pg. 177 Wiper blades

 Wiper blades

Replacing windshield wiper blades
1. Lift the wiper arm off the windshield and hold the blade at a 45° to the arm. Press the end of the plastic clip located on the arm.
2. Slide the wiper blade along the arm to release it from the hook. The entire hooked part of the wiper arm must pass through the opening in the wiper blade.
3. Pull the old blade free of the wiper arm. Install the new blade (installation is the reverse of removal) and make sure that it is properly attached to the wiper arm (clicks into place).

NOTE: For reasons of safety, you should change the windshield wiper blades as soon as they start to leave marks on the windshield or fail to wipe efficiently and cleanly.
To obtain maximum lifetime from a set of wiper blades, clean them with a stiff-bristle brush and warm, soapy water as part of a normal car wash.

 Wiper blades

Headlight wiper blades (certain models)
Pull the wiper blade in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration to remove it. Press the new wiper blade into place. The long section of the blade should point toward the grille. Check that the new blade is properly attached to the wiper arm.

pg. 178 Battery


Battery maintenance
The battery in your car is located under the floor of the trunk.

Driving habits and conditions, climate, the number of starts, etc. all affect the service life and function of the battery. In order for your battery to perform satisfactorily, keep the following in mind:

  • Check the fluid level in each cell in the battery every 24 months or every 15,000 * miles (24,000 km). The fluid should be at the level shown in the illustration above (A)**.
  • Use a screw driver to open the caps and a flashlight to inspect the level.
  • If necessary, add distilled water. The level should never be above the indicator (A**).
  • The fluid level should be checked if the battery has been recharged.
  • After inspection, be sure the cap over each battery cell is securely in place.
  • Check that the battery cables are correctly connected and properly tightened. Route ventilation hose through opening in floor (see page 180)
  • Never disconnect the battery when the engine is running, for example when changing the battery.
  • The battery should be disconnected from the vehicle when a battery charger is used directly on the battery.
  • However, if the battery is being charged via the connecting points in the engine compartment (see page 147), the battery must be connected.


    Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling

    * More frequently in warm climates.

    ** The level indicator inside the battery could be designed in various ways. See illustration.

    pg. 179 Battery



    Replacing the battery

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Remove the retaining bracket and unscrew the cover over the battery. Wait at least 5 minutes after switching off the ignition before disconnecting the battery so that all information in the car's electrical system can be stored in the control modules.
  • Disconnect the negative (ground) cable first.
  • Disconnect the positive cable and pull the ventilation hose (see next page) from the battery.
  • Lift out the old battery and put a new battery into place.
  • Connect the positive cable first.
  • Connect the negative (ground) cable.
  • Be sure that the ventilation hose (see next page) is securely connected to the battery and that the other end of the hose is properly routed through the ventilation opening in the floor of the battery compartment.
  • Reinstall the cover and retaining bracket and screw it securely in place.

    pg. 180 Battery



    - Never expose the battery to open flame or electric spark.
    - Do not smoke near the battery.
    - Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin, fabrics or painted surfaces. If contact occurs, flush the affected area immediately with water. Obtain medical help immediately if eyes are affected.


    Ventilation hose: The battery generates hydrogen gas, which is flammable and explosive. The battery is fitted with a ventilation hose which vents hydrogen gas out of the battery compartment through a ventilation opening in the bottom of this compartment. If the battery must be replaced, it is essential that the ventilation hose is properly connected to the battery and that it is routed through the ventilation opening provided (see illustration). Be sure the ventilation hose is free of debris. Only use replacement batteries equipped with a ventilation hose. Consult your Volvo retailer.

    pg. 181 Bulbs


    The following bulbs are used in the car:
    1. Low beam - 55W H7
    2. High beam - 55W HB3
    3. Brake light - P21W
    Fog light, rear - P21W
    4. Direction indicator, Parking light rear + front - PY21W
    5.Side marker light, rear - P10W
    Backup light - 21W BA
    6. Courtesy lighting - 1. 2WSV7
    7. Vanity mirror - 5WSV8.5
    8. License plate lighting - W5W
    Parking light in headlight - W5W
    9. Fog lights - 55W H1
    NOTE: Never touch the glass of bulbs 1 or 2 with your fingers. Grease and oils from your fingers evaporate in the heat and will leave a deposit on the reflector, quickly damaging it.


    Replacing high/ low beam headlight bulbs
    The headlight bulbs must be replaced from the engine compartment.

    - Do not touch the glass on halogen bulbs with your fingers. Grease, oil or any other impurities can be carbonized onto the bulb and cause damage to the reflector.
    - Be sure to use bulbs of the correct type and voltage.

    pg. 182 Bulbs


    Low beam bulb

    To remove a defective bulb:

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the plastic cover over the bulb (1) by turning it counterclockwise.
  • Remove the connector (2).
  • Loosen the retaining spring (3) by first moving it to the right and then moving it down, out of the way.
  • Pull out the defective bulb. Note the position of the guide lug on the base of the bulb (4).


