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1988 volvo wagon - is possessed....Headlights go out at random. Cycle the switch and they sometimes come back on! Dash lights work while markers only are on. Turn on headlights and the markers go out, including tailights! Tonight, lights stayed on with everything shut off, except engine (Thank God) Ordered a wiring harness for the dash. Could it be anything else?

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Sounds like it is time to replace the combination/light switch.

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