The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S70 Master Window Switch Assembly May Fail
Volvo S70 Problem
Average Mileage: 129,040 mi (37,958 mi - 190,000 mi)
Visitor, 1998 Volvo S70, 157,552 mi
Passenger side door wont go back up, and the 2 back windows
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70, 131,387 mi
Right rear window stuck half open
Visitor, 2000 Volvo S70, 84,294 mi
Drivers side window will not come back up
Visitor, 1998 Volvo S70
Passenger side window goes down and not up, another electrical nightmare from Volvo. Cannot determine if the
issue is in the master switch cluster or the passenger side switch assembly. Have two Volvos, both are Frankenstein electrical monsters. Drive train will never die, but the lousy cheap plastic pieces and the electrics are right out of hell.
Visitor, 1998 Volvo S70
When the main window switch went out on my driver side I repeatedly would get my Sunroof and Windows stuck open then it would randomly work again. The solution I took as replacing it. I think it cost around $170. But its been almost 2 years ans they work just fine now.
Visitor, 2000 Volvo S70
My drivers side window got stuck down when i first got the car. I took it to the shop and got it fixed. A year later it got stuck again this time it got stuck up in 90 degree whether. I just said forget it. On top of the the defroster stopped working.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70, 37,958 mi
Drivers window will go down but not up
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70, 158,000 mi
All windows except for front passenger will not move up or down.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70, 143,000 mi
The window assembly stopped working window went down and didn't go back up just as a rain storm was coming thru. I was smelling a burning smell coming from somewhere couldn't pinpoint location till windows stopped working. Thinking it was a fuse looked under hood in fuse box and found out where burning smell was coming from.malfunctioning driver side window switch was causing my fuse panel to overheat and was starting to melt.long story short...took out fuse ordered another switch from switch doctor replaced it and problem was gone.
The master power- window switch unit in the driver's door has the following problems --- it won't raise/lower the rear passenger-side windows. (But the switch in the rear passenger side door still works.) This has not been fixed. The whole unit needs replacement. Please advise me of the reported charges for parts and labor.