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by brinkie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: It is Alive!
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: It is Alive!

Another succesfull odometer repair! :hopping: :cheers: :hopping:
by brinkie
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2812

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

It looks like the Alpine radio has standard ISO connectors fitted. No need to chop things up and splice wiring together, just a cheap adapter cable and you're sorted.
by brinkie
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2812

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

DIN and ISO are standards (OK, if you go full pedantic :lol: there must be a number following DIN and ISO referencing the exact standard but nobody ever uses that number :lol:), it boils down to this: The Volvo 480 has a standard "DIN" sized slot for the radio. Anything produced conform DIN will fit...
by brinkie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: In Car Entertainment
Topic: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2812

Re: What period aftermarket radio/casette to use?

I understand that Volvo has been delivering cars with Volvo-branded Philips radio-cassette units, actually anything in single DIN format fits, there must be plenty around and also the ISO to Volvo 400 adapter cables are still available. My first radio-cassette player was a Philips DC532, which I bou...
by brinkie
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Correct, as far as I know the later cars have a two-pin connector. Not exactly sure when the change occurred but I'd imagine around 1990, which I think is when the wiring issues were overhauled. The way this one is wired looks like they planned to do something with the shielding all the way down to...
by brinkie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 1350

Re: Right Door Window + qutr glass + side mirror

You have a 1989 ES so it must be the bigger side mirror (pre 1991 facelift). Maybe if you mention the colour, Marek may even have the correct one for you. The maximum size for a 2 - 5 kgs parcel from The Netherlands is 100x50x50 cm and it will cost € 34,50 to deliver to New Zealand. If you get the w...
by brinkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

I can't remember if my 'box was like this when I had it out, but all the connections were re-soldered, but the pins did look bad like in the picture, so perhaps that is the reason for my speedo/odo not working? Very well done, that is a fix and a half! :eek: I hear it's a good thing I have been col...
by brinkie
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Engine (20)
Topic: Overheating...coolant temperature too high...STOP!
Replies: 16
Views: 3094

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

Display temperature sensor is NTC, if you disconnect the sensor input (open circuit, i.e. infinite resistance) it will display COLD and if you short the input (i.e. zero resistance) , it will display STOP. I always test with a 68 ohm resistor to ground, the reading should be just above 100 degrees.
by brinkie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Extreme Speedo Rescue
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Extreme Speedo Rescue

Looks like I have to ship a box full of superfluous spares in your direction, including speedometers, boards and more stuff to play around with. Because I send boards like these straight to the bin...
by brinkie
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 36
Views: 7620

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

What Jeff said, simply epic. :drool: :drool: :drool:
by brinkie
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 81
Views: 4493

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

One other interesting thing I found while plugging part numbers into Google was this rear wiper motor, apparently used on the 740, 760 940, 960 and V90: https://i.imgur.com/nIiDW7Y.jpg Look familiar? Mechanically it looks identical and presumably it works on the same principle internally since the ...
by brinkie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: My Old Turbo (L904 FCW)

It is all a matter of how badly you want this particular car back on the road, or is it just that you want to drive a 480 again? Then you should take the unobtainium bits off. get a better car (with possible niggles and rust) and bring what's left to the scrapheap, because this one is really far gon...
by brinkie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 209
Views: 9535

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

F = just a flesh wound
S = Tis but a scratch...
by brinkie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 3321

Re: Oil on speed sensor

His name is Alan, not Marvin. :lol: "A 480 makes me so depressed." :rofl:
by brinkie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 3321

Re: Oil on speed sensor

by brinkie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

If the pinout matches, sure, why not. You only have to be sure the relay can cope with the current.
by brinkie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 3321

Re: Oil on speed sensor

I can highly recommend the chap in Hungary, I have ordered dozens of cog wheels from him.
by brinkie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: CEM Mark 1 Pinout
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: CEM Mark 1 Pinout

The big ones I have yet to find out where they can be bought separately, the small ones are available for a few quid each through sellers like Conrad. I think I know what the small strip of metal does which you have pointed out: it is probably a current measuring resistor for the flasher. If the fla...
by brinkie
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Oil on speed sensor
Replies: 43
Views: 3321

Re: Oil on speed sensor

Very good, this is exactly how I bench test the speedometers! (I do have to cope with the same mess, though :lol:) Actually, there is very helpful information on the speedometer print itself so you won't need the confusing information from HBOL. In technical terms, this is called a silkscreen ( see ...