Question about 2004 Volvo XC90
We have a volvo xc90 (2004) and the rear hatch door became increasingly hard to open recently. Now it is closed (not locked) but no matter what I do the handle does not release the door and we can't open it at all. Is there a way to get at the opening mechanism from inside the car?
Hold the hatch hard closed into its frame whilst pulling on the release handle. The mechanism on most cars consists a grab/release on the door and a simple metal hop at the bottom of the frame. Over time the hoop can become loose and move slightly inwards each time the door is shut. The door seal rubbers push back on the door surround putting a lot of tension against the grab/release mechanism preventing it from releasing. By pressing on the door and compressing the rubber surround you will take the pressure off the release mechanism and allow it to open when you pull on the handle. Once the door hatch is open, loosen the mounting bolts to the metal hoop and move it out about 10mm. Tighten the mounting bolts. Shut the door gently as a trial close and check for security of fit. If very slack, ease the hoop inwards a couple of millimetres. When happy, tighten the mounting bolts securely. draw around the hoop mount with indelible ink so if it moves in future you have early visual warning and can remount it easily
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
Volvo XC90 Liftgate (tailgate) stuck closed.
A few things to check first.
Is the Valet activated.
Try the door lock switch on the drivers door.
Push in on the release paddle to make sure it has returned to the completely closed position. There are a lot of post concerning the handle retaining pin rusting and not allowing the paddle to return to the fully closed position.
Check the fuses behind the access panel in the cargo area located next to the left rear tail light.
As posted push in on the Liftgate while trying to open it.
Try the liftgate button on the remote.
If you do not have an emergency release lever located in the inner grab handle of the liftgate and the liftgate is stuck closed.
Remove the inner grab handle. By prying from the top in this area.
Remove the light by inserting a screwdriver in the notch located in the light lens and prying out.
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Remove the the two T25 screws located in the bottom outside corners. Long screw on the left handle side.
Grab the inner cover from the middle and give it a pulvolvo xc90 rear hatch door closed and won't open - dscn7542-l4mvvdhgg2o3w1b2cqnf1no2-3-9.jpgretaining clips.
From the inside insert a screwdriver through the hole and into the lock as pictured.
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Posted on May 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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