Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:01 pm

Thank you Sylvia. This is great stuff our French cousins are doing! ‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
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2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by dcwalker » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Thank you Sylvia. This is great stuff our French cousins are doing! ‎
Hear hear, this is great stuff to definitely be watched very closely! Both my sets of rear lights are pretty good at the moment but they won't stay like that forever...

Thank you 😊

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by jifflemon » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:58 am

dcwalker wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Hear hear, this is great stuff to definitely be watched very closely! Both my sets of rear lights are pretty good at the moment but they won't stay like that forever...

Thank you 😊

David
Same here; lights in good condition, but I’ll still buy a couple of sets as there’s no guarantee that these will be made forever.

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by cranna21 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:48 am

unfortunately, when I was speaking to the gentleman via email they're limiting it to one set per person!
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:59 am

unfortunately, when I was speaking to the gentleman via email they're limiting it to one set per person!
Not quite, it's one set per car, you have to send a scan of page 2 of the V5, so currently jifflemon can order 3 sets, dcwalker can get 2 and I could order 3 more - another reason for entering multiple-480 ownership !
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by cranna21 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 am

Well that could work out quite fortuitous! glad for that info thanks Sylvia!

has there been anymore update on release date? in light of my new found engine woes to be found over on my wee thread i'll have to watch the pennies haha
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by jifflemon » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:58 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:59 am
Not quite, it's one set per car, you have to send a scan of page 2 of the V5, so currently jifflemon can order 3 sets, dcwalker can get 2 and I could order 3 more - another reason for entering multiple-480 ownership !
Presumably to stop the profiteering? If so I applaud.

now who wants to buy a set of shiny new back lights? 3 pairs available, lets start the a thousand euro a set..... :rofl:

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:22 pm

exactly !! Their aim was to help 480 owners, not get used as a wholesale supplier. Totally unfair given the favour the man making them is doing us.
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:54 pm

cranna21 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 am
Well that could work out quite fortuitous! glad for that info thanks Sylvia!

has there been anymore update on release date? in light of my new found engine woes to be found over on my wee thread i'll have to watch the pennies haha
just how many V5 do you have :wink:

I only have two, but not really needing any (at present) :hopping:

I can live with the 'slightly' faded/matt finish, might be easier to apply a matte finish to the central section rather than make the outer two sections shiney/glossy?
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Post by cranna21 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:22 pm

just 3 ;) haha
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by Martin Lacey » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:07 pm

Hi,

My 480 has just failed its MOT on the state of the rear light clusters. Can anyone advise me if the plans to manufacture new ones ever came to anything? Or suggest anything else. The car runs beautifully and I hate the idea of scrapping it just for this.

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by arthuy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:30 pm

What was wrong with yours? you can usually clean them up to an acceptable standard.

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:34 pm

Martin Lacey wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:07 pm
Hi,

My 480 has just failed its MOT on the state of the rear light clusters. Can anyone advise me if the plans to manufacture new ones ever came to anything? Or suggest anything else. The car runs beautifully and I hate the idea of scrapping it just for this.
explain 'why'?
lack of colour?
wrong colour?
showing white not coloured?
shattered?

if push came to shove just fit a trailer board (or the lamps from one) to keep within legal limit? :wink:
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:47 pm

I think you could rub with with baby oil (or similar) and go for a retest should you need it back on the road quickly. If they fail when oiled, your MOT tester is probably a dick‎. They will return to their matt state eventually but this should get you a quick pass. 
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 auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:00 am

The repro lenses are definitely in the pipeline so don't give up on a good car !
How much of a hurry are you in ? Whereabouts are you ?
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:40 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:47 pm
I think you could rub with with baby oil (or similar) and go for a retest should you need it back on the road quickly. If they fail when oiled, your MOT tester is probably a dick‎. They will return to their matt state eventually but this should get you a quick pass. 
need to get a reason as to why it failed before we second guess?

i don't know why matt finish would be a fail???

could be the plastic is trashed an all in small bits? in which case see previous post about trailer lamps?
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by brinkie » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:46 pm

Don't know how strict your MOT rules are; here in its country of origin the rules state that no white light may extrude and the lights must have the same luminosity and correct colour (tail/brake lights red, indicators amber). The smoked plastic cover is only for cosmetic purposes, there is a coloured piece of plastic underneath. So even when they are cracked, there should be no failure.
I always use boiled linseed oil to make the lights shine again.
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by Alan 480 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:00 pm

brinkie wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Don't know how strict your MOT rules are; here in its country of origin the rules state that no white light may extrude and the lights must have the same luminosity and correct colour (tail/brake lights red, indicators amber).
same here, not sure about the 'intensity'? well they look the same ? ? ?? ?
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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by Martin Lacey » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:04 am

Thanks for the advice everyone. Polished up the rear clusters and I hope they'll do. However, now discovered the MOT have taken exception to the cracked offside full beam front light cover too. Anyone know where i might get one of these?Image

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Re: Rear Light Clusters - problem solved !

Post by Alan 480 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:44 pm

Martin Lacey wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:04 am
Thanks for the advice everyone. Polished up the rear clusters and I hope they'll do. However, now discovered the MOT have taken exception to the cracked offside full beam front light cover too. Anyone know where i might get one of these?Image
do you mean the driving light? or the pop-up? your image is missing :-(

if you struggle for clear cover for the driving light then 'I think' you can remove BOTH bulbs and pull the fuse as they are NOT required for the test .. .

search within MoT test manual on DVLA web-site

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/mot-inspect ... l-vehicles

ie if items are there they must work as a pair, if an optional item then disable BOTH and say 'decoration only'?
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