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by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

dcwalker wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Hurrah - good progress :D

What was the problem with the brake lights?

David
The Brake pedal wasn't travelling down far enough to activate the switch, so with some pumping of the pedal, they came back to life, and the horn just came back after some casual fiddling with the pressure pad
by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

also found this in the boot, anyone have any idea what its purpose is?
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by MisterH
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Today's progress: Pop-Ups now both work (relay needed a bit of a contact clean and some WD40 Brake lights now work rear drivers side brake is sticking less but not perfect the car is ready for an MOT, however, when trying to fix the Speedometer issue, a discovery was made: https://i.postimg.cc/kXf98...
by MisterH
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Electrical Faults of my car - How are they related if at all?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Electrical Faults of my car - How are they related if at all?

Thank you everyone for your help, next time I work on the car I will have a look at those. I aim to have the car MOT-ready by next weekend, I will let you know how I get on
by MisterH
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: Electrical Faults of my car - How are they related if at all?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Electrical Faults of my car - How are they related if at all?

when working on the car today, it has become clear to me that these are the most pressing of the car's electrical faults: Left hand Popup does not pop up (didn't get around to having a look, was trying to sort other issues) the horn is seemingly disconnected, but still makes a relay click the brake ...
by MisterH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - Wing mirror covers and front number plate mount
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Wanted - Wing mirror covers and front number plate mount

Irolllowvo wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:55 pm
I definitely have a front plate holder.
I have a pair of pre facelift mirrors in your colour I was going to retrofit to my vehicle as I prefer the shape, but I could be convinced to part with them... 🤑
I think you might find a PM has found its way to you...
by MisterH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: Wanted - Wing mirror covers and front number plate mount
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Wanted - Wing mirror covers and front number plate mount

Good evening I am currently looking for some wing mirror caps and front number plate mount for my pre-facelift '88 car does anyone know where I can find some? a look of the internet hasn't yielded anything The mirror issue can be seen here: https://i.postimg.cc/Px680qzF/IMG-2863.jpg Front plate moun...
by MisterH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Now with the car running, the goal is to get her to MOT-worthiness, which mainly involves the headlights sorting, I was doing some reading the other day, on an old forum post, which gave a link to the main site and the electronics page, there it said that it can either be a fuse or a dampener, whic...
by MisterH
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Avatar

I had to upload an image to a hosting service (Postimage.org) and then make it thumbnail size, the site then provides a link which the forum can read and put in as the avatar, hope this helps
by MisterH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

brinkie wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:45 pm
jifflemon wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:00 pm
and Brinkie has a good suggestion in this post
Added a picture for clarification :)
Thank you, I may try that, will update with the results, although it will probably be at the weekend.
by MisterH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

At about 10 past 7 this evening, after the fitting of a new MAP sensor, the car burst into sustained life for the first time in over 10 years. For something that had not started properly for 10 years, the engine was remarkably strong, and after driving it slowly up and down my road (quiet as it shou...
by MisterH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

however the pop-ups do not, but the lights themselves shine. So, have a quick read (in case you missed it) of this post That will come in very useful, I have now tested the lights and only the drivers side comes up, but the MAP Sensor arrived today so will do that first to get it running, then will...
by MisterH
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Green Book Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Green Book Archive

Indeed it does! Stop teasing, get scanning! I have a 1986 Volvo training manual on the 480,if that helps https://i.postimg.cc/v8XGYVjk/IMG-2872.jpg I am not sure if it is what you are looking for, but I can scan it for archive's sake That looks very interesting! here it is, a Google Drive Link, Enj...
by MisterH
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Green Book Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Green Book Archive

The Trainee manual is now scanned, But I do not know how to make a link for it on this site, if anyone wants to have a look.
by MisterH
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

Re: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Thank you! I hope you are able to find a good one soon yourself!
by MisterH
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Electrical system (30)
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - what is the pipe that goes under the bonnet insulation?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

1988 Volvo 480 ES - what is the pipe that goes under the bonnet insulation?

while viewing my car yesterday, I was puzzled by a lead that seemed to run in between the bonnet and the foam insulation
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does anyone know what it is and what it does?
any help will be greatly appreciated
by MisterH
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Howto manuals
Topic: Green Book Archive
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Green Book Archive

I have a 1986 Volvo training manual on the 480,if that helps
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I am not sure if it is what you are looking for, but I can scan it for archive's sake
by MisterH
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns
Replies: 75
Views: 2258

1988 Volvo 480 ES - A New Era Dawns

Yesterday, my long running quest to find a Volvo 480 ES came to fruition when I purchased a 1988 Volvo 480 ES. The car was last on the road in 2006, when it was last taxed. The car starts and runs briefly, but stops after a couple of seconds, a suspected MAP issue, the vendor is supplying the part t...
by MisterH
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted - 1987 Volvo 480
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Wanted - 1987 Volvo 480

jamescarruthers wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:46 pm
Email! Haha, they're both about 70! Good luck though, I'm intrigued about this car too!
If that does not work, I'll phone them, if that doesn't get it, I'll have to find a Telex machine...