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  • woody
    woody - 2006 Volvo V70 - Body & Interior - 5/15/2015
    Spoiler will it fit or not
    will a spoiler from a 2000 estste fit my 06 reg
     
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  • stumped
    stumped - 1987 Volvo 760 - Body & Interior - 4/4/2015
    Window won't go up after rolling it down?
    Can here motor trying to work but window won't move
     
    • Jimm
      4/4/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty window switch (exchange switch with another to see if the problem moves), faulty /binding window regulator, faulty window motor. Remove the inner door panel to check the regulator, motor and mechanism condition for binding and movement - lubricate the window guide channels as the second step.

      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few.
      The power window and regulator assembly is around $124.00 each for your vehicle.
  • stumped
    stumped - 1987 Volvo 760 - Body & Interior - 4/4/2015
    Window won't go back up after rolling down?
    I can hear the motor trying to work
     
    • Jimm
      4/4/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty window switch (exchange switch with another to see if the problem moves), faulty /binding window regulator, faulty window motor. Remove the inner door panel to check the regulator, motor and mechanism condition for binding and movement - lubricate the window guide channels as the second step.

      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few.
      The power window and regulator assembly is around $124.00 each for your vehicle.
  • stumped
    stumped - 1987 Volvo 760 - Body & Interior - 4/4/2015
    Window won't go up after rolling it down?
    Can hear motor trying to work
     
    • Jimm
      4/4/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty window switch (exchange switch with another to see if the problem moves), faulty /binding window regulator, faulty window motor. Remove the inner door panel to check the regulator, motor and mechanism condition for binding and movement - lubricate the window guide channels as the second step.

      Check these various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few.
      The power window and regulator assembly is around $124.00 each for your vehicle.
  • Nymme.Nyman
    Nymme.Nyman - 2004 Volvo S80 - Body & Interior - 2/22/2015
    If I want to change my radiostation and install a subwoofer in my Volvo s80 2004, what apportunities do I have?
    I find it hard to find any matching radiostations or new soundsystems that fits the Volvo s80 2004 sedan, and the quality of the original soundsystem that is installed does not have enough bass or quality to please me. :(
     
    • Jimm
      2/22/2015 Jimm
      Try these sources; www.crutchfield.com, www.sonicelectronix.com, www.installer.com
  • bob
    bob - 2001 Volvo S80 - Body & Interior - 2/14/2015
    Left headlights go from dim to bright get message bulb failure then will come on normal
    297000 miles after they come on normal they keep working ok.
     
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  • Joe E
    Joe E - 2007 Volvo C70 - Body & Interior - 1/11/2015
    On 2007 Volvo C70, the trunk divider will not stay in an elevated position when loading the trunk.
    It looks like there is a "piston" on each side that may need to be replaced. Does anyone know a part number?
     
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  • Norm
    Norm - 2000 Volvo S80 - Body & Interior - 11/13/2014
    Why does the "passenger door open" light come on even when all of my doors are closed?
    The warning light on my dash says "passenger door open" even though I check to make sure that all the doors are closed tightly. It comes on randomly; sometimes when I start the car; other times when I am driving and make a turn; sometimes when I hit a small bump in ...
     
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  • coleman coyne
    coleman coyne - 1999 Volvo C70 - Body & Interior - 10/8/2014
    Retie the alarm for the convertible top
    had to manually put the top down
     
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  • MARIA PASTRANA
    MARIA PASTRANA - 2010 Volvo S40 - Body & Interior - 7/18/2014
    WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE DOOR LOCKS THAT DON'T FUNCTION
    I LOCK THE CAR DOORS W THE REMOTE KEY AND THE DOORS REMAIN UNLOCKED. I CAN'T LOCK THE DOORS AT ALL EXCEPT FOR THE TRUNK DOOR.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Volvo S40 - Body & Interior - 4/17/2014
    A/C compressor is running but only blows very hot air from defroster vents
    2004.5 S40I model
     
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    • Jimm
      1/3/2014 Jimm
      Windshield seal / gasket leak or side window seal leak - as result of the accident and body damage.
  • Darren
    Darren - 2002 Volvo S60 - Body & Interior - 12/31/2013
    Need help: How to remove my rear view auto-dimming mirror? 2002 Volvo S60 2.4T 5 Cyl 2.4L
    I have no idea on how to remove the hole unit out of the car to have it repaired before it starts leaking. #auto dimming rearview mirror look like a sickly lava lamp,can some one help me please!
     
    • Jimm
      12/31/2013 Jimm
      Try this website for the specific directions; www.matthewsvolvosite.com

      Tools required: T-30 Torx bit, jeweler's screwdriver, 10mm socket and wrench, needle-nosed pliers, heat gun, soldering iron, plastic putty knife.

      To remove the old mirror from the car, first disconnect the battery negative cable and wait 10 minutes.

      Use a small screwdriver to pry the rear of the center trim down:
      Pull the rear of the trim down and pivot it forward:
      Push the two plastic cover retaining clips to the side:

      And remove the cover:
      Remove the two 10mm bolts holding the mirror mount:
      Now release the mirror and light housing from the headlliner by turning the two rotary catches downward:
      And pushing the six clips toward the center of the car
      Pull the ground connector loose:
      And remove the housing from the headliner. Let it hang by the wiring.

      Use the T-30 Torx bit to remove the mirror retaining screw from the top of the mirror/light housing. Be sure to hang on to the cone-shaped lockwasher:
      Now the mirror will be hanging from its wiring. Pry the back cover off the mirror:
      Now remove the wiring retaining spring from the back of the mirror:

      Use the jeweler's screwdriver to push up the catch on the wiring plug, then push it out the back of the mirror:
      You now have the mirror loose. Take it over to a workbench and remove the front cover by inserting the jeweler's screwdriver and depressing the catches along the seam at the following points:

      And the cover will come off with the computer and mirror in it. Release the plastic clips holding the photo sensor board in the top of the front cover. Be very careful not to break off the photo sensor from the back side of the board or to put too much stress on the ribbon wires. Remove the mirror/computer combo from the cover:
      Unsolder the two wires from the mirror glass at the posts as shown by the yellow arrows in the following pic:

      AutoDimmingRearViewMirrorComputerBoardWiresToUnsolder.jpg

      Repeat the separation steps for the junkyard mirror. You might want to mark the computer from your car so that you don't get it mixed up the junkyard computer since it won't work in your car.

      A piece of double-sided tape holds the computer on the back of the mirror. Draw a line around the computer board on the junkyard mirror (the one you're going to put in the car) so that you can position the computer from your car on it correctly (if you don't, the light sensor for the front of the mirror won't line up correctly).

      Do this next part very carefully. You don't want to crack the computer circuit board! Now use your heat gun sparingly to heat the mirror and work the plastic putty knife between the glass and the computer circuit board. On the junkyard mirror I heated the computer side and worked the putty knife in between the computer and the tape to preserve the tape as much as possible. On the mirror from my car I heated the glass side and worked the putty knife in between the tape and the mirror to prevent heat damage to the computer. When I got them apart the tape easily peeled off the back of the computer.

      Now heat the surface of the double-sided tape on the good mirror and stick your car computer board on it making sure that it fits within the lines you drew earlier. Hold it down until the tape cools. Solder the mirror wires to the computer board prongs. Snap the photo sensor board into the mirror cover, insert the mirror/computer combo into the cover, then snap the housing onto the cover.

      Reassemble the car reversing the steps above. Don't forget to connect the ground wire and secure the two rotary catches at the top of the mirror/light housing. Reconnect the battery negative lead and enjoy your "new" mirror. You just saved about $600.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Volvo 940 - Body & Interior - 12/20/2013
    Need power seat adjustment cable forward-back movement. Availability, source, price., etc.
    Seat adjusts via 3 motors driving 3 seat movement transmissions using shielded cables between motors and transmissions. Forward-back cable will not engage! Need source for replacement, repair, etc.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      These are dealer only sourced.
    • Jimm
      12/20/2013 Jimm
      Check these sources for the replacement adjustment cable; www.europarts.com, www.rockauto.com, www.pelicanparts.com, www.volvopartswebstore.com, www.swedishbricks.net, among many on-line sources. Prices vary - based on the specific cable and exact source.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Volvo 940 - Body & Interior - 12/19/2013
    Need power seat adjustment cable forward-back movement. Availability, source, price., etc.
    Seat adjusts via 3 motors driving 3 seat movement transmissions using shielded cables between motors and transmissions. Forward-back cable will not engage! Need source for replacement, repair, etc.
     
    • Jimm
      12/19/2013 Jimm
      Check these sources for the replacement adjustment cable; www.europarts.com, www.rockauto.com, www.pelicanparts.com, www.volvopartswebstore.com, www.swedishbricks.net, among many on-line sources. Prices vary - based on the specific cable and exact source.