Question about 1991 Volvo 240

2 Answers

How to remove ignition switch from 1991 volvo

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Yes... you do have to drill out the 2 shear head screws and you can start with a small drill bit like a .125 and then work your way up to one big enough to clear out the top of the shoulder of the bolt if you don't have any easyouts....however this is only after you have taking out a ga-jillion screws and panels and other **** in the can be done but don't expect it to be over in a few minutes...the hardest part for me was getting to the 2 simple screws that hold the switch to the back of the cast aluminum housing...there is very little room because of the wiring looms and the screws require a narrow shaft driver and i ended up using a ratchet type allen driver with a shaft i made from an extra allen wrench...good fricken luck..and remember to keep your feet off the headliner..because you will be upside for all of this.and also grab a mirror...since the switch screw heads point towards the front of the car.

Posted on May 18, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,793 Answers

You have to drill it,then use easyouts from below(it has 2x shearhead bolts that hold it in place,just take off the plastic cowel underneath to get to them they are brass coloured.once removed the whole unit can be replaced.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Has anyone replaced an ignition switch on a 1999 Volvo S80 themselves?

Here is the procedure from Judge for yourself if you can do it. We'll be here if you get stuck. :-)

Ignition Switch

Fig. Removing the contact reel from steering column
Removing the contact reel from steering column
  • Remove the ignition switch:
    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
    2. Remove the screws.
    3. Remove the ignition switch.

      Fig. Ignition switch removal
      Ignition switch removal
  • To install:
    1. Install the ignition switch:
      1. Position the ignition switch and tighten the screws.
      2. Connect the electrical connector.
    2. Install the contact reel. Tighten the M5 screws to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    3. Install the upper and lower steering column covers. Tighten the screws.
    4. Install the air bag and steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel removal and installation.
    5. Connect the negative battery cable.



    Jul 17, 2017 | 1999 Volvo S80

    1 Answer

    Where is rollover switch on 1991 240 volvo station wagon

    I don't think there is a rollover switch on a '91 wagon.
    The ECU supplies ground to the fuel pump relay for only about a second and a half if there is no ignition pulse. This is what shuts off the fuel pump in the event of an accident. The transistor in the ECU that provides this ground signal fails after a couple of decades. Repairing it is not a do-it-yourself operation but there are rebuilt ECUs available from multiple sources. Be sure to get an ECU that is compatible with your vehicle configuration.

    Jun 13, 2011 | 1991 Volvo 240

    1 Answer

    How do you remove the ignition switch from a 1991 nissan pickup? Thanks

    Image Fig. 1 Ignition Switch Replacement
    1. Remove the four upper and lower shell cover retaining screws, then the shell covers.
    2.Disconnect electrical connectors from switch.
    3.Remove switch retaining screw from steering lock. Fig. 1.
    4.Remove switch.
    5.Reverse procedure to install.
    Fig. 1 Auto Repair Help US

    Sep 07, 2010 | 1991 Nissan Pickup

    1 Answer

    Volvo 240se

    On older types 240 there was some kind of antitheft system connected with the steering lock. Try to route a lead from the battery to the ignition coil and se if it starts.
    I drove a 240 with a separate ignition switch all through high school.

    Apr 05, 2010 | 1991 Volvo 240

    1 Answer

    How do I remove the ignition switch?

    i had to do this once, you actually have to drill a small hole near the ignition switch to press a hidden button. i would strongly suggest getting the manual for that job. so you don't drill the wrong place.

    Nov 19, 2009 | 1991 Volkswagen Golf

    1 Answer

    How do I remove the steering column lock on a 240 Volvo. I'm trying to tow a car that was left on my property but the ignition key is gone. Also, If I buy a new ignition switch and replace it, will this...

    it is secured on by 2 headless security bolts, they need cut off or ground out to get the lock off, but as you say a new lock can be fitted after this and the car started normally, so you can butcher the old lock since you have time and space to do so, and you can move the car as soon as the old lock is off.

    Alternatively, you can get a slide hammer (google it) and using the self-tapping screw attachment, screw it into the lock where the key would go, then a few tugs of the slide hammer weight should pull the guts out of the ignition barrel, allowing you to turn it with a flat screwdriver.

    Oct 24, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

    1 Answer

    1991 Volvo 240 backup lights do not work

    don't back up <giggle> ..there is a switch involved, is your trans automatic or manual?

    If automatic, With engine off, foot on brake (duh) key in on position, observe the backup lights as you slowly move the shifter completely through it's range... Commonly, the switch needs adjustment.

    Sep 02, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

    2 Answers

    I want to know if my feul injector has a kill switch if so please tell me where i can locate it i have a 1991 volvo 940 turbo my injectoer is getting gas and i was told it might have a kill switch if so...

    Check the fuel relay in the fuse box they tend to burn out after a few years.. To access it. Remove the plastic cover by the cigarette lighter and remove the screw. Then remove the panel. This the big white relay on the left numbed 119 or 135. Replace it and see if this helps.

    Jul 19, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 940

    1 Answer

    Where do i find the overdrive solenoid in a 1991 volvo 240?


    The overdrive solenoid is connected to the transmission itself on this Volvo. You will find the switch on the passenger side of the transmission. It looks like this

    As a means of testing operation of the solenoid - you can ground out this switch by turning the key in the ignition into the on position. Make sure engine is off and the transmission in 4th gear and listen for the click of the soleniod on the back of the overdrive. Also the light on the dash should iluminate as well.

    Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

    Jul 10, 2009 | Volvo 240 Cars & Trucks

    1 Answer

    1992 Volvo would not start using the ignition switch

    use a probe light and check the connectors on the back of the iginition switch first ,hold key in start position and check for a feed from switch.then if you have a feed work your way back to motor and check relay

    Mar 04, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    1991 Volvo 240 Logo

    Related Topics:

    547 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Volvo Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    80637 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22326 Answers

    Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr.

    Level 3 Expert

    6927 Answers

    Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides