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Volvo C70, Convertible
#120 of 172 2000 C70 convertible lid doesn't open
May 22, 2009 (5:01 am)
Hi, I'm looking at purchasing a 2000 C70 convertible. The owner tells me that the lid that is supposed to open into the trunk, doesn't open so the top starts going down, then goes back to closing position, since lid won't open. I went on fixit.com and got a Volvo mechanic/expert to give me advice. He said it's a potentiometer issue. Has any one else had this problem & can you give me an idea of what this might cost to repair.
#121 of 172 Re: Water leaks into '09 C70 [mlubin]
May 26, 2009 (10:06 am)
Yes! I have had major problems with water in the trunk. It has been to two different dealers over 7 times with only short term effects. It ultimately refills and sloshes around again. It is such a headache, I would love to have this problem solved. Not sure if it's related, but the inside carpet also filled with water and got moldy, as well as the leather seats. Any answers?
#122 of 172 Re: Water leaks into '09 C70 [ocelittle]
May 27, 2009 (8:16 am)
Is yours a 2009? The dealer has had the car for three weeks, had the trunk completely apart, ordered new tubes to replaced crimped ones, and is waiting for the Volvo tech guy to review the repair. I haven't had seat and carpet issues as far as I know, but I guess time will tell.
#123 of 172 Re: Water leaks into '09 C70 [mlubin]
May 27, 2009 (8:29 am)
no, mine is a 1999 - maybe the first year they came out, not sure. No one seems to know the cause of the trunk water. I said it had been to 2 dealers, and now I realize it has been to three dealers - each of whom have proclaim the problem solved. it does get old. Please let me know if you find a solution. I haven't given up yet. And about the seat and carpet issues - you'll know it if it happens, it's not subtle.
#124 of 172 Roof Liner (fabri) - Passenger Side Panel
Jul 14, 2009 (9:43 am)
When closing the top, the passenger side (roof liner - fabric) panel is not releasing freeling through the guide eyelet causing the fabric to snag and not seat properly. Anyone else experiencing this problem? Thanks.
This is a 2007 C70.
#125 of 172 Replacing 2001 C70 top
Aug 07, 2009 (9:30 am)
I have tried many fixes to reattach the glass window, all fail. I am now considering just replacing the whole top. I've replaced other tops, is this one any more of a pain in the $$ than a typical convertible top replacement?
#126 of 172 Re: Roof Liner (fabri) - Passenger Side Panel [rick146]
Aug 08, 2009 (7:01 pm)
I didn't have that problem, exactly. One of the fabric cables became detached at one end and the headliner was a little loose. Not a big problem - the dealer was able to fix it under warranty. The other problem I had was the rearmost corner of the headliner on the passenger side would sometime twist 180 degrees when closing. It is under a good amount of tension when the roof is fully closed and even though it was fixed over a year ago, the fabric is still wrinkled a bit from when it wasn't working right.
Whatever the issue is with your car, the dealer should be able to make it right.
#127 of 172 Re: Water leaks into '09 C70 [mlubin]
Aug 13, 2009 (9:22 am)
I had same problem and it was because the seal around the boot area (space the top occupies when down) had a small section that was not completely attached and water would enter. I also had problems with the drains which they claim were clogged....not sure how this would happen since the boot area is always very clean, but were cleaned anyway...don't know if drains really were cleaned since I know longer have water entering the boot area. :o)
#128 of 172 Moss growing on hood
Aug 25, 2009 (1:41 am)
HELP! Moss is growing on the hood of my 2004 C70 convertible. I've cleaned it with autoglym and used the roof protector but it doesn't seem to have made any difference. Can someone please advise??
#129 of 172 Buying new top
Sep 20, 2009 (5:00 am)
My glass seal has finally completely failed. I've tried everything--but I need a new top. I wonder if anyone else has ordered a new top that is sewn in or has a gasket. BMW and Mercedes both have tops that are not "glued"--this is such a silly design flaw!! Sure would like to know if I can replace it with a different type?