1990 240 driver door don't lock

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by lolo, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. lolo

    lolo Guest

    Hello, got a 240 wagon 1990 with power locks, and the driver front door
    doesn't lock - it locks/ unlocks the rest of the car, but the driver
    door never locks. Before I take apart the door again (just made the
    door handle work - had car about 1 month - door handle didn't work when
    I bought it), I just wanted to see if anybody has experience with power
    lock wiring or troubleshooting??? Never had power locks before......

    thank you
    lolo, Jul 15, 2006
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    James Sweet Guest

    Well there's no power lock solenoid in the driver's door, there's just a
    linkage from the lock pull to the door latch, not much to it.

    If you want to install a keyless entry, you can go to a junkyard and get
    a lock motor for that door out of any other door.
    James Sweet, Jul 15, 2006
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  3. lolo

    lolo Guest

    Keyless entry? wowsa.

    Ok, so if I want to fix it, its just adjustable like the door
    handle.... that's good, nice and easy. Keyless entry sounds cool, but
    I think I'll just adjust it up for now. Maybe if i find a volvo at the
    junkyard I will try it someday... for right now the power locks are
    enough, though - I've been driving a 1986 toyota truck base model for
    the last 7 years, so all this power lock, heated seats, power window,
    lumbar supports, air conditioning stuff seems all too luxurious to me
    right now. I don't know if I can handle keyless entry yet.... my head
    might explode.

    thanks for the info, that's exactly what I was looking for...

    lolo, Jul 15, 2006
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    zencraps Guest

    I can speak about the mechanism on early '80s 240's: I assume yours is
    the same.

    If the door won't lock, but the other doors lock / unlock when the key
    is turned, then the problem has got to be away from the key, probably a
    messed up linkage somewhere, or a bad bit where the door and side
    pillar physically lock up.

    Just take a close lock at it, should be pretty apparent.
    zencraps, Jul 15, 2006
  5. lolo

    James Sweet Guest

    There's not really anything to adjust, it's just a metal rod that clips
    to the lock mechanism at the door latch and runs upward to where the
    plastic lock pull screws on, that's all it is.
    James Sweet, Jul 15, 2006
  6. lolo

    User Guest

    I'm not exactly sure what the question is. There are two switches on the
    driver's door lock. One switch is in the rod between the lock button and
    the lock mechanism. Pushing down or pulling up either locks or unlocks
    all the doors depending on which way the lock rod is travelling. The
    second switch surrounds the lock cylinder inside the door and activates
    the relay to lock or unlock all the other doors and the trunk/tailgate.
    If this is what you have then it's what you're supposed to have. If the
    locks don't perform this way then there is a bad switch or broken wire
    inside the door.

    User, Jul 15, 2006
  7. lolo

    lolo Guest

    It was my fault! When I adjusted the outside door handle so it worked
    again, I got a little overzealous and tightened it too far, therefor
    not allowing the pushrod to move all the way down and engage with the
    latch locking mechanism. I must have looked at it for 15 minutes and
    messed with the pushrod switch and everything else before I got it. So
    it works now...

    Thanks to everybody who gave me ideas. It just didn't seem to me like
    the two could be connected, but..... they are actually, physically
    connected to one another. Who knew??

    lolo, Jul 15, 2006
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