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by MisterH
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2259

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

also, I need to find one of these for the pop-ups, I am tired of fixing them all the time, only for the passenger side to flip down again... By the way, if a headlight pops up when it should close or closes when it should pop up (and stays there), you have fixed the popup motor arm in the opposite ...
by MisterH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 15
Views: 330

Re: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:12 pm
They’re located not too far from the start of the meet...

Just wondering how amusing it would be to descend en-maase to view it...
It would be indeed, I would love to see that, t'would be as if it was judgement day for them!

shame I won't be able to make it though
by MisterH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2259

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Looking at your last picture of the radio, I support the straw-clutching that has already taken place but must admit that my gut instinct says "fubarbed" :(. No great logic at all to this suggestion, but have you tried taking it out, unplugging it, then plugging it back in again? Might just be a do...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2259

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 j...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2259

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. ‎ Here...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2259

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 ...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2259

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 MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2259

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

New Update, first in a while Yesterday, it was decided to get on with trying to fix the car's issues, as it was looking miserable sat in the rain for weeks on end. first port of call was to try and ascertain the source of the wet passenger front footwell and wet drivers side rear seat and footwell -...
by MisterH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?
Replies: 15
Views: 330

ES TT on the 'bay - Genuine Gem or delusions of grandeur?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480-ES-Limited-Edition-CONTACT-US-ON-01604-646400/183994990278?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D27e29e83a3484eb9beeb352bc3f479ff%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D183994990278%26itm%3D183994990278%26pmt%3D0%26n...
by MisterH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

How often do these get stolen? I know they are undesirable value wise, and they will probably never rise to very much, but how worried should I be when out and about in mine/what precautions should I take? I think, very rarely. However, given that the only real deterrent is a flashing LED, they're ...
by MisterH
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 773

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 MisterH
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

A tragic end, truly. :cry:

I just wish people would have the inclination to create, rather than just mindlessly destroy stuff because they can, it really is annoying and frustrating.

I hope that you can find a replacement, I assume there is nothing salvageable?

I am sorry for your loss
by MisterH
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: '94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 436

'94 2.0 ES - Very nice one up for sale

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-480-2-0-ES/264491968786?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D1afee691671b42039c31cc28dcfbaf8f%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D264491968786%26itm%3D264491968786%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888....
by MisterH
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: Stolen From Bristol - Volvo 480 ES

I am very sorry to hear this. I thought 480's didn't get stolen much, and I hope this is a rare occurrence.

while there is not help, as I am in a different area, I really hope you find your car.

I am in solidarity with you, Good Luck
by MisterH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 185
Views: 6627

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 MisterH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK
Replies: 185
Views: 6627

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

I am not entirely sure whether to call that good or bad? is it a pre winter check, or a full life threatening situation (for the car) or is it not your car? I am a bit confused, sorry EDIT: Now I see! a very extensive (and expensive is assume) pre winter check, although it is certainly a very good i...
by MisterH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

I've updated my post. It is this type? ‎ https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MTYAAOSweeBddsjk/s-l500.jpg I think that was it, the picture was dark, but it seemed to be that dark, gunmetal type colour, was it a 300 series wheel? I don't think it will go with the Arctic blue met of my car, but that type, ...
by MisterH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Can you view this link to the wheels page without logging in? http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php By the way, the main site has a completely different log in system than this forum. You have to register again for that. ‎ AH, the link does not work, I may register with the main site ...
by MisterH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

There are 300 series wheels which I have seen on 480's. The prototypes had 360GLT wheels sometimes: http://www.volvotips.com/wp-content/uploads/Volvo_G13_480_prototype_John_de_Vries_design-300x206.jpg‎ Castor? http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/images/accessories/wheels/wheel2.jpg It was very similar ...
by MisterH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Styling
Topic: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Complete known manufacturer wheel list?

Can you view this link to the wheels page without logging in? http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php By the way, the main site has a completely different log in system than this forum. You have to register again for that. ‎ AH, the link does not work, I may register with the main site ...