Longtime MVS Contributor Oragex serves up a simple fix for an annoying problem. If you have a squeaky armrest — center armrest — in your P2 Volvo, this is 1.5 minutes of your time that I think you’ll agree is well spent.
- 2001-2007 Volvo Steering Wheels
MVS member tabormeister posted a great writeup in the Volvo Forum about the different types of Volvo steering wheels for P2 Volvos, compatibility, and how to mix-and-match parts from them to get the steering wheel you want. Hi there. If you, like me, are thinking about upgrading/swapping your P2 car's steering wheel, this thread is for you. This includes: 1999–2006 Volvo S80 (P23) 2001–2009 Volvo S60 (P24) 2001–2007 Volvo V70 (P26E) 2002–2007 Volvo XC70 (P26L) 2003– Volvo XC90 SUV (P28) All this research was done in order to stick a P2 XC90 3-spoke wood wheel in my 2006 V70. There are a few separate wheels that you might want to upgrade to. If you have the stock S60 wheel for instance, you might want to upgrade to an XC90 style wood wheel, or a leather…
- Seat Heater Repair for S80 and 2001+ Volvos
Repairing seat heaters in P2 cars. A very good description of the job with detailed photographs. Repair heated seat P2 cars (pics from S80)
- Volvo Door Rattle Fix
Volvo Forum member Mustang explains his 2001+ "P2" Volvo door rattle fix: "Since I've owned my 2006 XC70 I have always had a nasty rattle in my drivers side door. It made a racket when I closed the door, went over bumps as well as when listening to music. I finally took the door apart and found the culprits. It appears Volvo attached the power window assembly plus a few miscellaneous brackets to the door frame with rivets. Over time these rivets got quite loose. I drilled the rivets out and replaced with bolts and rubber lock nuts. The rattles are gone and I am happy. I've uploaded a couple pictures showing which rivets I took out, the rear window guide was the biggest culprit and was extremely loose. I only replaced the loose rivets…