My 1993 940 non-turbo sedan has been sitting in my driveway for about 2 months. While it sat, the battery died, of course. I recharged it and drove it to the repair place for them to install a new water pump. (I was out of town and hadn't had time to get it there til yesterday) They also tightened the alternator belt for me. Didn't take too long and they did a nice job - I did not take it to a Volvo Dealership. When I got the car back, I noticed that the door chime would not stop ringing. Once I put the key in and turn it, it starts chiming. Doesn't have to be cranked, just turned on. Also, the radio is dead and none of the lights work on the inside. Here are some things I've done to try to fix this: I'll try to be as clear as possible.
1 - I replaced the fuse that's for all of the int lights, mirror, antenna, etc. I think it was number five. It doesn't seem to be "blown" but it does spark when I put a new one in. I would think I could tell by looking at the fuse whether or not it's blown? Anyway, this did not fix the problem.
2 - I replaced many other fuses in the box (just in case) and because I already had them laying around. Nothing has changed.
3 - I swapped out the door switches, moving the back ones to the front, front ones to the back. Nada. This door chime thing doesn't care if the door is open or closed, anyway.
4 - I unplugged the negative cable to the battery, waited about 10 mins, then put it back on. Zilch.
I'm out of ideas!
You should know this:
The radio antenna that is supposed to go up and down does not. However, it didn't really before because it's bent. Could the broken antenna be the issue? Would a broken antenna motor cause all this? I see on the fuse diagram that the antenna it's also part of this grouping. The radio won't come on anyway so it's hard to know.
The drivers side front seat now only wants to go forward on one side, not the other. Hmm That's a new one. Maybe be unrelated.
You should also know that, when I was driving it to get repaired, the door chime was NOT ringing like this. I don't know if the radio worked along the way because I didn't turn it on.
Of course, I would like to figure out what the problem is however, it would be nice just to get the chime to stop because I'm going on a long trip tomorrow.
Could it be that my battery just isn't charged enough? Runs great, but they did charge it more at the repair shop.
On this year's model, is there a relay for the chime? If so, I can't find it.
Thanks again! I'll be here hoping for some good answers. Super appreciate all of you!
All the best - Kelly
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Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 1:53 AM