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Pelican Technical Article:

Window Switch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$60

Talent:

**

Tools:

Flathead screwdriver, trim removal tool, T10 Torx driver

Applicable Models:

Volvo C30 T5 (2008-13)
Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (2008-13)

Parts Required:

Window switch

Hot Tip:

Take care not to damage the door panel

Performance Gain:

Roll down those windows again

Complementary Modification:

Replace window regulator

Switches wear out. It's a fact of life with a car. If you go to lower a window and nothing happens, it's a good bet that the switch mechanism has worn out and needs to be replaced. Replacement of the window switches is literally a snap and should take less than an hour.

Replacing the window switch on the Volvo C30 is pretty easy and should take no more than an hour.
Figure 1

Replacing the window switch on the Volvo C30 is pretty easy and should take no more than an hour.

Begin by carefully prying along the bottom edge of the trim piece along the seam (green arrow) with a flathead screwdriver or a plastic trim removal tool.
Figure 2

Begin by carefully prying along the bottom edge of the trim piece along the seam (green arrow) with a flathead screwdriver or a plastic trim removal tool. Once it is loose, carefully pop it out from the top.

The trim piece is removed from the top of the door pull cover.
Figure 3

The trim piece is removed from the top of the door pull cover.

Carefully pry the door pull cover up along the bottom edge (green arrows) with a flathead screwdriver or plastic trim removal tool.
Figure 4

Carefully pry the door pull cover up along the bottom edge (green arrows) with a flathead screwdriver or plastic trim removal tool. Take care not to damage the upholstery on the door panel.

Turn the door pull cover over and press the tab on the electrical connector (green arrow).
Figure 5

Turn the door pull cover over and press the tab on the electrical connector (green arrow). This will allow you to pull the connector out of the window switch.

Loosen and remove the front two T10 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the window switch to the door pull cover.
Figure 6

Loosen and remove the front two T10 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the window switch to the door pull cover.

Loosen and remove the rear two T10 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the window switch to the door pull cover.
Figure 7

Loosen and remove the rear two T10 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the window switch to the door pull cover.

Here's the final result with the switch removed.
Figure 8

Here's the final result with the switch removed. The new switch installs in the reverse order of removal.

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