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Volvo s80 dashboard fault

I have a volvo s80 on a 2000 plate which has lost all dashboard lights and gauges - it does have the engine management light and a very dim clock but everything else is completely gone. have you any ideas?

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  • dick-brodeur Mar 16, 2009

    WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH OUR '02 S80. iT JUST STRATED A MONTH AGO AND IS ON AND OFF INTERMITTENTLY.

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  • countrywidet May 07, 2009

    I have a VOLVO S80 T6 and the car start great in the morning but after 20 30 min the engine runs instable dash lights and came off is any solution I can drive this car for work.

  • ducati0626 May 09, 2009

    I have a similar problem when the car is started everything is fine after about 5 minutes of driving all the dash lights and gauges go out the power locks and windows dont work and also the turn signals dont work inside the car on the dash however outside the signals and lights work just fine.
    does anyone know what this could be?

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This is a known problem although Volvo will not admit it. The dash needs to come out (10 min job) and sent away for a simple repair. Total cost is about £150 but you will need to get the SRS warning that will be showing in the LED message display cancelled by a Volvo dealer after the dash has come back. Don't try a scrapyard dashboard the ECUs have IP addresses. I used a company in Kent to do the repair. Get onto Google there may be a repairer more local.

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Sounds like a short near fuse box. check connections and be carefull, not alot of room on a s80. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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I recently purchased a 2002 S60 D5 which had this problem. I am not a Volvo expert so don't know if it could be the same fault, but it sounds identical. No lights, gauges etc, but intermittently and very briefly comes on. Having heard some silly prices for replacement dash and ECU, I had a look. I found 4 poor soldered joints on the dash circuit board (top left processor & heat sink). I cleaned them and re-soldered them, although I had continuity just after cleaning the corrosion. The dashboard has worked perfectly since (3 weeks) . If you try this make sure you disconnect the battery first or you may have the SRS airbag warning light on! (I had to have it re-set at the dealers!!)

The whole process took less than an hour. If you are not electronically savvi get one of your mates who is to have a look..

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