Menu

1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How To Remove Front Door Panel 98-00 Volvo S70

Share on:

How To Remove Front Door Panel 98-00 Volvo S70

Created on: 2012-01-09

This video shows how to disconnect the battery and remove and install the door panel to access interior components like the window regulator

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with a 10mm wrench
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the T25 Torx screws inside the door pull
    • Pry off the door handle bezel by hand
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece by hand
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pull out any door panel clips that stayed behind
    • Slide the clips back into the door panel
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Connect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T25 screw into the door pull
    • Push in the door pull trim piece
    • Slide on the door handle bezel
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece
  4. step 4 :Reconnecting the Battery
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable with a 10mm wrench

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T25 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
Watch video

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and re-install a front door panel on this 1998 Volvo S70, similar for the other Volvo models. Tools you'll need are a 10mm wrench, small flat blade screwdriver, T25 Torx driver and either a household putty knife or a door panel clip tool if you have one.

With a 10 millimeter wrench, loosen up your negative battery cable and disconnect it.

To remove your door panel, you'll probably notice there's a little trapdoor here. There's a slot you're going to insert a small screwdriver into or just use your fingernail and pull it out. Now inside, there's a T25 Torx screw and you use a driver to remove that. Now for your bezel around your handle, you can probably just use your fingers and get them up underneath there and that bezel comes off. Now around the edge, there's about six clips, two in the front, two on the bottom and I think two in the back and either use a door panel clip tool or a household putty knife. Either one will work. The clip tool, if you can get it right on the clips, what you want to do is put it in, slide it until you feel a clip and then slide out and pull. We'll speed it up here, too, as we just pop the rest of those clips out all around the edge. Once you have those clips released, this corner just pulls right off and then pull your door panel out and lift it up. Now, there's a series of harnesses, they all have little tabs. You press the tab and then pull the harness out. There's one green one here for your trunk and gas door and press a tab, pull it out. Then there's a couple here that go into your power window and lock switch. Again just press the tabs and pull out. Now, your door panel comes out. This harness connection was a little tough because you have to get your finger right in there to get that tab.You may find after you take your door panel off a couple of the clips stay behind. You just want to pry those out and then they can just slide right back into your door.

To re-install your door panel just reverse the procedure. You want to get it close here and plug in your window and locks. This goes in here. Plug this one in back here. Then, get your door lock through. Make sure your top wedge goes into the weather strip and down. Now make sure all your clips go in. Put inthat T25 Torx screw and your little trapdoor, the bezel for your door handle, and this little trim piece up here. You're all set. Reconnect your negative battery cable and tighten it up with a 10mm wrench.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench


The 8th Eighth Digit in the VIN Vehicle Identification Number Indicates Engine

The 8th Eighth Digit in the VIN Vehicle Identification Number Indicates Engine

Some vehicle specific parts may require you to check the 8th digit of your VIN to confirm the correct part. This video shows you how.

Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Loading...