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by MisterH
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

With the heater rear window, if you get the light on the dash but no heated rear screen at the back, then you will have the damaged wiring at the tailgate (like Jeff posted earlier with a pic) which most cars eventually get.  If you don't have the dashboard light, then it's either the bulb or the s...
by MisterH
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

https://i.postimg.cc/nhLSyHGc/IMG-4556.jpg Well it wasn't the most dignified approach, but removing the ruined plastic actually allowed the front and rear fogs to work again, but the Heated window still doesn't play ball. However, given the success of this, some contact cleaner may be in order. eit...
by MisterH
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

I thought it was looking a bit odd :nuts: Is there a reference photo of what it SHOULD look like? Pic above, but also, a view from the rear: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cigcKth02hV8w7v7xoWQE0h7UeXCYtVS96jQE3BtQ-q5JEeSn7PUM2BVp9GeEWJoZATQDXPfztnxh4TcS47WwUhBlJCZ2didswbQ1U0jf8b9FtFi_SolbyusD5R0...
by MisterH
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo Enthusiasts Club
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Very nice. Unfortunately you will die from boredom when you talk to them about it though ;-)‎ are they 'those' Volvo people then? :lol: wot 480 not a 'real' Volvo . . .. . . same as C30/S40/V50 being Ford, earlier S40 being a Mitsubishi ? we have something similar for WWII Jeeps, though not quite l...
by MisterH
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo Enthusiasts Club
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Very nice. Unfortunately you will die from boredom when you talk to them about it though ;-)
are they 'those' Volvo people then? :lol:
by MisterH
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Volvo Enthusiasts Club
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Volvo Enthusiasts Club

Interesting article on page 6 of Classic car weekly. The (VEC) is releasing servicing documents and tools rescued from volvo cars technical training centre for cars sold in the U K from 1957 to 2010. This includes all the 400 range and includes part books,repair methods and technical bulletins. The...
by MisterH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

Alan 480 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:43 pm
jifflemon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:27 pm
Is your light Prism in correctly?

Looks back to front?
too high up and should be under the plastic? ie teh large section of clear should nOT be visible?
I thought it was looking a bit odd :nuts:

Is there a reference photo of what it SHOULD look like?
by MisterH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

that's in fairly good nick, EVA is 'shredded' only the switches hold it in together :? I thought you had used loads of two part epxy to re-build one? https://i.postimg.cc/HW7y9GZZ/IMG-4551.jpg this is the condition that mine is in, I am not sure if the issue is with the way the switch is slided in ...
by MisterH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

Drop me a PM with your Address - Obviously it may be a bit delayed in these Viral times! So, the areas I mentioned.... Pull the switch off, it'll look like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WXH0dobHwTeElfsqr5F4GgBF0mpnaS9P9NsN117pFXaLPh7iCuRH76pGz4eInblA09Z_gwt00FagNm2AQI3tCz5LYhBs1FU0MmN1cJ4...
by MisterH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Re: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

its more likely a problem with what lies behind the dash that the switches themselves - happy to send you a spare switch pod if you want to test though. The contacts sit on plastic towers that are part of the back half of the dashboard - very likely, they're all split or non-existent meaning that y...
by MisterH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 268

Fog light and heated rear window switch busted - what to do?

'Evening all For a while now, the 3 switches on the side of the dashboard that operate the Front and rear fogs along with the heated rear window have broken, only the front fog switch works and even then when unrealistically pushing the switch hard. can this be fixed? it already has problems sitting...
by MisterH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shame! Shame! Shame!
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Shame! Shame! Shame!

I have a feeling that between the 'break it for the engine' Renault boys and the tbtbs (Thrash, bash and trash boys) the turbo is going to end up the rarest of the 480s. Maybe we should all follow jiff's shining example and have 3 turbos apiece ! :lol: I am not sure how much of a problem that is no...
by MisterH
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

The fuse box lid does keep popping open, some worse than others. I removed the corrugated plastic sleeve from the cables where the duck under the steering column, carefully cutting the insuating tape. I then made a hook from a piece of wire (about coat hanger grade) to attach high up on the steerin...
by MisterH
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns: One year on

https://i.postimg.cc/QC9KC0DD/IMG-4537.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/76QTqjpX/IMG-4536.jpg Today I made an ad hoc fix for the fuse box that kept falling on my feet while driving. What I did was wedge a piece of balsa-type wood inbetween the lower footwell trim and dashboard trim, while screwing it into ...
by MisterH
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shame! Shame! Shame!
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Shame! Shame! Shame!

:shock: ... :cryhard: :cryhard: Not much more I can say, really. David Maybe forgot this?: :kill: I am not sure how to classify this: was it someone ruining a car out of spite, or did they just not have the skills to carry out their project well. In short, is this a 480 hate incident, or just incom...
by MisterH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 227

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

Shall we make this a thread of how many 480s we can spot in this guys archive? I get the impression they were never thick on the ground, but they were 'around' unlike today Heres one on regent street (it says): https://www.alamy.com/1992-mayfair-london-rutland-gate-image332884799.html?pv=1&stamp=2&i...
by MisterH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 227

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

Bet their arches are already bubbling though. :lol: Wow, I never thought I would find such a repositry, all I need now to make it perfect is seeing a period pic of our 1986 Audi quattro with my granddad at the wheel, oldest picture we have of the car is from 2004 with me as a toddler next to it...
by MisterH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 227

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

Oooooh, a rabbit hole to get lost down there! A nice turbo....long gone. https://www.alamy.com/1989-volvo-car-dealership-rotherham-south-yorkshire-northern-england-uk-image332884168.html and I'm guessing this is them now perhaps....minus Volvo rights? https://www.harratts.co.uk/ Look how shiny the ...
by MisterH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 227

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

whats the car in middle of this pic next to the Cavvy? https://www.alamy.com/volvo-car-dealership-in-wakefield-in-1988-west-yorkshire-northern-england-uk-image334627290.html 1976 or ‘77 Toyota Corolla Liftback.... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F37...
by MisterH
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Get a load of this! period dealership photos 1988
Replies: 15
Views: 227

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...