Master Window Switch Assembly May Fail on Volvo S70

The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.

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Average mileage: 131,318 (37,958–190,000)
3 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000
36 people reported this problem
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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.
2000 Volvo S7084,294
Drivers side window will not come back up
1999 Volvo S7037,958
Drivers window will go down but not up
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.
1999 Volvo S70131,387
Right rear window stuck half open
1998 Volvo S70157,552
Passenger side door wont go back up, and the 2 back windows
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.
1998 Volvo S70165,000
change the switch
1998 Volvo S70120,000
The "master window switch" on the drivers-side door is failing. Right now it won't operate the right-rear window. (But the switch in the right-rear door can still operate this window.) Plus this master switch may be "shorting out" as it emits the ozone smell sometimes when I operate the drivers door window. My LT Volvo mechanic wants $300 to replace it. But specifies he will only use a Volvo OEM part. He says aftermarket switches fail. Is this a fair price?
1998 Volvo S70149,000
Driver's side window wouldn't go down after having trouble initially with it, over a few weeks. One day I smelled something burning, and the window refused to go down. I figured it was a the driver's switch after googling this issue. Then after unlocking the car with key fob, the window just went down, but not back up. I found a used switch for $50, new is $150, and driver and front passenger windows work for now, but now the rear passenger window, which was working this morning, will not go back up. The junk yard says it's my car and not the used switch. Passenger switches don't work either in the back..This is an insane issue..
1999 Volvo S70158,000
All windows except for front passenger will not move up or down.
1999 Volvo S70143,000
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.
1998 Volvo S70190,000
windows do not work at all. sunroof or electric mirrors not working
1998 Volvo S70150,000
Master Switch Brittle.
front passenger side window cannot be raised by using the driver window controls.
1999 Volvo S70138,000
Windows did the same and the electric locks worked intermittently. Volvo dealer replaced bank of switches on driver side good, locks still with it for now.
Drivers window stuck down in January in Colorado! replaced the drivers control switches. failed again around 100000. have not repaired.
I just purchased this car for my son. Driving it back from the dealer, I was unable to raise the rear passenger side window back up to a closed position. I was able to get in the back seat and roll it up from there but not from the driver's side.
2000 Volvo S70109,000
The window goes down but doesnt always go back up. its intermittant.
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