LHD to RHD power windows
I own a 1998 volvo S70 2.0 turbo after months on trying to find the problem on why my windows werent working i found a wire earthing out on the back passanger door, so i fixed that problem, I bought a lhd master window switch of ebay, not realising it was a lhd one until i got it. Is there anyway i can rewire it to a RHD? At the moment the two back windows go down when i press up and up when i press down while theres no movement in the front windows. Any ideas please?
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ouch a saab,, why a saab? sorry, is not saab like yugo cars? and volvos'? common places. glove box. left lower side of drivers seat (LHD cars) right side RHD cars. un center console (open lids look) under dash. buttons on dash. just look all those places and bingo.
Melted wires indicate a heavy load or a short circuit.
If you're having no other issues and the headlights work, it'll most likely just be a heavy load.
Speculation here, but being a Jeep it may very well be running the full headlight circuit load through the switch instead of utilising a relay system to reduce switch load.
Incorporating a couple of relays may solve your underlying issue.
To fix the contact issue you currently have with the wire, you may need to replace the plug. It depends what's actually wrong with the wire and connector it's attached to. Sandpaper, a file or an Emery board can improve electrical contact on the plug surface, but if the problem is the wire, it may need to be soldered or shortened, or the plug replaced.
LHD vs RHD parts:
Most LHD switchgear will fit a RHD model of the same car. It's mainly mechanical items and trim that differentiate a RHD and LHD car.
So if you know what you're ordering, there's no reason you can't buy the LHD part.
The headlight switch and plug are good examples of this.
easy when you have spent ages looking for it ,its on the steering rack where the column comes down LHD/RHD ?? look at the back of this and its their ---you can feel it but cannot see it for love nor money ,well not on the right hand drive models anyway ,think its a 19 mm spanner or deep socket if i remember rightly or 22 anyway its their and if its not working then when you turn steering with the AC on the engine will stall