Question about 1996 Volvo 850
That definitely sounds like you need a new ignition.However,I believe there may be some sort of sensor to detect the ignition switch is on,but it would most likely result in basically all or nothing.All the lights would work or nothing would work.Keys and ignitions are definitely a wear out type of problem when your car gets to be that old.Another thing to consider is that if you do change the ignition,you still need the old key for the doorlocks and trunklock.I had a similar problem with my 1995 a few years ago.If you want to save a little money and are in the USA,I highly recommend a AAA approved shop.They are just as knowledgable and much less than a dealer and are more than capable of doing it correctly and honestly.I use one and they have consistently had the best price for repairs within a 20 mile radius so I do not even price shop anymore.If you have any questions or need more help,just comment here and I will get an autolink to your post and reply ASAP.I really encourage responses so I can follow up properly as I know where you stand and asking someone else restarts all the explaining because we cannot see other 'Expert's' responses.Good luck,Greg
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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