SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I bought an 02 s80 last night and now I feel the desire to gut the center console so I can really get in there and clean the piss out of it.<p>I noticed that the car uses torx bolts to hold everything in place. Anything I should know before I start yankin'? Anyone know what size torx it is?<p>Anything break easily?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,273 Posts
Re: Removing interior bits. (iibbmm)

t-25 torx.... (99.9% sure) <p>give me a few hours and Ill post pics on the removal... be careful though, you might want to DC the battery before you start removing stuff, just as a precautionary measure. ie when I put in an aftermarket stereo I recieved a "SRS Airbag Failure" so ya...better be safe than sorry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,273 Posts
Re: Removing interior bits. (Copeland)

are you talking about around the gear shift etc....or the actual center console storage unit?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: Removing interior bits. (Copeland)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">are you talking about around the gear shift etc....or the actual center console storage unit?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Basically everything around the center console storage and gear shift.<p>I removed the surround from the gear shift already and cleaned it up, but it's mainly the console area and cupholders I want to yank out and refresh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
688 Posts
Re: Removing interior bits. (iibbmm)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>iibbmm</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Basically everything around the center console storage and gear shift.<p>I removed the surround from the gear shift already and cleaned it up, but it's mainly the console area and cupholders I want to yank out and refresh.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>although i haven't taken it apart; i've searched through that section of VADIS several times, and never found anything scary apart from the gear shift mechanism.<p>one disclaimer: maybe it's me, but i have a terrible record of breaking interior plastic fasteners <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Re: Removing interior bits. (SkyWriter)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SkyWriter</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">maybe it's me, but i have a terrible record of breaking interior plastic fasteners <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh, it's not you. I break everything I touch. I've already snapped the cover off of the flip out cupholder, but that's an easy superglue fix.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
248 Posts
Re: Removing interior bits. (iibbmm)

That cover snaps into place. It goes on a certain way however. Just close up the cupholder, see which way the cover lays, open the cup holder and snap the cover back on. Its easy.<p>I think the hardest part of removing that centre console thing is taking the little flip out cup holder out. There is one "hidden" screw, with an anchor type hook that the screw threads into. And a screw on the bottom of the cup holder. Takes a little twiddling to remove the cupholder from the console before you can remove the entire console, but you'll figure it out Im sure. <p>Oh... be careful when removing the console. There is a little gear that slows the unfolding cover motion of the larger cupholder (directly in front on the armrest) that can fall away from the cupholder assembly and fall into the depths of the handbrake / SRS module area only to be hidden forever... and causing the cupholder cover to annoyingly snap open. You may want to place a TINY dab of superglue on the two tangs keeping that slowing gear attached to the cupholder assembly. thus preventing that gear from falling off... even tho everything is assembled correctly. They do have a tendency to pop off on their own. <p>Good luck! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Re: Removing interior bits. (TurboMoose)

Thanks for the info.<p>I have tried and tried snapping that cover back on, but it always pops back off again. I can't see anything broken, so maybe I'll fiddle with it some more before I just glue the sucker.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
248 Posts
Re: Removing interior bits. (iibbmm)

you're sure you're snapping it on right? The cover is directional and the two prongs on the one end need to be on first, then snap it on.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top