    To install a new bulb:

  • Insert the new bulb, without touching the glass, with the guide lug upward (1). The bulb will only seat properly in this position.
  • Move the retaining spring up and push it slightly to the left until it seats properly (2).
  • Press the connector into place on the bulb (3).
  • Reinstall the plastic cover and turn it clockwise until it is correctly in place (4). "TOP" must be upward.

    NOTE: The vertical aim of the headlights should be adjusted by a Volvo retailer.


    Side marker lights

  • Open the front door halfway.
  • From the inside of the fender, push the lamp housing out.
  • Turn the bulb holder 1/ 4 turn counter- clockwise and pull it out from the lens.
  • Remove the defective bulb by pulling it straight out.
  • Insert a new bulb.
  • Reinsert the bulb holder in the lens and press the entire unit back into place on the fender.

    pg. 183 Bulbs


    To remove and install a high beam bulb (HB3):

  • Switch off all lights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the cover by twisting it counter- clockwise.
  • Twist the bulb holder counterclockwise, pull it out and fit a new bulb. Note its position.
  • Refit the bulb holder. It can only be fitted in one way.
  • Screw the cover back on. The word TOP should be upwards


    Changing the turn signal/parking light bulb at the left front corner

  • Switch off all lights and turn ignition key to position 0.
  • Pull out the bulb and its socket by twisting counterclockwise. Replace bulb.
  • Press the bulb and its socket back into place.
  • Check that the new bulb lights.

    pg. 184 Bulbs


    Replacing direction indicator bulbs in the front right-hand corner

  • Switch off all lights and turn ignition key to position 0.
  • Remove the radiator hose (1) from the radiator.
  • Remove the screw (2) to the filler pipe.
  • Pull the pipe (3) straight up.
  • Remove the ventilation hose (4) from the pipe.
  • Remove the bulb holder by turning clockwise.

  • Press the bulb inwards, turn it counter- clockwise and remove it from the bulb holder.
  • Replace with a new bulb and reinsert the bulb holder in the lamp housing.
  • Check that the washer fluid reservoir gasket between the filler pipe and the holder is properly secured.
  • Put the filler pipe (3) back into place.
  • Reinstall the ventilation hose onto the filler pipe (4).
  • Tighten the screw (2) of the filler pipe.
  • Reinstall the radiator hose to the radiator (1).


    Front fog lights (option)
    Avoid touching the glass on the bulb with your fingers.

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Turn the bulb holder slightly counter- clockwise to release it.
  • Replace the bulb. The shape of the foot of the bulb corresponds to the shape of the bulb holder.
  • Reinstall the bulb holder by turning it slightly clockwise. "TOP" on the holder should be upward.

    pg. 185 Bulbs


    Replacing bulbs in the tail light cluster
    All bulbs in the tail light cluster can be replaced from inside the trunk.

  • Switch off all lights and turn ignition key to position 0.
  • Unlock and fold down the side panel to access the bulbs. The bulbs are located in two separate bulb holders, an upper and a lower. Each bulb holder has a locking pin. Replace bulbs in the upper and lower bulb holders as follows:
  • To ease the work: disconnect the cable from the bulb holder.
  • Press the catches together and pull out the holder.
  • Replace the bulb.
  • Reconnect the cable.
  • Close and secure the side panel.

    Location of bulbs
    1. Brake light - 21 W BA 15 s
    2. Parking light (left side) - 5 W BA 15 s
    3. Fog light (one side) - 21 W BA 5 s
    4. Side marker lamp - 10W
    5. Turn signal - PY 21 W
    6. Back up light - 21 W BA 15 s

    High level brake light
    These bulbs are of a special type. We recommend that you ask your Volvo retailer to replace this bulb.

    pg. 186 Bulbs


    License plate lights

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Loosen the screws with a torx screwdriver.
  • Carefully pull out the lamp housing.
  • Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and pull it out.
  • Pull out the defective bulb and insert a new one.
  • Reinsert the bulb holder into the housing and turn it clockwise.
  • Reinstall the housing and screw it in place.


    Door step courtesy lights

  • The door step courtesy lights are located under the dash on the driver's and passenger's sides. To replace a bulb:
  • Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
  • Replace the defective bulb.
  • Reinstall the lens.


    Trunk lights

  • Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
  • Pry out the bulb and replace it.
  • Press the lens back into place.

    pg. 187 Bulbs


    Front courtesy lights
    These bulbs may be difficult for you to replace yourself. We recommend that you let an authorized Volvo retailer replace these bulbs if necessary.


