Anyone come up with a fix for the dash coming unattached from the firewall that does not involve pulling the entire dash out? My shop said they have a way of adding a bracket to the right side. Not perfect but they say it helps. Have not seen it.
Really no good way to repair the dash while its installed. Plus, chances are the dash is cracked in places other than the four mounting points. I bought a new dash from Volvo, as I didn't want to deal with the issue any more. When I removed my old dash it actually broke in half. Replacement dashes are easy to find depending on what color you need. The job is really not that bad. It took me about and hour and a half to remove the dash. Remove center console. Remove steering wheel. Remove upper dash pad. Remove Stereo. Remove AC control. Remove foot bolsters. Unplug big yellow electrical connector. Remove front window gutter. Remove wiper transmission. Remove 4 bolts under window, remove 4 torx screws inside on dash. Remove Dash. Quick job.
No I didn't. I just figured that it would last at least another five years. If I was buying a used one, that might be a different matter. My duaghters dash is about ready to fall out of her S70, and I found a dash in good condition for $175. I might investigate beefing up the clip mounts though.