petrol cap lock/release

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annieosc
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petrol cap lock/release

Post by annieosc » Wed May 22, 2019 12:41 pm

I have an Volvo 480 celebration.The black plunger mechanism which locks and unlocks the petrol cap by operating the handle alongside the driving seat is broken and I have a replacement to change.Does anyone know how to do this,I have taken the inner trim off in the boot and access is very limited.
I can find nothing in Haynes...........John

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Re: petrol cap lock/release

Post by dcwalker » Wed May 22, 2019 6:54 pm

Unfortunately you will find Haynes of limited help with our cars - they really covered the 440/460 and just tacked the 480 in as an afterthought, without really appreciating how different it was to its 400 series cousins...

I am not entirely clear which element of the filler cap release you are changing, so I'll assume it is the whole thing. The cable can be traced through the RHS of the car, but to follow it fully you need to remove the cover and sill trim by the handle, then the side panel by the RHS rear seat, as well as the boot trim that side. It runs behind the inner metal-work as far as it can, and is clipped to the side as it turns back to the filler flap.

If that doesn't help, I'll try to find the correct diagrams in the service manuals and scan them in for you...

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration masquerading as 346, Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: petrol cap lock/release

Post by annieosc » Thu May 23, 2019 9:38 am

Hi David........Thanks for the information..The locking/opening system for the boot lid and petrol cap is all good.The problem is that the black spring loaded piece inside the petrol cap compartment is broken and wont engage with the lid.I have another complete piece but it has to be connected from inside the car and it difficult to reach.I will remove all the trim and have another go.If you could find a diagram it would be much appreciated.

Thanks....John (celebration no 40/480, V70 SE)

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Re: petrol cap lock/release

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu May 23, 2019 10:14 am

You can download the Volvo Green Book for Bodywork from the main 480 Club Europe website‎. 
‎You might need to be logged on to view this page: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/downloads.php
Or here is the direct link: ‎
http://volvo480.myds.me/v480eu/downloads/section8.pdf


Here is an extract showing how to change the lock release:‎
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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: petrol cap lock/release

Post by dcwalker » Thu May 23, 2019 10:43 am

annieosc wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:38 am
Hi David........Thanks for the information..The locking/opening system for the boot lid and petrol cap is all good.The problem is that the black spring loaded piece inside the petrol cap compartment is broken and wont engage with the lid.I have another complete piece but it has to be connected from inside the car and it difficult to reach.I will remove all the trim and have another go.If you could find a diagram it would be much appreciated.

Thanks....John (celebration no 40/480, V70 SE)
Thanks John

James has provided what I was going to dig out...like so many things on a 480 I suspect it is just a case of being somewhat fiddly/hard to access, but perseverance will see you through!

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration masquerading as 346, Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

annieosc
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Re: petrol cap lock/release

Post by annieosc » Thu May 23, 2019 10:50 am

Brilliant.........Thank you both.I will let you know how I get on........John

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