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2006 xc70 - cold air coming out under the steering column

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NHVTVOLVO
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Year and Model: 2006 XC70 2.5T
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2006 xc70 - cold air coming out under the steering column

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Hi Everyone,

temps are dropping here in Vermont, my heat is working great in all vents & floor.

highway drive this morning, i noticed cool air that seemed to be leaking underneath the steering column. needless to say my legs & knees were cold in a few minutes and i had the heat turned up quite a bit to stay warm.

Has anyone had this issue, or can recommend what to check out for fix?

Trying to tackle this prior temps dropping further.

thank you.

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Post by volvolugnut »

I am not familiar with details of 2006 XC70, but I would start by removing the bottom of the dash cover and getting down under there to take a look. Perhaps a seal around the steering column has come loose?
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2001 V70 T5, 1986 244DL, 1983 245DL, 1975 245DL, 1959 PV544, multiple parts cars.

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See this post: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=66609

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Post by NHVTVOLVO »

thanks for your insight volvolugnut.

warm air blowing in all vents.

the steering column seal would be worht checking, i'll inspect and report back. thank you.

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