B pillar smashed $26 connector versus $4000 parts and labor

Jack Technical Support Specialist Florida Posted   Latest  
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2018 Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum 2.0L (10 B4204T23) 8-spd (TG-81SC AWD)
B Pillar Door Connector Smashed

2018 Volvo XC 60 smashed in the B pillar the body shop replaced drivers door And fender and repair the B pillar. towed the vehicle to my shop to repair the electrical connectors I priced the complete interior wire harness and calculated all the labor to replace it my estimate was around $4000 so I ordered the connectors it took over two weeks for the dealer to locate the exact connectors that I needed $26 later they delivered all the connectors I disassembled it and patiently replaced one wire at the time including the camera wires for the drivers door mirror, The best part of the job is that the insurance company did not have a fixed price,hour, for this work so I was able to get paid plenty to make it worthwhile, here's a quick summary video of what it took to replace the connector successfully. youtu​.​be/3hb-u5cDNSc

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David Diagnostician
Tennessee
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When opening the wire harness try a sewing tool called a seam ripper, works amazing.

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Richard Owner
Georgia
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I agree. I have been using them for years. I don't remember who told me about using a seam ripper, but it was a great tip. I keep assorted sizes. They are cheap and easy to find.

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