Bulb replacement

Updated 7/23/2018

The bulb in the halogen headlamp and rear fog lamp can be replaced by the driver.

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

P5-1617-S90/V90 Seal carrier removal

Press down the pins into the plastic cover's four clips using a screwdriver or similar and lift away the cover.


Points to remember when the cover is refitted:

  • The pin in the clip needs to be pressed back fully before the clip is refitted in the cover.
  • When the cover is refitted, the pin must be pressed in until the end surface is level with the surface of the clip.

The rear fog lamp bulb can be replaced without assistance from a workshop.

Contact a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. if there is a fault in bulbs other than the bulbs in the halogen headlamps or the rear fog lamp bulb. If a fault occurs in LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode) 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)

P5-1617-S90/V90 Front lamp positioning halogen ECE
Dipped beam
Main beam
Daytime running lights/position lamps
Front fog lamps/cornering lights* (LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode))

Lamps, rear

P5-1617-S90 Rear lamp positioning ECE
Fog lamp
Position lamps (LED)LED (Light Emitting Diode)

Contact a workshop for replacement - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

Position lamps (LED)
Brake light (LED)
Position lamps (LED)
Reversing lamp

Contact a workshop for replacement - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

Brake light - central, high-level (LED)

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