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Old 11-20-2003, 01:49 AM
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W126 headlight Question

On the 300SE's, are the headlights supposed to stay on when the key is turned off? If so, they I need to hook up some relays to do that.

My Volvo's headlights turn off when the car is off.
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:17 AM
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RE: Lights & Volvo

They stay on in my E320, guess they are supposed to. I have a Volvo 960 wagon--whats the 965? Never heard of it. Mine is for sale--nice car, better than 850 style.
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:47 AM
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HEADLIGHTS

On the 300se/sel and the 420sel, I know for a fact they do stay on after the key is turned off. You will have a buzzer if still working that will sound when the lights are left on and the driver's door is opened. My 420sel just barely makes the buzzing and I can't recall if my 300se still sounds or not. I am sure that all w126's are the same on that issue.
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Old 11-20-2003, 01:45 PM
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Re: RE: Lights & Volvo

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They stay on in my E320, guess they are supposed to. I have a Volvo 960 wagon--whats the 965? Never heard of it. Mine is for sale--nice car, better than 850 style.
960 is the generic name, 964 would be the 4 door sedan and 965 would be the 5 door wagon. So you have a 965. If you were to have a 97 or 98, the S90 would be the sedan and the V90 would be the wagon.

I really like the Volvo feature where the lights go out if the key is off and removed from the lock.

Time to add some relays to the 300SE.
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Old 11-20-2003, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the Volvo info--didn't know that. I had an old 76 Volvo "242" Never knew why it wasn't a 240!! Great car, ended it's life with ~300,000 on it, and it still ran fine, but the body was totally shot. I may wire a relay into the system so the lights have a delay before shutting off, like my junk Ford Explorer does.
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