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by brinkie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 608

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

What a sad ending. I would be devastated if it would happen to my car. Cars are basically stolen for four reasons: - joyride - valuable parts (though professional thieves steal those without taking the car, e.g. satnavs, airbags, headlights) - the car itself (which is given a new identity and subseq...
by brinkie
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 389

Re: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

Rust is already bubbling on a wheel arch (rusting from the inside, so needs a cut out, weld and paint job!) and the drivers seat shows more wear than you would expect from this mileage. Even here in The Netherlands you won't get 2,998 euro (which is what £2,695 is worth now) for a 480 in that condit...
by brinkie
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: '93 White Turbo - eBay

I am very sure the advertised mileage isn't the actual mileage, the car may have done at least 100,000 more. The condition of the car, with its damaged front spoiler, scuffed bumper edges and rusty wheel arches, doesn't correspond to a mileage of only 36k. (There is no picture of the rear lights, an...
by brinkie
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 608

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

Very sorry to hear someone stole your car! Not sure why anyone would steal a car in need of restoration, but then again, that is what I thought when someone stole my very rusty Opel Kadett (known in RHD guise as Vauxhall Astra) back in 1996. It was found less than 10 miles from my home with an empty...
by brinkie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Bury St. Edmunds Tesco!
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Bury St. Edmunds Tesco!

You mean the 15" Cetus alloys? https://uploads.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/volvo/819442.jpg They were sold here in NL with model year 1995 480 2.0 in ES trim, unless you really wanted the poverty spec, then you got 14" steel rims with plastic covers. GT trim (which is different from the UK GT t...
by brinkie
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Possible New Rear Lens Fitting Service
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Possible New Rear Lens Fitting Service

Cheers Fraser! :hopping:
by brinkie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non Volvo (480) related stuff
Topic: Mosseldag
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Mosseldag

The pronunciation of Yerseke will probably give some trouble to you lot, it is "earseke" :)
I have no plans to go there, but I did check the weather forecast, which is a sunny 23-24 degrees.
by brinkie
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 480 GT
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: 480 GT

In continental Europe, you have to check the "D.3" field of the registration. This is my car, a Volvo 480 GT registered in The Netherlands in 1994: D.1 VOLVO D.3 480 GT 2.0 I But really, the GT version in NL is just an option package. It comprises ABS, airconditioning, front fog lights, front spoile...
by brinkie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: Robou ECU - Reset
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Robou ECU - Reset

The way of expressing octane rating differs on either side of the pond. 93 in the USA is what 98 is in Europe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating
by brinkie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 460 turbo dash lights
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: 460 turbo dash lights

No Christmas tree-like connections here, all lights are connected in parallel.
But I can send a fully tested replacement board by regular post, that is not very expensive. I will also throw in some used but working bulbs, got lots of them.
by brinkie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Engine Electrics
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: Engine Electrics

And it's got an auto box, so there's the possibility of a faulty P/N switch too (you can only start with the gear lever in park or neutral position)
by brinkie
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 460 turbo dash lights
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: 460 turbo dash lights

First of all, the instrument cluster's operation is not dependent on the CEM. Secondly, the 460 doesn't have a CEM at all. ;) Now back to your problem. Check if the other dash lights (behind knobs, turbo gauge, in the ashtray, etc) are working. - If not, check the fuse. If the fuse is OK and you hav...
by brinkie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: YANIC problem!
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: YANIC problem!

I do not work for an ISP, but I do have access to the www.volvo480register.nl website; when I find time (I really need to try and invent a TARDIS :lol:) I will upload all documents there. Any scrap car from MY1989 and onwards will supply you the mating connectors for your instrument cluster. There i...
by brinkie
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: YANIC problem!
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: YANIC problem!

Hi, I did take the whole LCD module apart too, and I'm wondering if the friction connector that presses onto the LCD itself is faulty/not making enough contact? Could be. But my experience, after having dealt with dozens of instrument panels, the LCD's in later ones rarely give trouble. You could tr...
by brinkie
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

That assumption is correct. :)
There are tiny numbers inside the connectors on the instrument cluster which correspond to the pin numbers.
by brinkie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

did you get a chance to read it then? and if so what is the verdict? Again, swamped in trivial and non-trivial stuff... but I have grabbed the green book and found the information you required :) The signal is split over two connectors: Red connector pin 3 (black-brown wire) is the speedometer sign...
by brinkie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

I just want to express my compassion. In my 480 time I had struggled with this long time and it nearly drove me mad. Changed dashes and computers several times, in the end the cause seems to have been the speed sensor. [...] after over 10 years parted with the 1995 Volvo 480 ES 2.0 and haven't stop...
by brinkie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

Hold on, the speedo cable in the early models is not using shielded cable. I will try and look the exact specifications tonight, I have a specimen of the red and yellow connectors and a piece of the wiring harness. However, I am a bit forgetful lately, having worked until 1 am last night while the a...
by brinkie
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 480 GT breaking for parts!
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: 480 GT breaking for parts!

Sounds like a brilliant idea to go to the Highlands instead of southern France this year, the aircon condenser of the V70 is on its last legs and repair is pretty expensive, a new pair of windscreen wipers is much cheaper! :rofl: But this will be the first year we'll be towing a tent trailer, and we...
by brinkie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

Re: Speedo Fix failed - What to try next?

If the sensor measures around 3 ohms (give or take a few ohms), the sensor is correct. (Usually) On the main board with the yellow and red connectors, there is a four-pin receptable which accepts four large pins from the speedometer/odometer assembly. They protrude through the main board. With a pai...