IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

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.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

User avatar
manovlov
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:47 am
Year and Model: 850 WAGON 95 2.5-20V
Location: GRENOBLE
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 9 times
France
manovlov

Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by manovlov » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:24 pm

Hy Buddies,

Hope this message will find you safe by these times of "strange things happen"...
I have a special mind to americans fellows who work hard to keep their job, their health, the unit of their family...

I would ask a question that may have been asked many times since 1995. My english is not good enough to know how to title MVS search engine; so i ask your help.

My dashboard peels off above the glovebox. Is it possible to find a tutorial on the site to repair it ?

Cheers.

Manov
Vroum !

scot850
Posts: 5905
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:46 pm
Year and Model: 2000 V70 R
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 208 times
Canada
scot850

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by scot850 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:52 pm

Hi Manov, good to hear from you. Just to clarify, the part that you want to repair is just above the glove box. Is it part of the removable dash top or part of the lower section of dash? If it is the upper part near the airbag part, it may be easier to find a better one and replace it. That is not a huge job to do.

A picture would help if you can.

Hope all are well in your home and hoping Europe gets through all this alone with the rest of us.

Neil.
These users thanked the author scot850 for the post:
manovlov
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

User avatar
manovlov
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:47 am
Year and Model: 850 WAGON 95 2.5-20V
Location: GRENOBLE
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 9 times
France
manovlov

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by manovlov » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:54 am

Yo Neil,

It's cool to read you again. I apologize for my silence these last months. I think my last post was about to propose to help Robert DIY and the stolen tools story ...

Here's the picture.
IMG_0226.jpg
IMG_0226.jpg (99.5 KiB) Viewed 105 times
It doesn't seem to be a huge job to glu back, so if any idea ...

By the way another question : can someone tell me to what correspond the button on the "door" position ? My battery downloaded very quickly recently. Could the button on the "door" position may have been the source of the fact state ?
IMG_0229.jpg
IMG_0229.jpg (63.35 KiB) Viewed 103 times
Much Much Thanks

Manov
Vroum !

User avatar
Fiodor
Posts: 94
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:46 am
Year and Model: 1997 V70 2.0 T5 AWD
Location: Reims
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 5 times
France
Fiodor

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by Fiodor » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:26 am

Door position means that the lights will stay on if one door/the hatch is open so it could discharge your battery.
1997 V70 T5 2.0 AWD with welded angle gear at 240k km
1990 740 Break (dead)

User avatar
manovlov
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:47 am
Year and Model: 850 WAGON 95 2.5-20V
Location: GRENOBLE
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 9 times
France
manovlov

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by manovlov » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:29 am

Yes you're right. A little search in the car manual... Sorry for the stupid question... It also means that i have to check out connexions .
Attachments
IMG_0230.jpg
IMG_0230.jpg (99.37 KiB) Viewed 101 times
Vroum !

User avatar
misha
Posts: 4303
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:09 pm
Year and Model: '97 850 2.5 20v
Location: Serbia
Has thanked: 56 times
Been thanked: 133 times
Serbia
misha

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by misha » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:01 am

There is no cure for dashboard except to replace the whole upper section.
It removes easily and goes up in one piece.
The problem is that....even a replacement will in time become like the old one.
That's the problem with early covers (up to '96 for EU market cars)without passenger's airbag.
Last edited by misha on Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

User avatar
manovlov
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:47 am
Year and Model: 850 WAGON 95 2.5-20V
Location: GRENOBLE
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 9 times
France
manovlov

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by manovlov » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:02 am

Thanks for reply. So then, no glu Option ?
Vroum !

User avatar
manovlov
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:47 am
Year and Model: 850 WAGON 95 2.5-20V
Location: GRENOBLE
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 9 times
France
manovlov

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by manovlov » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:35 am

So, i need to find another one, from 96 with an airbag passenger , The car is dark blue, i would be please if i could find a beige interior full leather...
Vroum !

User avatar
misha
Posts: 4303
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:09 pm
Year and Model: '97 850 2.5 20v
Location: Serbia
Has thanked: 56 times
Been thanked: 133 times
Serbia
misha

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by misha » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:17 am

Passenger's side airbag will not be active since the car is not originally equipped with it.
You can remove it completely and install the dash without it.
These users thanked the author misha for the post:
manovlov
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

User avatar
manovlov
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:47 am
Year and Model: 850 WAGON 95 2.5-20V
Location: GRENOBLE
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 9 times
France
manovlov

Re: Volvo 855 dashboard peels off above the glove box

Post by manovlov » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:41 am

All right. No other solutions then. The passenger airbag came from the 96 models ?

I have another question : how to solve this one ? Rust on bolts. Drill make a mark on the bolt head and try to unscrew ? I woulmdn"'t like to heat the bolts because the tank is near...
IMG_0231.jpg
IMG_0231.jpg (138.13 KiB) Viewed 77 times
Thanks.

Manov
Vroum !

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post