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Old 01-16-2006, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
Jeff
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Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240 DL ?

I have no idea how the upper middle clear lens cover to my 86 Volvo
240 DL 4 door Sedan tail light ceased to be part of my tail light
assembly. I can't quite see that anybody hit it in a parking lot, or
there would be other signs of impact. And I did not see pieces of
plastic around. My thought is that it might have just come off with
impact after perhaps the glue dried out too much here in Southern Cal.

In any event, with the above aside, are the clear lenses (bulb cover
on the taillight assembly), alone purchasable ? ( I could simply glue
it on)
Or are they not sold separately, forcing one to buy the entire tail
light unit ?
Thanks, in advance

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240DL ?

Jeff wrote:
> I have no idea how the upper middle clear lens cover to my 86 Volvo
> 240 DL 4 door Sedan tail light ceased to be part of my tail light
> assembly. I can't quite see that anybody hit it in a parking lot, or
> there would be other signs of impact. And I did not see pieces of
> plastic around. My thought is that it might have just come off with
> impact after perhaps the glue dried out too much here in Southern Cal.
>
> In any event, with the above aside, are the clear lenses (bulb cover
> on the taillight assembly), alone purchasable ? ( I could simply glue
> it on)
> Or are they not sold separately, forcing one to buy the entire tail
> light unit ?
> Thanks, in advance
>

wellknown problem even in moderate climates

AFAIK these are nor available separately as customers 'cannot glue these
lenses reliably' !



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Old 01-16-2006, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240DL ?

M-gineering wrote:

> AFAIK these are nor available separately as customers 'cannot glue these
> lenses reliably' !


I'd bet that, given the chance, customers can glue them as reliably or
more reliably than the manufacturers.

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240 DL ?


"Jeff" <S3434Pnospam@yahoo.com remove the nospam> wrote in message
news:j6oms1ljnanlf7ik3hhjbnsnf5ffqr12ed@4ax.com...
> I have no idea how the upper middle clear lens cover to my 86 Volvo
> 240 DL 4 door Sedan tail light ceased to be part of my tail light
> assembly. I can't quite see that anybody hit it in a parking lot, or
> there would be other signs of impact. And I did not see pieces of
> plastic around. My thought is that it might have just come off with
> impact after perhaps the glue dried out too much here in Southern Cal.
>
> In any event, with the above aside, are the clear lenses (bulb cover
> on the taillight assembly), alone purchasable ? ( I could simply glue
> it on)
> Or are they not sold separately, forcing one to buy the entire tail
> light unit ?
> Thanks, in advance



Here is one for $8.50. I did this on my 85 wagon 5 years ago. Used
"superglue" still in place.

http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo240lamps.htm

Howard


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Old 01-16-2006, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240DL ?

M-gineering wrote:
>
> Jeff wrote:
> > I have no idea how the upper middle clear lens cover to my 86 Volvo
> > 240 DL 4 door Sedan tail light ceased to be part of my tail light
> > assembly. I can't quite see that anybody hit it in a parking lot, or
> > there would be other signs of impact. And I did not see pieces of
> > plastic around. My thought is that it might have just come off with
> > impact after perhaps the glue dried out too much here in Southern Cal.
> >
> > In any event, with the above aside, are the clear lenses (bulb cover
> > on the taillight assembly), alone purchasable ? ( I could simply glue
> > it on)
> > Or are they not sold separately, forcing one to buy the entire tail
> > light unit ?
> > Thanks, in advance
> >

> wellknown problem even in moderate climates
>
> AFAIK these are nor available separately as customers 'cannot glue these
> lenses reliably' !
>
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> ---
> Marten


There was a problem bonding the clear lens on all the Volvo taillights
through the '80s. The clear (and only clear) lens is available from the
dealer for a modest price (believe it or not) for the 6 segment sedan
and 4 segment wagon taillights on both 2 and 7 series.

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Old 01-16-2006, 08:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240DL?

Mike F wrote:
> M-gineering wrote:
>
>>Jeff wrote:
>>
>>>I have no idea how the upper middle clear lens cover to my 86 Volvo
>>>240 DL 4 door Sedan tail light ceased to be part of my tail light
>>>assembly. I can't quite see that anybody hit it in a parking lot, or
>>>there would be other signs of impact. And I did not see pieces of
>>>plastic around. My thought is that it might have just come off with
>>>impact after perhaps the glue dried out too much here in Southern Cal.
>>>
>>>In any event, with the above aside, are the clear lenses (bulb cover
>>>on the taillight assembly), alone purchasable ? ( I could simply glue
>>>it on)
>>>Or are they not sold separately, forcing one to buy the entire tail
>>>light unit ?
>>>Thanks, in advance
>>>

>>
>>wellknown problem even in moderate climates
>>
>>AFAIK these are nor available separately as customers 'cannot glue these
>>lenses reliably' !
>>
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>>---
>>Marten

>
>
> There was a problem bonding the clear lens on all the Volvo taillights
> through the '80s. The clear (and only clear) lens is available from the
> dealer for a modest price (believe it or not) for the 6 segment sedan
> and 4 segment wagon taillights on both 2 and 7 series.
>

they finally must have come to their senses then, I remember having
trouble (with a three series perhaps) and didn't see a listing in my
parts manual for a 240 (not the newest I admit)

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Old 01-16-2006, 10:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240DL ?

Jeff wrote:
> I have no idea how the upper middle clear lens cover to my 86 Volvo
> 240 DL 4 door Sedan tail light ceased to be part of my tail light
> assembly. I can't quite see that anybody hit it in a parking lot, or
> there would be other signs of impact. And I did not see pieces of
> plastic around. My thought is that it might have just come off with
> impact after perhaps the glue dried out too much here in Southern Cal.
>
> In any event, with the above aside, are the clear lenses (bulb cover
> on the taillight assembly), alone purchasable ? ( I could simply glue
> it on)
> Or are they not sold separately, forcing one to buy the entire tail
> light unit ?
> Thanks, in advance
>



This is fairly common, the glue doesn't bond to the clear lens as well
as the others for some reason.

Replacement clear lenses are readily available, the colored ones are
only sold as part of the whole unit.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:01   #8 (permalink)
Jeff
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Re: Is it possible to replace only the clear lens on rear of 240 DL ?

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 09:08:14 GMT, Jeff <S3434Pnospam@yahoo.com remove
the nospam> wrote:

>I have no idea how the upper middle clear lens cover to my 86 Volvo
>240 DL 4 door Sedan tail light ceased to be part of my tail light
>assembly. I can't quite see that anybody hit it in a parking lot, or
>there would be other signs of impact. And I did not see pieces of
>plastic around. My thought is that it might have just come off with
>impact after perhaps the glue dried out too much here in Southern Cal.
>
>In any event, with the above aside, are the clear lenses (bulb cover
>on the taillight assembly), alone purchasable ? ( I could simply glue
>it on)
>Or are they not sold separately, forcing one to buy the entire tail
>light unit ?
>Thanks, in advance


I did read the posts and they are very helpful. I wish to thank you
all. 'Simpler to shell out the $8.50 plus shipping than to reinstall
the entire assembly, unnecessarily.
Thanks again folks.
J

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