Volvo 240/740/760/780/940/960 1990-1998

Instrument Cluster

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



240, 700 Series, 940 Models and Coupe
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the molded plastic casings from the steering column.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bracket retaining screw and lower the bracket toward the steering column.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cluster attaching screws.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the speedometer cable.
  10.  
  11. Tilt the cluster out of its snap fitting and disconnect the plug. On vehicles equipped with a tachometer, disconnect the tachometer sending wire.
  12.  
  13. Lift the cluster out of the dashboard.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Position the cluster in the dashboard, making sure the wiring and speedometer cable are reconnected before securing the cluster. Also make sure the cluster engages its snap fittings when placed in the dashboard.
  2.  
  3. Install the cluster attaching screws, and replace the bracket and retaining screw.
  4.  
  5. Install the molded plastic casings on the steering column.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

Except 240, 700 Series, 940 Models and Coupe

See Figures 1 through 19

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open the glove compartment.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the glove compartment swing-down arms from the glove compartment door.
  6.  
  7. Remove the screws attaching the glove compartment lining and remove the lining.
  8.  


CAUTION
Refer to the SRS (air bag) system Safety Precautions listed earlier in this section.

  1. Disconnect the passenger side air bag module.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 4 screws over the glove compartment, and under the air bag module.
  4.  
  5. Remove the screws over the instrument cluster.
  6.  
  7. Remove the panel vents.
  8.  
  9. Remove the side demister vents.
  10.  
  11. Remove the retaining screws behind the vents.
  12.  
  13. Remove the dash speaker grilles and remove the speakers.
  14.  
  15. Remove the dash panel retaining screws under each speaker grille.
  16.  


CAUTION
Refer to the SRS (air bag) system Safety Precautions listed earlier in this section for proper handling and storage.

  1. Remove the instrument panel cover with the attached passenger side air bag module.
  2.  
  3. Undo the retaining clips on the instrument cluster.
  4.  
  5. Lift the instrument cluster away from the dashboard.
  6.  
  7. Unfasten the connectors on the back of the cluster and remove the cluster.
  8.  

To install:
  1. If any light bulbs need to be replaced on the instrument cluster, simply twist the bulb(s) 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise and remove. Install and twist the replacement bulb(s) clockwise.
  2.  
  3. Attach the connectors on the back of the cluster assembly.
  4.  
  5. Position the instrument cluster into place and connect the retaining clips.
  6.  
  7. Place the instrument panel cover into place and install the retaining screws.
  8.  
  9. Install the vents, dash speakers, and grilles.
  10.  
  11. Install the air bag module retaining screws.
  12.  
  13. Plug in the air bag module connector.
  14.  
  15. Install the glove compartment lining and lid.
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Release the tabs to disengage the swing-down arms from the glove compartment door



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the glove compartment lining retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... and remove the lining



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Fig. Fig. 4: Unplug the connector from the passenger side air bag module



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the four screws above the glove box ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... and the bolts for the air bag support bracket



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Fig. Fig. 7: Remove the retaining screws over the instrument cluster



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Fig. Fig. 8: Gently pry out either side of the passenger vent assembly ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... and remove it from the dashboard



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Fig. Fig. 10: Gently pry out and remove the vent cover on the drivers side



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Fig. Fig. 11: Unfasten the retaining screw ...



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Fig. Fig. 12: ... and remove the side demister vent (one on each side)



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Fig. Fig. 13: Remove the dash pad retaining screw behind the demister vent



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Fig. Fig. 14: After removing the center panel vent covers, unfasten the dash panel retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 15: Remove this screw from each side after the dashboard speaker grilles are removed



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Fig. Fig. 16: Unsnap the retaining clips for the instrument cluster ...



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Fig. Fig. 17: ... then unplug the electrical connectors ...



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Fig. Fig. 18: ... and lift the instrument cluster out of the dash panel



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Fig. Fig. 19: The instrument cluster bulbs are easily removed by twisting 1/4 turn and pulling them out

 
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