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Hi, we have had a 240 for a few years now and I was wondering how I could convert to power mirrors. I know it is possible but I was wondering if any had done this before and had some instructions or some kind of DIY to follow.<br>None of these Volvo forums touch the BMW forums regarding DIY information.<br>Thanks.
 

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Re: Converting to power mirrors. (TC1)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Taylor.<p>None of us touch BMW forums either.<p>Have you ever seen a 240 with power mirrors?<p>George Dill
 

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Re: Converting to power mirrors. (gdill2)

On your '86 240 with manual mirrors you will find it less than easy to convert to a power/heated mirror.<p>Another option is to switch both front doors with a '90-'93 with all power - locks, mirrors, etc.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: Converting to power mirrors. (gdill2)

<A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/CLASSADS/?id=13217&rss=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brickboard.com/CLASSADS/?id=13217&rss=1</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autopartsdeal.com/catalog/?N=1733+10217+4294963906&Ntt=Mirror" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autopartsdeal.com/c...irror</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/86-87-88-89-90-91-Volvo-240-Mirror-LH-New_W0QQitemZ250423313592QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090513?IMSfp=TL0905131210005r6440" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...r6440</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/86-87-88-89-90-91-Volvo-240-Side-View-Power-Mirror-RH_W0QQitemZ310142937197QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item4835f5a86d&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...A1318</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-93-VOLVO-240-SERIES-POWER-HEATED-SIDE-MIRROR-PAIR_W0QQitemZ270389246163QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item3ef47478d3&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...A1318</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-86-Volvo-240-Power-Folding-Side-View-Mirror-Right_W0QQitemZ110387396972QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item19b39a016c&_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...l1116</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-86-Volvo-240-Power-Folding-Side-View-Mirror-Left_W0QQitemZ130305177779QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1e56cb38b3&_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...l1116</A><p>George Dill
 

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Re: Converting to power mirrors. (TC1)

Volvo forums are very helpful to the do-it-yourselfer, I wouldn't dare own a volvo without the community that exists to help in fixing them. As my mechanic says,"You wanna keep me outta your pockets."<p>To get a more tailored response, you would probably need to put forth your level of knowledge, comfort with electromechanical work, etc. That said, in my guestimation, the electrical side of the job should be straight forward, but maybe the mechanical side gets tricky. I figure it would go something like:<p>1) acquire power mirrors and associated switches and relay.<br>2) remove the old mirrors, front seats, brake console and carpets.<br>3) install new mirrors and associated wiring<br>4) reinstall carpets, console and seats.<br>5) never have to scrape mirrors again.<p>The wiring schematic can be found at <A HREF="http://www.volvoracing.se/volvo_200.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvoracing.se/volvo_200.htm</A><p>HTH<br>
 

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Wow, thanks gdill2 and drbombay.<br>The information is very helpful.<br>gdills2 - I read somewhere that the power mirrors came on the early '90s models and that they did not use relays, but I am not 100 percent sure on this.<br>drbombay - thanks for the link to the wiring diagrams.<br>Has anyone seen this conversion done before or has anyone done it themselves?<br>I am kind of afraid to jump into it myself without any hints about doing it.<br>Thanks.<p>I just noticed something weird.<br>I was looking at the wiring diagram for a 1986 240 and there is a diagram for power mirrors. But I thought power mirrors were not added until the early '90s.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TC1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, thanks gdill2 and drbombay.<br>The information is very helpful.<br>gdills2 - I read somewhere that the power mirrors came on the early '90s models and that they did not use relays, but I am not 100 percent sure on this.<br>drbombay - thanks for the link to the wiring diagrams.<br>Has anyone seen this conversion done before or has anyone done it themselves?<br>I am kind of afraid to jump into it myself without any hints about doing it.<br>Thanks.<p>I just noticed something weird.<br>I was looking at the wiring diagram for a 1986 240 and there is a diagram for power mirrors. But I thought power mirrors were not added until the early '90s.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This mirror bolts up to an '86 240...<p><A HREF="http://images.am-autoparts.com/item/886943b1cb.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://images.am-autoparts.com/item/886943b1cb.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-86-Volvo-240-Power-Folding-Side-View-Mirror-Left_W0QQitemZ130305177779QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1e56cb38b3&_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116#ebayphotohosting" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...sting</A><p>...and you can run wires from it to a compatible power window switch at any location - no relay needed - just fused power.<p>Same for the other side.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Haven't seen the conversion done. My '93 came with them. The link below mentions that some holes may need to be enlarged. Let us all know if you find any other links or your experiences in doing the conversion. Good luck.<p><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/balu_vandor/240mods.html#Mirrors" TARGET="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/balu_...rrors</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdill2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>This mirror bolts up to an '86 240...<p><A HREF="http://images.am-autoparts.com/item/886943b1cb.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://images.am-autoparts.com/item/886943b1cb.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-86-Volvo-240-Power-Folding-Side-View-Mirror-Left_W0QQitemZ130305177779QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item1e56cb38b3&_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116#ebayphotohosting" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...sting</A><p>...and you can run wires from it to a compatible power window switch at any location - no relay needed - just fused power.<p>Same for the other side.<p>George Dill<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks for the links.<br><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VOLVO-240-NEW-STYLE-POWER-MIRROR-SWITCH_W0QQitemZ280312739089QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item4143f0f511&_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...l1116</A><br>Do those switches look like they work with the mirror you posted? I believe they do.<br>I think I should be able to use the wiring diagram to wire it up like it would have been from the factory.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drbombay</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Haven't seen the conversion done. My '93 came with them. The link below mentions that some holes may need to be enlarged. Let us all know if you find any other links or your experiences in doing the conversion. Good luck.<p><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/balu_vandor/240mods.html#Mirrors" TARGET="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/balu_...rrors</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks for the link; I saw that page last night when I was searching for information about this conversion.<br>I will just have to wait and see what will need to be done regarding holes, ect.<br>Also, drbombay, where are the switches located in your car? I would like to try to put them in the exact spot.<p>I am not sure if I will get around to converting the mirrors anytime soon since we still need to paint our E30 and fix some things on the 240. But when I do get around to it I will document it and post up what I have found out and the best way to do it.<p>Thanks for the help.
 

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My advise would to leave 'well enough alone'. <br>I have 'power mirrors', but I never thought that there was any kind of heating to them. My mirrors still work very well, but I would advise to stick with what you have. Even though you might be able to find the wiring looms and the mirrors, I actually kind of like the manual adjustment ability. <br>Additionally, I haven't adjusted my right hand mirror in years... it's aimed at the rear wheel, just in case I have to park at a curb and not ding my flawless rims. <br>Tapping into old wiring looms can become a complete nightmare... that is, unless you have the dollar$ to replace everything under the dash. <br>I happen to like things the way they are, at lease electrically. <br>Why mess with a good thing? <br>If you don't have to unplug it, re-plug it, splice it, and fiddle with it, then just DON'T do it. <br>Face it... These old cars are (for lack of a better expression), OLD. The wiring is old, the car is old... everything is just, plain, OLD. <br>When you win the lottery, then replace EVERYTHING!!!
 

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I second this. None of the power equipment that came on 240s were all that good (except the central locking). Manual all the way!
 
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