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. As always, it is important to read through each vehicle-specific procedure to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

Let’s see what Volvo has to say for the 2016-2021 model year.

  • 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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