240 Wagon tailgate wiring broken at hindges! How to Fix!?

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Sali Mander, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Sali Mander

    Sali Mander Guest

    Help, help.
    How to you repair, replace, renew, fix broken wire at tailgate
    hindges. Is there a fix kit for this common problem? Radio fuse #1,
    keeps blowing. Idiot light for headlights is intermitant also. This is
    a new used car 1992 w/162k mi.
    Thanks for any and all
    Sali Mander, Jun 13, 2004
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    G Klein Guest

    You replace the harnesses both sides purchase either from your Volvo dealer
    or www.ipd.com I do not know who is cheaper but from what I have seen the
    ipd ones are of equal quality to oem

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    G Klein, Jun 14, 2004
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    don hodgdon Guest

    It's http://www.ipdusa.com/
    don hodgdon, Jun 14, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, Jun 14, 2004
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    KHanawalt Guest

    How to you repair, replace, renew, fix broken wire at tailgate
    If you don't want to wait for parts or spend money on new harnesses, you can
    just splice in extra length in the tailgate and move the good wire still inside
    the tailgate up to where they go through the hinge.

    Then you will have to cut the bad wire out and reattach with solder or crimp
    connectors the wires inside the roof in front of the hinges.

    The headliner is loosened by pulling it away toward the rear until the plastic
    retaining lip comes free from the steel headliner retainer. The hinges can be
    unbolted one at a time with a friend/spouse to help hold the tailgate up.

    I did this on my '81 wagon. It's very nice to have a rear wiper, defogger,
    working electric lock, and a license-plate light. Good luck!

    Horsepower is cheaper than therapy.
    KHanawalt, Jun 16, 2004
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    Bill Stehlin Guest

    IIRC, only one side requires splicing in extra wire in tailgate after
    pulling intact section into hinge. Other side has enough wire to pull
    w/o splicing.
    Bill Stehlin, Jun 17, 2004
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    Sep 12, 2018
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    Just picked up a 1990 wagon with no working rear wiper, not sure about the tag lights yet, but do you have a checklist you could share on how to install the new wiring harnesses? Thanks!
    LDag, Sep 12, 2018
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