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I have a 2002 Volvo S60 with a dead instrument cluster.

I have a dead instrument cluster in my 2002 Volvo S60. I can buy a replacement from the same year and model at a wrecking yard for $50. However, I was told by a local Volvo specialist who claims to have been in business since 1986 not to buy the one from the wrecking yard because they are VIN specific and will not work in my car. He says that I should have mine repaired. I would much rather buy the used one and have it reprogrammed. Does anyone know if this will work for sure or not?

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It will not work. The speedometer cluster would have to have the software downloaded to it be a dealer.

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SOURCE: Can I use a 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Instrument Cluster in an identical 2002 model year?

If u replace the spedo and it works and u sell the car down the rode make sure the title has been changed for milage. Try it?

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SOURCE: Can I use a 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Instrument Cluster in an identical 2002 model year?

I had the same problem on my 2003 V70 with 138K miles. It is an easy fix. Simply remove your DIM by pulling the steering wheel all the way out and down (make sure you remove the key for all the next steps), remove trim around the cluster by pulling gently from the top and once the clips release, pull out the bottom. Next remove the top of the cover directly behind the steering wheel. Once you get those pieces off you will see (4) torx 25 screws on the four corners of the speedo. Remove screws and gently pull top of speedo towards you. Unplug the green connector on the top center of the speedo. I sent my speedo to Powls Speedo repair in Lancaster, PA. There are others such as BBA reman. Powls can either repair your speedo or as happened in my case, I had to get a "donor" speedo from eBay for $75. It was an 2002 S70 and I had it sent directly to Powls. They transfered the mileage info/programming stuff over to the "donor" speedo an sent both back to me. I went to the dealership and had them reprogram in my "donor" speedo uisng vadis. Install opposite of removal. Total costs with shipping, donor speedo and programming was just over $300. Good Luck!!

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