My 480 journey begins here

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nigel poustie
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Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by nigel poustie » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:00 am

**Update**
I've just checked again and they're working fine!?! We had particularly heavy rain last night?
Anyway thanks for your help, I'm sure it will come in useful!
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

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jamescarruthers
480 Is my middle name
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Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:07 am

No problem. Mine went a little intermittent earlier in the year and fixed themselves by magic too
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG
2008 Mini 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)

dcwalker
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Location: York

Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by dcwalker » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:50 pm

nigel poustie wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:00 am
**Update**
I've just checked again and they're working fine!?! We had particularly heavy rain last night?
Anyway thanks for your help, I'm sure it will come in useful!
They can have a mind of their own...

Might still be worth checking that the relay is fully in place though and - given your comment about rain - that there isn't any damp getting into the relay box.

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration ???/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

Alan 480
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Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by Alan 480 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:59 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:50 pm
nigel poustie wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:00 am
**Update**
I've just checked again and they're working fine!?! We had particularly heavy rain last night?
Anyway thanks for your help, I'm sure it will come in useful!
They can have a mind of their own...

Might still be worth checking that the relay is fully in place though and - given your comment about rain - that there isn't any damp getting into the relay box.

David
check drains at each front corner of scuttle are clear , consider cutting off the 'one way flaps' cos they get full of leaves etc and then it floods, especially if parked facing UPHILL :wink:
Alan

480 ES 2litre, C30 1.8ES, SS1 + more

nigel poustie
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Location: Leeds

Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by nigel poustie » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09 am

Yep will do Alan! I tried them again in the evening and not working again. I'm having a day on it tomorrow, so I'll report back.
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

nigel poustie
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Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by nigel poustie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:32 pm

Hi again.
Headlights are popping up again now, I fiddled with the relay and had no problems since.
There's a couple of bit of bear metal I want to cover, does anyone know the paint code and where to get it from, I think it know as Storm grey, (see pictures at top)
Cheers
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

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brinkie
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Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by brinkie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:48 pm

What I usually do in case of unwilling popup motors, is pop the relay out, put a screwdriver in the bonnet lock (so the microswitch inside the lock is closed), bridge the relay contacts (so the popups are powered continuously) and let the popups wink happily for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile I'll open the relay (pop the cover off) and clean the relay contacts. This will fix the problem 9 out of 10 cases!
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

dcwalker
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Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by dcwalker » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:51 pm

nigel poustie wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Hi again.
Headlights are popping up again now, I fiddled with the relay and had no problems since.
There's a couple of bit of bear metal I want to cover, does anyone know the paint code and where to get it from, I think it know as Storm grey, (see pictures at top)
Cheers
Glad to hear the headlights are behaving themselves again!

The paint code for Storm Grey Metallic is 323

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration ???/480
Previous: Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

nigel poustie
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Location: Leeds

Re: My 480 journey begins here

Post by nigel poustie » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:28 am

Thanks David.
Do you know where I can get the paint from, I had a little look online with no luck.
Cheers
Nigel
1995 -storm grey Celebration - 108

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