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Volvo 850 Dash Lights May Stay on Due to Malfunction in Ignition Switch

Volvo 850 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Average Mileage: 169,000 mi (140,000 mi - 187,000 mi)


The electronic portion of the ignition switch may malfunction, causing some dash lights to stay on. When this happens, a wiggle of the ignition key should temporarily return everything to normal.

  • Moby RIck, , 187,000 mi

    Dash lights come on during the initial startup but goes out and stays out.

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  • jkeegstra, , 180,000 mi

    Contacts to ignition key switch erratic; if push up on key usually restores. Symptom obvious when shift lock fails to release from Park. Not repaired, just wiggling as needed.

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    My dash lights come on then cut out completely while driving and will not come back on.

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  • Visitor,

    Intrument cluster light intermittently come on when starting the car with the headlight switch off. Self correcting after a short time.

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