1977 265 window switches?

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Old 09-28-2018, 10:07 AM
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Hey guys, I just picked up this 265.
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the power window switches aren't working very well, I already opened them up and tried to clean them but they're VERY worn out..

Anyone know where i can find replacements? I've been googling b ut what I'm seeing doesnt look right.
 
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They should be the same a 240 uses... Try Voluparts, IPD, etc.
 
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I can only find the switches that install in 240 DOORS. they are NOT the same. IPD does not carry them. the switch i'm after fits the dash, it's the same as the hazzard switch, but DPDT
 

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Hmm, all the switches are on the dash? Picture?
 
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voluparts suggested using 740 switches with the holders from rear door. but it looks terrbile.. im REALLY hoping to find some of these original ones...
 
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Alright I hit the junk yard today and heres what I came up with.

2 940 switches from back door, there was a 240 in the yard so I was able to test fit, they do infact clip into the 240 dash but look rather silly, HOWEVER they look nice in the center console location.
For the dash, I found 2 240 switch blanks, and some switches from a 2001 mercury cougar, ill fit them in with a little dremmeling.

 
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Not bad!

 
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Ah bonus! these light up lol
 
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Not bad at all! After a little lube an adjustment the back windows work like new


 
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Nice job! I'd have recommended something like that but most users wouldn't take the time or have the skill! This is what it takes to keep a car like that alive--I hope that PRV doesn't let you down.
There was guy in Portland who had tons of old Volvo parts, unfortunately he sold the whole yard and ended up throwing everything away... V&B, something like that was the name, not that it matters....
 
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well i wouldn't be too terribly sad if it died, just an excuse to stuff a 350 in it

I fell in love driving it home with a broken exhaust lol. everyone thought it was a racecar.

Heres a strange one for you: The dome lights didnt start working again until after i fixed the exhaust pipe. lol
 

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I agree, nice retrofit job! Thanks for sharing all of the photos and details. This is wonderful.
 
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I decided to go ahead and put the rear 940 switches in the front. Next time i see an 01 Cougar i'll do the front.

They do fit, but you'll want to bend the little spring tabs out a little as Ive done here:


This will prevent the switch from sliding up and down in its home.

It looks a little strange but for the speed improvement, i'll take it.

 
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