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Need help replacing XC70 Tail Light Lens

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Old 03-08-2009, 02:05 PM
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How can I remove the interior panels so that I can replace the driver side tail light lens on my 2004 XC70?
They appear to pop in and out but I am not sure how to go about it.
 
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:14 PM
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I searched the internet and found a series of PDF's which describe how to remove the interior panels in order to get to the tail light lens. I was able to repace the lower lens unit ($168.00 from local dealer!) using these directions. (Note I had to convert the contents of the PDF's in order to provide this information - sorry if it seems a bit confusing)

The images are shown in the order 1-5 of the instructions that follow:
(1) Replacing a Tail lamp,
Removal
Common operations
Remove:
-The loudspeaker grille on the D-post. See
Loudspeaker, D-post, replacing

-The side panel cover. See Cargo (just pull the tab to expose the Circuit breakers) compartment side panel cover (no picture above)

-The cargo compartment side panel. See Side
panel, cargo compartment, replacing
-The cantrail panel. See Panel, cantrail,
replacing
-The D-post panel. See Panel, D-post, replacing

Upper tail lamp
(Must be removed before the lower tail lamp)
-Disconnect the connector
-Remove the nuts (2)
-Remove the tail lamp and the end piece for the cover strip in the roof joint
-Remove the end piece.

Lower tail lamp
-Remove the upper tail lamp. See above
-Remove the nuts (3)
-Remove the lamp
-Disconnect the connector.

Installation
Tail lamp
-Install the lower tail lamp unit first if necessary
-Everything else is installed in reverse order.

(2) Removing the loudspeaker in the D-post
-Detach the loudspeaker grille by releasing it
at the lower edge and pulling straight downwards
-Pull out the clips
-Angle out the loudspeaker. Disconnect the connector.

Installing the loudspeaker in the D-post
Install: In reverse order.

(3) Removing the cargo compartment side panel

Remove:
-the side panel cover. See Cargo compartment side panel cover
-the blind cover plug (cover)
-the screw.

Caution! Grasp the rear edge so that the clips
release. Change your grip and pull off the clips
by pulling forward.
Fold the panel down so that it is parallel with the
floor and lift upwards.

Installing the cargo compartment side panel
Install: In reverse order.

Caution! The floor hatches must be removed
before the panel can be installed.

(4) Removing the cantrail panel
-Remove one screw
-Pull the panel straight down.

Installing the cantrail panel
Install: In reverse order.

(5) Removing the D-post panel
Remove:
-The cover for the side panel. See Side panel,
cargo compartment, replacing
-the cantrail panel. See Panel, cantrail,
replacing .

Caution! Detach the panel in the following order.
Otherwise the panel may be damaged.

-Grasp the edge. Pull inwards so that the clips
release (1)
-Detach the upper edge at the window so that
the panel can pass the gas strut (2)
-Pull inwards so that the clips in the opening
release (3)
-Lift upwards.

Installing the D-post panel
Install: In reverse order.

Note! Align against the sill trim panel and the load securing eyes.
 
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:38 PM
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Thank You for posting the Info!!!!
 
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:04 AM
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Yes, Thanks!

That might want to be made into a sticky. I used the same procedure when I had to replace the upper tail light lens on my wifes 01 XC 70 when I lost an arguement with a tree while backing up one might (long story and she still will not let me forget it)
 
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:46 AM
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I've just found a youtube video, here is told how to remove and install headlight in Volvo s70 v70 XC70. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieXVCTWQHSY
Maybe it'll help you.
 
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:00 PM
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Thanks for the very detailed write up on how to remove the interior panels on the tail lights. Gotta be up to do it myself!
 

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeross View Post
Thanks for the very detailed write up on how to remove the interior panels on the tail lights. Gotta be up to do it myself!
thats fairly right..i learned something here too..i can definitely apply this knowledge for installing a new Glow Plug for my car..
 

Last edited by kurtdaniel; 02-01-2013 at 11:52 PM.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:54 PM
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Default 2004 Speaker Assembly

I have read various sites that tell me to remove the speaker grill then pull the red tab. What they don't explain is how to remove the speaker. I see the black clip but I can't find a video or anything that explains what pops out, or how to do it. Does any one know what I need to do to remove the speaker pressed the black tab at top but nothing happened so I have no idea what I need to do next. What twists out?????? What part slides???? video anyone???
 
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:59 PM
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Wow! Your instructions were spot on. Saved me a ton of time. Thanks! FYI, I didn't have to completely remove the D-post panel, but simply pulled it back far enough to reach my tool in there to remove the nuts.
 
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:48 PM
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This gave me the info I needed. thanks - could not have done this without this posting.
 
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:54 PM
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What about the 2 different part numbers for the lower tail light lens? Are they the same part or are there differences between the 9154498 and the 9474851 ?
 
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:48 AM
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This is really more helpful for the viewers and those have the same issues in their car models can get the benefits from this. They can can get the help from your above posting. Thanks for sharing.
 
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