Window Switch Replacement How To

You decide to roll up the window, the glass does not want to go up anymore. No amount of pulling will help. It will not budge. Window Switch Replacement.

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So you decide to roll up the window, but now the glass does not want to go up anymore. No amount of frantic pulling on the button will help. The window will not budge

Window Switch Replacement

We start by pulling the old one off. This is done by gently prying on the top end and the bottom end of the switch bank as shown in the picture below. Notice I put some electrical tape on the screwdriver to avoid scratching the trim. The entire switch bank is going to come right out. There is really no reason to take anything else apart. Not knowing this little nugget of information, I went as far as taking off the torx nut, the plastic trim around the handle etc etc. intent on pulling the entire door off. Totally unnecessary! At some point I got frustrated and decided to just pry on the ends of the switch. I also remembered the dealer quoting me a half-hours labor to replace this part. So I figured it has *got* to be easier than taking the entire door off.

You have to disconnect the three cable bundles. You might want to mark which way the connectors go. In my case the grey connector is in the back and the white one in the front- This is probably true for all S70s.

If you have already purchased a replacement switch bank, you just plug that in and snap it back into place in the door. Turn on the ignition and make sure all the switches work. It is back to cruising the mean highways with your windows rolled up.

Window Switch Replacement How To

One Reply to “Window Switch Replacement How To”

  1. Thanks so much for the info on the Volvo Window Switch. I took my ten thumbs out to my 1998 S70, did just as you wrote and voila! I pulled out the switch, took it apart, and made my window go up! A new unit is on the way and I can drive comfortably until it arrives. Thanks you, thank you, thank you!

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