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S40 instrument dials

Can you replace the instrument dials for a Volvo S40 - Year 2001 (Facelift model) for one of 2004 Model (This is before the shape changed). Are the clips the same. Are the clips the same and milegage to stay the same - But would like a newer look for my car. Is this possible . The car may have to be reprogrammed if posssible - as the information would have to draw from indormation from central processing unit of car.?? Do I have to take this car back if buying the dials to the main dealer ?? It would be great if anyone could help and enclose a diagram (Circuit diagram) of how to do this - for my mechanics benfit . To me its just too compliacted ?? Let me know as soon as possible ?? Also is it possible to put heated seats in a car esaily with a car without heated seats ? Let me know ? And what about the addition of 2 more electric windows in the back that has only 2 ? How ould the central locking work ?? Inal all if theese enquiries ?? How would this affect the fusebox ??

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  • ramalirv Sep 28, 2008

    Please note this car is UK car - so maybe different ? Let me know ??

  • ramalirv Sep 28, 2008

    Noet enough detail ??

  • ramalirv Oct 06, 2008

    No enough detailed information - As I Recall the clips on the back of each of the instrument dials is different. This is what I knew prevuiously. So I need to know hoe to do it and the details of what to connect and how ? Will the information flow in the car the same ? Are the systems different ? Will tha car blow a fuse ??

  • ramalirv Oct 06, 2008

    Not enough information. Need more detailed information ..

  • ramalirv Oct 13, 2008

    Need more exact details ?

  • ramalirv Oct 14, 2008

    I wish to put the newer style dials on ? This is not a correct solution ? How do I do this, as this answer is not a correct solution ??

  • ramalirv Oct 28, 2008

    This is not the correct answer. How do you do this ? What do I connect to what ? Need more details than this . It is vague answer which a mechanic would not understand. How would I keep the mileage the same. The clips are not the same as the mechanism varies

  • ramalirv Oct 29, 2008

    Again I need a detailed answer. Fair enough it may affect the ECU. But the details of the process and how to connect is what I need. Taking the car to Volvo for reprogramming is an option at the end but again need an answer to this

  • ramalirv Oct 29, 2008

    Are you sure about this - I am attempting to install a newer/different set of dials to the same car

  • ramalirv Oct 29, 2008

    Again can this be done and how ??

  • ramalirv Oct 29, 2008

    I have looked into alldata.com. This is a trade website. I am looking for a similar solution for United Kingdom. Need to know if this will fit

  • ramalirv Oct 31, 2008

    I hope this is correct. Please be exact. But I need to know if the clips are the same. I really need to know this. If I find it is OK - then it will be good. WE can then continue.

  • ramalirv Oct 31, 2008

    My library does not have these details. I need to know the exact answer. How to do it ? Is has to be easily understood. It is not for me - It is for my mechanic ??

  • ramalirv Oct 31, 2008

    This is not relevant

  • ramalirv Oct 31, 2008

    Not relevant

  • ramalirv Nov 03, 2008

    I do not wish to appear pushy ? But please could you check if the clips are the same for the instrument dials ? I am asking you as I wish to purchase ? If I had access to the dials then I would do so ? But I do not ?

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You might need to call the dealership for the correct information.

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You can modify your car anyway you desire, U only need money and to find the right companies and people to help you accomplish your goals, no matter how high, do internet searches of companies that make specialty dash components, may will costume design a system for you, a good start is autometer Corp. Good luch with your dream of a better car that fits your needs.

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    yadayada Oct 31, 2008

    You can modify your car anyway you desire, U only need money and to find the right companies and people to help you accomplish your goals, no matter how high, do internet searches of companies that make specialty dash components, many will costume design a system for you, a good start is Autometer Corp. Good luck with your dream of a better car that fits your needs. Try eBay for custom dash set ups

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The computer will automatically recognize the new instrument cluster and so the mileage will be the same and it is an easy disconnect and reconnect and so no reprogramming will need to be done. The clips on the other hand will be the hard part. If they don't match up you can go with custom made clips or cut them off the old one and glue them on to the new one in the places needed. Make sure you use a glue that is meant for the materials that are being used. Another option is to call a dealer and see if they would have any conversion for this part or if they have newer style one that will work in your car.

