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Wiper blades

 Wiper blades

Windshield wiper blades
1. Lift the wiper arm off the windshield.
2. Press in the catches (A in the illustration above).
3. Pull out the wiper blade.
4. Insert a new wiper blade and ensure that it is firmly in place.

The driver's side wiper blade is longer than the one on the passenger's side.

 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.

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Battery

 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), whichever is sooner. 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 147)
  • 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 104), the battery must be connected.

    warningWARNING!

    PROPOSITION 65 WARNING!
    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

    warningWARNING!
    - 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.

    * More frequently in warm climates.

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

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     Battery

     Battery

    Replacing the battery
    Version A

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Wait at least 10 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.
  • Remove the bolts on the retaining bracket over the battery and lift out the bracket.
  • Disconnect the negative (ground) cable first.
  • Fold up the plastic cover over the positive battery terminal.
  • Disconnect the positive cable and lift off the plastic cover.
  • Pull the ventilation hose* from the battery.
  • Remove the bolt on the lower retaining bracket and remove the bracket.
  • Lift out the old battery and put a new one into place.
  • Put the lower retaining bracket in place and retighten the bolt.
  • Press the cover for the positive battery terminal into place.
  • Reconnect the positive cable.
  • Fold down the lid of the plastic cover over the positive terminal.
  • Connect the negative (ground) cable.
  • Be sure that the ventilation hose* 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 retaining bracket over the battery and retighten the nuts.

    Version B

  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Remove the retaining bracket and unscrew the cover over the battery. Wait at least 10 minutes after switching off the

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    Battery (Contd)

    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.

    warningWARNING!

    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.

    NOTE: After the battery has been disconnected or replaced, lock and unlock the car with the central locking system's remote control to reactivate such features as the power windows, moonroof, courtesy lighting, etc.

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    Replacing bulbs

    When replacing bulbs, keep the following points in mind:
  • Never touch the glass of bulbs with your fingers. Grease and oils from your fingers vaporize in the heat and will leave a deposit on the reflector, which will damage it.
  • The optional Bi-Xenon headlight bulbs contain trace amounts of mercury. These bulbs should always be disposed of by an authorized Volvo retailer.
  • Certain bulbs not listed here should only be replaced by an authorized Volvo service technician.

     Bulbs

    Replacing bulbs at the front of the vehicle
    All front bulbs (except the optional front fog lights) are replaced from the engine compartment.

    warningWARNING!
    Bi-Xenon headlights (option) - due to the high voltage used by these headlights, these bulbs should only be replaced by an authorized Volvo service technician.

     Bulbs

    Location of the bulbs in the headlight1 housing
    1. Side marker light
    2. Turn signal
    3. Low beam headlight/Parking light
    4. High beam headlight

    Certain models may have a plastic tube that may hinder access to the bulbs. This tube can be broken off and discarded.

    1. Models with halogen headlights only

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     Bulbs

    Low beam headlight
    Removing the defective bulb:

    1. Switch off the headlights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
    2. Remove the plastic cover.
    3. Disconnect the wiring connector.
    4. Loosen the retaining spring by first moving it to the right and then moving it outward and downward, out of the way.
    5. Pull out the defective bulb.

     Bulbs

    Installing the new bulb:
    1. Insert the new bulb, without touching the glass, with the guide lug upward. The bulb will only seat properly in this position.
    2. Move the retaining spring up and push it slightly to the left until it seats properly.
    3. Reconnect the wiring connector.
    4. Reinstall the plastic cover.

    NOTE: If the vertical aim of your headlights needs to be adjusted for any reason (e.g., towing a trailer for extended periods), this should be done by an authorized Volvo retailer.

     Bulbs

    High beam headlight
    Removing the defective bulb:

    1. Switch off the headlights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
    2. Remove the cover to access the bulb assembly.
    3. Pull out the bulb.
    4. Disconnect the wiring connector.
    5. Twist the bulb counterclockwise, and pull it out of the holder.

    Installing the new bulb:
    1. Insert the new bulb into the holder. It can only be inserted in one way.
    2. Reconnect the wiring connector.
    3. Reinsert the bulb into its position in the headlight housing, with the wiring connector downward.
    4. Press the cover back into place.

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     Bulbs

    Parking light
    Removing the defective bulb:

    1. Switch off the headlights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
    2. Remove the plastic cover of the low beam headlight assembly. Pull out the parking light holder.
    3. Pull the bulb out of the holder.

    Installing the new bulb:
    1. Press a new bulb into the holder
    2. Reinsert the bulb and holder into place.
    3. Reinstall the plastic cover.

     Bulbs

    Turn signal, driver's side
    Removing the defective bulb:

    1. Switch off the headlights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
    2. Pull out the bulb holder by twisting it counterclockwise.
    3. Remove the bulb from the holder by pressing it in and turning it counterclockwise.

    Installing the new bulb:
    1. Insert the new bulb into the holder by pressing it in and turning it clockwise.
    2. Reinsert the bulb holder in the headlight housing and twist it clockwise until it seats properly.

     Bulbs

    Turn signal, passenger's side
    1. Switch off the headlights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
    2. Remove radiator pipe (1) from the box.
    3. Remove filler pipe screw (2).
    4. Pull the filler pipe (3) straight up.
    5. Remove vent hose (4) from filler pipe.

    Installing the new bulb:
    1. Replace the bulb (same procedure as the driver's side bulb).
    2. Ensure that the seal between the washer fluid reservoir and the filler pipe is correctly positioned.
    3. Press the filler pipe (3) back into position.
    4. Press the vent hose (4) into place on the filler pipe.
    5. Reinstall and tighten the filler pipe screw (2).
    6. Reinstall the radiator pipe to the box (1).

