Bulb replacement

The bulbs in halogen headlamps can be replaced by the driver.

The bulbs in the halogen headlamp can be replaced without the help of a workshop, but the plastic cover over the headlamp must be removed before the bulbs can be replaced.

P5-1507 Seal carrier removal 1
P5-1507 Seal carrier removal 2
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Lift off the rubber strip by pressing it inward in the engine compartment.

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Release the pins in the plastic cover's four clips by pressing down the pins with a screwdriver or similar and removing the cover.

Refit the cover in reverse order.


The pins in the clips need to be pressed back completely before the clips are refitted in the cover.

When the cover is refitted the pins must be pressed in until their end surfaces are level with the surfaces of the clips.

The dipped beam bulb becomes accessible when the headlamp's round rubber cover is removed.

Bulbs for the direction indicator, main beam and the daytime running light/position lamp become accessible when the headlamp's oval cover is removed.

Contact a workshop1 if faults occur in other lamps. This also applies to the bulbs for reversing lights. If a fault occurs in LED2 lamps, the entire lamp unit usually must be replaced.


The car's electrical system must be in ignition position 0 when replacing bulbs.


Never touch the glass part of the bulbs with your fingers. Grease from your fingers is vaporised by the heat, coating the reflector and then causing damage.


If an error message remains after the broken bulb has been replaced then we recommend visiting an authorised Volvo workshop.


Outside lighting such as headlamps and rear lamps may temporarily have condensation on the inside of the lens. This is normal, all exterior lighting is designed to withstand this. Condensation is normally vented out of the lamp housing when the lamp has been switched on for a time.

Lamps, front (car with halogen headlamps)

P5-1507 Front lamp positioning halogen ECE
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1 Dipped beam
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2Main beam
  3. P5-Icon red circle 3Daytime running lights/position lamps
  4. P5-Icon red circle 4Indicator
  5. P5-Icon red circle 5Front fog lamps/cornering lights* (LED2)

Lamps, rear

P5-1507 Rear lamp positioning
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1Brake light (LED2)
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2Position lamps (LED)
  3. P5-Icon red circle 3 Reversing lamp3
  4. P5-Icon red circle 4Position lamps (LED)
  5. P5-Icon red circle 5 Direction indicator (LED)
  6. P5-Icon red circle 6 Fog lamp (LED)
  7. P5-Icon red circle 7Brake light - central, high-level (LED)
  1. 1 An authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.
  2. 2 LED (Light Emitting Diode)
  3. * Option/accessory.
  4. 3 Contact a workshop for replacement - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.