This is about all I can tell you from the US

let me know if you have any other questions

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Oct 31, 2008

    Just wait, is the odometer digital or am I thinking of a different car close to this one, the computer should automatically set a digital odometer to the correct mileage

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    Benjamin Patri Nov 04, 2008

    call your local 5 star dealer or go there and ask to look at their diagrams or if they have one in stock, ask them if you can see it as that is the only way to know for sure

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You are talking about modification to the car that , considering all other sensors , control deices ,and precise calculation of how the instrument panel recieves these measurements, would need to see if it is even possible to modify it with the panel you want in there , given that it may be just too different and the engine components will not match up to specific calculations for the panel
heated seats should not be to hard with a seperate control panel, but the doors would probably have to be modified some to get the motor in and frame work , then rewiring of the window power and locks ,modification for the window control(switch) panel
if the fuse panel is only designed for a certain current draw then a seperate fuse panel would need to be installed also( most likely)

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • jason Oct 29, 2008

    the only one that could or would know specifics , would be a volvo dealer or certified service centers

    any other info that is that specific is copy righted by volvo and anyone giving that kind info up will find themselfs in a lawsuit if the panel was optional around that time it would work but if it was not then probably not

    if you want to know if a newer type can be put in , they are the only ones that can tell you if it is possible , they will never say how you can do it or anyone else, because they will not give those electronic specifics to anyone.

    the best thing you can do for learning the electrical system is get one of these http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...

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Now my professional suggestion is to go to a professional web site used by most independent garages you will have to subscribe to the service but it will be the best info on the web this will be the best you can get unless you have a buddy working in a Volvo dealership.
you will find the info is well worth what they charge and you will need 2 different subs.

just go to alldata.com

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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    paul erickson Oct 30, 2008

    2001 Volvo S40 L4-1.9L Turbo VIN 29 B4204T3

    you need a hollander book it tells what will interchange and what changes can be made to work.

    most salvage yard have these and should be able to help you. but for wiring you will need to purchase some info. im sur all data will sell to you. if your in good with your dealer mabe he will print some wiring for you. i hope your good with electronics this isnt a amature undertaking you could realy do alot of damage to your car.

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Check out the manuals for both in a near by public library as u can get the schematics and diagrams of both the models and from there u can continue further.

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feel free for further assistance.

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  • fixexpert Oct 29, 2008

    what you want is a tough job but not impossible .can be done with the help of qualified technician with you at your place.



    keep updated.

    thanks.

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To customise your car, you need to follow wiring diagram on the repair manual.

There you will also find pictures and step by step instructions on how to replace the instrument panel.

Best car repair manuals are Chilton and Haynes.

You can buy them directly from Haynes here

Or try

Amazon.co.uk: Volvo S40 and V40 Petrol:
Haynes Volvo S40



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This is not a solution as it is more an observation. PC fixes and yahoo problems can be troubleshot online, however, any mechanic worth his is not going to give diagnostic help over the phone of over the internet. They'll want to see the vehicle in person. What your attempting is a expert level modification and should be handled by an expert level mechanic. Don't trust this kind of operation to online advice. You could do serious and irreversible damage to you ECU or OBD. Just my opinion.

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U can just buy new back desighner styles plates on dash of any off ebay or custum shops outta cali

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U can

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The systems could be the same in both the machines but i think it could blow the fuse.so please check the fuse if it does not work after you fit the instrumental pannel.and if the fuse blows replace the fuse with high power 1. and then check it will work.
as it will be slightly different but you will be able to locate as to which goes where and how.

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Ok first heated seat yes can be done there is only 2 wires of ever seat that goes on to a main fuse box and a switch the heating element is inside the seat u might have to change the rails to suit your car unless the car there out of are sorta the same

now for the back windows u can put electric windows in they wont effect the central locking at all it will get hooked up with all the other windows and to there fuse boxes

now for the instrument dials yes i searched the hole entire net been on 4 half a hour you can change them all the clips are the same but you will loose the millage and i cant find a diagram but a auto electrician can do this he will no how to do it and he can also reset it

and out of everything u do here cannot affect the fuses as the heated seats a auto electricaion can do to a power source its own fuse and switch ,the windows get hooked in to the other ones fuse and switch and does not affect central locking at all

if u need any more help please contact me ok im here to help you sounds like a good upgrade tho

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  • chris07551 Sep 28, 2008

    also i just read you might be able to keep the millage since the computer has a record of it but you will haveto double check

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HELLO, the instrumental panel should fit right in there with yours make sure the wiring clips are all the same and the mileage will be off 

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