i need electrical work on my 67 volvo p1800s


Asked by Mar 14, 2014 at 05:58 PM about the 1967 Volvo P1800

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i turn car on all gauges work   if i touch any thing any kind of switch all gauges will die
radio stop  turn off engine   turn engine on they work good  touch some thing they stop
working   head lights  / turn signal  wipers / fuel gauge /   engine still runs OD switch still
works only   i need help  going crazy  please help me  718-607-9290 frankie sharon pa

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You need a new wiring harness for the car. That one is 47 years old, and they were never meant to last that long. Have you tried IPD.com: http://www.ipdusa.com/ They used to carry a lot for the 1800, as well as the 120/140 series cars. Local 503.257.7500 / Toll-free 800.444.6473 Customer Service Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time

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Thank you so much sir I will call them first thing Monday morning I restored the hole car engine rebuilt trany too thanks again


Nice!! You don't see many of these today. I had three of them back in the day; a '63, a '65 and a '67 that someone before tried to turn it into a hill climb car. I didn't finish that one before it got sold. Be grateful you didn't have one of the original Jensen cars with British Lucas wiring, relays, switches, etc. It wouldn't have lasted this long. Yours should have Bosch which was much, much better, but still restoring a car, any car that old, its a very good idea to replace the wiring anyway. It gets old a brittle with time, heat, cold, etc. And you wouldn't want your freshly restored classic to have an electrical fire after you've just completed everything else, would you? Now, about the Smith gauges.... LOL

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found a place in Merrimack New York they restore them to brand new bacon even clear the mileage on them if you want to the name of the place is nisonger instruments 225 Point Ave Merrimack New York 10543 what about those instruments haha


do you do the wiring of the harness on the car


I rewired two MG's and a Triumph, but the Volvo's for me were 30 yrs ago and were in much better condition then... even if they were already 15-20 yrs old.


Please has the car been hit before.sounds like ground problem. 1st clean cable ends or replace check wiring diagrame for neg coming from harness Trake it backwards Looking for ground wire from harness lose or separated harness.similar to my vette problem lose harness conn frm eng room harness to cabin also check volvo for rectifier to reastat some had like a resistor Let me know what you find


Dimmer switch also goes to dash and ing switch Ck it out wire diagrame

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Yesit was very helpful it was the wiper switch I played with David and got electrical work to the fuel gauge now I don't have no horns no blower no defroster which is the same motor and no radio no interior lights so now I have to check from the heater on but thank you


Interior fuse rember 1 fuse box left inside by leg And two more outside In engine room 1st ck all fuses than end cables Good luck

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