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Post by 93SCMax » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:16 am

Greetings,
My 2001 V70 wagon was in an accident where the driver's side rear quarter panel was "gouged" thru the metal. The panel is being cut out and replaced. The body shop started the work by removing the rear glass. The upper (roofline) inside plastic trim was busted next to a screw attachment spot (screw not removed). The body shop claims the plastic was broken when the car arrived. I claim it was not, it's not even near where the outside damage occurred. My question: If you are removing the driver's side rear quarter panel glass, do you need to remove the inside trim before removing the glass? They say you do not, but I believe if you do not, you could potentially damage the inside plastic trim, especially with the tool they use to get under the rubber glass seal. The glass is out and the trim is broken (part is still screwed to the body), but they say they didn't break the trim. Any input from someone who has removed the glass, or done rear quarter panel replacement, would be helpful. Thanks.
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Post by SuperHerman » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:22 am

If you have VIDA see what their instructions show is the proper procedure.

Although sometimes shops develop shortcuts by removing other panels they find easier - which could be your case. I know on two of my non Volvo cars I had to remove the outside trim to take out a rear window to get to the window mechanism. To create the space to get the window out the trim had to be removed - glass does not flex.

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Post by 93SCMax » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks, good advice but I don't have VIDA.

Anyone else or anyone with VIDA who can check this recommendation?

Thanks again.

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Post by jonesg » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:30 pm

I'd glue it and forget it.

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Post by 93SCMax » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:43 pm

I'm sure I'll glue it, but I won't forget it. The body shop has had the car for a month and all they've managed to do is remove the window and break the trim. Not really what I was expecting from a professional outfit, hence my question concerning the proper removal technique of the window.

I'm looking forward to getting the car back. May be two more weeks before I see the end result and get to "glue" the trim back together.

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Post by mrbrian200 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Body shops working under an insurance claim are quite evil quite often. This smells foul enough I don't even need to ask/confirm that this is the case. If they damage something themselves they don't get reimbursed to repair it - call the insurers' claim center and complain (and cross your fingers they decide to side with you).

When I had a rear quarter replaced under an insurance claim a year ago (not my fault, the other person's insurer was paying) their insurer steered me to a body shop... put deep scratches in the clear coat on the opposite side quarter while pulling/reinstalling the rear window glass which I would attribute to sloppy/inadequate shop dress codes regarding belt buckles, watches etc. ...deep gashes which cant be hidden by product/waxes etc. When I picked the car up they said **nothing** and I noticed it a day or so later. I was so disgusted by the whole experience it wasn't funny.

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Post by 93SCMax » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:51 am

Translate please.

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Post by mrbrian200 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:37 pm

Translated, open in new tab/window and scroll down to the post which is in Russian:

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... 6t%3D82344

It's an ad. Feel free to delete this post when you cleanse the site of these, Matt.

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