For almost 3 years the clock has not worked in the Volvo. This was the blog post I did about replacing the alternator: That was a short post. Well, I bought another dash for £10 from a guy called Ash who breaks Volvo 340 cars for a pass time/living. He’s over on the outskirts of Lymington, here, he’s not actually at the plant yard, just really close by.

The two dashes:

Spot the three differences below in the slider image.

The differences are; the time (obviously), the miles on the odometer and the gear shift indicator instrument in the top left corner.

So I thought I’d swap over the clock into my dash, but they’re slightly different and are obviously electrically connected to the funny plastic circuit board thing on the back of the dash, and I didn’t much fancy tinkering with that. So I chose to swap the gear shift indicator and also the speedo into the new good clock dash.

Now the clock works! But the gear shift indicator does not. This is because there are not connectors soldered to the thin plastic circuit thing on the back of the dash. I don’t want to risk damaging the circuit board and it’s not the same as the other one so can’t swap them. I did realise last night that I could run a wire in place of the circuit board. So I might try to do that at some point.



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