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Old 01-06-2019, 08:36 PM   #1
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I just put in a PnP brake booster, the old one made Darth Vader noises.
Once finished I noticed the LR taillight stayed on. I figure no big deal just a slight change in parts (newer MY booster 86?)
I cant see much due to the location of the switch and my lack of flexibility.
So is it as simple as giving it a little bend or does it need to be shimmed?
I am probably overthinking it but the manuals I have peeked at were not clear (to me)
My 242 is a 78.
Having the RR light unplugged shouldn't matter right?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:17 PM   #2
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Once finished I noticed the LR taillight stayed on.
Tail light or brake light?
Usually both sides (brake and/or tail) should be on or off at the same time.

Does your car have a rear fog light? Usually only 1 bulb on the driver's side is functional, with a separate dash switch for it. Might not exist on your year.

* Probably not... Owner's Manual ( volvo.custhelp.com ) doesn't show a rear fog, just 4 in a square.

3 - Back-up
4 - Rear turn signal
5 - Stop light (lower inner)
6 - Tail light (lower outer)

Which one is on?

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Old 01-08-2019, 01:08 AM   #3
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Tail light or brake light?
Usually both sides (brake and/or tail) should be on or off at the same time.

Does your car have a rear fog light? Usually only 1 bulb on the driver's side is functional, with a separate dash switch for it. Might not exist on your year.

* Probably not... Owner's Manual ( volvo.custhelp.com ) doesn't show a rear fog, just 4 in a square.

3 - Back-up
4 - Rear turn signal
5 - Stop light (lower inner)
6 - Tail light (lower outer)

Which one is on?

Brake light, my bad.
Goes off when pulling on the brake pedal.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:36 AM   #4
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Got it!
My boy came over and took a look. We figured it needed a couple smacks with a hammer and seems to be working fine now. Loosened the column bracket first.
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