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Volvo C70 Convertible Top Problems



  • rick146rick146 Posts: 1
    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.
  • tpkidd3tpkidd3 Posts: 1
    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?

  • redbuzzredbuzz Posts: 57
    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.
  • bertc70bertc70 Posts: 1
    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)
  • 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?? :cry:
  • 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?
  • warwarwarwar Posts: 1
    I know this is a familiar topic and that either gluing the window back ourself or replacing the top are the general alternatives. My question is, what adhesive is recommended if you attempt to do it yourself?
  • ruby61ruby61 Posts: 1
    Does anyone have a good resource/vendor to purchase a new top from, I have tried the gluing thing and it just doesn't hold up in the Florida sun?
  • I'm having an on-going problem with a water leak through my drivers-side window. The water ruined the window mechanism in the door and the window eventually fell into the door and cost $1200 to replace. There is still an intermittent leak so I assume the water is getting into the door again and the same thing will happen again. The window is not flush with the top when the door is closed sometimes, sometimes it is. In any case, what the solution to this problem? A new roof? Have the window recalibrated so it closes flush with the roof seal (doesn't seem possible as I can feel a slight abnormality in the plastic seal in the roof). I can see this is going to be an on-going problem.....the car is a 2004 model T5. I've put a lot of money into it over the last year. It has 99K miles and I'm afraid I'm going to have to sell it.
  • My top was damaged in a hail storm. The fabric is beginning to fray in on small spot. Any ideas on how to keep the fraying from speading to avoid water leakage into the rest of the roof?
  • i have a '99 c70 and what my water problem is is that the drains in the covertable top storage area are always clogged so the tubes break off then the water leaks into the trunk.
  • weldonblairweldonblair Posts: 6
    edited September 2010
    I've had my car for about 2 months and have had it to the dealer for this once already. When the top is up and i go over moderately bumpy pavement, I get this clunking like sound coming from the back. It seems to be in the rear pillar somewhere around where the top sits on the body. All the dealer could do was relube the plastic pieces in the roof but the noise is still there--more prominent the longer the top is up (don't hear it right away after putting the top up). What is odd is that the car was completely quite for the first month or so. Any ideas? Thannks!
  • jfangjfang Posts: 1
    I think I have the same problem and the top was in close position and I also get this clunking like sound coming from the back. It kind like something is lose dealer don't know what it is and I still not able to ask them to fix it because you don't hear it right away so they say they can not do anything unless they hear it. Problem is they don't want to spend the time with me to test drive for a while on the road. I wander you have already fix it. anyone got the same problem with the 2011 C70. I got it in Aug, 2010. Yes,first, it was completely quite then it happen.
  • my convertible top on my 2000 c70 volvo will not go all the way down and will not come all the way up....the hard top cover will not come down it is stuck straight up....the orange light is on the button solid there is not flashing of the light nor a says something about circuit breakers for the convertible top that can be reset and are located in the cars central electrical dept....prior to this there was a constant chime..I pushed the button and the back window section came up and then I pushed the button and it came down and the chime you have any advice...thanks for your time.... cali c70
  • rezkidrezkid Posts: 1
    I just experienced the same issues with my 1999 C-70 a whole lot more. I found out that my problems exsisted with Micro switches . As I was bringing the top down. The stowage cover came up and the front of the convertible top had just came up and preparing to fold back, when it stopped. I manually cranked the front top back to closed postion and locked.
    It was enough to activate the stowage cover to come down when i pushed the button on the dash . The Micro Switches that control these functions are located on the rightside or passenger side of the top near the front . while the front of the top has just separated from the windshield. stop the operation . just lift up on the top and you should see two micro switches . one towards the front detects the front of the top is locked down and activate the stowage cover . the rear switch activates the motors to take the top rear switch is going out. Also, I ve learned that these tops needs servicing frequently. When it rains i have to keep the front of the top lubricated. shortly after a rains it squeals terribley when i bring the top down .
  • Thank you very much for replying about convertible top. Info you provide will greatly help my dilemma. I have another question please. Do you know how to manually crank down, (or up) the top when the storage cover is stuck in the open position? By open, I mean straight up. The trunk wont open at all. I actually had to unbolt the storage cover so I could drive it 20 miles to a repair shop. They fixed the top, but only for a short while. It jammed again before we drove it home. They are currently trying to fix it now. It is a good shop with volvo software, but they say volvo will not let them have convertible top software. Any more help would be greatly appreciated.
  • I have the same exact issue that I am dealing with from the right front side. Has yor been fixed yet? Any advice?
  • I have the same exact issue that I am dealing with from the right front side. Has yor been fixed yet? Any advice?
  • In a 1999 Volvo C70 convertible the light on the switch that operates the convertible top stays on what is wrong?
  • This morning, I had the roof down on my 2008 C70 and opened the trunk (don't ask why). After I opened it, the collpased roof sarted to open, stopping when it hit the open trunk lid. The Owner's Manual and the Dealer had nothing to say. The Dealer and their Service Department even said there is no re-set button. There is. It's a small, yellow, square button along the back rim of the trunk. Just pressed it, and the roof collapsed back into the trunk well.
    I hope this helps someone. Even a dealer.
  • bobparisbobparis Posts: 28
    The yellow button is a push-up and push-down switch to raise and then lower the roof assembly a few inches so that you can stow cargo when the roof is "down." I believe Volvo's design goal was to allow a golf bag to fit. You must have pushed the button without realizing it. What you describe is a normal operation and described at length in the owner's manual.
  • rich163rich163 Posts: 2
    Can you tell me how to get the crank out of my trunk since the boot cover is stuck all the way up and will not go down and the cloth top will go most of the way down or most of the way up but stops about 3 inches from the wind shield? I am about to unbolt the boot from the hardware that is attached to the drive screws so I can get the trunk opened and then when I do does the crank go into that slot on each shed in the back seat?
  • Julie,

    I know you dealt with this awhile ago. We just had the window cave in on the convertible top. Many are saying we need a whole new top? What did you do? Is there a way to seal or go to an Upholstery shop?
  • 05clue05clue Posts: 2
    I have an 05 C70 soft top. The roof works fine but sometimes when it is closing the left-side locating-pin (which locates on the top of the windscreen) misses it's slot and sits awkwardly until I raise the roof again and reclose it. It's not the end of the world, but it is blxxxxy annoying.
    Can anyone help?
  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,375
    Can you guide it in by hand the first time? Would definitely be annoying to operate the top twice.
  • 05clue05clue Posts: 2
    Yes I can, and it will locate usually on the second hit. It is only a few thou adrift!
  • because of a crimp in my antennae (due to the garage door coming down on it:( , it would not retrack and caused my top got stuck going down and then lost power all together when I tried to put it back up. I have seen the posts about cranking the top down manually. How do you do that on a 2002 C70? And/or how do I restore power to the system? eventually, I presume that I need to get a new antanae to restore full operation. thanks.
  • you said you manually cranked the front top back to closed postion can you please explain how you did that without getting into the trunk?

    thanks, scott
  • I used my key to open my trunk. From there I used the small tool and cranked it closed.
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