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Lambda light is on all the time but car runs fine

I just had to replace the radiator in my 1990 240 after my wife drove it with a leak and cooked it, no head gasket damage is showing (yet) and it appears to be running normally, water pump is working and thermostat is opening ok, but the Lambda light bottom left in the instrument panel is on all the time.
Any information as to if its a fault or just a false error light would be much appreciated, also how to reset or turn the light off?

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I have an 89 maybe this will help , i went to a volvo shop and they turned mine off for free . pop the hood on your right side 1/4 down on right theres a black box and he had placed the wire plug in number 6 and pressed the button , not too sure how he did it but on the same side down from there like 1/2 or a little more there is a fuse by itself and its flat against the white ,metal of the car , he said if all else fails to remove it then put it back in ,

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Have you tried disconnecting the battery? This caused my lambda light to be extinguished for a short time. I eventually had to replace the O2 sensor and the air mass sensor.
Hope that this helps.
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Its probably a false error now..it happens usually after you do a major repair and there is no reset button for it you have to live with it being on

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• 59 Knock Sensor -Bank 2
• 61 Lambda Sensor Heater -Bank 2 Post Cat
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