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Remove Dashboard Grille

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Old Jul 3rd, 2018, 04:06   #1
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Default Remove Dashboard Grille

Removing the dashboard "speaker" grille out of the dash on P3 S80's ( this example is out of a '07 V8 )is fraught with ways to make a mess of your grille and dash. Do not try this with a screwdriver as you will put dents on the dash and most like it will slip and mar up the grille too.

Volvo wants you to use a special $35 tool but if you have a grinder you can make your own out of welding rod or an L shaped pick. Unfortunately you can`t use a cheap pick as it will bend from how thin it needs to be grounded. I ended grinding a Snapon

There is a picture of how thin it needs to be ground. To remove the grille, take your tool and push it down parallel with the gap at the points I have marked in silver on the grille, as this is the area with the cutout, it will stop on it`s own after 1/2 inch. Then turn it 90 degrees so it catches underneath the cutout.

Make sure to hold it firmly as you pull up. About the time you think it`s going to break a couple of clips will come loose. Then you can scoot the tool around and lift at the areas moving up. I suggest getting your fingers lifting as soon as possible to prevent damage with the tool.

First pic is the handmade tool, the next 2 are the markings where to insert the tool. Pic 4 is the cutout for the tool as you turn it 90 degrees, the other end has a cutout too. Last is the location of the clips.
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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 21:12   #2
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I can get mine out just fine using a small screw driver. It's ok if you take your time and gently does it!
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