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S80 glove compartment noise

Old 04-02-2006, 08:04 PM
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Tech, or anyone who can help:

I have a 1999 S80 with glove compartment noise, now my new 06 S80 has a similar noise. I had the 99 into Volvo and they said they could would have to replace the glove box to fix the problem. I think that you, (tech) had siad that the problem may be the shock absorber for the glove box? If so, where can I get one online resonably priced, and are they easy to change. Also, is this a consistent problem with the S80's with glove box noise? Thanks for any help.
Old 04-03-2006, 09:02 PM
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Default RE: S80 glove compartment noise

It could be the shock. Also we used to put some felt tape where it was rubbing to stop the noise.

I think they will be hard to find online.
But easy to install.
Old 02-24-2007, 03:25 AM
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A friend of mine purchased a GM shock absorbers for his glove box on line for a really reasonable price. Though I forgot to ask him what site he bought it... I'm going to see him this weekend...
Old 02-27-2007, 04:39 PM
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Default RE: S80 glove compartment noise

I found that the noise came from that switch that turns off the light when you close the glove compatment, try taking it out and wrapping some felt tape to keep it tight.
Old 01-13-2008, 01:16 AM
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I had a similar priblem with my 2002 S80 T6. The glove box is designed such that the only contact points are the latch, hinges and two rubber stops that provide enough resistance to keep the latch under a slight load to keep it from rattling. After a while the rubber stops get compressed and allow the latch to start rattling. I put a self adhesive cork stop in the spots where the rubber contacts the lid and that solved the problem.


Old 01-26-2008, 02:11 PM
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i ahd the same problem in my s80. It would annoy the hell out of me. ..but just lock your glove compartment.It should stop.
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