disengage gears got mind of their own

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by clare, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. clare

    clare Guest

    Just to try you guys in the know with another question. My 940
    automatic has a button on the stick which will disengage low gear I(
    think )to make it run in 3 gears(I am no expert on this), Every now and
    again this seems to happen without me doing anything, just driving
    along. Once I slow down a gear I can use the button to turn the light
    off and off we go again. It can be a little reluctant to alter and
    seems to do it out of the blue. Am I in trouble and is this going to
    cost loads.
    clare, Nov 2, 2006
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  2. clare

    James Sweet Guest

    The relay needs to be resoldered, or you can just replace it if you
    don't know anyone who can solder. It costs about $50.
    James Sweet, Nov 2, 2006
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  3. clare

    Robert Guest

    On most 940s, this button serves to disengage overdrive. However, it
    was an option (if you ordered through European Delivery, as I did) to
    have the air suspension, the engine gearing, the brake response, and
    the turbocharger reconfigured into a sort of sport mode through this
    button, sort of like the S button found on many newer models. This is
    what I did -- we essentially use the same button, but different
    functions. To find out which you have, simply start the car, get out,
    and push the button while carefully noticing the clearance of the car.
    If it seems to drop, you have the second option. If there is no
    noticable change, you have the first.

    This button can be quite sensitive. I learned very quickly not to rest
    my hand on the shifter -- it seems to just feel the touch and activate.
    Replacements, I have found, are exactly the same.
    Robert, Nov 3, 2006
  4. clare

    Robert Guest

    By the way, Clare, have you gotten the problem fixed where the car
    shuts off intermittentally?
    Robert, Nov 3, 2006
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