Q: 700 Instrument-cluster gauges

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Per Mathisen, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Per Mathisen

    Per Mathisen Guest

    Anybody out there knows what types of gauges to mount in the 2 spares in the

    I know the turbo models have the volt and turbo-pressure, and I have seen a
    model with a digital outside-temperatur.
    But is there other gauges offered from Volvo, to put in the 2 spare holes.

    Per Mathisen
    -86 Volvo 245 GLT V8
    -88 Volvo 780 V6
    Per Mathisen, Jan 25, 2006
  2. Per Mathisen

    Boris Mohar Guest

    In my first Volvo I installed a wide range battery voltmeter that saved my
    battery and a lot of grief on out vacation trip. This was a 270° meter that
    started at 8 and ended at 18 volts so the resolution was very good. While we
    were traveling through the dessert my wife and navigator pointed out that the
    battery thingy was reading over 16 volts. Since lead acid batteries have
    negative voltage temperature coefficient, this was not normal. The voltage
    regulator failed and was stuffing the battery whit more than it needed. I
    turned every electrical device in the car and went to the dealer. The
    generator idiot light will only warn you when the generator is not working.


    Boris Mohar

    Got Knock? - see:
    Viatrack Printed Circuit Designs (among other things) http://www.viatrack.ca

    void _-void-_ in the obvious place
    Boris Mohar, Jan 26, 2006
  3. Per Mathisen

    James Sweet Guest

    I've seen volts, oil pressure and turbo boost, and I've heard of the
    ambient temperature guage. I think that was it though.
    James Sweet, Jan 26, 2006
  4. I've seen volts, oil pressure and turbo boost, and I've heard of the
    Not sure about the 700's, but there was a vacuum gauge available
    to the 200/300 series cars.

    It's not one of the most useful instruments on the planet though.

    David Balfour, Jan 26, 2006
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