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S80 Instrument Cluster Randomly Turns Off & On

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S80 Instrument Cluster Randomly Turns Off & On

Post by VolvoHighMileage »

My instrument cluster will just turn off randomly for long intervals while driving and then randomly back on.

The bottom right stays on with the check engine light area, but everything else goes to off.

What would cause this?
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Re: S80 Instrument Cluster Randomly Turns Off & On

Post by dj_v70 »

My 2003 V70 had a similar problem. Issue was solder joints on circuit board. Apparently, Volvo swapped from lead solder to silver solder and had issues with early units. I had mine rebuilt for about $200.
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Re: S80 Instrument Cluster Randomly Turns Off & On

Post by MoVolvos »

You could shop around but it looks like a common problem.

https://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/shop/ ... 0-s80-v70/

This rebuild requires removing your cluster. Click here for more info.

Restoration of all gauge functionality
Restoration of corrupt or blank information display
Restoration of back-light illumination
Plug and play installation (no reprogramming required)
2-5 business day repair time
Five-year warranty against return failure


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