Volvo Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1970-1989 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1800

See Figure 1

  1. Remove the inner door panel and the moisture barrier.
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  3. Disconnect the spring at the top of the latch linkage.
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  5. Remove the one screw and two nuts holing the door handle to the door and lift the handle away from the door.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Inside view of the 1800 series door handle assembly

  1. With the handle removed, the two screws in the back of the assembly may be removed. Remove the circlip at the back of the lock cylinder and the lock may be removed from the pushbutton assembly.
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  3. After reassembling the lock and handle assembly, position it on the car and install the nuts and bolt. Make sure the actuating tab engages the linkage properly. Check the operation of the latch and door lock before replacing the moisture barrier and door panel.
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140 and 160 Series

The door locks on these vehicles are removed simply by removing the door panel and the moisture barrier and unscrewing the retaining screw for the lock. The retaining screw is located on the rear edge of the door. When reinstalling the lock, make sure the tab on the back of the lock engages the latch properly.

200 Series

See Figures 2 and 3

  1. Remove the inner door liner and the moisture barrier.
    1. For cars with manual locks, the lock cylinder is held within the door by a clip which slides across the back of the cylinder. On 1979 and older cars, the clip can be slid free. Later cars use the same clip, but it is retained to the door with two small screws which must be removed to free the clip.
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    3. On cars with power locks, the left door lock has a collar surrounding it. This electrical fitting causes all the doors to lock when the key is used in the driver's door. The retainer on this switch may be opened by prying up the plastic catch; the switch may then be removed from the lock cylinder.
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Fig. Fig. 2: The mounted (pre-1979) 200 series door lock assembly with retaining clip

  1. When reinstalling, make sure the lock cylinder engages the latch mechanism properly. If replacing the lock on a 1979 or older car, the bracket must be replaced with the updated type. The new bracket stiffens the face of the door panel around the lock face.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Volvo updated the 200 series retaining clip for 1980 and later vehicles

  1. If the car has power locks, make sure the switch collar is in its correct position and the clip is secure.
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  3. Install the moisture barrier and the inner door panel.
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700 Series

See Figure 4

  1. Remove the door trim pad and the moisture barrier.
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  3. The back of the lock cylinder has a rod connected to it. Disconnect the rod by swinging the clip away from the shaft and then separating the shaft from the lock. Don't break or deform the clip during removal.
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  5. If removing the left door lock, loosen the electrical switch around the lock by releasing the plastic catch on the collar. Remove the switch from the lock.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the driver's door lock assembly

  1. Remove the two screws holding the lock retaining bracket. Remove the bracket and remove the lock from the door.
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  3. When reassembling, make sure the rod is properly attached and secure. Install the retaining bracket and its two screws.
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  5. Install the switch on the left door lock and make sure it is properly positioned and secure.
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  7. Check the operation of the keylock and the power locks.
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  9. Install the moisture barrier and the door panel.
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