'98 Volvo V70 rear hatch wont open

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'98 Volvo V70 rear hatch wont open

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My electronic unlock and lock still work but my handle isnt workingm I think the reason it doesn't open is I heard that If you close the trunk too hard, the mechanism falls apart. Theres a handle inside the door that I can use to open it but I dont know what to do. Not sure how to remove the panel without breaking it.

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You remove the trim pieces then pop the plastic back off (easiest to do with the lid open.)

The clips will break, IPD makes a nice repair kit that will fix that.
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abscate wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:37 am You remove the trim pieces then pop the plastic back off (easiest to do with the lid open.)

The clips will break, IPD makes a nice repair kit that will fix that.
Ok. Now how do I fix the door mechanism

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adrianleon0912 wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:01 pm
abscate wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:37 am You remove the trim pieces then pop the plastic back off (easiest to do with the lid open.)

The clips will break, IPD makes a nice repair kit that will fix that.
Ok. Now how do I fix the door mechanism
We had an idiot dissect on recently on a V70...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=84018&p=460218&hili ... ch#p460218
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Post by configsys »

abscate wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:22 pm
adrianleon0912 wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:01 pm
abscate wrote: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:37 am You remove the trim pieces then pop the plastic back off (easiest to do with the lid open.)

The clips will break, IPD makes a nice repair kit that will fix that.
Ok. Now how do I fix the door mechanism
We had an idiot dissect on recently on a V70...

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=84018&p=460218&hili ... ch#p460218
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