'96 850 Tailgate - removal?

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by Atif I. Chaudhry, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Someone hit my parked 850 wagon and put a big dent in the tailgate.

    The estimate to repair it is about $480 which is for removing trim,
    pounding out all dents from inside and completely repainting it.

    Alteratively I have found a used tailgate in the same color which I can
    get for $380.

    How difficult is it to remove and swap a tailgate? The glass on the
    used tailgate is better than my original glass. The original glass
    seems to have some light scratching at the top from the windshield
    Atif I. Chaudhry, Mar 30, 2005
  2. Atif I. Chaudhry

    Mike F Guest

    I've never done one, but it doesn't look hard. There's a couple of
    screws on each side holding the tailgate to the hinge arm. One thing
    Volvo has done is made the electrical disconnections at the doors easy,
    I'd assume that the connections at the tailgate are as simple, and will
    be obvious once the rear panel on the inside of the roof is removed.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Mar 31, 2005
  3. Atif I. Chaudhry


    Dec 21, 2012
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    I have a '97 Volvo 850 wagon. I crunched the back door.

    I have an opportunity to buy a hatchback from a 98 Volvo V70. Do think it would fit?
    Have either of you discovered any relevant info?

    Atif...I wondered how your removal and replacement project went. I've taken a quick look but wondered about the wiring. Was it an easy connection?
    Donaldo, Dec 21, 2012
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