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How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

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How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by wrybread » Fri May 10, 2019 1:23 pm

The wood trim on my center console of my 2000 S70 has a bunch of play under it, and moves whenever I touch it. It's not the biggest issue in the world but it has a very plasticy feel to it. I was thinking about removing it and adding some glue under it.

Any tips on removing it? I'm now armed with a trim kit:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L8 ... UTF8&psc=1

And any tips on gluing it down better?



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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by BEJinFbk » Fri May 10, 2019 1:53 pm

Pics?


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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by wrybread » Fri May 10, 2019 2:06 pm

I'll have to post later today. It's the piece around the parking brake.

On a sidenote I just found this Craigslist ad of black marble versions of the trim, I'm glad my car doesn't have this:

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/p ... 58388.html

The one I'm trying to tighten up is the second pic on that ad.

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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by BEJinFbk » Fri May 10, 2019 5:32 pm

That’s not really what I meant - I was asking for pics of Yours.
I don’t understand what you mean is loose. These panels are
securely fastened with screws. Unless you have the fairly rare
real wood versions, the “wood” grain on most P80’s is part of
the underlying plastic itself. Kind of printed on at the factory.

The only other exception is the simply Awful and really tacky
stick-on kits from the aftermarket. If so, the news is not good...

So - Pics?


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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by wrybread » Fri May 10, 2019 5:37 pm

Was just posting those other pics until I went to my car. Here's my interior. Very loose and squeaky to the touch. The panels on the dash around the stereo are solid though.
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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri May 10, 2019 5:40 pm

wrybread wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:06 pm
The one I'm trying to tighten up is the second pic on that ad.
It is held in place with screws on the underside pointing up. You got to remove the Center Console to get to the screws.

Do some googling. There are instruction out there on how to get the Center Console out.

I get them trim pieces out of the local PnP for $7.50 each piece.


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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by wrybread » Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 pm

Awesome, just found this video. And as coincidence would have it, I need to replace my shifter lever light bulb too, so all the better:



And to keep it in one place, more instructions here: https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... hp?t=17553



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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat May 11, 2019 12:01 am

wrybread wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 pm
I need to replace my shifter lever light bulb too, so all the better:
That is a special bulb that you will not find at a Auto parts store or Walmarts. Best to get it ordered and in hand before you remove the Center console.

Volvo part number 30710781.


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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by wrybread » Sat May 11, 2019 12:55 am

Thanks for that. I was thinking of just wiring up an led. Which would be my first divergence from stock, which historically I've done too often, so I might try to pick one up at the dealer.



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Re: How to remove wood trim on centter console? (And tighten it up)

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat May 11, 2019 1:18 am

wrybread wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:55 am
Thanks for that. I was thinking of just wiring up an led.
Been there on my C70.
Don't need to wire one. Just slide a 12V LED into the socket (correct polarity) then bend the leads around to secure it.


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Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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