faces for your 1981-93 240
All face overlays are printed with UV resistant
ink and have a matte/non-glare laminated UV film over the
front to protect the face from exposure.
VDO versus YAZAKI (rare) instrument cluster info.
Photos... CLICK for larger view
Below set: 5A Black-Face COBALT, 120 mph, WITH or without tach redline, with HCFE, blue rings, VOLVO logo.
Also available without HCFE, other color rings, Volvo R-Sport or other logos.
|These faces are designed to complement Autometer COBALT gauges.
|SPECIAL PROJECT HIGHLIGHT
Here's a customer who customized his instrument cluster below using this face overlay set above.
PARTS USED: 1992 instrument circuit board, 1985 tachometer, 1981 black box/frame with some slight mods and 1981 warning light cell ribbon.
The OD lamp in the 1992 warning ribbon is an UP ARROW for the automatic overdrive and that up arrow is your only option for a manual transmission OD or up-shift light option. Plus he didn't care for the high beam cell. He thought it was an ugly blue. He also preferred the white lettering on the warning cells or earlier clusters, which does not appear on a later cluster.
After all these mods, now he has an OD OFF cell instead of the UP arrow and a nice cool blue for high beam. He had to modify things a little for the ABS and Check Engine Light, but he says it was well worth the time.
The Bulb Warning Light is not used at all, since he deleted the bulb failure sensor completely. He's thinking of modding that cell for a Fog Lights On lamp, since he likes the green cell for that option on his 1981 GTX.
Plus the earlier clusters have a blue lighting filter, which he preferred over the later amber filter.
Now available as a
white face if desired.
Below Photo Style 5B WHITE-FACE COBALT black text (Deco font), black lines.
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Below set: 5B White-Face COBALT, 120 mph, Tachometer with 5500 Yellow and 6000 Redline, with HCFE, black text, black lines.
FOR ON-LINE INSTRUCTIONS
Full-color step-by-step instructions for disassembling your gauges and installing these faces.
|Adhesion Promoter is recommended to
improve the installtion of gauge face overlays. It is
not needed in all situations, however if your car may be
subjected to high interior temperatures frequently
(parked outside) or many times over the years, the
adhesive on the backs of overlays can soften and allow
the edges to lift. Applying a little of this before
installation on the faceplate edges will greatly improve
adhesion. For convenience, a cotton swab is included.
This isn't some mythical snake-oil. It has been tested
and works great.
Applying this stuff is easy. Dip the cotton swab in the liquid and smear the edges of the face plates where the overlays will be. It dries in seconds. CAUTION: Using this stuff makes things stick very well, so be careful when placing the overlay down. It will be harder to lift and re-position.
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|VDO versus YAZAKI Instrument
A very large majority of 240 instrument clusters were made for Volvo by VDO, but there were a few made by Yazaki. So far, I have only heard of the Yazaki cluster appearing in a few European 240s. If you have a Yazaki cluster, the standard face overlays won't fit, but I can make overlays that will.
The photo on the left is a Yazaki speedometer face. Note the lower odometer windows are separated . This is unique to the Yazaki cluster. It isn't the only difference, but it will help identify your cluster without disassembing it.
So if you have a Yazaki cluster, contact me before ordering faces (my email is at bottom of page).
following sets are available for above Style 5A or 5B:
1986-88 240 with 120
MPH speedo and Tachometer or Clock
1989-93 240 with 120
MPH speedo and Tachometer or Clock
OPTIONAL: Large (in dash) Clock Face is also available instead of a Tach.
Above sets will normally come with the "H", "C", "F" and "E" printed on Temp and Fuel gauges. You may order your faces without these letters if you like (no extra charge).
I am able to do other limited color
changes or additions/deletions if you like, usually
for no extra charge. Feel free to ask.
Additional 52 mm faces are $3.00 each and may
be added to your cart in the 52 mm
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