Fuses and central electrical units

Electrical functions and components are protected by a number of fuses in order to protect the car's electrical system from damage by short circuiting or overloading. The fuses are fitted in the car's various fuse boxes.


Never replace a fuse with a foreign object or a fuse of higher amperage. This may lead to damage to the electrical system and cause fire.

Contact an authorised Volvo workshop about replacing the fuses not described in the owner's manual.

If an electrical component or function does not work, it may be because the component's fuse was overloaded, which must be changed. If the same fuse is overloaded repeatedly then there is a fault in the component. Volvo recommends contacting an authorised Volvo workshop for checking.

Location of central electrical units

P5-1507 Fuse box location, left hand drive
The figure is schematic - appearance may vary depending on car model.
Central electrical unit locations in a left-hand drive car – for a right-hand drive car, the central electrical units under the glovebox change sides.
P5-Icon red circle 1Engine compartment
P5-Icon red circle 2Under the glovebox
P5-Icon red circle 3Cargo area