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Pelican Technical Article:

Center Console Removal

Nick Czerula

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$100

Talent:

**

Tools:

T25 Torx, 8mm socket, trim removal tools

Applicable Models:

Volvo V70 (1998-01)
Volvo V70 2.4T (2001)
Volvo V70 AWD (1998-99)
Volvo V70 GLT (1998-00)
Volvo V70 GLT SE (2000)
Volvo V70 R (1998)
Volvo V70 R AWD (1999-00)
Volvo V70 T5 (1998-01)
Volvo V70 X/C (2001)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD (1998-00)
Volvo V70 X/C AWD SE (2000)

Parts Required:

Console trim pieces

Hot Tip:

Clean once removed

Performance Gain:

Access to items under console

Complementary Modification:

Route accessory wiring under console

Interior trim pieces on Volvo V70 models are often made of preformed hard plastic. Plastic clips or metal screws are used to hold them in place. To avoid marring the trim, work with a plastic prying tool or wrap a screwdriver tip with masking tape before prying out trim panels, switches or electrical accessories.

A number of electrical components are installed in the center console. Before removing the console, disconnect the battery negative cable and insulate the cable end to prevent accidental reconnection.

The center console runs from the dashboard along the transmission tunnel to the rear seats. You may have to remove it to work on your stereo system or to replace the parking brake lever or cables. Having them out makes the procedure easier. Be careful when levering off wood trim panels. If you twist or lever too hard the wood can crack. If you're running new wiring under the center console for an iPod or other aftermarket equipment, run it through a protective loom and be sure it is well out of the way of the parking brake cable.

Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches.

Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability.

Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Leave a comment below. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information.

This tech article covers removing a center console on Volvo V70 models (red arrow).
Figure 1

This tech article covers removing a center console on Volvo V70 models (red arrow).

Open the storage compartment and remove the plastic cover at the bottom (red arrow).
Figure 2

Open the storage compartment and remove the plastic cover at the bottom (red arrow). Use a small flathead screwdriver (green arrow) to lever the cover off. Then remove the two 8mm fasteners (yellow arrows) beneath the cover.

Working at the parking brake handle trim, pull the top of the trim off toward the left, and then out (red arrow).
Figure 3

Working at the parking brake handle trim, pull the top of the trim off toward the left, and then out (red arrow).

Slide the trim left (green arrow) to detach the tabs (red arrow) and remove it.
Figure 4

Slide the trim left (green arrow) to detach the tabs (red arrow) and remove it. Pull the plastic trim and leather boot off of the parking brake handle. The boot comes off with a little effort.

Place the shifter in first (green arrow) or third gear (manual transmission).
Figure 5

Place the shifter in first (green arrow) or third gear (manual transmission). Next, use a plastic prying tool and lever up the ashtray (red arrow).

Lift the ashtray up and disconnect the two electrical connectors (red arrows).
Figure 6

Lift the ashtray up and disconnect the two electrical connectors (red arrows). There are two tabs on each side of the connector. Pulling the connector straight off should detach them. If needed, remove the switches by pressing them up. Then unplug them. NOTE: On the 1999 V70 you can omit this step.

Remove the ashtray.
Figure 7

Remove the ashtray. NOTE: On the 1999 V70 you can omit this step.

Working through the ashtray-mounting hole, remove the two T25 Torx screws (red arrows).
Figure 8

Working through the ashtray-mounting hole, remove the two T25 Torx screws (red arrows). NOTE: On the 1999 V70 you can omit this step.

Working at the left side of the center console, pull the lower corner away from the center tunnel (red arrow).
Figure 9

Working at the left side of the center console, pull the lower corner away from the center tunnel (red arrow). A gentle push down facilitates the release of the holding tab. Repeat this step for the right side.

Working below the parking brake handle, unplug the two electrical connectors (red arrows).
Figure 10

Working below the parking brake handle, unplug the two electrical connectors (red arrows). Push down on the center tab to release the connector and pull connector out. 

Slide the center console toward the rear of the vehicle.
Figure 11

Slide the center console toward the rear of the vehicle. Then lift it up (red arrow) at the rear and slide it out of the front of the dashboard. Then lift it out of the vehicle while feeding the parking brake lever out of the center console. Reverse these steps to reinstall the center console.



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Comments and Suggestions:
Jon Comments: Replacing the center console instructions were very helpful. I could not have done it without the instructions. A couple of suggestions for the 1999 V70.
1. There is not a need to remove the coin holder noted as ashtray in figures 6 & 7.
2. Do not need to remove the two T25 screws under the coin holder. These screws do not hold the center console in at the front. There is a tab on the front of the center console assembly that holds it in place.
3. Figure 9. A gentle push down, facilitates the release of the holding tab. The instructions say to repeat on the "left" side. I think you mean right.
4. Figure 10. Suggest adding "push down on the center tab to release the connector and pull connector out".
5. Figure 4 suggest adding "pull the plastic trim and leather boot off of parking brake handle. The boot comes off with a little effort.

Thanks, Jon
January 7, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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