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Old 12-15-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
D. Brown
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245 tailgate wiring

Does anybody have any recommendations on how to fix the wires that run
through the hinges of the wagons? The insulation has broken on one of mine
and the conductor is showing. There doesn't seem to be enough loose wire
just to splice it so I'll need some new stuff. How do you get access to the
inside of the hinges?

Is there a special wire to use that will resist the continuous flexing?

Thanks, Dave



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Old 12-15-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
K Bourke
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Re: 245 tailgate wiring

Dave,

http://www.ipdusa.com/ProductsCat.as...865&RootID=629

Did this a decade ago with my 245... a snap, once I got the headliner out...
which was *way* more straightforward (and idiot-proof) than I thought at
first!!!

Great instructions included... you'll need someone to help with taking the
tailgate off/onto the hinges; otherwise, a reasonable job in 1.5hrs...

Kevin

1998 XC-70 with four Alpins... wheeeeeee!


"D. Brown" <eeywdgb@nottingham.ac.uk> wrote in message
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> Does anybody have any recommendations on how to fix the wires that run
> through the hinges of the wagons? The insulation has broken on one of mine
> and the conductor is showing. There doesn't seem to be enough loose wire
> just to splice it so I'll need some new stuff. How do you get access to
> the inside of the hinges?
>
> Is there a special wire to use that will resist the continuous flexing?
>
> Thanks, Dave
>
>
>



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Old 12-15-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
Glenn Klein
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Re: 245 tailgate wiring

D. Brown wrote:
> Does anybody have any recommendations on how to fix the wires that run
> through the hinges of the wagons? The insulation has broken on one of mine
> and the conductor is showing. There doesn't seem to be enough loose wire
> just to splice it so I'll need some new stuff. How do you get access to the
> inside of the hinges?
>
> Is there a special wire to use that will resist the continuous flexing?
>
> Thanks, Dave
>
>
>

Either IPD or Volvo to purchase the tailgate harnesses also check the
hinges some have a ground wire that brakes between the 2 halves
you have to support the tailgate because you have to remove the hinge to
perform this repair

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Old 12-15-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: 245 tailgate wiring

D. Brown wrote:
> Does anybody have any recommendations on how to fix the wires that run
> through the hinges of the wagons? The insulation has broken on one of mine
> and the conductor is showing. There doesn't seem to be enough loose wire
> just to splice it so I'll need some new stuff. How do you get access to the
> inside of the hinges?
>
> Is there a special wire to use that will resist the continuous flexing?
>
> Thanks, Dave
>
>
>



Just replace the harnesses, they aren't terribly expensive.
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Old 12-15-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: 245 tailgate wiring


>>

> Either IPD or Volvo to purchase the tailgate harnesses also check the
> hinges some have a ground wire that brakes between the 2 halves
> you have to support the tailgate because you have to remove the hinge to
> perform this repair
>



To add to this, mark the position of the hinges with either dry erase
marker or masking tape before you remove them, makes it a lot easier to
line them up. Also very slowly move the tailgate through it's range of
motion after tightening the bolts to make sure the surfaces don't scrape
and damage the paint.
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Old 12-15-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
Howard Nelson
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Re: 245 tailgate wiring


"James Sweet" <jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> D. Brown wrote:
> > Does anybody have any recommendations on how to fix the wires that run
> > through the hinges of the wagons? The insulation has broken on one of

mine
> > and the conductor is showing. There doesn't seem to be enough loose wire
> > just to splice it so I'll need some new stuff. How do you get access to

the
> > inside of the hinges?
> >
> > Is there a special wire to use that will resist the continuous flexing?
> >
> > Thanks, Dave
> >
> >
> >

>
>
> Just replace the harnesses, they aren't terribly expensive.


I got mine at fcpgroton http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo240other.htm

Seem less expensive than elsewhere and very helpful people.

Howard


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