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LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

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Money Walrus posted:

I'm about to do both on a Volvo 740. I've been putting off the blower mother and regulator for so long since I hate drilling out rivets and the fan is supposed to be a bitch. Any advice?

Good news: You heard wrong there, the fan on a 740 is cake. Drop the passenger footwell trim, remove 5 or so screws, fan falls out in your hand. They learned from all the bitching on the 240, which was a 10 hour job. They made the 740 a 10 minute job.

And cmon, drilling 4 rivets isn't that bad. Have you even checked to make sure your car doesn't use nuts? They didn't switch to rivets until later years.

LloydDobler fucked around with this message at 03:34 on May 30, 2009

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LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

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My V70's cruise control quit working last week, and I had a chance for a free diag hookup (my local indy shop bought a new computer for VIDA and wanted to test it). So we did, and it had thrown the "bad clutch position sensor signal" code.

I pulled the switch today and it was lightly coated in brake fluid. Looks like my clutch master cylinder is toast. I swapped it with a spare switch from my C70 tranny swap and the cruise works again though. FOR NOW.

LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

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I did something interesting today, the auto-dim function on my V70 rear view mirror wasn't working. "So swap in a new one" you say. Oh ho ho, not so fast. On the newer Volvos (and many other cars these days) the rear view mirror is more than a mirror. It's called the "upper electronic module" and it contains the antenna for the car alarm and is linked to the immobilizer, and controls the sunroof and and and a shitload of other stuff, I guess. Anyway, because of this, it's flashed permanently with the VIN. The bad news is that you can't swap in a used one. They want $600 for a new one. The good news is that this makes used ones worthless, and you can get them for nothing.

I read this link on how to swap the guts, and tried it out. I picked up two mirror assemblies, one with auto-dim and one with a mechanical dimming toggle. I figured that if the autodim mirror tested bad, or if mine tested good, I'd just put in the mechanical one.

Anyway, my glass tested bad, and the spare tested good, so I swapped the glass and stuck it all back together and it works! I've been driving in the dark a lot more lately so it was getting really annoying being blinded.

LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

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PBCrunch posted:

I would have tinted the windows and called it good.

This was cheaper. I do want to get the wagon tinted, but with the acquisition of the third car, and trying to recover from 6 months of unemployment, money's kinda tight. Or I should say, what little extra money I have each month is allocated elsewhere. Time to buy snow tires for example.

LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

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Incredulous Dylan posted:

lol, AI is too easy

Way to let it ride for a full 18 minutes dude. You burned a whole one AI member.

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