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Glove Box Removal and Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Glove Box Removal and Replacement

Nick Czerula

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$20

Talent:

**

Tools:

T10 and T25 Torx, trim panel tool

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:

Glove box handle and lock assembly

Hot Tip:

Empty before removing

Performance Gain:

Access to components

Complementary Modification:

Mount accessories in glove box

Interior trim pieces in Volvo V70 cars 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.

The glove box has to be removed to access electrical components behind it, such as the blower motor and blower motor resistor. Also, if you are wiring in aftermarket accessories, you want to be able to access the back of the fuse panel.

The glove box handle and lock can be troublesome. Often times the handle fails and no longer returns to the rest position. This is usually due to a broken pivot. To replace the handle and lock assembly, remove the front trim panel. Then remove the handle assembly. See the following steps. For access to the blower motor or other electrical components, you have to remove the lower kick panel and glove box housing. Removing these items will also be covered in this tech article.

In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing the glove box from your Volvo V70.

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.

Open the glove compartment and remove all items from within.

The glove box has to be removed to access electrical components behind it, such as the blower motor and blower motor resistor.
Figure 1

The glove box has to be removed to access electrical components behind it, such as the blower motor and blower motor resistor. Also, if you are wiring in aftermarket accessories, you want to be able to access the back of the fuse panel. The glove box handle and lock (green arrow) can be troublesome. Often times the handle fails and no longer returns to the rest position. This is usually due to a broken pivot. To replace the handle and lock assembly, remove the front trim panel. Then remove the handle assembly. See the following steps. For access to the blower motor or other electrical components, you have to remove the lower kick panel (red arrow) and glove box housing. Removing these items will also be covered in this tech article.

Handle Assembly: Open the glove box.
Figure 2

Handle Assembly: Open the glove box. Then remove the three T25 Torx screws (red arrows).

Handle Assembly: Then pull the plastic trim cover off.
Figure 3

Handle Assembly: Then pull the plastic trim cover off. You may need to lever it off using a plastic prying tool, as it tends to stick to the glove box door.

Handle Assembly: Using a T10 Torx driver, remove the four handle assembly fasteners (red arrows).
Figure 4

Handle Assembly: Using a T10 Torx driver, remove the four handle assembly fasteners (red arrows).

Handle Assembly: Pull the handle assembly away from the glove box door to remove it.
Figure 5

Handle Assembly: Pull the handle assembly away from the glove box door to remove it. If stuck on the latch, open the latch using the handle to release it. Reverse the steps to reinstall the handle assembly.

Glove box: Open the glove box.
Figure 6

Glove box: Open the glove box. Then remove the six T25 Torx screws (red arrows).

Glove box: Once the screws are removed, pull the glove box housing straight out (red arrow) of the dashboard.
Figure 7

Glove box: Once the screws are removed, pull the glove box housing straight out (red arrow) of the dashboard.

Glove box: Once the housing is removed, remove the lower kick panel T25 Torx fasteners (green arrows).
Figure 8

Glove box: Once the housing is removed, remove the lower kick panel T25 Torx fasteners (green arrows).

Glove box: Pull the kick panel (red arrow) down and slide it out just enough to access the footwell light.
Figure 9

Glove box: Pull the kick panel (red arrow) down and slide it out just enough to access the footwell light. 

Glove box: Disconnect the footwell light electrical connector (red arrow) by pulling it straight off the light.
Figure 10

Glove box: Disconnect the footwell light electrical connector (red arrow) by pulling it straight off the light. 

Glove box: To replace the glove box door, remove the four T25 Torx fasteners (green arrows).
Figure 11

Glove box: To replace the glove box door, remove the four T25 Torx fasteners (green arrows). Then remove the hinges from the slots and remove the door from the dashboard. When installing your glove box, be sure to properly line it up with the dashboard. Then reverse the steps to install it.

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