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Figuring out Trim level

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Figuring out Trim level

Post by donutV70 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:19 am

Hey guys I'm trying to figure out the trim level just to make sure I get the right parts when I start working on it. this is the relevant information I can think of right now.

its a 99 V70 2.5t with an auto tranny, FWD, it had a factory amplified stereo system, sunroof, grey leather sunroof.

let me know if there is any other relevant info or for a way for me to find this, I've tried a couple free online VIN decoders but havent had much luck



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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by erikv11 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:42 am

Volvo's VIN decoder isn't great for the 99, it will only tell you which engine it shipped with http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... n1999.html.

It's much better for previous years e.g. http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/199 ... n1995.html.


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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by Goupil » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:20 pm

I don't know much about trims for the NA market (I think they are engine based), but I found this on r/Volvo
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1998 Volvo V70 B5254T manual 193hp - 319 000 km

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Re: Figuring out Trim level

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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by donutV70 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:27 am

So I’ve narrowed it down to being a T5 or a GLT any ideas how I can figure out which of the two it is?



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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by donutV70 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:28 am

abscate wrote:
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Whew. I thought I was going to have to heavily moderate this thread.
Why’s that?



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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by abscate » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:19 pm

donutV70 wrote:
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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by erikv11 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:10 pm

If it's a 2.5 (B5254 engine), it's a GLT.
If it's a 2.3 (B5235 engine), it's a T5.

You can also eyeball the name plate on the turbo, see if it is the small 13t.

E.g. this one is a 13g:
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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by RickHaleParker » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:51 pm

What are the 6th & 7th digits of the VIN number?
Fill in the blanks: YV1LW_ _


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: Figuring out Trim level

Post by abscate » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:52 am

You will have to look at the Turbo, or note the absence of leather steering wheel or trip computer to tell l a T5 from aGLT.


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