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Hello Guys,

I finally got my childhood dream car, a 855 T-5R. I always wanted one ever since I saw it in a brochure back in 1995. Still cannot believe I finally own one.

I used to DD a 1999 V70 GLT during my time in Indiana, however I cannot remember much about what goes wrong or how to fix them anymore. So I will be reading up (and asking) a lot of question in the coming weeks!








 

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Congratulations and welcome back. Car looks great!
 

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Very cool! Can't wait to see more of it!
 

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[edit- must have been a work server thing. That car is gorgeous! Welcome back and great find!]
I can't see the pics. :(
 

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That's awesome! Congrats!
 

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Thank you everyone for the kind words.

It’s a Late 1995 Automatic T-5R.

According to Volvo850T-R.com this is the 1 of 10 T-5R ever imported here. and its the only 1 yellow Estate with auto. The other 2 Yellow wagon is supposedly manual, but from my research have never came up for sale on the public channel before.

The car’s ODO read 48,xxxKM. The ODO is currently broken. But thanks to Robert DIY on the sticky I have an OBD II reader on order.

Hopefully the actual milage is not too far off. I have reason to believe that it wont be, since the last time this very car was up for sale in 2017 it
only had 45,000km.
 

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The car looks great. Congrats!
 

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The car’s ODO read 48,xxxKM. The ODO is currently broken. But thanks to Robert DIY on the sticky I have an OBD II reader on order.
You can use the OBD I box underneath the hood to read the actual mileage if you are interested. Robert has a video on his youtube channel on how to do it. No need for a reader, although you can go that route if you please. Just know it's a little more difficult due to having to communicate directly with the instrument cluster, which can only be done with certain readers and usually involves inputing hex code.

I went through a similar process on my 96' R.
 

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You can use the OBD I box underneath the hood to read the actual mileage if you are interested. Robert has a video on his youtube channel on how to do it. No need for a reader, although you can go that route if you please. Just know it's a little more difficult due to having to communicate directly with the instrument cluster, which can only be done with certain readers and usually involves inputing hex code.

I went through a similar process on my 96' R.
Thanks for the suggestion, I went to look at Robert's video, but seem like mine (ROW version) no longer have OBD I port. :(

The little plastic cover that is covering what suppose to be OBD I port cannot be opened, it's being locked in place by that sliver metallic box there. Not sure what's that for.

 

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Ah. Then to read the mileage you will need a Bluetooth reader with the ELM-327 chip. It must be a real one as well, otherwise it may not communicate correctly with the COMBI (instrument cluster). You’ll also need an android phone, and a Bluetooth terminal application.

If you google “reading mileage Volvo 850 1996” then you will find all the instructions you’ll need :)
 

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Very cool! Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
 

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Ah. Then to read the mileage you will need a Bluetooth reader with the ELM-327 chip. It must be a real one as well, otherwise it may not communicate correctly with the COMBI (instrument cluster). You’ll also need an android phone, and a Bluetooth terminal application.

If you google “reading mileage Volvo 850 1996” then you will find all the instructions you’ll need <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Okay, thank you for the ELM-327. Had to go back and check if I got the right stuff. Lucky, I did, lets hope its the real chip
 

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Okay, Finally manage to get the mileage read after a false start.

I originally got a cheapo bluetooth OBDII reader off aliexpress, advertised as a real ELM-327 chip.

Turns out it was fake. CYB3RBYTE's recommendation came straight back to me.

So as not to get scam again, I decided to order from Veepeak and have them ship it to me from the states.

Very happy that the car only done 64,688km.

 

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That's still very low mileage.... (or kilometerage)

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