Volvo Glass Replacement Requirements

Volvo Glass Replacement Requirements

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked; what is required when replacing a windshield? With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from the various OEMs. Let’s see what Volvo has to say.

The information that we are looking for can be found in vehicle-specific Volvo body repair manuals. For 2016 model year vehicles:

  • Volvo specifies its own product line of cleaning solution, adhesive, activator, and primer for bonded glass.
  • Be sure to refer to the urethane manufacturer’s directions for curing time specifications, and do not use adhesive after its expiration date.
  • During the installation process, it is important to keep a side window open until the installation is complete. This will help to prevent the sealant from cracking should the doors be opened and closed, causing a pressure change.
  • It is important to note that Volvo has a list of special tools that are required.

As a special caution, vehicles equipped with a camera collision warning system and rain sensors will need to have the systems calibrated. The calibration procedures are located in the vehicle-specific service manual under Diagnostics > Car Communication > Advanced > FSM > Calibrating radar and camera.

To access vehicle-specific Volvo stationary glass removal and installation procedures go to: Once in the vehicle-specific body repair manual go to General Information > 8. Body & Interior > Exterior trim, glass, weather strip.

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