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Speedometer keeps stopping


alot of problems stem from a worn out ignition tumbler, if you turn your key on is there play to wiggle it forward and back a little? its the culprit for so many issues believe it or not, Ive had my 850 turbo wagon for 15 years and know her like a book. mine does this and after i restart it its fine. my odometer stopped working and Its an easy but timely fix so i just left it as the service light comes on for service at the right mileage. anyway, if tumbler is good then your cable is going bad.

Jun 20, 2014 | 1996 Volvo 850

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Volvo service light 1996-00


850,
S70,
V70,
S80


1996-97,
1998-00,

1999-00

Service reminder lamp must be reset with either a Scan Tool Connected to the Data Link Connector (DLC), or connect a Volvo Rest Tool to the DLC and press the button on the tool to reset.


240


1986-93

When the "SERVICE" is illuminated, reach behind the instrument panel and push the level located between the tachometer and speedometer.


740,780


1986-88,
1988-90

When the "SERVICE" light is illuminated, reach behind the instrument panel and press the button located to the right of the speedometer.


740,
760,
850

w/ Yazaki Cluster*,
940,
960


1989-92,
1986-90,
1991-97

When the "SERVICE" light is illuminated, remove the cap on the face of the instrument panel between the clock and the speedometer. Insert a thin-bladed tool into the cavity and press the reset button.

*Odometer above the speedometer needle.


All Models


1999

Press and hold trip odometer reset button. Next, turn the ignition key to the run position KPII (not the start position). Wait 30 seconds or until service light begins blinking. Turn the ignition to off position. Release the Trip Odometer button.


850

w/ VDO Cluster*

All Years

To reset the Service Reminder Indicator, turn the ignition on while the engine is not running. Access the diagnostic unit located on the left fender well under the hood. Connect the single wire plug to terminal #7. Press the reset button four times shortly. When the LED glows, press the button once. When the LED glows steadily again, press the button five times. When the LED glows steadily again, press the button once. After the LED gives a couple of rapid flashes, the system is reset. Unplug the connector and turn the ignition off.

*Odometer located below the speedometer needle.











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Volvo gle 850 1996


After I bought my '96 850, I found it had the same problem. In my case the speedometer worked fine, but not the odometer. A little research on the internet revealed that it's a common problem with these models.

There's a motor that drives the odometer separately from the speedometer, and the weak link in the chain is a tiny gear that turns the odometer when the motor runs. That gear is easily broken and even one missing tooth will disable your odometer.

The fix is relatively straight-forward, but requires you to remove the instrument panel and disassemble it in order to get to the motor housing and the broken gear. You won't have any trouble finding replacement parts on eBay that are much better made and will last you the rest of the life of the car. The difficulty level on this is about medium, but be careful when you've got the instrument panel disassembled; I wasn't cautious enough and ended up with a couple of my indicators out of alignment; my tachometer read zero when it was idling, and my fuel gauge only went up to 17 gallons when it was full, so I had to take it all apart again to reposition the gauges to get them to read correctly.

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How to disconnect odometer broken cable on Volvo sedan 1986 850 tubo


If the odometer stopped but it shows speed it is not the cable. There is a small plastic gear in the speedometer which will strip if you reset the trip odometer while the car is moving. Any speedo shop can repair it

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the speedometer on this car is worked via an electric signal
from the abs system,if the odometer trip has failed it will
require a new speedo head as the odometer is integral
part of the speedo.should be able to pick up a second hand
unit relativly cheaply.
cheers Brian

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1995 volvo 850 turbo speedometer is working odometer is not.


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Odometer & trip meter stopped working.


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