S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

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S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

Postby hsmalheiser » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:47 am

Front passenger door latch does not open door from inside. Passenger must open window and open with outside handle.
Do I need to remove door upholstery?
Thank you.

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Re: S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

Postby jblackburn » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:45 pm

Yeah, you'll have to take the door panel apart and see what went amiss in there!

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=40467#40467 <Hopefully this will help you; I don't think the S70 door is too much different.
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Re: S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

Postby FCPGroton » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:38 pm

Unfortunately, the door panel does need to come off. At least you can get the door open from the outside because if you couldn't, you would be in a pretty hard place right now. More then likely, the linkage just popped off the latch in the door.
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Re: S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

Postby WeAre06 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:03 pm

door panel removal:

http://volvospeed.com/Repair/70_door.php

Once you get the panel off inspect where the latch release cable connects/clicks into the inside door handle. There's a small plastic holder that's probably broken and allowing the cable to get out of position.

Read what I wrote in this post.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25885
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Re: S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

Postby hsmalheiser » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:44 am

Thank you all for your assistance regarding fixing the inside door handle. I was able to get into the door's interior without breaking any clips and fix the handle. You made it so easy for me.
Howard

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Re: S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

Postby hsmalheiser » Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:45 am

Thank you all for your assistance regarding fixing the inside door handle. I was able to get into the door's interior without breaking any clips and fix the handle. You made it so easy for me.
Howard

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Re: S70 1998 can't open door from inside (front passenger)

Postby Ozark Lee » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:12 pm

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