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Old 05-04-2021, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default 91 700/900 Power Mirror Operation Issues

Can't remember what to look for with this - mirrors operate properly L-R, but not up-down.

Wiring is all good - 91 740 is pre-wired, Mirrors came from a 97 V90, control with mirror switches, # 1362541 is appropriate for the year, according to the manuals.

Do the gears strip in the motor assembly?

EDIT - solution to using the late mirrors (with 2 drive motors & clip on glass) is to re-pin the switches as per the 93-diagram & use the 3545090 white base mirror switches.
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Old 05-05-2021, 12:19 AM   #2
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Have you cleaned the contacts in the switch?
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Couple of years ago I replaced the mirror on my '93 and I had to change the position of 2 pins in the connector, so compare the plugs first.
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Wiring is all good - 91 740 is pre-wired, Mirrors came from a 97 V90, control with mirror switches, # 1362541 is appropriate for the year, according to the manuals.
Did the mirrors just plug right in?
Any wires left over?

I've always found it odd how our mirrors work; a single motor with some kind of internal solenoid to switch the gears between left/right and up/down.

If the diagram is right, the Volvotips page for a 960 (called S/V90 starting in 1997) shows a mirror with two motors.

To me, it wouldn't seem to be compatible with a 1+solenoid switch.

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# 1362541 is appropriate for the year,
volvopartswebstorel says it fits 740/940/960 up to 1993. Maybe 1994 was the big changeover in mirror motor count?
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Old 05-05-2021, 09:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. The mirror harness matches pin for pin in terms of both wire color & position in the harness - that was the first thing I checked.

I haven't tried cleaning the switches - I can try that. I'll see if I can locate a second switch assembly for ****s & giggles.

I have a stash of 5-6 mirrors from various year 700/900 (wiring matches harness on all variants) & they all operate with the same error - so it does seem the switches maybe the issue. Seems unlikely that all the mirror motor gears would be bad...
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Interesting, I have the same issue after putting a 1994 mirror into a 91. Switch worked fine before the transplant. Please post if you figure it out!
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:44 PM   #7
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Interesting, I have the same issue after putting a 1994 mirror into a 91. Switch worked fine before the transplant. Please post if you figure it out!
Swapping switches made no difference - I tried 4 others, all acted the same way. So, It has to be a difference in the wiring or a problem with the gear mechanisms getting stuck. I'll remove the glass & see what it looks like in there.

I'll update the thread with my findings
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Are wire colors in plug at the same positions old vs. new?
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Are wire colors in plug at the same positions old vs. new?
At the switches or at the harness plug for the mirrors? The door wiring is all stock & untouched. '91 is prewired for mirrors, so everything's just plugin switches & mirrors.

The wiring colors & pinout location is the same from the door harness as for the mirror harnesses for all the ones I have access to.
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Mirrors and switches all changed between '91 and '92 from one motor to two motors. I have all of the info in my page, but most of it's pertaining to 240. But I have lots of 740 switch info and diagrams - photos of the changes, etc in my page if needed.
https://www.240turbo.com/240-powermirrors.html
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Mirrors and switches all changed between '91 and '92 from one motor to two motors. I have all of the info in my page, but most of it's pertaining to 240. But I have lots of 740 switch info and diagrams - photos of the changes, etc in my page if needed.
https://www.240turbo.com/240-powermirrors.html
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Many thanks Dave.

I've been reviewing the 91 940 SE & 91 700 wiring manuals - that explains why I didn't catch the design change. I did get the schematic of yours for the late 240 setup from your website, however I can't find the section that contains just wiring diagrams for 92- 900. I have the Volvo wiring manual for the '93 960's I used to own, so I'll compare that. Looks like I just need to figure out which wires to re-arrange. I had already tried swapping one pair at the mirror harness to no avail, but I hadn't looked at a late diagram at the time.
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So, I found a pair of later mirror harness sockets (where the switches plug in) and the sequence matches the later diagram (93) - so I de-pinned mine & rearranged to match. Still don't work as they should. I took the mirror apart & removed the motor assy, can't see anything wrong with the motor drives or terminal connectivity, etc. that would account for the lack of proper operation.







At this point, I think the switches for the later 2-motor housings must be a different internal switching configuration.

Going through the catalog, it's hard to determine as the number listed for 97-98 V90s (3545090) is the same (replacement) number listed for 91 740 (and 850s), which makes no sense.


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Old 05-07-2021, 09:32 PM   #13
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OK - so I got two switch sets off an 850 - they have the 3545090 - can be identified by the white switch base vs. the black base of the earlier switch.



Not one of the 4 works in all 4 directions, however between the 4, each properly operates one axis - so 3545090 is the correct switch for the 2-motor mirror setup, along with repinning the switches as I have.

I've dismantled 2 of the switches to clean the contacts - before cleaning here





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The switches are different.
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The switches are different.
Yes - That is apparent - if you saw my last post I confirmed the 3545090 white base switches are needed to accompany the 2 motor mirror assemblies.
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:08 PM   #16
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Comparison of early & late mirror switches - very different internal connections. Mirrors work as intended now.



The later switches have no grease - early ones did. I added electrical grease to the ones I cleaned up

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