Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > 850 / S70 & V70 '96-'99 / C70 '97-'05 General
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

850 / S70 & V70 '96-'99 / C70 '97-'05 General Forum for the 850 / S70 & V70 '96-'99/ C70 '97-'05 models

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Autogear Lever button swap

Views : 18979

Replies : 17

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Feb 3rd, 2015, 13:24   #1
Thanatos
VOC Member
 
Thanatos's Avatar
 

Last Online: Sep 11th, 2019 14:36
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blackpool
Blog Entries: 1
Default Autogear Lever button swap

well as the auto button on the v70 was getting old and sticking i thought i would invest in a repair button for the old girl here is how to fithte new button



1. Release the Gearlever gator buy turning it 1/4 turn left
2. put car into L

3. pull Upwards Sharply make sure if you have a sunroof you dont smash it
4 . Release the old push button by using a small screw driver to push the shifter gear knob button





5.) Take out the secure pin from the old push button





6).Release the spring by using the needle –nose pliers.





7).Pull the old push button out and ready for replacement.
2. How to install a new push button
1). Put the new push button in the lower pin position.





2). Insert pin into the push button upper hole. The pin must go through U-shape from the bracket (see diagram 5)







3). Use needle –nose pliers to clamp the spring and move the spring on the pin (see diagram 6)





4). Push new button back to normal position.







this will stop the problem of where the key wont come out of the ignition on the 1999/2000 models and 2005 for the C70 and feels a lot better then the cracked button


its the same button for the 850 and v70 if you wanted to swap it for the nice feel
Thanatos is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Thanatos For This Useful Post:
Old Feb 3rd, 2015, 18:34   #2
RollingThunder
Grumpy Old Git
 
RollingThunder's Avatar
 

Last Online: Dec 11th, 2019 14:56
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Yorkshire
Default

Nice write up, thanks
__________________
'07 S40 D5 SE auto - https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=297536

previously: '98 V70R auto AWD, '98 V70R auto, '96 855R auto, '94 855 2.0 auto, 9x various 940/960s
RollingThunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 3rd, 2015, 18:40   #3
Thanatos
VOC Member
 
Thanatos's Avatar
 

Last Online: Sep 11th, 2019 14:36
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blackpool
Blog Entries: 1
Default

i forgot the important info the buttons can be got from IPD and EBAY

i would suggest getting together and ordering a few between members as i ordered 4 and they work out at just over £25 each when Royal mail sting you for import Dutys
Thanatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 3rd, 2015, 19:03   #4
happy diver
Active Member Moment
 
happy diver's Avatar
 

Last Online: Nov 6th, 2019 08:57
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Brisbane: perfect for one day, asleep the rest
Default

Why don't you do the job the easy way and just pop the entire button mech
out of the knob

Unless the repaired knob is firmly secured as far down on the stick as possible there will still be problems

I get my buttons from damaged knobs at the breakers for free.

Thanks for reminding me that I have a 2002 C70 to do too.

Toodaloo!

Oh yeah, is this your guide or an ipd guide or both or none?
__________________

20,000 leagues under the sea diving to adventure
in a silent world with my ceiling the waves...Emile

Last edited by happy diver; Feb 3rd, 2015 at 19:23. Reason: When I watched them undoing the left hand thread right, I wondered if there was an easier way to say
happy diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 3rd, 2015, 19:42   #5
Thanatos
VOC Member
 
Thanatos's Avatar
 

Last Online: Sep 11th, 2019 14:36
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blackpool
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by happy diver View Post
Why don't you do the job the easy way and just pop the entire button mech
out of the knob

Unless the repaired knob is firmly secured as far down on the stick as possible there will still be problems

I get my buttons from damaged knobs at the breakers for free.

Thanks for reminding me that I have a 2002 C70 to do too.

Toodaloo!

Oh yeah, is this your guide or an ipd guide or both or none?
i tried doing it the ipd way and my fingers are to big i tried doing it your way but kept dropping the spring and this is a mixture of the ipd one and mine.
Thanatos is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Thanatos For This Useful Post:
Old Feb 4th, 2015, 01:42   #6
c_lee
VOC26332
 
c_lee's Avatar
 

Last Online: Dec 12th, 2019 11:38
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Leigh, Lancs
Default

This is one job I have to do on my V70 TDI - but I have a spare gearchange mech complete.

And I believe the best option is to change the whole knob complete.

Once I'm confident my auto gearbox repair is good I'll be doing this.

Colin
__________________
Daily '19>: '06 S60 D5 Gtronic
'82>'95 '76 244GL Auto: '95>'02 '86 360GLT: '02>'06 '92 440Xi: '04>'12 '88 240GL B200E Auto: '06>'12 '88 240GL B200E Man: '11>'19 V70 2.5D Auto
Volvo since '82. Caravan '19>: '07 Vanlander 560-4
c_lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 4th, 2015, 10:42   #7
Nick44
Ex 850/V70 Register Keepe
 

Last Online: Jan 13th, 2019 17:22
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Eltham, London
Default

Made sticky as requested.
__________________
66,145,264 GLE,265 GLE (2 off),765 GLE,740 GL Estate, G 760 GLE Estate, N 960 CDi, W 940 SE,'51 V70 T,'56 V70 T5. '57 G3 V70 D5 '10 V70 T6 AWD Polestar (Bye Bye), Wife's '03 S80 SE I like Volvos.
Nick44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 4th, 2015, 10:43   #8
happy diver
Active Member Moment
 
happy diver's Avatar
 

Last Online: Nov 6th, 2019 08:57
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Brisbane: perfect for one day, asleep the rest
Default

Buy a complete knob new, take out a mortgage.
Second hand and inherit bumbling oaf syndrome.

You will not know the condition of the internals unless you take it apart.

Rebuilt my daily driver 2.5 years ago from pieces from two & 1/2 knobs.
managed to jumble together two working buttons and haven't thought about it since

until I inherited a car last week from a bumbling oaf which will inherit the remaining cobbled button....

Now, I knew there would eventually be a reason
__________________

20,000 leagues under the sea diving to adventure
in a silent world with my ceiling the waves...Emile
happy diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2015, 15:04   #9
christheancient
Aged Volvo Lover
 
christheancient's Avatar
 

Last Online: Today 11:21
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: A place in mendip-land famous for its cheese - and its gorge
Default

Thanks for a useful and helpful guide.

Made two knobs into one better knob today.

A bit fiddly - but I got there.... in the end.

It's worth noting that once you've got to stage 4 that it takes quite a bit of 'persuasion' to get the relase button out far enough to to the twiddly bits. This is because of a sort of friction stop that prevents the button popping out during normal use!

At final assembly, the positioning of the two pins has to pretty accurate for it all to fit and, of course, the same persuasion to get the release button out will be needed to get it in again!

It's a pity that those links lead to such expensive parts! I could ideally do with a brand new one... but, at that price!
__________________

Our children don't inherit the world from us. We are borrowing it from them.
christheancient is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2015, 18:01   #10
Thanatos
VOC Member
 
Thanatos's Avatar
 

Last Online: Sep 11th, 2019 14:36
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Blackpool
Blog Entries: 1
Default

yeah i know what you mean chris 4 of the little buggers including the customs charge was just shy of £75
Thanatos is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Thanatos For This Useful Post:
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:42.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.