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by brinkie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: B18FT engine for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: B18FT engine for sale

Can you post from which year your 480 was please, and with which colour ECU it came?
by brinkie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

Ooohhh... I've visited the Yorkshire Dales in 2017, in a LHD V70 which is a good drivers car (thanks to the Ford Mondeo underpinnings) but I think that wasn't as much fun as it would in a 480. Took a detour from the A65 (to Malham Cove) and more or less followed the signs "Unsuitable for HGVs" :D
by brinkie
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Blinky 51/480
Replies: 375
Views: 29080

Re: Blinky 51/480

The bulb failure circuit works by comparing the currents of two bulbs, if there is a big difference, one of the bulbs must be blown. So if you change both incandescent bulbs for LEDs you're still good. I changed the rear lights/brake lights for LEDs (all 4 of them) and the bulb failure circuit still...
by brinkie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
by brinkie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

(if I can find a speedometer in miles in one of the boxes in my loft that is!) Good news, I have found one! It's a good thing you've posted pictures of the instrument cluster here, I will build an exact copy this weekend. Did you already source another popup headlight relay? I can put one in as wel...
by brinkie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

If you give me the mileage and if there is SRS (air bag) present or not, I could try and build a completely "new" one, send it to you and you will have absolutely no downtime. You can send the old unit back afterwards, there is no hurry. (if I can find a speedometer in miles in one of the boxes in m...
by brinkie
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

Martin's car got the updated electrics (post-1991), they don't have the problems that occurred in the first three model years with shielded cable. I think soldering of the green and grey connectors will solve the speedometer problems. If not, we can search further :)
by brinkie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

2) Speedo, mileometer and info centre inoperative (cooeee Brinkie! Will be in touch if you are still able to help!) Check the very obvious (fuse, Rheostat turned down) but I'm sure the lord of dashboards will be here shortly! Reporting for duty! :lol: 5) Headlamps pop up and down randomly and not i...
by brinkie
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New Year, New 480!
Replies: 58
Views: 925

Re: New Year, New 480!

I would try and do a headlight popup motor resuscitation first. - make a short (approx. 20 cm) connecting cable with spade lug connectors on both ends - open the bonnet - make sure the popup motors are connected - open the relay box (use a coin as a screwdriver) - remove the headlight relay - bridge...
by brinkie
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: It is Alive!

But you knew where to cut ;)
by brinkie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: It is Alive!

Another succesfull odometer repair! :hopping: :cheers: :hopping:
by brinkie
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

It looks like the Alpine radio has standard ISO connectors fitted. No need to chop things up and splice wiring together, just a cheap adapter cable and you're sorted.
by brinkie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

DIN and ISO are standards (OK, if you go full pedantic :lol: there must be a number following DIN and ISO referencing the exact standard but nobody ever uses that number :lol:), it boils down to this: The Volvo 480 has a standard "DIN" sized slot for the radio. Anything produced conform DIN will fit...
by brinkie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

I understand that Volvo has been delivering cars with Volvo-branded Philips radio-cassette units, actually anything in single DIN format fits, there must be plenty around and also the ISO to Volvo 400 adapter cables are still available. My first radio-cassette player was a Philips DC532, which I bou...
by brinkie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Correct, as far as I know the later cars have a two-pin connector. Not exactly sure when the change occurred but I'd imagine around 1990, which I think is when the wiring issues were overhauled. The way this one is wired looks like they planned to do something with the shielding all the way down to...
by brinkie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror

You have a 1989 ES so it must be the bigger side mirror (pre 1991 facelift). Maybe if you mention the colour, Marek may even have the correct one for you. The maximum size for a 2 - 5 kgs parcel from The Netherlands is 100x50x50 cm and it will cost € 34,50 to deliver to New Zealand. If you get the w...
by brinkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

I can't remember if my 'box was like this when I had it out, but all the connections were re-soldered, but the pins did look bad like in the picture, so perhaps that is the reason for my speedo/odo not working? Very well done, that is a fix and a half! :eek: I hear it's a good thing I have been col...
by brinkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 16
Views: 2681

Re: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!

Display temperature sensor is NTC, if you disconnect the sensor input (open circuit, i.e. infinite resistance) it will display COLD and if you short the input (i.e. zero resistance) , it will display STOP. I always test with a 68 ohm resistor to ground, the reading should be just above 100 degrees.
by brinkie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 885

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Looks like I have to ship a box full of superfluous spares in your direction, including speedometers, boards and more stuff to play around with. Because I send boards like these straight to the bin...
by brinkie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 20
Views: 6556

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

What Jeff said, simply epic. :drool: :drool: :drool: