Problems & Fixes: Volvo Interior: Seats, Switches Etc.

Volvo Seats, Carpet, Cup Holders, Switches, Controls, Dash, Surfaces

July 13, 2016

P2 Seat’s Leather Lasts Longer Than P80

This post got me thinking about seat leather. Sleddriver: My front seat leather is pathetic. Even using Lexol on a regular basis didn’t help. Let that sink in. Even with care*, the leather failed. Mine too. I used “Eagle” brand (automotive) leather conditioner for years starting when I got my 850 in the summer of […]

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April 19, 2016

Peeling Pillar Trim Fix – Double Sided Tape!

MVS Moderator MadeInJapan shows us how to fix peeling pillar trim with double sided tape. It’s a simple yet brilliant solution. Like the famous DIY for interior door trim, it’s another in a long line of inexpensive fixes to make our Volvos look like new again. I have been racking my brain on how to […]

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March 18, 2016

Remove/Install Third Row Seat – Volvo 850 Wagon

– Remove the plastic trim “cap” near the middle (#2) seat belt attachment, where the second row seat latches in. The cap has a long thick tab behind it and is a minor PITA to remove. Lift out slightly on the rear trim edge, then rotate the cap toward the engine and slide it forward slightly as you turn, and the cap will pop out. This gives you access to the mounting bolt for the second seat belt anchor, at the wheel well.

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February 12, 2016

XC90 Wet Carpet

MVS Forums member VFLXC90 had a wet carpet disaster in his XC90. This is how he tracked it down and fixed it. The XC 90 had wet carpet this summer. I youtubed the sunroof drain fix. The drains were clear? The carpet was soaked. When I ran the A/C the condensation wasn’t dripping out under […]

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