Is the door lock actuator on the drivers door a full working one?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Don B., Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Don B.

    Don B. Guest

    I have a 1995 940 sedan I'm trying to put keyless entry in.
    I was checking the drivers door lock and it has what appears
    to be the same actuator as the other doors but has to be
    shifted manually (to lock and unlock the door).

    Question: Is what's connected to that lock functionally the same
    if wired differently? Can I use it and just rewire in order to make it
    keylessly actuate the drivers lock? Or am I going to have to install
    another actuator?

    Or, should I just scrap the idea of having this convenience!

    Any help is always appreciated

    Don B.
    Don B., Jan 3, 2006
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  2. Don B.

    Mike F Guest

    While the "box" that contains the actuator (passenger doors) and the
    switch (driver's door) look the same they're (as I've implied) not.
    There is a combo switch/actuator that was used on the 780 models, and
    maybe was included in some alarm kits. So you need to install some kind
    of actuator, what's there is only a switch.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
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    Mike F, Jan 3, 2006
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  3. Further to Mike's message there is a switch actuated by the door locking
    indicator button which is for actuation of central locking function. This is
    only on driver's door so that the driver's key can operate the central
    locking function. This has to be wired into the alarm or immobiliser
    circuitry for central locking to work from a remote fob.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
    Peter K L Milnes, Jan 4, 2006
  4. Don B.

    User Guest

    On the 7/900 cars, since the lock rod moves with the key as well as the
    knob, one switch is used. The switch is really a proximity device that
    triggers the relay to power the servos up or down.

    User, Jan 4, 2006
  5. If it's the same as my '92 940, you'll have to replace the driver's door
    switch with a combined switch / actuator, as Mike says. That's what I
    had to do when I fitted an alarm / immobiliser / keyless entry combo and
    it added about 30% to the price (from an auto electrician, not Volvo).



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    Andrew McKenna, Jan 4, 2006
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