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My Volvo 850's dashboard lights and instrument lights for the radio and A/C are not working properly. This happened two nights ago when I was driving, everything just went dark. The lights in the car worked, and so did the radio. After a few hours, the lights started working again.

Then last night, the lights went out again while driving at night. I checked the fuses and there doesn't seem to be a problem. This morning, I went to check the lights and it's all back to normal again. What could have been the problem?

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I don't know for sure, but am wondering if the light switch is at fault here. I don't think it's on it's own fuse, but should use power through the light switch (so a general fuse). If so, if the light switch could be the issue. I'm not sure how Volvo does this, so just a comment. You may not be able to find out of this is the issue until the next time the lights go out, though. –  Paulster2 May 1 '14 at 15:39

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