Re: 240 Volvo Odometer Again
Alfred Brown wrote:
> Hello again to all:
> I posted here a few weeks back with questions on the Odometer and the
> Overdrive on an 1989 249 DL.
> Both suggestions were correct, the relay had a cracked solder joint on
> the Overdrive, and that problem is solved.
> The Odometer was the small planetary gear under the electric motor on
> the connection board where the cable from the harness plugs in.
> I located a gear and took the unit apart and replaced it.
> Everything worked but the dash lights. My wife couldn't see the
> instruments after dark.
> So the next weekend I removed the cluster again and reconnected the wire.
> Now it wouldn't start.
> So after troubleshooting yesterday, got it started again, and the Speedo
> and Odo wouldn't work, and the Speedo did an dance from 0 to 120 and
> back as I cruised around my neighborhood.
> So removed it again and got the connector on tightly, and now the
> Speedo is working and the Odo is not (again).
> So removed it AGAIN and checked the gears and they are OK but may be
> dragging on a high spot where wires soldered through the board have
> their ends stick up. I checked all the clearances and reinstalled, and
> the Speedo is working but the Odo not. So Pulled again and looked
> again, and gears still OK but the Odo is not working.
> What is the Next item to check on the Odo? I'd like to get this wound
> up this weekend as I have spent enough time on this bug, and am looking
> for another project. Any Ideas?
> Thanks in advance for the help!
> Al Brown
> Birmingham, AL USA
I'd check the solder connections on the board on the cluster where the
connectors plug in, I haven't had problems with them before but you seem
to be having a lot of random issues with connections so it's worth
looking into. Look carefully for hairline cracks in the board too.