Ignition

P311-3238DF7    CBS-1216  New

S14410 , 1S10024 , SW7422 , 53-16912 , 1363819-2

Qty:
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; with Cruise Control Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Connector Gender: Female
    • Connector Quantity: 2
    • Connector Shape: Rectangular
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: Yes
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Set Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: No
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Indicator Markings Included: Yes
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 2
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 8
    • Terminal Type: Blade; Pin
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: Yes
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Our parts are 100% tested to verify both mechanical and electrical switching performance. Decades of research to meet all of your needs. Robust design and high grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional. As a global manufacturer of original equipment ignition products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1984 - Volvo 245 L 4 Cyl 2.1L - 2127
Standard Ignition
1993 Volvo 850 Turn Signal Switch Standard Ignition

P311-3A60C89    CBS-1530  New

9162968 , V95-80-0005 , 6849316 , 6849001 , 3523205 , 53-16915 , 9162968-0 , SW7434 , 1S10036 , S14730

Qty:
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; with Female Connector with Cruise Control Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Connector Gender: Female; Female
    • Connector Quantity: 2
    • Connector Shape: Rectangular
    • Contents: Switch
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: Yes
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Set Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: Yes
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Functions: Combination Switch
    • Indicator Markings Included: Yes
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 2
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 14
    • Terminal Type: Blade
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: Yes
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Our parts are 100% tested to verify both mechanical and electrical switching performance. Decades of research to meet all of your needs. Robust design and high grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1993 - Volvo 850
Standard Ignition
1989 Volvo 760 Turn Signal Switch Standard Ignition

P311-4B8330A    CBS-1533  New

1S10015 , S14733 , 53-16911 , 1362327 , SW7413

Qty:
$237.26
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; with Cruise Control Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Color: Black, White
    • Connector Gender: Female; Female
    • Connector Quantity: 2
    • Connector Shape: Rectangular
    • Contents: Switch
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: Yes
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Set Included: Yes
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: Yes
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Finish: Plastic
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Functions: Combination Switch
    • Indicator Markings Included: Yes
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 2
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 12
    • Terminal Type: Blade
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: Yes
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Our parts are 100% tested to verify both mechanical and electrical switching performance. Decades of research to meet all of your needs. Robust design and high grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1989 - Volvo 760
Standard Ignition
1974 Volvo 144 Turn Signal Switch 4 Cyl 2.0L Standard Ignition

P311-2AD2232    CBS-1691  New

SW7410 , 1S10012 , 53-16910 , 1215252 , S14891

Qty:
$162.04
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Color: Black, Silver
    • Connector Gender: No Connector
    • Contents: Switch
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: No
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: No
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: No
    • Cruise Control Set Included: No
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: No
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Finish: Aluminum, Plastic
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Functions: Turn Signal Switch
    • Indicator Markings Included: No
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 1
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 4
    • Terminal Type: Blade
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: No
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Direct-fit OE-replacement switch effectively restores combination switch functions. Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Robust design and high-grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional. As a global manufacturer of switches, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process and manufacture each switch to OE spec to ensure proper fit, form, and function.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1974 - Volvo 144 L 4 Cyl 2.0L 121 1986
Standard Ignition
1973 Volvo 144 Turn Signal Switch Standard Ignition

P311-1A044E3    CBS-1692  New

S14892 , 1212022 , SW7409 , 53-58860 , 1S10011

Qty:
$181.22
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Turn Signal Switch
  • ; Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Color: Black, Silver
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: No
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: No
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: No
    • Cruise Control Set Included: No
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: No
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Finish: Aluminum, Plastic
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Functions: Turn Signal Switch
    • Indicator Markings Included: No
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 1
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 4
    • Terminal Type: Blade
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: No
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Each Turn Signal Switch is a direct-fit OE replacement that ensures ease of installation. High-quality materials withstand extreme conditions. Undergoes extensive testing to ensure reliability. As a global manufacturer of automotive aftermarket products, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1973 - Volvo 144
Standard Ignition
2003 Volvo XC70 Turn Signal Switch Standard Ignition

