Lamps

Bulb replacement

Updated 7/23/2018

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.

Lift off the rubber strip by pressing it inward in the engine compartment.

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.

Note

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 workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. if faults occur in other lamps. This also applies to the bulbs for reversing lights. If a fault occurs in LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps, the entire lamp unit usually must be replaced.

Warning

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

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 visiting an authorised Volvo workshop.

Note

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)

Dipped beam
Main beam
Daytime running lights/position lamps
Indicator
(Not used)

Lamps, rear

Brake light (LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode))
Position lamps (LED)
Reversing lamp

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

Position lamps (LED)
Direction indicator (LED)
Fog lamp (LED)
Brake light - central, high-level (LED)

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