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    1. #1
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      Shifter Boot droop

      The leather boot on my stick shift (2007 C70 with manual trans) started sagging a while back....the dealer was supposed to order a part (I assume a retaining ring or clip) and call me when it came in....they never did and I hate my local dealer anyway, so figured I would ask on here if anyone knows what part number I need and I will replace it myself. Thanks!

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      The clips break off on the edges. This is the one I got for my '06 S40 M66 last year. It will fit your '07 (and my '08) C70: https://www.ipdusa.com/products/1200...40-v50-c30-c70

      That one is aftermarket, but they also have a genuine Volvo one:
      https://www.ipdusa.com/products/1156...40-v50-c30-c70

      BD

      '04 XC90 2.5T AWD, '06 S40 M66 T5 FWD, '08 C70 M66 T5 Premier Plus, '13 C70 T5 Platinum P* ('94 850 Turbo & '05 S60 T5 FWD R.I.P.)
      Last edited by 88domer; 04-29-2018 at 06:36 PM.
      Current Fleet:
      1998 S70 Base (New project), 2006 S40 T5 M66 FWD, 2008 C70 Premium Plus M66, 2011 XC90 V8, 2013 C70 Platinum P*

      RIP:
      1994 854T FWD, 2004 XC90 2.5T AWD, 2005 S60 2.5T FWD

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      Quote Originally Posted by 88domer View Post
      The clips break off on the edges. This is the one I got for my '06 S40 M66 last year. It will fit your '07 (and my '08) C70: https://www.ipdusa.com/products/1200...40-v50-c30-c70

      That one is aftermarket, but they also have a genuine Volvo one:
      https://www.ipdusa.com/products/1156...40-v50-c30-c70

      BD

      '04 XC90 2.5T AWD, '06 S40 M66 T5 FWD, '08 C70 M66 T5 Premier Plus, '13 C70 T5 Platinum P* ('94 850 Turbo & '05 S60 T5 FWD R.I.P.)
      Thanks 88; didn't realize the clips were in the boot....

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      Quote Originally Posted by road trip View Post
      Thanks 88; didn't realize the clips were in the boot....
      Well, the more I think about it, I may have misspoken a bit. It's more a pressure fit than actual clips. There is a plastic frame that sits inside the bottom of the waterfall. Here's a picture I found online that gives you a better visual:
      https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=...kaApIxEALw_wcB
      On mine, the plastic broke in a couple of places, causing the boot to sag and eventually the bottom fell into the gap under the waterfall. Looked horrible (and worried me that my daughter would drop things into the shifting mechanism when she drove it).

      When you get ready to swap them out (or if you want to see what I mean now), take a look at MyNameIdeasWereTaken's video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQuNGb6a4II. I recommend doing this with the top down -- it may take a bit of downward force to turn the shift knob, and it helps to have the extra space to bear down on it with your full body weight from above. YMMV.

      BD

      '04 XC90 2.5T AWD, '06 S40 M66 T5 FWD, '08 C70 M66 T5 Premier Plus, '13 C70 T5 Platinum P* ('94 850 Turbo & '05 S60 T5 FWD R.I.P.)
      Current Fleet:
      1998 S70 Base (New project), 2006 S40 T5 M66 FWD, 2008 C70 Premium Plus M66, 2011 XC90 V8, 2013 C70 Platinum P*

      RIP:
      1994 854T FWD, 2004 XC90 2.5T AWD, 2005 S60 2.5T FWD

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      Quote Originally Posted by 88domer View Post
      Well, the more I think about it, I may have misspoken a bit. It's more a pressure fit than actual clips. There is a plastic frame that sits inside the bottom of the waterfall. Here's a picture I found online that gives you a better visual:
      https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=...kaApIxEALw_wcB
      On mine, the plastic broke in a couple of places, causing the boot to sag and eventually the bottom fell into the gap under the waterfall. Looked horrible (and worried me that my daughter would drop things into the shifting mechanism when she drove it).

      When you get ready to swap them out (or if you want to see what I mean now), take a look at MyNameIdeasWereTaken's video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQuNGb6a4II. I recommend doing this with the top down -- it may take a bit of downward force to turn the shift knob, and it helps to have the extra space to bear down on it with your full body weight from above. YMMV.

      BD

      '04 XC90 2.5T AWD, '06 S40 M66 T5 FWD, '08 C70 M66 T5 Premier Plus, '13 C70 T5 Platinum P* ('94 850 Turbo & '05 S60 T5 FWD R.I.P.)
      Thanks for the additional info!

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      Quote Originally Posted by 88domer View Post
      Well, the more I think about it, I may have misspoken a bit. It's more a pressure fit than actual clips. There is a plastic frame that sits inside the bottom of the waterfall. Here's a picture I found online that gives you a better visual:
      https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=...kaApIxEALw_wcB
      On mine, the plastic broke in a couple of places, causing the boot to sag and eventually the bottom fell into the gap under the waterfall. Looked horrible (and worried me that my daughter would drop things into the shifting mechanism when she drove it).

      When you get ready to swap them out (or if you want to see what I mean now), take a look at MyNameIdeasWereTaken's video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQuNGb6a4II. I recommend doing this with the top down -- it may take a bit of downward force to turn the shift knob, and it helps to have the extra space to bear down on it with your full body weight from above. YMMV.

      BD

      '04 XC90 2.5T AWD, '06 S40 M66 T5 FWD, '08 C70 M66 T5 Premier Plus, '13 C70 T5 Platinum P* ('94 850 Turbo & '05 S60 T5 FWD R.I.P.)
      So - even though I don't have a new part to install yet, I lifted mine up and out and , yes, I have a crack in that plastic "frame" at the base of the boot. Good to see that the plastic comes with the replacements and I don't have to buy that part separately and glue it together (like I saw in one of the you tube tutorials)

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      Yep, pretty simple. (Man, I have got to learn how to use tiny URLs....)

      '04 XC90 2.5T AWD, '06 S40 M66 T5 FWD, '08 C70 M66 T5 Premier Plus, '13 C70 T5 Platinum P* ('94 850 Turbo & '05 S60 T5 FWD R.I.P.)
      Current Fleet:
      1998 S70 Base (New project), 2006 S40 T5 M66 FWD, 2008 C70 Premium Plus M66, 2011 XC90 V8, 2013 C70 Platinum P*

      RIP:
      1994 854T FWD, 2004 XC90 2.5T AWD, 2005 S60 2.5T FWD

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      Quote Originally Posted by 88domer View Post
      Yep, pretty simple. (Man, I have got to learn how to use tiny URLs....)

      '04 XC90 2.5T AWD, '06 S40 M66 T5 FWD, '08 C70 M66 T5 Premier Plus, '13 C70 T5 Platinum P* ('94 850 Turbo & '05 S60 T5 FWD R.I.P.)
      I ordered the "better" Volvo replacement from IPD last night (based on your link; thanks). I kinda liked that one with the red stitching that shows up in searches, but that does not come with the plastic frame, so you have to save your frame and glue it into the new one....

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