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by AleksanderHugo
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Bulbs for instruments
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: Bulbs for instruments

The seventh bulb is hidden inside of the ventilation fan switch :) but it’s not easy to replace as it’s not in a socket but it is soldered with some thin wires.
by AleksanderHugo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

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

New developments in my overheating story. I made some inconclusive tests with a laser thermometer — temperature seemed lower than IC display, but I wasn't really sure where to measure it exactly on the engine :? Then, I decided to test the info centre, which was the only thing that no one looked int...
by AleksanderHugo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

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

I am still struggling with the overheating. As suggested, I verified that the cooling fan works when bridged. Then, I took the car to two workshops and got plenty of things done: - new thermostat, - new 1-pin temperature sensor for Info Center display, - new 3-pin temperature sensor for the cooling ...
by AleksanderHugo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

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

My 480 developed overheating issue as well. It showed “STOP” for the first time about three weeks ago. The car went to a workshop, where they did not find any problems... I hate these issues that appear and disappear randomly :( I was observing the temp reading for few days — it is usually between 8...
by AleksanderHugo
Fri May 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: The Wastegate (Off Topic)
Topic: 1992 Renault Master Camper Van For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: 1992 Renault Master Camper Van For Sale

Since it’s a Renault, are you able to transfer its engine into a 480? :wink:
by AleksanderHugo
Sat May 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Mysterious connectors hanging underneath the car

The two loose connectors could be for the signal horn. There were two horns fitted as standard, so perhaps you are missing one?
by AleksanderHugo
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Illuminated window switch
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Illuminated window switch

Perhaps it can be done simpler :) I wasn’t sure how to remove/add pins without damaging the base, so I decided to move the LED instead :)

I guess that your solution gives the same result apart from turning off the LED while the window is going down automatically (minor difference).
by AleksanderHugo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Illuminated window switch
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Illuminated window switch

Taking advantage of a free afternoon, I decided to upgrade the window switches on my 480 and illuminate them. I had a pair of switches from a Volvo 440, but after a closer inspection it turns out that these are slightly different. Volvo 440/460 does not have the "fancy features" of automatic opening...
by AleksanderHugo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: 480 with sliding vinyl sunroof in Haarlem, Netherlands

I think that some company (Westfalia perhaps) used to make these aftermarket roofs.

Once I came across a photo of a 480 with such a roof:
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by AleksanderHugo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Launch car Found!
Replies: 39
Views: 1732

Re: Launch car Found!

Looks great! I especially like the combination of black bumpers with colored lip :)
by AleksanderHugo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: How to fix the speedometer cable connector
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: How to fix the speedometer cable connector

Wouldn’t it be better to install some better connector instead? Removing it completely seems like a no-return option :)
by AleksanderHugo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: vinyal wrapping a tatty dashbord surround?
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: vinyal wrapping a tatty dashbord surround?

Wow! That looks really nice! :D I restored my dashboard using “plastic welding” with some wire melted in for reinforcement. It turned out OK. However, since my surround had been missing most of the mounts, I had to guess how they used to look like :) It was especially difficult around fog light swit...
by AleksanderHugo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount
Replies: 32
Views: 1517

Re: Wanted: Rear Engine Mount

There is an online store from Poland that sells engine mounts made out of polyurethane. They have the front one and the rear-horseshoe type: https://www.volvofan.pl/Poduszka-skrzyni-omega-poliuretanowa-VOLVO-440-460-480-OE-po-regeneracji-p2605.html https://www.volvofan.pl/Poduszka-skrzyni-Przednia-o...
by AleksanderHugo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: removing rear lock
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: removing rear lock

The next step is to remove the metal bracket that holds the microswitch. If I remember correctly then all elements detach.
by AleksanderHugo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Towbar approval
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Towbar approval

Hi, I recently purchased a towbar (tow hitch). It’s not a Volvo one, but from an aftermarket supplier. It needs some sand blasting and painting, since it’s covered in rust. Nevertheless, I think I will get it installed without a problem. However, I am a bit concerned with getting it approved. Does a...
by AleksanderHugo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Immobiliser & central locking problems - unable to start car
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: Immobiliser & central locking problems - unable to start car

I would start by getting to the microswitches by the lock. Remove the plastic cover of the lock on inside of he car and see if all the meachnical parts are in place. When you turn the key a plastic “ring” presses a microswitch which sends a signal to the CEM. If mechanical parts are ok, then check t...
by AleksanderHugo
Thu May 31, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo 480 introduction video with Derek Bell
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Volvo 480 introduction video with Derek Bell

If they knew how the car will leak water, they wouldn’t wash it so much :rofl:
by AleksanderHugo
Tue May 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Price when new?
Replies: 16
Views: 1205

Re: Price when new?

This list of options is pleasantly simple compared to modern cars :)
by AleksanderHugo
Mon May 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 480 Turbo running problem
Replies: 41
Views: 2571

Re: 480 Turbo running problem

So if you can get that wire sorted out hopefully you'll have a really nice surprise! Yes, I had it today :D I went for a drive. In a mix of suburban areas and some flat country roads, I managed to average 7.2 l/100 km (about 39 mpg). I was really gentle with acceleration, but clearly the fuel consu...
by AleksanderHugo
Thu May 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: 480 Turbo running problem
Replies: 41
Views: 2571

Re: 480 Turbo running problem

40 mpg? 45 mpg? :shock: My 480 hasn't ever been even close to these figures. I need to double check if it's is not a turbo after all :lol: