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Loose Steering Wheel!!

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Old 08-01-2008, 06:51 PM
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Ok, I need some help. THe steering wheel on my wife's 01 XC70 has suddenly become loose. I mean that you can wiggle the wheel when the car is sitting still about 1-2 inches in any direction. Of course she will not drive it until it is fixed. I'm assuming the attachment bolt has worked loose for some reason. What I need is directions on how to remove the horn pad/airbag cover to access the nut or at least see what the heck is up. I'm a bit concerned as the steering wheel airbag is right there.

Thanks in advance.

Glenn
 
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:24 PM
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I don't have instructions, but read this post.

https://volvoforums.com/m_87039/tm.htm

I wonder how many other there may be?
 
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:00 PM
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I fixed it! The bolt was loose. I decided to grow a pair so to speak. I disconnected the battery to safe the airbag, then took a T-30 Torx and removed the two bolts holding the horn pad/airbag on. Then a quick turn with an 18MM socket on the bolt and it was fixed.

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Old 08-01-2008, 08:27 PM
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Glad you got it fixed!!
 
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:37 PM
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Me too!
 
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