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Lower Dashboard Panel Removal
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Lower Dashboard Panel Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

T25 Torx driver

Applicable Models:

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

Hot Tip:

Make sure the arms of the panel fit correctly when re-installing

Complementary Modification:

Replace courtesy light bulb

Various projects for the Volvo C30 require removing the lower dashboard panel, such as replacing the brake light switch. Removing the panel is super easy and should not take more than an hour. When re-installing the panel, take note of the plastic arms mounted on the panel. The fingers of the panel should slide right into the dashboard if you have everything lined up correctly.

Loosen and remove the two T25 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the lower dashboard panel to the vehicle.
Figure 1

Loosen and remove the two T25 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the lower dashboard panel to the vehicle.

Loosen and remove the T25 Torx screw holding the left side of the lower dash panel in place as shown here.
Figure 2

Loosen and remove the T25 Torx screw holding the left side of the lower dash panel in place as shown here.

Pull the trim piece (yellow arrow) on the center console straight out so you can pull the lower dash panel (green arrow) out from behind.
Figure 3

Pull the trim piece (yellow arrow) on the center console straight out so you can pull the lower dash panel (green arrow) out from behind. You can now carefully lower the dash panel down.

The last step is to push the tab (green arrow) on the electrical connector going to the courtesy light and pull it off.
Figure 4

The last step is to push the tab (green arrow) on the electrical connector going to the courtesy light and pull it off. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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