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1997 VOLVO 960 PARKING LIGHT DRAW

BATTERY GOES DEAD EVERY FEW DAYS ONE DAY CAUGHT THE PARKING LIGHTS ON BY ITSELF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS?

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Beneath the knob to turn on the lights, there is a small screw to turn lights completely OFF. see the owners manual to do this...if it is not in the right place, it can cause battery drain. You need a very small flat head screwdriver to change this position, but I've used one for eyeglasses successfully. Hope this helps.

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check your wires and fuses, also it wouldn't hurt to have your battery tested i know several parts stores and shops do it for free, heck while your at it they could test your alternator too!..hope this helps :)

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