Lamps

Lamp replacement - general

Updated 7/23/2018

Lamp replacement can be carried out for bulbs. When replacing LED and Xenon lamps, please refer to a workshop.

The bulbs are specified. The following list contains locations of bulbs and other light sources that are specialised, such as LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps, or are unsuitable for changing for some other reason, except at a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.:

  • Active Xenon headlamps - ABL (Xenon lamps)
  • Position/parking lamps front
  • Daytime running lights
  • Side direction indicators, door mirrors on the V70
  • Approach lighting, door mirrors
  • Interior lighting
  • Position/parking lamps rear
  • Side marker lamps rear
  • Brake light
  • Reversing lamp
  • Rear fog lamp.

Warning

On cars with Xenon headlamps, the replacement of Xenon lamps must be carried out at a workshop - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. Working with Xenon lamps demands extreme caution because the headlamp is equipped with a high voltage unit.

Warning

The car's electrical system must be in key position 0 for bulb replacement; see Key positions - functions at different levels.

Important

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.

Note

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

Note

Outside lighting such as headlamps, fog lamps 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.


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