    Rear reading lights
    These bulbs may be difficult for you to replace yourself. We recommend that you let an authorized Volvo retailer replace these bulbs if necessary.

    NOTE: Other bulbs may be difficult for you to replace yourself. Let an authorized Volvo retailer replace these bulbs if necessary.


    Vanity mirror lights

  • Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
  • Pry out the bulb and replace it.
  • Carefully press the lower edge of lens onto the four tabs and press the upper edge of the lens into place.

    pg. 188 Fuses


    Replacing fuses
    If an electrical component fails to function, it is possible that a fuse has blown. The fuse boxes are located in three different places:

    A - Relays/ fuse box in the engine compartment
    B - Fuse box in the passenger compartment
    C - Relays/ fuse box in the trunk

    A label on the inside of each cover indicates the amperage and the electrical components that are connected to each fuse.

    The easiest way to see if a fuse is blown is to remove it. Pull the fuse straight out. If a fuse is difficult to remove, you will find a special fuse removal tool in the passenger compartment fuse box. From the side, examine the curved metal wire (see next page) to see if it is broken. If so, put in a new fuse of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse). Spare fuses are stored in the fuse box in the passenger compartment. If fuses burn out repeatedly, have the electrical system inspected by an authorized Volvo retailer.

    Never use fuses with higher amperage that those stated on the following pages. Doing so could overload the car's electrical system.

    pg. 189 Fuses

    Relay/ Fuse box in the engine compartment
    When replacing fuses, be sure to replace a blown fuse with a new one of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse).



    Fuses in the engine compartment
    No. Amperage
    1 Accessories 25
    2 Auxiliary lights (option) 20
    3 Vacuum pump15
    4 Three-way oxygen sensor 20
    5 Crankcase ventilation heater, Solenoid valves15
    6 Mass air sensor, Engine control module, Injectors 15
    7 Throttle control 10
    8 A/ C compressor, Accelerator pedal position sensor 10
    9 Horn 15
    11 A/ C compressor. Ignition coils. Electric fan20
    12 Brake light contact 5
    13 Windshield wipers 25
    14 ABS/ DSTC 30
    16 Windshield wipers, Headlight washers (certain models 15
    17 Low beams, right 10
    18 Low beams, left 10
    19 ABS/ DSTC 30
    20 High beams, left 15
    21 High beams, right 15
    22 Starter motor 25
    23 Engine control module 5

    pg. 190 Fuses


    Fuses in the passenger compartment
    Fuses are located inside the access panel on the end face of the dashboard. There are also a number of spare fuses.

    No. Amperage
    1 Left low beam 10
    2 Right low beam 10
    3 Headlights, low beams .15
    4 Headlights, high beams20
    5 Power driver's seat.30
    6 Power passenger seat .30
    7 Heated seat, front left (option) .15
    8 Heated seat, front right (option).15
    9 ABS5
    12 Headlight wipers (certain models) .15
    13 Electric socket 12V 20
    14 Power seat passenger side. Front seat belt buckle .5
    15 Audio, VNS5
    16 Audio20
    17 Radio amplifier 30
    18 Front fog lights.5
    19 VNS10
    20 Transport switch5
    21 Automatic transmission, shiftlock .10
    22 Direction indicators20
    23 Light switch module, Switch module, Climate and comfort functions, Diagnostic connector, Steering wheel module5
    24 Relay increase X-feed: Climate control, Power driver's seat, Driver info10
    25 Ignition switch 30 feed: Central electronic module: 50, S, X, 15 Airbag X, Relay X, Relay 15, Relay Starter motor .10
    26 Climate control system blower 30
    27 Central locking system, power windows, front door modules, rear view mirrors .15
    28 Electronic module - courtesy lighting10
    29 Telephone.10
    30 Parking lights, left front and left rear.10
    31 Parking lights, right front and right rear, License plate lighting.10
    32 Central electronic module, Vanity mirror lighting, Power steering, General lighting.10
    33 Fuel pump 15
    34 Sun roof15
    35 Central locking system, Power windows. Left door mirror.25
    36 Central locking system, Power windows. Right door mirror.25
    37 Rear power windows30
    38 .

    pg. 191 Fuses



    Fuses in the cargo compartment

    No. Amperage
    1 Rear electronic module, Cargo compartment lighting 10
    2 Rear fog light 10
    3 Brake light 15
    4 Backup lights 10
    5 Rear window defroster, Relay 15I (accessories) 5
    6 Trunk lid opener 10
    7 Folding head restraints 10
    8 Central locking rear doors, Fuel filler door 15
    9 Trailer hitch (30 feed) (accessory) 15
    10 CD changer. CD ROM. VNA. Antenna 10
    11 Electronic module, accessories 15
    15 Trailer hitch (15 I feed) 20
    16 Electric socket in trunk (accessories) 15
    17 All Wheel Drive control module 5

    pg. 192

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