New 480 owner

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BangVolvos
480 Newbie
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Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:23 pm

New 480 owner

Post by BangVolvos » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm

Hello,

I have always loved the look of volvo 480s. Well I have now purchased one as a project with a mate of mine. It drives fine, but has many electrical gremlins. Spent most of today figuring out the CEM and trying (without success) to get the indicators to work.

See you in the electrical section!

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jamescarruthers
480 Is my middle name
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Location: Cambridge

Re: New 480 owner

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:43 pm

Welcome aboard!‎
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)

jifflemon
480 Is my middle name
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Re: New 480 owner

Post by jifflemon » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:10 pm

Welcome!

I suspect electrical faults came as standard when they were new! :rofl:

BangVolvos
480 Newbie
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Re: New 480 owner

Post by BangVolvos » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:00 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:10 pm
Welcome!

I suspect electrical faults came as standard when they were new! :rofl:
Yes it seems that way!

doesn't help that someone has been hacking around in there fitting an aftermarket alarm system. I have now chopped that thing out and re-joined the original wiring. Also someone glued the bonnet release handle to the stalk! Made getting to the CEM a right pain in the arse, had to break the Handel off in the end, so need to find another one from somewhere.

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