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"┬Ł 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"┬Ł 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
12 2012, 11 2011, 10 2010, 09 2009, 08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003 Volvo XC90 Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement Instructions