In article <Guhdf.2544$Tk1.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Norbert <email@example.com> wrote:
>I have a 1989 760 Turbo that the door locks ceased to turn. A few months ago
>the driver side lock wouldn't open, simply won't turn, as if I were using
>the wrong key. I managed to go through the hassle of opening up the
>passenger side door first so I can lift the lock up on the driver side to
>let myself in. Up until yesterday the same key would unlock both the
>passenger side door and the trunk however now the trunk lock refused to turn
>as well. So thinking it was simply a well worn out key I called Volvo to
>order a brand new replacement. Well $40.00 (Canadian) dollars later I got my
>new key and of course it didn't work, it opened the passenger side door and
>that's all, driver side and trunk still won't open even with a squirt of
Don't use WD-40 for this; it's not a lubricant and will wash out what
little might still be in there.
>Has anyone had this experience and most importantly does anyone have a
For the door, spray a real oil in through the key opening, if that doesn't
free it up promptly, open the door from the inside, pull the interior panel,
and spray the lock cylinder, top and bottom. This would be a good time to
apply grease (not spray oil) to every moving part of the lock mechanism and
linkage. Make sure nothing is stuck or binding. If you have power windows,
clean and lube the track, too.
If you don't have an inside trunk release, try spraying oil into the key
opening of the lock and hope it works loose. If you have an inside release,
open the trunk and spray the cylinder as well as as through the key opening,
grease the linkages as above.
Gary Heston firstname.lastname@example.org
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