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Installing new parts for the Volvo V70

I forgot to post the installation of the new genuine Volvo parts (the New Old Stock parts as mentioned in a blog-post before), but here is an update!

The net pocket isn’t installed yet, just like the cup holders (it needed an extra part, which also was bought at Advanced Performance Parts) but fortunately the map pocket and the new steering wheel are installed!

Installing a storage pocket in a Volvo V70 or S60

The storage pocket (Volvo part number 9481249) was immediately installed when the parts arrived and is a very easy job. See the how-to manual below how easy it is! I’m very happy with it because the storage pocket is mainly mentioned for maps, but a small cd-sleeve will also fit pretty good in it (see the last picture). Click on the images for a large version.

Volvo S60 V70 accessory parts console anchor installation point
Behind that plastic cover there is a anchor point for accessories.
Volvo V70 centre console remove cover
Use a screwdriver to remove the cover.
Volvo V70 accessory point uncovered
This is how it should look like when the cover is removed.
Volvo S60 V70 center console map pocket
The two screws on the pocket will fit perfectly in the two holes, Ikea-style!
Volvo S60 V70 map storage pocket screws
Insert the screws in the hole and use a screwdriver to turn the screws about a quarter and you’re done!
Volvo V70 map storage pocket 9481249 installed

And the final result:
Volvo V70 HU-1205 storage cd pocket 9481249


The new leather steering wheel for my 2001 Volvo V70

At the Volvo Overstock-order I also bought a nice brand-new leather steering wheel (part number 30741097) for my V70. The car had a plastic version which was pretty worn. Because a friend of my (who works at the Volvo-dealer) was convinced the airbag module would be damaged if I did it myself (without special tools) I decided APP should do the installation of the steering wheel, since the airbag was only 6 months old (it was replaced because the date was expired). APP did a fantastic job and the interior looks so much better now! APP: thanks again!

Volvo V70 V70N worn steering wheel
Before: the worn steering wheel

Volvo V70 gray interior new leather steering wheel
After: the brand new original Volvo leather steering wheel

It’s a really big difference and the color is exactly the same after I put some leather conditioner on the wheel. The leather was pretty dry because it was in an old dusty Volvo-warehouse for a while and now it’s in perfect condition.

Because the battery must be disconnected before replacing the steering wheel the radiocode must be entered again. And of course: I’ve got everything of history, invoices etc with the car but not the radio code! I found a radio-code but it appeared to be for the old radio (the HU-1205 was installed later), but fortunately the Volvo-dealer can look it up. You’ll have to pay EUR 20,– for it, but you can listen radio again! And I’ve got the code back now.

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