240 Standard Trans w/ Cruise Control?

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Bruce Pick, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Bruce Pick

    Bruce Pick Guest

    I now drive 150 miles/day in an '86 240, auto trans, with 375K miles on
    the clock.

    To get better gas mileage, I'm considering replacing it with a
    standard-transmission car when this one needs replacing. Did some
    standard-transmission 240's come with cruise control? I know that not
    everyone loves cr. ctrll, but I do, especially with my long commute. If
    they didn't come that way, I'd consider swapping my existing CC into the
    new car. Any comments on that? I do know that some other brands often
    have CC on standard-trans. cars, but I like driving a Volvo!

    Bruce
     
    Bruce Pick, Jul 24, 2004
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    brackenburn Guest

    Hi Bruce,

    Our '93 240 Classic wagon has cruise control and manual transmission.
    Cruise control was available as an option as early as '86 regardless of
    transmission type.

    Good luck in your quest for CC + MT!
    Andy I.


    | I now drive 150 miles/day in an '86 240, auto trans, with 375K miles on
    | the clock.
    |
    | To get better gas mileage, I'm considering replacing it with a
    | standard-transmission car when this one needs replacing. Did some
    | standard-transmission 240's come with cruise control? I know that not
    | everyone loves cr. ctrll, but I do, especially with my long commute. If
    | they didn't come that way, I'd consider swapping my existing CC into the
    | new car. Any comments on that? I do know that some other brands often
    | have CC on standard-trans. cars, but I like driving a Volvo!
    |
    | Bruce
     
    brackenburn, Jul 24, 2004
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    Rod Gray Guest

    Cruise control is seperate from the tranny. A 240 is a 240. The parts will
    swap over. The only question is if a non C.C. 240 has the same wiring
    harness on the steering column. That is where C.C. switch will plug in.
     
    Rod Gray, Jul 24, 2004
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  4. Bruce Pick

    brackenburn Guest

    Hello again Bruce,

    If you're going to install your present cruise control into a manual
    transmission equipped 240, you'll need a "cut-out" switch operated by the
    clutch pedal, as well as the one operated by the brake pedal.

    Good Luck.
    Andy I.

    | Cruise control is seperate from the tranny. A 240 is a 240. The parts will
    | swap over. The only question is if a non C.C. 240 has the same wiring
    | harness on the steering column. That is where C.C. switch will plug in.
    |
    | | > I now drive 150 miles/day in an '86 240, auto trans, with 375K miles on
    | > the clock.
    | >
    | > To get better gas mileage, I'm considering replacing it with a
    | > standard-transmission car when this one needs replacing. Did some
    | > standard-transmission 240's come with cruise control? I know that not
    | > everyone loves cr. ctrll, but I do, especially with my long commute. If
    | > they didn't come that way, I'd consider swapping my existing CC into the
    | > new car. Any comments on that? I do know that some other brands often
    | > have CC on standard-trans. cars, but I like driving a Volvo!
    | >
    | > Bruce
    |
    |
     
    brackenburn, Jul 24, 2004
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  5. Bruce Pick

    Bruce Pick Guest

    Yes, and what I'm wondering is, can I get a regular cut-out switch from
    a brake pedal on a junker?? Or is it different? Or is installation a
    bear, or??
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    Bruce Pick, Jul 25, 2004
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    Bruce Pick Guest

    True - but an auto tranny car won't have a clutch pedal, and won't have
    the C.C. cutout switch attached to that pedal.
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    Bruce Pick, Jul 25, 2004
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  7. Yes. I have a 1992 240 wagon with standard and cruise control.

    HTH
    -pk
     
    Patrick Keenan, Jul 25, 2004
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  8. Bruce Pick

    Bruce Pick Guest

    Patrick,

    Does yours have a switch under the clutch pedal to disable the cruise
    control when shifting?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Bruce Pick, Jul 26, 2004
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    Bruce Pick Guest

    Andy,

    Does yours have a switch under the clutch pedal to disable the cruise
    control when shifting?

    Thanks in advance,
    Bruce
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    brackenburn Guest

    Yes, Bruce. There is a cut-out awitch under the clutch pedal.
    Andy I.


    | Andy,
    |
    | Does yours have a switch under the clutch pedal to disable the cruise
    | control when shifting?
    |
    | Thanks in advance,
    | Bruce
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    Mike F Guest

    Look at the bracket that holds the brake switch on your other car. I
    believe there is provision for another switch, one for the clutch
    pedal. You just need an additional switch. (Note that the cut out
    switches for the cruise control are the ones that have the vacuum hose
    connected.)

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Jul 26, 2004
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  12. Bruce Pick

    Bruce Pick Guest

    Thanks, people. I'm now fairly well educated on this topic.

    Bruce
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