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Door panel buttons not working

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Door panel buttons not working

Post by inktuce » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:46 am

Hi everyone,

I have a 2001 Volvo C70 2.3L T5 and recently the door panel buttons (fuel door, trunk, and door locks) stopped working. The power windows still work, and I can lock/unlock my doors and open the trunk from the remote. The fuses are fine. Any ideas??


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Re: Door panel buttons not working

Post by scot850 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:00 pm

The panel on the door may have failed. On 4 door P80 chassis Volvos it is common at this age. The contacts burn out. Sometimes if you like a challenge, you can disassemble and try cleaning the contacts. I have had some success but it is not a 100%. I have not worked on a 2 door assembly but believe it would be similar.

The fact that the fob still works would suggest it is no broken wires in the door where it meets the A pillar. Last place to check would be the trunk cables on the trunk hinge assembly. Again the gas cap lid does not rout through there.

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Re: Door panel buttons not working

Post by jimmy57 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:13 pm

Go to the RH door and push and release the lock button on that side. It seems that a stuck button anywhere results in the VGLA module for locks and such on the 98-04 shuts down.
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