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Volvo headlight problem

The low beam headlights on my 1997 Volvo 960 wagon have stopped working. The high beam lights work if the lever is held in place, but don't lock in.

Bulbs, fuses, and wiring all appear to be good.

The headlight relay is high on my list of suspects, but I don't know where it is located. The wiring diagram only says that it is under the dash on the driver's side of the car.

Any help finding it would be appreciated. Am I on the right track here?

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  • Broke192 Dec 26, 2008

    I have this exact same problem. Checked all fuses. Perhaps there is another fuse link somewhere in the wiring harness.

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    same exact problem but i have a 96 850 glt wagon and i can not get the low beams to work and the high beams only work if the lever is held.

  • kmm0055 May 24, 2009

    Also, I noted the fog lights on my 960 are out. I checked the fuses and they are fine. The switch turns on the running lights.

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Headlight relay is the problem. it is located in dash above radio in a fuse cluster. local autozone can tell you exactly

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I would like to know where exactly I should look. There are three conning blocks in a small rack, but still looking for the headlight relay.

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FUSE PANEL LOCATION
The fuse panel is located in the engine compartment. A label on the inside of the cover lists the fuse amperage and circuits protected.
volvo 850 fuses fuse panel layout service repair manual
FUSE PANEL IDENTIFICATION
Fig. 1: Fuse Panel Identification
Courtesy of Volvo Cars of North America.
WARNING: Always disconnect battery ground cable before servicing "high-current fuses. It is recommended that "high-current" fuses be replaced by a qualified technician.
* 1 - 15 Amp
Fuel Injection, Distributor Ignition, Automatic Gearbox
* 2 - 15 Amp
Fuel Pump, Alarm System
* 3 - 10 Amp
Courtesy Lights, Oil Level Sensor
* 4 - Not Used (1993-95)
* 4 - 10 Amp (1996)
Electronic Start Inhibitor (Immobilizer)
* 5 - 30 Amp
ECC Blower (Speed 4)
* 6 - 25 Amp
Central Locking System, Alarm
* 7 - 15 Amp
Audio System (Amplifier)
* 8 - 25 Amp (1993-95)
Power Antenna, Trailer Connector
* 8 - 40 Amp (1996)
Electronic Start Inhibitor (Immobilizer)
* 9 - 30 Amp
ABS, Traction Control System
* 10 - Not Used (1993-95)
* 10 - 15 Amp (1996)
Heated Rear Seat (If Equipped)
* 11 - 30 Amp
Heated Rear Window & Side Mirrors
* 12 - 10 Amp
Brake Lights
* 13 - 15 Amp
Hazard Flashers, Headlight Flashers, Alarm
* 14 - 30 Amp
ABS, Traction Control System
* 15 - 10 Amp (1993-95)
Audio System, Courtesy Lights, Door Open Light, Trunk Light, Glove Box Light, Remote Control Central Locking System,
Oil Level Sensor, Seat Belt Reminder
* 15 - 10 Amp (1996)
Audio System, Courtesy Lights, Door Open Light, Trunk Light, Glove Box Light, Remote Control Central Locking System,
Oil Level Sensor, Seat Belt Reminder, Data Link Connector
* 16 - 30 Amp (1993-95) Accessories
* 16 - 30 Amp (1996)
Power Antenna, Trailer Connector, Accessories
* 17 - 10 Amp
Key Reminder
* 18 - 25 Amp (1993-95)
Heated Front Seats, Power Mirrors
* 18 - 15 Amp (1996) Front Fog Lamps
* 19 - 15 Amp
Left High Beam Headlight
* 20 - 15 Amp
Right High Beam Headlight, High Beam Indicator
* 21 - 15 Amp
Left Low Beam Headlight
* 22 - 15 Amp
Right Low Beam Headlight
* 23 - 10 Amp
Left Parking Light, License Light
* 24 - 10 Amp
Right Parking Light, Bulb Failure Warning Sensor
* 25 - 10 Amp
Rear Fog Lamps, Fog Lamp Indicator
* 26 - Not Used (1993-95)
* 26 - 25 Amp (1996)
Heated Front Seats, Power Mirrors
* 27 - 15 Amp
Back-Up Lights, Turn Signals
* 28 - 10 Amp
Cruise Control, Heated Rear Window, Seat Belt Reminder Light, Shiftlock, Bulb Failure Warning Sensor, Heated Rear Seat
* 29 - 15 Amp
ABS, Traction Control System
* 30 - 10 Amp
Cigarette Lighter
* 31 - 25 Amp
ECC, ECC Blower (Speeds 1-3)
* 32 - 10 Amp
Audio System, Remote Controlled Central Locking System
* 33 - 15 Amp (1993-95)
Power Seats, OBD Test Socket, Tailgate Washer/Wipe (Wagon)
* 33 - 15 Amp (1996)
Power Seats, Tailgate Washer/Wipe (Wagon)
* 34 - 25 Amp
Windshield Wiper/Washer, Horn, Headlight Washer/Wiper
* 35 - 10 Amp
Instrument Lights, Sun Roof, Traction Control System
* 36 - Not Used
* 37 - Circuit Breaker
Power Windows, Power Sun Roof
* 38 - Not Used
* 39 - Circuit Breaker
Drivers Power Seat
* 40 - Circuit Breaker
Passengers Power Seat
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The relay panel is located at the left corner of the instrument panel.
i copied this off a volvo site Hope this helps

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