850 850 instrument cluster globes

I'm working on an 850, and while the cluster was out I decided to replace all of the globes. After re-installing everything, none of the globes work, except for the gauge illumination (larger) ones. The small 1.2w warning lamp globes are not working

Is there something about the narva globe holders that makes them not work in an 850 cluster? They are dimensionally identical to the original ones I removed.


  • Only thing I can come up with , take out and turn around .

    Had any luck yet ?

  • There are 19 globe holders I have changed, all brand new 1.2w from narva

    You reckon there's a chance I put all 19 of them in the wrong way (if even that is possible)?

    I think a connection isn't being made between the globe holder and the cluster track. Do I need to purchase genuine globes for this to work?

  • Got too agree , the percentage of replacing 19 bulbs the wrong way has to be pretty low .

    How about a picture of the two side by side , see if there is some difference

  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress

    I don't think you can put them in the wrong way - yeah poor contact with the PCB is the only thing I can think of, or there's some common ground that you've knocked out or something along those lines. Easy way to check would be to slap a couple of genuine ones in and see if they come on.

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