MVS member tabormeister posted a great writeup in the Volvo Forum about the different types of Volvo steering wheels for P2 Volvos, compatibility, and how to mix-and-match parts from them to get the steering wheel you want.
Hi there. If you, like me, are thinking about upgrading/swapping your P2 car’s steering wheel, this thread is for you.
1999–2006 Volvo S80 (P23)
2001–2009 Volvo S60 (P24)
2001–2007 Volvo V70 (P26E)
2002–2007 Volvo XC70 (P26L)
2003– Volvo XC90 SUV (P28)
All this research was done in order to stick a P2 XC90 3-spoke wood wheel in my 2006 V70.
There are a few separate wheels that you might want to upgrade to. If you have the stock S60 wheel for instance, you might want to upgrade to an XC90 style wood wheel, or a leather R-style wheel. R-style leather wheels come in black leather, XC90 style wheels come in tan or black leather, with a few different types of wood to choose from. My car has the oak interior, so that’s the wheel I went with.
There are a few things to consider before buying things. First, button compatibility. For 2001-2004 S60 and V70’s, (and presumably ’03-’04 XC90’s and ’99-’04 S80’s, though I can’t be sure) this style connector is used for the steering wheel buttons. Here are two good angles of it in a wood wheel, courtesy of Erie Volvo.