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Old 08-03-2016, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by sowr View Post
I had this problem - for my 2005 Volvo S40 the cause was very simple, but hidden from view. With the trunk lid open, on the top left side there is a rubber bellows conduit which carries the wires into the lid. I pulled the lid end of this out and viola; there was a completely cut wire and another one half cut through - I repaired these and now the trunk works.
Exact same problem with my 2008 S40. common problem and wiring loom can be bought from dealership for around 40 (UK)
 
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:58 PM
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Default Grinding sound when i try to open the trunk

So at first my trunk would not open and then it started to make a sound that was sort of like a grinding my car is an 08 s40 what is the grinding ?
 
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Old 12-25-2017, 05:11 PM
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Thanks very much for the great information about getting into the boot that wouldn't open.
The advice you have given was excellent and I can now open the boot. There were 2 wires that were broken and are now repaired.

To others reading Goofy Goalies post... he was spot on and just follow the easy instructions.

Once again many thanks
 
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:31 PM
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Default Trunk won't open!!!

so I read all the posts about the trunk failures in the 2006 XC90 and thought I'd add my two cents worth... The trunk latch on the exterior of the hatch can get stuck forward, I think due to the rubber gasket surround. If you push on the latch and there is no "give" to it, make sure that it is unlocked, then push inward with finger tips while simultaneously pushing forward, towards the the car. This should allow you to then push, pull and pop open hatch. Other than this issue, which is an easy fix, we LOVE our Volvo....but seriously Volvo, why no trunk latch from the dash. You got soooo many things right, it seems like this issue was a really dumb design flaw. Like a brilliant surgeon, forgetting to wash their hands.
 
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:30 PM
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Unhappy Canadian S40 trunk lid

My 2007 Volvo S40 trunk lock will not open. The wiring must be OK as the lock "Buzzes" when I press the release button.

I have removed the cover from inside the trunk, but how do I get the lock to release. If I undo the wire connector and the 3 bolts I will still have the problem with the lock attached to the car!

Any suggestions?

T-Cab

(if you are wondering where T-Cab comes from it is my 1962 Studebaker T-Cab pickup!)
 
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by t-cab View Post
My 2007 Volvo S40 trunk lock will not open. The wiring must be OK as the lock "Buzzes" when I press the release button.

I have removed the cover from inside the trunk, but how do I get the lock to release. If I undo the wire connector and the 3 bolts I will still have the problem with the lock attached to the car!

Any suggestions?

T-Cab

(if you are wondering where T-Cab comes from it is my 1962 Studebaker T-Cab pickup!)
Hi T-Cab,

Once trunk is open and lock is still attached to car, if i remember it is reasonably easy to manually over-ride the lock. Reason for failure is possible a failure in the wiring loom as it passes from the trunk into the main chasis. look for the flexible rubber conduit close to the left had hinge (uk spec here so may be different). Wires tend to break in this area.

Hope this helps

Sandy

S40 2.0D 2007
 
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Old 06-26-2018, 05:54 PM
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Smile 2011 VOLVO C70 - Trunk won't open FIXED!!!

TRUNK WON'T OPEN SOLVED!!!
(2011 VOLVO c70 t5 Convertible)


OMG this was bothering me for weeks! After thinking about it, I realized that it started happening (trunk wouldn't release) when I began locking the glove box. This is a safety valet feature!!! As soon as I unlocked the glove box, the trunk button worked again! \/
 
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:34 AM
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2006 S40 ~ USA model ~ with the same issue...

History: This seemed to start on a very cold day in the winter where I suspected some ice potentially jamming the mechanism. Tried putting the car in the garage and was eventually able to get it open by applying liberal downward force. From that point forward, we've had issues. It has worked at times, but not consistently.

Step #1: Replaced the actuator/lock mechanism with a second-hand unit via eBay.
Step #2: Replaced the wire harness with new, Volvo-branded exact replacement.

Not used often, but function was fairly consistent until August. Tied a rope to the emergency-release and hoped that it would "fix itself" again ;-)
Instead, started to have problems getting it to start until we concluded that the trunk light was on and that was draining the battery. Disconnected that light and concluded that we had an alignment issue and/or the replacement actuator (2nd hand) was faulty.

Step #3: Replaced the actuator/lock with a Volvo-branded, new replacement. No change.

Tried original wire harness and still doesn't work.
Tried original actuator and still doesn't work.

Tested continuity of original wire harness and ohm meter suggests that that is fine.

Put trunk light back in and that is off when trunk is closed.

From inside trunk, tested voltage to 4-wire actuator plug and I get 13-ish volts when testing (from left to right) 1-2, 1-3 and 1-4.
Makes me think I'm getting power to the actuator.

Checked valet key/glove compartment. Turned on/off/on/off. Still won't work.

I'm flummoxed.
Any suggestions?

I'm not "good" with car repair/diagnosing, but I'm not horrible.
And I'm open to bringing this to my independent shop for more expertise and support.
I'd LOVE to get this fixed in the next day so I can send my son back with "his" car rather than having to swap with him, but that's not a disastrous outcome, if needed.
 
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:22 PM
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I have a 2006 that had the spliced wires under the rubber boot attached to the lid. I fixed it in about half an hour thanks to help here.
 
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