Cool display upgrade 96 850 GLT

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by Russ, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Russ

    Russ Guest

    Hello All

    A friend of mine has a 95 850 Turbo that has this really cool LCD
    display with all sorts of options contolled by a knob on the dashboard.
    My 96 850 GLT just has an LCD clock. I really like that fancy display
    and want to put one in my GLT.

    My Question:

    Is it possible to install that cool display with all the trip and MPG
    options in my GLT?

    If so what components must I gather to make it work?

    Russ, Jun 13, 2006
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  2. Russ

    Jarkka Guest
    shows the procedure in pictures (in Swedish). Looks like you'll just
    have to remove the top of the dashboard, pull out the instruments,
    replace the clock with the trip computer, and install the selector
    switch into a free slot.

    The catch here is that you'll have to have VDO instruments - Yazaki
    apparently won't do. (VDO has both the odometer and the trip odometer
    below the needle.) Furthermore, the trip computer option is not at all
    available for some cars. To be on the safe side, ask a Volvo dealer,
    quoting the VIN of your car. There apparently is a kit available for
    the conversion (shown in the uppermost pic) - the part number is
    probably different for an MPG display.
    Jarkka, Jun 14, 2006
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