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by MsRed
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 (left) driver's door handle broken
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

2003 V40 (left) driver's door handle broken

So the driver's door handle broke on my V40 late last fall. Local (non Volvo) shop gave parts & labor quote of $375 to fix it. The part (#30652230) itself runs +/- $140. I've been able to open the door from the outside pulling up a little metal trigger, but it's a hassle. Didn't find clear instructi...
by MsRed
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

Navservice - Wow! I have much appreciation for your posts! I'm a bit more knowledgeable about cars for being a female, but had nearly zero confidence doing the job myself and don't have shelter from the elements, i.e. a garage, so I ended up having my mechanic do it. He had to replace that long rod....
by MsRed
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

LOL! Poor choice of words :oops: . . . . What you sent will be helpful for removing and replacing the lock assembly, thank you. But before doing that, I need instructions for how to remove the interior tailgate cover. The tailgate on the V40 is closed shut and doesn't have an emergency release on th...
by MsRed
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

Thank you! Yes, I can zoom in and read it and think it will be helpful once I'm able to get to the lock components from inside. Is this book for S40 only or does it include V40 too? If also V40, would you mind looking for pages that describe how to expose the back end?
by MsRed
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

Working properly, the key positions for locking/unlocking a V40 (may be the same for the S40 - you might want to check it out) Horizontal = unlocked. Vertical = locked. Vertical = 12 o'clock. If you turn turn the key counter-clockwise from 12 o'clock to 11 o'clock then the back will unlock and can b...
by MsRed
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Volvo S40 & V40 Forum 2000-2004
Topic: 2003 V40 Tailgate won't open
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

2003 V40 Tailgate won't open

Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and glad you're here!!! I bought a 2003 V40 with 202,000 miles from a female police lieutenant in Sept 2018. In the two years prior to selling it to me, the previous owner paid + $6k in maintenance and repairs (new engine, catalytic converter, brakes, tires, suspension,...