P311-29280F7    CBS-1973  New

9499756 , S16173 , 31268578-0 , 30798609 , 31268578 , 30798609-0 , 30773057

Qty:
$75.07
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; with Trip Computer Controls with Steering Wheel Controls with Cruise Control Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Connector Quantity: 1
    • Contents: Switch
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: No
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: No
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: No
    • Cruise Control Set Included: No
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: No
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Functions: Combination Switch
    • Indicator Markings Included: Yes
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 1
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 9
    • Terminal Type: Blade
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: Yes
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Direct-fit OE-replacement switch effectively restores combination switch functions. Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Robust design and high-grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional. As a global manufacturer of switches, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process and manufacture each switch to OE spec to ensure proper fit, form, and function.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2003 - Volvo XC70
Standard Ignition
2009 Volvo S60 Turn Signal Switch 5 Cyl 2.5L Standard Ignition

P311-29280F7    CBS-1973  New

9499756 , S16173 , 31268578-0 , 30798609 , 31268578 , 30798609-0 , 30773057

Qty:
$75.07
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Connector Quantity: 1
    • Contents: Switch
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: No
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: No
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: No
    • Cruise Control Set Included: No
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: No
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Functions: Combination Switch
    • Indicator Markings Included: Yes
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 1
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 9
    • Terminal Type: Blade
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: Yes
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Direct-fit OE-replacement switch effectively restores combination switch functions. Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Robust design and high-grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional. As a global manufacturer of switches, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process and manufacture each switch to OE spec to ensure proper fit, form, and function.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2009 - Volvo S60 L 5 Cyl 2.5L - 2521
Standard Ignition
2001 Volvo S80 Turn Signal Switch Standard Ignition

P311-448164D    CBS-1976  New

31268577 , 9162777 , 30798608 , S16176 , 30773052 , 30798608-0 , 31268577-0

Qty:
Standard Ignition Turn Signal Switch
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • ; w/o Trip Computer Controls with Steering Wheel Controls with Cruise Control Genuine Intermotor Quality
  • Product Attributes:
    • Attachment Method: Bolt On
    • Connector Gender: Male
    • Connector Quantity: 1
    • Contents: Switch
    • Cruise Control Cancel Included: No
    • Cruise Control On/Off Operator Inc: No
    • Cruise Control Resume Included: No
    • Cruise Control Set Included: No
    • Cruise Control Speed Adjustment In: No
    • Displayed: Yes
    • Fog Light Operator Included: No
    • Functions: Combination Switch
    • Indicator Markings Included: Yes
    • Latching High Beam Operator Includ: Yes
    • Main Light Operator Included: No
    • Momentary High Beam Flasher Includ: Yes
    • New Or Remanufactured: New
    • Number Of Connector Cavities: 1
    • Rear Window Washer Spray Included: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Delay Control In: No
    • Rear Window Wiper Speed Setting In: No
    • Running Light Operator Included: No
    • Terminal Gender: Male
    • Terminal Quantity: 9
    • Terminal Type: Pin
    • Turn Signal Control Included: Yes
    • Turn Signal/Directional Indicator: Yes
    • Voltage: 12
    • Windshield Washer Spray Included: No
    • Windshield Wiper Delay Setting Inc: No
    • Windshield Wiper Speed Setting Inc: No
  • Direct-fit OE-replacement switch effectively restores combination switch functions. Copper alloy conductors ensure superior electrical conductivity with low resistive losses. Robust design and high-grade materials meet the stringent demands of today's service professional. As a global manufacturer of switches, we maintain complete quality control throughout the manufacturing process and manufacture each switch to OE spec to ensure proper fit, form, and function.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2001 - Volvo S80

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volvo electrical problems- can anyone help?

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Question From Nite hawk on volvo electrical problems- can anyone help?

Howdy!
I have a 1980 Volvo 240 series, standard,236,000 km, runs pretty well, but have had minor electrical problems, in the past, every 4-6 months the heater fan fuse would crash, and when replaced work for another 4-6 months.
However we started having alot more serious problems. When I would hit the turn signal, the amp light would come on and buzz and the engine would die, and then it would not want to re-start. checked and changed the battery, tested the alternator, the tester said it was fine.
When it would happen would let it set for bit, and then MAYBE it would start.
IT would crank fine, but no fire or fuel seemed to be getting through. (fuel injected)
Like I said we changed the battery, and wire brushed and greased and tightened the 3 grounds under the hood, and it seemed to run fine, and then one morning on the way to work,hit the turn signal and it died and had to walk home.
Thankfully it was a short distance.
Someone suggested that because it was fuel injected there might be a computer that needed to be re-set, so the battery was un- hooked overnight. we also polished the posts on the inside of the distributor cap. now it seems to be working again for the present time.
However the electrical episodes was sporadic in nature before, so not sure if it is "cured" or not. The only other thing I can think of is that I always plug the cell phone in the cig lighter to charge, ( it said it was charging ok) and wonder if that might be an issue, and haven't plugged it in for a while.
We live several hundred miles from any Volvo dealer, and live in a remote area, and I have to drive long distances to work so as winter approaches , want the car reliable again.
I actually called one volvo dealer asking the parts department if there might be a wiring harness that was available, and was told such a thing didn't exist!!
We argued, as I do know such a thing does exist, and he finally relented and said that they do exist, but only in different sections and would have to have one made up for an older car.
I also noticed that the back window de-icer line in the glass doesn't seem to work anymore. Now I can live with that problem, but the engine dying at an intersection and not wanting to re-start because I hit the signal switch is a problem that I need help with!!
Would really appreciate any thoughts!!!
Thanks
Nite Hawk

