- 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)
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.
Here's an R wheel, with the sweet silver accented buttons Volvo introduced in 2007 Here's an XC90 style wood wheel with silver buttons and black leather Here's an XC90 style wood wheel with black buttons and tan leather 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.
From '05 on, this style connector is used, including for the sweet silver '07+ buttons.
Here's a closeup of the end of the connector Top down view All P2 wheels will work, but you'll have to get a different cage/button assembly if the wheel you want has the wrong connector.
Second, air bags. For a four-spoke to three-spoke conversion, you have to get the wheel, buttons, and air bag. For three-spoke to three-spoke, you only need the wheel. (unless you want to swap air bags or buttons for a newer style)
Air bags come in several flavors - '01 to '04 had this square Volvo emblem.
Three spoke example Four spoke example ~'04/5+ had this round Volvo emblem.
Three-spoke example Four-spoke example Volvo R cars came with this air bag w/ blue stitching to match the interior Not to mention the cars that came with tan or gray interiors, these have air bags to match.
All P2 air bags SHOULD have the same connectors - one purple and one green, with one important exception - XC90 air bag part 8686223 for instance is the same as all other P2 cars, but I believe in 2005 an additional gray plug was added, thus breaking its compatibility with other P2 air bags. Additionally, P2 four-spoke is the same as three-spoke, just upside down.
'03-'04 XC90 air bag connector '05+ XC90 air bag connector showing extra gray plug So for my car, since I wanted to go from 4-spoke to 3-spoke with silver buttons, I bought a 2005 XC90 wheel with the right button connector for my '06 V70, another cheap 2007 S60 basic wheel with silver buttons to swap to the nice wood wheel, and a tan XC90 three-spoke airbag, part #8686223. The S60 wheel came with a vibration damper in it, so I swapped that over to the XC90 wheel too.
Here's a Volvo PDF with instructions on how much torque to put on the bolts, etc. Happy swapping!
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