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Early & late 850 instrument cluster compatibility

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: Early & late 850 instrument cluster compatibility

Post by misha » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:32 am

I found one from '98...but is a 10v car.
https://www.vindecoder.pl/YV1LW5102W2502993

Scroll down for decoded VIN.

Will it work in 20v car?

I know that U.S market didn't had 10v cars....but i hope that Canadian or Australian members could help me out with this.


'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
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'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: Early & late 850 instrument cluster compatibility

Post by misha » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:38 pm

I found and installed s,v70 cluster into my 850 today.
Everything works....but SRS light won't turn on with key in posII along with all other little lights.
I thought...ok....burnt bulb....replaced the bulb and it still won't come on.
Checked for SRS codes and got code SRS-127(SRS warning lamp OC or SC to ground).

Looks like somebody tried to mask the problem with SRS(deployed airbags or something).

So....my question is.....can this code prevent the airbags from functioning?
If it does....i'll remove the cluster(again) and take it to specialist to solve this problem.

If it doesn't affect SRS system functionality...i'll leave it alone...for now(untill i wold have some extra time).

Pictures are comming.


'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: Early & late 850 instrument cluster compatibility

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:33 pm

This has been debated here, hotly.

We don't have access to the SRS source code, so no one really knows if the light represents a disabled condition or not

On VW, it does not.


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Re: Early & late 850 instrument cluster compatibility

Post by misha » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Here are the pics of S,v70 cluster into '97 850:
IMG_20191114_201149.jpg
IMG_20191114_201159.jpg
And here is Vol-FCR SRS scan result:
IMG_20191114_201344.jpg
The problem is abscate...that the light is probably disabled on the circuit board by previous owner.

SRS light is not illuminating with other little lights when key is in pos.II and that is the only SRS code,because of the cluster.
It's not showing any kind of problems with SRS system,but i'm worried can a DTC for SRS warning light OC(open circuit) or SC (short circuit) to ground disable SRS system.

The cluster came from the Volvo junkyard.
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'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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Re: Early & late 850 instrument cluster compatibility

Post by abscate » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:59 pm

The code can be written to shut off SRS on any fault but we just don’t know if that is the case or not.

Short of getting someone in Volvo to tell us, we won’t know.


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Re: Early & late 850 instrument cluster compatibility

Post by misha » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:28 pm

I put back the original cluster until i figure out how to solve the issue with SRS code for warning light i'm getting with s,v70 cluster.

I'm not risking to drive the car with possible disabled SRS system.


'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

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