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      '05 Flash Green.

      Hey guys. I decided to just make a new thread as my other one didn't have an appropriate title, and I couldn't change the title of that thread.

      Yesterday, I picked up an OSD '05 Flash Green w/NordKap with 122k on the clock. A buddy of mine saw the ad pop up on Craigslist and immediately texted the seller. She responded and we got the money and headed over. The (then current) owner of the car then proceeded to **** talk every single aspect of the car. How low it is, the fuel economy it gets, how much it costs to fix, everything. She even said the color was ugly. I died a little inside. I tried to make a deal with her, and she immediately gave me some BS lie about needing the car until Tuesday for school. I picked up on the lie right away (thanks interrogation and behavioral language classes) and determined she just didn't want any less than her asking price. So I went and got the rest of the money and she proceeded to play games and make excuses for the next 5 hours until she finally agreed to meet up. I showed up, in my friends Flash Green VR, and scooped it up.

      This car is in (almost) perfect condition. The AWD works, the tires and brakes are brand new, it runs good and pulls good, the interior isn't all torn up, the dye is worn on the seats a little, but not torn, see pics. The paint is immaculate except the typical scrape point on the lower front bumper and the fuel door that's a different color (wtf?). It has no sunroof, and an aftermarket radio (ewwwwwww). The only thing I can find wrong is the blower motor control doesn't work, the knob sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Luckily right now it's stuck on blower fan speed 3.

      I don't really know what else to saw about it. Enjoy some pictures.























      [Edit]: I now own a '06 Sonic blue an a '05 Flash green. Does anyone know how to flat tow a SR ?
      Last edited by BaltotheRolf; 12-08-2019 at 01:20 PM.
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
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      2005 S60R, 122k miles.
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      Senior Member ZZZZZZZ's Avatar
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      Nice score! If you want to sell the red plate lmk.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Nice score! If you want to sell the red plate lmk.
      Thanks! And nooooooooo I think the red plate is the one that came with the car from the factory (I actually have two, for both front and rear).
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
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      2005 S60R, 122k miles.
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      On my 01 the fuel door hinge spring broke, and then it got blown open and ripped off in an automatic car wash. They probably couldn't find a flash green fuel door anywhere, or didn't bother looking. Post an ad and call the 3 big volvo dismantlers, Erie, Strandberg, and V&S. It's super easy to swap.
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      Quote Originally Posted by LloydDobler View Post
      On my 01 the fuel door hinge spring broke, and then it got blown open and ripped off in an automatic car wash. They probably couldn't find a flash green fuel door anywhere, or didn't bother looking. Post an ad and call the 3 big volvo dismantlers, Erie, Strandberg, and V&S. It's super easy to swap.

      Uhhb who? Guess I need to Google x3.
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
      Sonic Blue w/NordKap.

      2005 S60R, 122k miles.
      Flash Green w/NordKap.

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      Hey guys, does anyone here know how to fix my blower control not working? Everything else works, auto, vent damper control, temp control, outside/cabin recirculation, everything. Just the fan knob doesn't work.
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
      Sonic Blue w/NordKap.

      2005 S60R, 122k miles.
      Flash Green w/NordKap.

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      Nice score but happen to the fog lights?

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      I have a rear nordkap bench that will make that look 100 times better if you are interested. $60 plus shipping
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      Quote Originally Posted by psy View Post
      Nice score but happen to the fog lights?
      No idea, I'm gonna buy the good aftermarket ones that everyone recommends on these forums whenever I have the money.

      Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
      I have a rear nordkap bench that will make that look 100 times better if you are interested. $60 plus shipping
      Uhg I totally would, but after buying the sonic and now this car in such a short time, I'm short on cash right now, in a month or so when I got the cash, if you still have it I'll take it.
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BaltotheRolf View Post
      Uhhb who? Guess I need to Google x3.
      https://www.erievovo.com/

      https://www.strandbergauto.com/

      https://vsbmparts.com/

      Looks like V&S changed their name. Anyway, these three shops buy the most wrecked Volvos in their regions. If anyone has a flash green body with a fuel door it'll be one of these. And they all ship nationwide.
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      Quote Originally Posted by LloydDobler View Post
      If anyone has a flash green body with a fuel door it'll be one of these. And they all ship nationwide.
      Somebody (seemed like a professional dismantler) was parting out a Flash VR on eBay not long ago. If the fuel door is the same, it might be worth contacting them.

      Edit: This seller... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flash-Green...sAAOSwP6hdRJxq
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      Quote Originally Posted by LloydDobler View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by BaltotheRolf View Post
      Uhhb who? Guess I need to Google x3.
      https://www.erievovo.com/

      https://www.strandbergauto.com/

      https://vsbmparts.com/

      Looks like V&S changed their name. Anyway, these three shops buy the most wrecked Volvos in their regions. If anyone has a flash green body with a fuel door it'll be one of these. And they all ship nationwide.
      Thanks!
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      Quote Originally Posted by LloydDobler View Post
      If anyone has a flash green body with a fuel door it'll be one of these. And they all ship nationwide.
      Somebody (seemed like a professional dismantler) was parting out a Flash VR on eBay not long ago. If the fuel door is the same, it might be worth contacting them.

      Edit: This seller... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flash-Green...sAAOSwP6hdRJxq
      Thanks for the lead!
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
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      Flash Green w/NordKap.

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      They are professional Dismantler, they have won a few SR's and VR's off copart that I was tempted to grab.
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      '05 Flash Green.

      If you haven’t found a fuel door yet RUN!

      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post
      Morgantown?


      Parting 2004 S60R Flash Green / Atacama
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      Thanks!


      Thanks for the lead!



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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      If you haven’t found a fuel door yet RUN!

      Quote Originally Posted by nnn4865 View Post
      Morgantown?


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      Quote Originally Posted by BaltotheRolf View Post
      Thanks!


      Thanks for the lead!



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      Bought his fuel door yesterday :3.
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
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      Excellent!
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      Bought his fuel door yesterday :3.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Excellent!
      Quote Originally Posted by BaltotheRolf View Post
      Bought his fuel door yesterday :3.
      I'm excited. Now I just need to save up some $ for new seats. Everywhere I have read (including this forum) says the blue doesn't match.
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
      Sonic Blue w/NordKap.

      2005 S60R, 122k miles.
      Flash Green w/NordKap.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BaltotheRolf View Post



      Looks like a dog owned that back seat. How deep are the marks?
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      Quote Originally Posted by thaxman View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by BaltotheRolf View Post



      Looks like a dog owned that back seat. How deep are the marks?
      They aren't marks, the dye in the seats has been removed. I'm thinking someone used the wrong cleaning solution + too hard of a brush. Ripped the dye right out of the seats!
      2006 S60R, 90k miles.
      Sonic Blue w/NordKap.

      2005 S60R, 122k miles.
      Flash Green w/NordKap.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BaltotheRolf View Post
      They aren't marks, the dye in the seats has been removed. I'm thinking someone used the wrong cleaning solution + too hard of a brush. Ripped the dye right out of the seats!
      Armor-All :{
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      Congrats on the Flash, it's an exclusive club. Good SR nordkap seats aren't too difficult to come by, I'd keep an eye out for a used one.
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