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What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 pm

Replaced the window switch on the driver's door back with the original one. The aftermarket backlit one blew the bottom rocker switch - the shaft of it came through to my finger.

May update post with a picture of the failed part and name the brand. It lasted about a year or two.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by abscate » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 pm

wizechatmgr wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Replaced the window switch on the driver's door back with the original one. The aftermarket backlit one blew the bottom rocker switch - the shaft of it came through to my finger.

May update post with a picture of the failed part and name the brand. It lasted about a year or two.
I hope it was FCP bought... :D


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:49 pm

abscate wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 pm
wizechatmgr wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Replaced the window switch on the driver's door back with the original one. The aftermarket backlit one blew the bottom rocker switch - the shaft of it came through to my finger.

May update post with a picture of the failed part and name the brand. It lasted about a year or two.
I hope it was FCP bought... :D
Nope. Believe it was a no-name Amazon fly by night. Was nice while it lasted...

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001M ... UTF8&psc=1
Hmmm, seems they offer a lifetime warranty - may contact them Monday on my way towards Vacation...
https://www.switchdoctor.net/warranty
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by abscate » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:03 pm

wizechatmgr wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:49 pm
abscate wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 pm
wizechatmgr wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Replaced the window switch on the driver's door back with the original one. The aftermarket backlit one blew the bottom rocker switch - the shaft of it came through to my finger.

May update post with a picture of the failed part and name the brand. It lasted about a year or two.
I hope it was FCP bought... :D
Nope. Believe it was a no-name Amazon fly by night. Was nice while it lasted...
Pretty good writeup on cleaning these here

https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... h&start=20

Cant remember if I harvested one from the V70 NA? Ill check my list when I get a chance.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:07 am

abscate wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:03 pm
wizechatmgr wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:49 pm
abscate wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 pm


I hope it was FCP bought... :D
Nope. Believe it was a no-name Amazon fly by night. Was nice while it lasted...
Pretty good writeup on cleaning these here

https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... h&start=20

Cant remember if I harvested one from the V70 NA? Ill check my list when I get a chance.
Got a lot of junk out, feels better. I'll likely have to replace the LEDs. Attached pictures of "aftermarket" vs old OEM.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:28 am

I assume it's a trick of the camera that the aftermarket one looks a lot bigger?


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by Goupil » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:33 pm

I replaced mine yesterday with a cheapo one from aliexpress. Doesn't feel as good as a brand new OEM would, but still better than the half broken original
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Now I'm getting ready for next week jobs: new discs, 302mm upgrade, braided lines and fix the damn dash (and maybe fix the intercooler mounts if I have enough time)
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by wizechatmgr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:00 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:28 am
I assume it's a trick of the camera that the aftermarket one looks a lot bigger?
Darn shrink ray must have been thrown in reverse =P

Yes, classic camera issue.


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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:51 am

wizechatmgr wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Darn shrink ray must have been thrown in reverse =P
Ah, I do that all the time. Just relocate the switch and it'll fit fine!


1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 193k
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today? (now Sticky)

Post by Cookeh » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 am

What size hoses do you need for the 302mm upgrade? Looking to do it on my 850 soon - especially since my insurer doesn't classify it as a modification.

On the topic of insurance though, does anyone actually understand the thought process (or lack thereof) of insurers? Brake upgrade is totally fine and not a mod, but re-installing the factory fit spoiler that my car used to have (I have options list) is a denied modification. What?!



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