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V7o 2.4 estate door light switches will not turn off unless

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V7o 2.4 estate door light switches will not turn off unless you slam the door
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the door switches?
Customer: fuse removed to save flattening the battery where are the switches
JA: What is the model/year of your Volvo?
Customer: 1999 v70 estate
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I would try new switches
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Is this with all doors or one in specific that this is occuring on?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Passenger failed first, now the drivers door
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

O.k.,the switches on this model for these lights are either at the door striker on the body where the door latches.You would see a plunger type switch if this is where they are or on some of these models when you do not see the plunger type switch the switch is located inside the door latch itself and the latch has to be replaced.

This is the most common cause with what you have described here.If you have the plunger type switches these need replaced but if there are no plunger type switches then the door latches need replaced for both doors here.

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Thanks Pete