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by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 72
Views: 2045

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

I’m grasping at straws really but good luck! The info centre does the same when the bulb blows and you can only see its display if you look really closely.
by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 72
Views: 2045

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

The middle bulb is blown on the display and you need a backlight to see an LCD display. Have you looked really really closely to see if it isn’t displaying -C- in the middle? The static noise isn’t that important, you are just amplifying a noisy signal from the car and changing the volume knob is ju...
by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 72
Views: 2045

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

You don't type the number in, you use the tuning 'UP' button to enter the first digit (e.g. Press up, up, up for "3")

If it doesn't display -C- you might be out of luck and it is broken. I would try the first step though and press "1"‎ and see if you can then enter numbers with the 'up' key.

by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 72
Views: 2045

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

From https://www.ivgsoft.com/radiocode.php?id=2231 Switch Radio On - Display Shows "-C-" Press preset " 1 " and the display will show " - " Press tuning up button "^" for correct digit Press preset " 1 " to enter Press tuning up button "^" for correct digit Press preset " 1 " to enter Press tuning u...
by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 72
Views: 2045

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

For wet footwell I'd check that the drain pipes in the front scuttle are clean. Also, I think a car leaking from the boot area (much more likely) that is parked in an nose-up direction can end ‎end up with wet front footwell. Regarding the code, you might be lucky and have the code on a credit card ...
by jamescarruthers
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 627

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

I am really really sorry to hear this news and see the awful pictures. As prices have risen considerably recently, could you get a higher market value for it than you paid? Replacement similar looking car on eBay of £2k-ish in very condition. ‎ https://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...
by jamescarruthers
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 405

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

That looks very smart. I'd say that this one is worth the money. ‎I sold my last 480 for this amount. 
by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '93 White Turbo - eBay
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: '93 White Turbo - eBay

I think I'd have trouble dealing with someone who is unable to work out that their car has had a new speedometer sometime in its life and isn't low mileage at all. It looks a bit shit and bashed about.  If it was an ES it would be about £500 or more likely never sell, like the current crop on eBay t...
by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Dead battery and a busted earth lead?
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Dead battery and a busted earth lead?

If I'm reading this right, you've found an EXTRA battery negative terminal? After the original broke it looks like someone has added an replacement already  and this is what you disconnected from the battery and can be seen placed over the air filter box cover?‎ If thi‎s is the case, you can just ch...
by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: The Current State - A Lotta Hope
Replies: 51
Views: 4588

Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

How's the refurb. going? Will be epic when done with all the detailed work gone in so far. See you on the 26th!?‎
by jamescarruthers
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

I'm really not sure. I must be honest, I can't remember opening the bonnet after heavy driving in the rain but I would expect it to be pretty dry. I'd also expect the heat of the engine to make the water evaporate pretty quickly too should any get in the engine bay. My car is off the road and I'm fa...
by jamescarruthers
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Hey Alan! Sorry if I wasn't clear. There is a side shield on each side‎ of the engine bay. One one the engine side, one on the gearbox side. They are different parts, which are basically mirror images of one another.  Interestingly, the plastic captive nut and metal bolt to hold these shields on wer...
by jamescarruthers
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

As for keeping rubbish out of the engine bay while driving, there should be an under tray and also side covers for the engine bay. To see if the side covers are there, turn the wheels and look at the big gap at the front of the road wheel. There should be a black rectangular cover like this: https:/...
by jamescarruthers
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Hopefully clearing those tubes will help future floods. It is weird that the engine should look wet. Are the seals present from this picture?‎ ‎ https://i.postimg.cc/YCs9Xx4b/Seals.jpg I think the grey ones were not on earlier cars, but you should definitely have the black ones at the back of the en...
by jamescarruthers
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1990 Turbo Auto
Replies: 69
Views: 2192

Re: 1990 Turbo Auto

Under the bonnet, are your drain pipes near the front bulkhead clear?‎ There should be one each side near the triangular apertures for the fan and fuse/relay box (between the windscreen wipers). Very easy to remove and clean and prevent the fuse/relay box getting full of water which might have disab...
by jamescarruthers
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Possibly the worse kept secret....
Replies: 19
Views: 828

Re: Possibly the worse kept secret....

These are show plates made up for Jeff's lovely Henry car. The standards stuff that Jay-Kay-Em posted is quite interesting and I can confirm that they are marked with BS AU 145a.‎ Here is a picture of them before being rolled on to plastic:‎ ‎ https://i.postimg.cc/9FHt0d37/New-plate.jpg image upload...
by jamescarruthers
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 185
Views: 6596

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

It's definitely good in the long run! I just miss not being able to jump in and drive her when I'm home. It's not really a pre-winter check, more just getting round to finishing the extra bodywork jobs off which weren't essential to getting it back on the road. If anything it was a mid-summer check ...
by jamescarruthers
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 185
Views: 6596

Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

I haven't done any of the jobs above other than delivering it to a highly recommended body shop. Before this I was loving driving the car about and it was a real pleasure to do so. I'm really missing it as it's been a few months but it was fantastic to borrow Jeff's Turbo "Henry" for a week.‎ In the...