Volvo Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1970-1989 Repair Guide




1800 Series

See Figure 1

  1. Using a pair of pliers, loosen the lower clamps.
  3. Lift out the grille by swinging the lower part out first.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the lower grille clips as shown-1800 series

  1. When reinstalling, place the upper edge in position first and make sure the clips seat properly.
  3. Install the lower clamps. Place the clamp above the hole and press it into place.

140 and 160 Series

The aluminum grille is removed simply by removing the retaining screws. Use care not to crush the metal or mar the polished finish on the grille.

200 and 700 Series

See Figures 2 and 3

The plastic grilles on these cars are retained by a variety of plastic clips and screws. With the hood raised, remove all the retaining hardware and lift the grille clear of the car. On later cars, be careful of any wires and/or tubing running between the grille and the radiator. Do not force the grille into position or it will crack; work carefully and make sure everything lines up before tightening the mounting hardware.

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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove all screws and plastic clips that retain the grille-be careful not to break the clips. Any that are must be purchased from a Volvo dealer

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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the disconnected grille, then stand it on its edge in a safe place