Response From Nite hawk

Howdy!
New developments
Tightened the belt, no more squeals, was headed home, we slowed down and it died...
re-started the first time, got underway, and again slowed down, no signal and and died again, this time it wouldn't re-start, and had to be pushed out of the road.
After while and lots of trying, and after it sat for a while it finally started and we made to the turn at home, again slowed down, this time with a signal and again it died., and no start.
My son was tinkering with the key in the ignition, and noticed that the dash lights wouldn't come on, but after jiggling the key if the dash lights would come on, it would start.
This time it blew a tail light fuse, ( second time after a dying episode this happened)
We were wondering if maybe the there was a problem with the ignition switch that might be killing everything...
Now I don't know if the ignition is somehow connected to the signal and tail lights , and maybe if there is a short in one area it is crashing everything??
I was reading the other day on the internet that the 1980-88 volvo's had bad qualtiy engine wire harnesses, and the web site was recommending to replace the wire harnessing..
Now of course this site sells harnesses, so not sure if this is the truth or not. appreciate your thoughts..
Will check out more about the testers -thanks.

Response From Nite hawk

It is possible its not charging properly, even though the battery is new, and the alternator rebuilt earlier in the year. I question the belt tightness on the alternator, have what seems to be a belt squeal from time to time, and I question the possibility of maybe the negative battery cable might possibly need replaced, but not sure if that has any bearing on the problem or not.. Not knowledgeable on car electrics , that's why I am asking wiser heads than mine what they think.
Thanks for your thoughts.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

I didn't go look up layout but check that belt. You should not be able to turn alternator with bare hands by the fins (everything off and cool please) or it's too loose and squealing suggests.


Reason I said cell phone charges meaning nothing as it's power output is .3VOLTS not crap as things go. You said car dies out with just directionals. Just the power a couple light bulbs take to light is probably 500 times the power a cell phone could ever need. That little bit is taking (high bet on this) away enough power that the engine can't run right or at all never mind running more power items like blower motor, headlights, rear window defrosters and the like. Starting the engine takes a ton of power expressed as amps. Think like a water hose you could use a pin hole straw or a garden hose and which would deliver the most for you? Same basics for this much of your troubles.


This isn't rocket science yet with your car. Get a voltmeter ($10US) available if you just look around at larger department stores like Walmart and others.
That and get a "floating battery charger, maintainer" for cheap too - about $20US. Takes a long time perhaps 24 hours to charge but will indicate the battery is fully charged. Voltmeter should read 12.6 or more volts right then and settle to that. Just those two things you can diagnose a lot. Add to that a plain scratch awl type test light, LED ones are now under $10 bucks and you can do quite a bit of basics now.


Check voltage on outside of battery clamps and one posts for any volt difference say with headlights on or something that uses some power. Should be the same.


Belt again. Didn't check if self adjust or not and doesn't matter which way but has to be snug enough. Self tensioned has a limit for belt stretch or plain bad and manually tensioned you do yourself or have done but don't over do it either - know the difference or it's too hard on bearing on belt driven items. If more than one check and or replace/adjust as needed. Find out if unsure in person with a mechanic.


All your issues point to simple inadequate power to run properly and belt(s), battery and that it charges is the key to it all,


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Response From Tom Greenleaf

This plain smacks of charging system not up to par or working at all! Belt way too loose, alternator problem, or new or not battery no good. You gotta charge a battery first or should before testing anything. Using your cell phone as an indicator mean absooooolutely nothing!


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