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by brinkie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo Enthusiasts Club
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Ah, sounds like the Volvo Klassiekervereniging, the official Dutch Volvo classics club. "No true Volvo!" one of their officials told me, "the quality is Volvo unworthy!". I almost punched the bloke in the face. I am a member of their club though, because they have to admit members to their club with...
by brinkie
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shame! Shame! Shame!
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Shame! Shame! Shame!

Oh, I've seen this many, many times before. Every time a boy racer (we call them "white caps" or just "caps") lays their hands on a 480 Turbo, they soon abandon the project when they've ruined it, because they lack both the brains and the means to finish it. I've heard of a story here in The Netherl...
by brinkie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 231

Re: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988

I started to browse the (very expensive) pictures offered on this web site, followed the link of the photographer who made the pictures of the dealership, because obviously this guy was active in the late 1980s. Just being curious to life in the 1980s and 1990s and clicked on the very first picture ...
by brinkie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Favourite 480 memories
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Favourite 480 memories

There is a pretty posh family living at the end of the street. I think the man in the house must be doing pretty well in business since he is always driving brand new Mercedes, BMW and Volvo. He gets thumbs up from me every time he drives by, as you don't see many special cars here (mostly Skoda and...
by brinkie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet
Replies: 13
Views: 682

Re: May 2020 Mobile Mini Meet

I see things from the positive side, when this corona winter is over, I will have the desperate urge to leave the country for a trip, just to taste freedom again. The 480 has MOT until January 2021, is currently filled up with Shell V-Power (no ethanol) and has its battery disconnected, so when this...
by brinkie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Odometer motor
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Odometer motor

I already thought the photo looked familiar :D
Send me the details via PM, I will give you my PayPal address and post it tomorrow. Fortunately the country isn't in full lockdown, so I can still post things.
by brinkie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Odometer motor
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Odometer motor

I have literally a big IKEA box, the size you can hardly manage to carry on your own, full of speedometers, tachometers and stuff. I can send you one speedometer for free, you only have to pay for the postage. Before you start spending money, check if the cog wheel is put in correctly. Turn the trip...
by brinkie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 in York
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Volvo 480 in York

by brinkie
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: black cable cut behind dashboard
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: black cable cut behind dashboard

Hello Jean-Henry, First of all: measure the resistance over pin 6 and pin 12 of the grey connector on the cable side (not on the instrument cluster itself). It should be around 3 ohm (can be a little more, but not more than 10 ohms) If you measure open circuit (infinity), measure across the cable un...
by brinkie
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 in York
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Volvo 480 in York

I'm not in the UK, but mine is semi-daily (as in: when both my wife and I need a car) and there is a daily driven 480 (a red 1993 480 S, 2 litre w/o info centre) in the same town as where I live. The owner has my telephone number in his WhatsApp favorites list, in case something goes wrong :lol:
by brinkie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So, today was the day...
Replies: 220
Views: 19465

Re: So, today was the day...

If you have the VEM out, break out the soldering iron, as it is just like the instrument clusters some broken solder joints (usually those around the relays)
by brinkie
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Volvo 480 in York
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Volvo 480 in York

A member of the Dutch forum spotted a 480 in York

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One of the prettiest colours ever applied to a 480!
by brinkie
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Last minute parts request
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Last minute parts request

What do you mean with "ignition relays"? You have to be more specific, preferrably using the original Volvo part numbers so we've a clue what you need. Headlights are standard 5"x7" because Volvo had the US in mind when they were designing the car. Look on eBay for Jeep Cherokee headlights, they're ...
by brinkie
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Anyone know the difference between these two throttle cables? B18E‎
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Anyone know the difference between these two throttle cables? B18E‎

Yes, it's the one without the throttle switch. Most cars have lost that functionality because the cable with switch became unavailable very early.
by brinkie
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: airbag fault, any ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: airbag fault, any ideas?

Alan 480 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:51 pm
brinkie wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:25 am
If you don't mind to have a non-working airbag, pull the SRS bulb. Not having an SRS warning light is not an MOT failure.
I didn't want to be quite so blunt . . . .. . . . :wink:
Obviously, it is by far the cheapest option. :lol:
by brinkie
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: airbag fault, any ideas?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: airbag fault, any ideas?

If you don't mind to have a non-working airbag, pull the SRS bulb. Not having an SRS warning light is no MOT failure. Read this: https://mattersoftesting.blog.gov.uk/common-mistakes-made-by-mot-testers/ 2. Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) lamps When testing SRS MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light)...
by brinkie
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !
Replies: 40
Views: 1923

Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Don't know how strict your MOT rules are; here in its country of origin the rules state that no white light may extrude and the lights must have the same luminosity and correct colour (tail/brake lights red, indicators amber). The smoked plastic cover is only for cosmetic purposes, there is a colour...
by brinkie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: B18FT engine for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 184

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: 1201

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: 381
Views: 30734

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...