940 Immobiliser fitted?

Discussion in 'Volvo 940' started by TonyS, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. TonyS

    TonyS Guest

    I just help my sisters family get a 96 940 GLE Estate which seems in good
    condition but is missing the remote key fob. The guy selling it was a
    trader and said it just wasn't fitted with an alarm, but it could be any
    hidden reason.. lost / broken / faulty etc.

    What I want to know is, is it fitted? There is a little red LED on the left
    hand speaker which never lights, and there is a glass break detector. It
    definately does not have the dual LED and button module on the window my 95
    940 SE Turbo has. Search on Google throws up model information saying it
    has remote central locking / alarm / immobiliser etc.

    They really need an immobiliser since this car is a replacement for their
    360 that was stolen. Is it likely / economical a new key fob can be bought?
    TonyS, Jan 2, 2006
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  2. Just because the spec says it has, does not mean that it has all the
    equipment fitted. The lefthand speaker device should be a sunlight sensor
    for the air conditioning. There is a version having the immobiliser only
    which does not need the alarm system as it is in place of the alarm. The
    "Glass breaking sensor" could well be the aerial for the immobiliser. The
    Remote Central Locking is tied into the immobiliser circuit and the
    diagnostic code for immobiliser is read on pin 3 of the diagnostic plug. You
    need a fob for the central locking's remote function. The trader must supply
    the key fob for the car and make sure that it matches correctly. Otherwise
    get the dealer to supply/fit and make sure that it works and get the trader
    to reimburse the dealer's bill. If the trader won't agree to this, get your
    money back and get a car that works fully (preferably with alarm fitted not

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
    Peter K L Milnes, Jan 3, 2006
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  3. TonyS

    TonyS Guest

    Thanks for the info, the car was sold 'as is' ie clearly stated without
    alarm so I can't complain too much about that. Volvo will sort it out for
    around £80, although we will track down the previous owner hopefully.

    However there are more serious problem now with oil loss then oil light
    comming on after a head-degunk and oil change. I think the sale of goods
    act should cover it, and they should be protected for this problem even when
    selling under as is, since it wasn't sold for further repair or parts. See
    seperate post.

    TonyS, Jan 8, 2006
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