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by eye of ra
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted: Front seat belt lock
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Wanted: Front seat belt lock

As Subject, anyone got one they are prepared to part with?

EoR
by eye of ra
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Front seat belt lock
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Front seat belt lock

One of them broke this morning, contacted dealer as the other one went 2 years ago and only cost £30 (got old bills from previous owner) but they can no longer supply. Anyone know if they can be taken apart or would I be wasting my time, not tried yet? If so has anyone got a spare I could purchase? ...
by eye of ra
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: Main Beam Plastic
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: WANTED: Main Beam Plastic

As stated get some new ones and if you don’t want it to happen again you could get LEDs to replace the bulb in the DRL. I got lucky and previous owner had new lights fitted not long ago. Thinking of getting some of these soon before they start fading. http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/viewtopic....
by eye of ra
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: Main Beam Plastic
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: WANTED: Main Beam Plastic

The day running light part is always the part that goes, it’s the constant bright light which fades the plastic but it is a single unit with the indicator so can’t be replaced on its own.
by eye of ra
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: WANTED: Main Beam Plastic
Replies: 12
Views: 901

Re: WANTED: Main Beam Plastic

Think you are after the day running lights which is clear and plastic. However it’s a single unit with the indicator. Is this what you are after? http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/forum/v ... =8&t=16122

EoR
by eye of ra
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Battery / alternator tester £2.00 LIDL's NOW
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Battery / alternator tester £2.00 LIDL's NOW

Thanks for this, had to try two shops to get one, first had sold out, got the last one from the second.

EoR
by eye of ra
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: New MOT regulations
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Re: New MOT regulations

Got time today after having to get a new socket for the steering wheel nut. Amazing what gets lost after 10 years of a company car and a divorce. :) Got a great bargain at Halfords in the clearance bucket on sockets, picked up most sizes from 21mm to 30mm and a T50 for when it comes to removing seat...
by eye of ra
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: B18E 1,7i Catalytic converter removal
Replies: 5
Views: 5043

Re: B18E 1,7i Catalytic converter removal

And there I was thinking I had worked out the engine codes when I first got my car. I thought B18E was a general term for B18E(E), B18E(S) and B18E(D). So am I now correct for injection, non turbo? B18E......104....80kw....No cat....1986-89 B18E(E)...104....80kW...No cat....1988-89....Same as B18E j...
by eye of ra
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: New MOT regulations
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Re: New MOT regulations

Thanks for the advice, I will have a look today if I get time.
by eye of ra
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Tuning And Tweaking
Topic: B18E 1,7i Catalytic converter removal
Replies: 5
Views: 5043

Re: B18E 1,7i Catalytic converter removal

There were some B18e with cats, my 1989 ES has one, the owner’s manual describes it as B18e(d)104 and had the word “catalyser” on the rear of the car. The B18e(e)104 did not. I to was looking at removing it at some point as it was not a requirement to have one in 1989 but as of April 1st it will be ...
by eye of ra
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Wheel suspension and Steering (60)
Topic: New MOT regulations
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

New MOT regulations

Not sure if general would be a better place for this but as my problem is steering based and not new general MOT regs thought here might be better. Just been looking up the new MOT regs as heard a warning light on dash is going to be a failure, bit of scare mongering going on from some ads I've hear...
by eye of ra
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: intermittant wiper relay
Replies: 19
Views: 4679

Re: intermittant wiper relay

Done some more digging and managed to sort it out. So for anyone with the same problem, or who is interested. My age of car had a switch at the end of the cable (believe it was round and white with two spades) but it had been replaced at some point for a later cable when this feature was controlled ...
by eye of ra
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: intermittant wiper relay
Replies: 19
Views: 4679

Re: intermittant wiper relay

Hi everyone, my first post. Picked up my new purchase, 480es 1989 1.7 auto, only 48000 miles, last week but been waiting for some daylight to start work. Done some searching so was able to sort the long distance lights not working as they should at the weekend, was the switch by the heated seats. Al...