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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2003-2012 Volvo XC90 Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

All Volvo XC90 for sale Tools required:

  • T25 Torx Driver

  • Flathead screwdriver (small)

  • Door Panel Clip Tool (or putty knife)


Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.

Step 2: Pry and remove the trim panel near the side mirror mount. Disconnect the wiring harness (1), if necessary.

Step 3: Pry and remove the interior door pull's trim panel/bezel. Loosen and remove the T25 Torx screws (2).

Step 4: Using the door panel clip tool (or putty knife), pry and separate the door panel from the door frame.


A series of retaining clips secures the panel to the frame. By sliding the tool along the outer edge of the door panel, you'll feel a clip. When you do, pry outward. It should "pop" as it disengages.

Step 5: You can now LIFT and remove the interior door panel. Disengage the retaining clips (2) to disengage the locking cable. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (2).

Step 6: The panel should now be completely free of the vehicle.

Step 7: To reattach the interior door panel, re-engage the retaining clips (2) to secure the locking rod, and reconnect the wiring harnesses (2).

Step 8: Slide the panel OVER the locking lever, and with a FIRM, but not too firm, strike near each retaining clip, you can "pop" them back into place.

Step 9: Tighten the T25 Torx screws (2).

Step 10: Reattach the interior door pull's bezel/panel.

Step 11: Reconnect the side mirror mount trim panel's wiring harness (1). Snap this panel back into place.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007, 08 2008, 09 2009, 10 2010, 11 2011, 12 2012 Volvo XC90 Replacement Instructions

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