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Style #5
faces for your 1981-93 240
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Updated: March 5, 2024       
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All face overlays are printed with UV resistant ink and have a matte/non-glare laminated UV film over the front to protect the face from exposure.

VDO versus YAZAKI (rare) instrument cluster info. CLICK HERE.

Fully Detailed Instructions. CLICK HERE to view PDF.

Below Photo Style 5A-1 Black-face COBALT white text (Deco font), white lines.

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Below set: 5A-1 Black-Face COBALT, 120 mph, WITH or optionally without tach redline, with HCFE in temp/fuel, VOLVO logo.
Also available
with HCFE (shown below) or without HCFE in temp/fuel if requested. This example has BLUE rings. Other color rings (gray, etc), or other logos can be made available.


COLOR CHANGES: Gray outer ring or other color. (no extra cost).

These faces are designed to complement Autometer COBALT gauges.

Below Photo Style 5A-2 Black-face COBALT white text (Deco font), white lines
'Turbo' logo added (or '240','244', etc.)
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Below set: 5A-2 Black-Face COBALT, 120 mph, WITH or optionally without tach redline, with HCFE, blue rings, "VOLVO Turbo" logo.
Also available
without HCFE, other color rings, other logos.


Here's a customer who customized his instrument cluster below using this face overlay set above.

Lawrence S. began with a 1992 original instrument cluster (left pic above).  He didn't care for the matte black finish inside newer 240 instrument boxes and he said that finish often becomes discolored to a brownish color from the sun.  He preferred the less matte black (or PURE BLACK) finish of the earlier 240 cluster (second pic above), so he built a custom cluster using the earlier box.

PARTS USED: 1992 instrument circuit board, 1985 tachometer, 1981 black box/frame with some slight mods and 1981 warning light cell ribbon.

The OD lamp in the 1992 warning ribbon is an UP ARROW for the automatic overdrive and that up arrow is your only option for a manual transmission OD or up-shift light option. Plus he didn't care for the high beam cell. He thought it was an ugly blue. He also preferred the white lettering on the warning cells or earlier clusters, which does not appear on a later cluster. 

After all these mods, now he has an OD OFF cell instead of the UP arrow and a nice cool blue for high beam.  He had to modify things a little for the ABS and Check Engine Light, but he says it was well worth the time.
The Bulb Warning Light is not used at all, since he deleted the bulb failure sensor completely. He's thinking of modding that cell for a Fog Lights On lamp, since he likes the green cell for that option on his 1981 GTX.

Plus the earlier clusters have a
blue lighting filter, which he preferred over the later amber filter.

If you need to see wiring diagrams for 240 gauge clusters, go here:


Below Photo Style 5B-1 WHITE-FACE COBALT black text (Deco font), black lines
Below Photo... CLICK for larger view
Below set: 5B-1 White-Face COBALT, 120 mph, Tachometer with 5500 Yellow and 6000 Redline, with HCFE, black text, black lines.
Also available without HCFE, other color rings, other logos, etc.

Full-color step-by-step instructions for disassembling your gauges and installing these faces.

Adhesion Promoter is recommended to improve the installtion of gauge face overlays. It is not needed in all situations, however if your car may be subjected to high interior temperatures frequently (parked outside) or many times over the years, the adhesive on the backs of overlays can soften and allow the edges to lift. Applying a little of this before installation on the faceplate edges will greatly improve adhesion. For convenience, a cotton swab is included. This isn't some mythical snake-oil. It has been tested and works great.

Applying this stuff is easy. Dip the cotton swab in the liquid and smear the edges of the face plates where the overlays will be. It dries in seconds.  CAUTION: Using this stuff makes things stick very well, so be careful when placing the overlay down. It will be harder to lift and re-position.

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All faces have a Matte/Non-Glare Laminated UV Poly Film over the front to protect the finish.

VDO versus YAZAKI Instrument Cluster
A very large majority of 240 instrument clusters were made for Volvo by VDO, but there were a few made by Yazaki.  So far, I have only heard of the Yazaki cluster appearing in a few European 240s.  If you have a Yazaki cluster, the standard face overlays won't fit, but I can make overlays that will.
The photo on the left is a Yazaki  speedometer face.  Note the lower odometer windows are separated .  This is unique to the Yazaki cluster.  It isn't the only difference, but it will help identify your cluster without disassembing it. 
So if you have a Yazaki cluster, contact me before ordering faces (my email is at bottom of page).
Thanks, Dave


The following sets are available for above Styles:
1981-85 240/260 with 85 or 120 MPH speedo and Tachometer or Clock 
1981-85 240/260 with 200 or 220 KMH speedo and Tachometer or Clock

1986-88 240 with 120 MPH speedo and Tachometer or Clock
1986-88 240 with 200 or 220 KMH speedo and Tachometer or Clock

1989-93 240 with 120 MPH speedo and Tachometer or Clock
1989-93 240 with 200 or 220 KMH speedo and Tachometer or Clock

OPTIONAL: Large (in dash) Clock Face is also available instead of a Tach.

Above sets will normally come with the "H", "C", "F" and "E" printed on Temp and Fuel gauges.  You may order your faces without these letters if you like (no extra charge).

I am able to do other limited color changes or additions/deletions if you like, usually for no extra charge.  Feel free to ask.

  All Main 240 Face Sets priced as follows:
$36.00 USD each set 
Please use the Shopping Cart Order Panel below.

Additional 52 mm faces are $3.00 each and may be added to your cart in the 52 mm Face Page

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For 240 Gauge Face Set Style #5
Select YEAR and Speedometer type (85 MPH, 120 MPH or 200 KMH or 220 KMH).
In the 'Other Order Details' box you may list any other descriptions or options (optional logos, etc).
If more explanation is need, feel free to email me.

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240 Year: If the year of your instrument cluster is different from your 240, choose the year of the cluster.
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85 MPH, 120 MPH, 200 kmh or 220 kmh:
Tachometer or Clock?:

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