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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.

New parts for the Volvo V70 and 244 diesel

Thanks to Advanced Performance Parts (APP) I received a lot of New Old Stock (NOS) original Volvo-parts for my 2001 V70 and MY1980 Volvo 2440 D6 diesel. APP (Baarlo, The Netherlands) has a huge overstock of Volvo-parts, but they also sell some nice tuning-stuff and replacement parts for modern and classic Volvos. They are also specialized in tuning B18- and B20-engines for the PV, Amazon, P1800-series and 140. Dutch classic Volvo-enthousiasts will remember them: Tinustechniek is now a part of APP.

The parts for the V70 are mostly accessories and the parts for the 244 D24 are for some maintenance which I should do on a short term.

Volvo NOS New Old Stock parts
The collection of the New Old Stock parts

I’ve ordered the following parts:

Volvo V70 steering wheel leather grey 2001 30741097
Volvo V70 leather steering wheel
Volvo luggage net V70 grey 9488966
Volvo V70 net pocket for cargo compartment
Volvo map holder pocket storage centre console 9481249
Volvo V70 map pocket for centre console
Volvo V70 cupholder 2000 2001 9499103
Volvo V70 cupholders
Volvo hub cap wheelcover 15-inch 30714560 S60 V70 S80 850 940 740
Volvo wheel cover 15-inch
Volvo D24 diesel cam timing belt part 3507227
Volvo D24 diesel timing belt
Volvo diesel D24 oil filter without turbo 1257492
2 Volvo diesel D24 oil filters
Volvo diesel Bosch fuel filter D24 1257201
Volvo D24 fuel filter
Volvo diesel D24 airfilter 1328047
Volvo D24 airfilter
Volvo cupholders centre console S60 8622908
Volvo S60 cupholders

Click on the image for a large version

The current steering wheel of my V70 isn’t a leather version but the “simple” cheap plastic version. It is very worn so it really needs a replacement. The wheel cover is needed for the winter tires but I’m still missing one hub cap to have two complete sets (the second set can be fitted on the Volvo 740 GLE of my girlfriend for her winter set).  The S60 cupholders was a small mistake, but fortunately my brother just bought a Volvo S60 so maybe he will be happy with it.

Tomorrow I will install some parts into the V70. I’ll make a blog-post about it.

Volvotips, the ultimate site for classic Volvo cars!

Welcome @ Volvotips.com! The most complete website for the Volvo PV until the legendary Volvo 850. You can find all info about all classic Volvo cars and youngtimers on this website, including service manuals, parts catalogs and the complete detailed history about the development of your favorite Volvo. Every day new content will be published.

Did you know you can follow us at Twitter? Volvotips can also be found on Facebook and Youtube.

At this website you will find all info about:
– Volvo PV 444, 544 and Duett
– Volvo Amazon
– Volvo 140 and 164-series
– Volvo 1800-series
– Volvo 240- and 260-series
– Volvo 740, 760 and 780
– Volvo 940 and 960
– Volvo 850

Stay tuned for many, many updates!

Volvo PV 544 Sport B18 Rally and Volvo P210 Duett Commercial Break Van

Update July 15 2011: at the moment we’re working very hard on the History-pages of the various types. A new domain will be introduced next week or the week after: www.volvotips.com instead of the Dutch extension (Volvotips.nl will be a redirect for the .com-version).

Update July 30 2011: www.volvotips.com is the new URL for Volvotips! The Dutch .nl-extension is now active as a redirect for Volvotips.com.

Update August 1 2011: many people ask me where the photo (with the Duett and PV) above is taken. It is taken at a World War II-museum in Son (The Netherlands). That weekend a veteran car show was held at the museum and the PV and Duett were standing at the entrance. Also big news: we’re working very hard to publish the upholstery pages of the Amazon (including samples of the interior colors). Also the search function has been improved. Stay tuned for more content, and follow us at Twitter to get in touch!