Check out this Parking Brake Adjustment Tutorial
940 handbrake adjustment – with photographs
This is a simple adjustment. Start by removing the ashtray in the backseat. It is spring-loaded in the bottom, and secured by two stops in the top. To remove, open the ashtray, and press down against the springs to allow enough room to clear the stops. Then remove.
Next you need to remove the plastic panel. It is secured by two tabs in the top and two plastic clips in the bottom.
Bonus! More on the Volvo 940
The Volvo 940/960 range was introduced in autumn 1990. The new 940 replaced the 740 which, however, remained in production as the basic 740 GL model. A 4-cylinder petrol engine or a 6-cylinder turbo-diesel powered the Volvo 940, which resembled the 960.
The Volvo 940 also launched a number of new safety features. Together with its luxury sibling the 960, a three-point inertia-reel seat belt was fitted as standard together with an adjustable head restraint in the middle of the rear seat, heralding a world breakthrough for these features. Furthermore, an integrated child seat built into the rear seat’s middle armrest could be specified as an option.
These and other safety developments gained the model many international accolades, not least among them the “Prince Michael Road Safety Award” and the “Autocar & Motor” prize for the best safety features.
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