Now-MVS Contributor amblerman crushes it with a beautiful squeaky dash repair DIY with photos and helpful steps, tools and required parts. He completed and documented this repair on his 1999 S70. amblerman » Here’s a report on how I repaired my squeaky dash. I acquired a 1999 S70 with 110K on it back in late 2016. This was […]
Longtime MVS Contributor Oragex serves up a simple fix for an annoying problem. If you have a squeaky armrest — center armrest — in your P2 Volvo, this is 1.5 minutes of your time that I think you’ll agree is well spent. P2 Squeaky Armrest Fix
So your battery might be old but you’re not sure exactly its age, and the temperature might be around Absolute Zero. You turn the Volvo key a bit, saying a prayer… With record cold temperatures on the US east coast this week, now’s a good time for a topic on how to deal with very cold […]
Seat memory Q: 850TurboTurtle » Anyone with seat memory skills? When I purchased my 06 S80 a few months ago memory 1 was the only one working. Then that stopped and it switched to mem 2 works for seats and mirrors, and 3 works for seat only. The key fob memory (where it resets to […]
MVS member hu5ker555 shows us how to fix the lumbar support on a Volvo S60 seat on his 2008 S60 2.5T with 168k miles. So, I was leaning back in my beloved S60 seat when the lumbar support (which I always have cranked all the way up) broke. It is the manual lumbar support operated […]
MVS Contributor j-dawg: I need to load a ton of junk into my car soon, and I couldn’t find any info on the intertubes, so I measured its cargo area dimensions and put them in this picture. My car has basically no rear cargo options, eg: grocery nets, cargo bay cover, dog cage, third row […]
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 […]
MVS member ppitts’ 2001 S60 has a interior drivers side door handle that keeps popping its anchor off of the handle (actuator). Is the only solution a $450 new panel? No! I have a 2001 S60 that needs a new interior drivers side door handle. The actuator keep jumping out of the groove in the […]
This post got me thinking about Volvo’s leather seats. The 2001-2007 generation Volvos seem to have better leather on the seats than the 1990s Volvos like the 850 did. 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. […]
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 […]
– 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.
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 […]
How to fix your power seat switches on 1993-2000 Volvos… 850, S70, V70, C70 and XC70. This is a common problem with these Volvos.