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     Bulbs

    Side marker light
    1. Turn the lamp holder counterclockwise and pull it out.
    2. Pull out the defective bulb and insert a new one.
    3. Reinsert the lamp holder and turn it clockwise until it seats properly.

     Bulbs

    Front fog lights (option)
    Removing the defective bulb:

    1. Switch off the headlights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
    2. Turn the bulb holder slightly counterclockwise.
    3. Pull out and remove the bulb.

    Installing the new bulb:
    1. Insert the new bulb (it can only be inserted in one position).
    2. Reinsert the bulb holder and turn it clockwise. "TOP" must be upward.

     Bulbs

    Side turn signals
    Removing the defective bulb:

    1. Open the front door halfway.
    2. From the inside of the fender, push the lamp housing and wiring out.
    3. Turn the bulb holder 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it out from the lens.
    4. Remove the bulb from the holder by pulling it straight out.

    Installing the new bulb:
    1. Press a new bulb into the holder.
    2. Reinsert the bulb holder into the lens and turn it 1/4 turn clockwise.
    3. Press the lens back into place in the fender.

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     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
    2. Parking light (left side)
    3. Fog light (one side)
    4. Side marker lamp
    5. Turn signal
    6. Back up light

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

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    Replacing bulbs (Contd)

     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.

     Bulbs

    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.

     Bulbs

    Trunk lights

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

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    Replacing bulbs (Contd)

     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.

     Bulbs

    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.

     Bulbs

    Vanity mirror lights
    1. Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
    2. Pry out the bulb and replace it.
    3. Carefully press the lower edge of lens onto the four tabs and press the upper edge of the lens into place.

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    Fuses

     Fuses

    Replacing fuses
    If an electrical component fails to function, it is possible that a fuse has blown.

    Fuses are located in four different places:
    1. Relays/fuse box in the engine compartment
    2. Fuse box in the passenger compartment, behind plastic cover
    3. Fuse box in the passenger compartment, on the edge of the dashboard
    4. Fuse box in the cargo area

    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.

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

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    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

    Fuses in positions marked X are replacement fuses.

     Fuses
    1 - To open, press the plastic catches on the rear side of the fuse box cover and lift

    Fuses in the engine compartment
    No. Amperage
    1 -
    2 Auxiliary lights (accessory) 20
    3 Throttle module (non-turbo models)10
    4 Oxygen sensor 20
    5 Crankcase ventilation heater, solenoid valves, fuel tank leakage monitor10
    6 Mass air flow sensor, engine control module, injectors 15
    7 -
    8 A/C compressor, accelerator pedal position sensor, E-box fan 10
    9 -
    10 -
    11 Ignition coils20
    12 -
    13 Windshield wipers 25
    14 ABS 30
    15 Headlight washer jets (certain models) 35
    16 -
    17 Driver's side low beam 20
    18 Front parking lights 15
    19 ABS 30
    20 Passenger's side low beam 20
    21 Fuel pump 15
    22 Starter motor 35
    23 Engine control module, engine relay 10
    24 -

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    Fuses (Contd)

     Fuses

    Fuse box on the edge of the dashboard
    Fuses are located inside the access panel on the edge of the dashboard. There are also a number of spare fuses.

    No. Amperage
    1 Power driver's seat (option) 25
    2 Power passenger's seat (option)25
    3 Climate system blower 30
    4 Control module - front passenger's door 25
    5 Control module - driver's door 25
    6 Ceiling lighting, upper electrical control module 10
    7 Moon roof (option) 15
    8 Ignition switch, SRS system, engine control module, immobilizer7.5
    9 Onboard diagnostics, headlight switch, steering wheel angle sensor, steering wheel control module5
    10 Audio system20
    11 Audio system amplifier30
    12 Navigation system display (option)10
    13 -
    14 -
    15 -
    16 -
    17 -
    18 -
    19 -
    20 -
    21 -
    22 -
    23 -
    24 -
    25 -
    26 -
    27 -
    28 -
    29 -
    30 -
    31 -
    32 -
    33 -
    34 -
    35 -
    36 -
    37 -
    38 -

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    Fuses in the cargo compartment

     Fuses

    Location Amperage
    1 Heated passenger's seat (option) 15
    2 Heated driver's seat (option) 15
    3 Horn 15
    4 -
    5 -
    6 -
    7 -
    8 Alarm siren 5
    9 Break light switch feed 5
    10 Instrument panel, climate system, power driver's seat (option) 10
    11 12-volt sockets - front and rear seats 15
    12 -
    13 -
    14 Headlight wipers (S60 R) 15
    15 ABS, STC/DSTC 5
    16 Power steering, Bi-Xenon headlights (option) 10
    17 Driver's side front foglight (option) 7.5
    18 Passenger's side front foglight (option) 7.5
    19 -
    20 -
    21 Transmission control module, reverse gear block (M66) 10
    22 Driver's side high beam 10
    23 Passenger's side high beam 10
    24 -
    25 -
    26 -
    27 -
    28 Power passenger's seat (option), audio system 5
    29 -
    30 -
    31 -
    32 -
    33 Vacuum pump 20
    34 Washer pump - headlight wipers (S60 R) 15
    35 -
    36 -

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     Fuses

    Fuses in the trunk
    The fuses in the cargo area are located behind the panel on the driver's side of the cargo compartment. When replacing a blown fuse, be sure to replace it with a new one of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse).

    Location Amperage
    1 Backup lights 10
    2 Parking lights, foglights, cargo area lighting, license plate lighting, brake lights 20
    3 Accessory control module 15
    4 -
    5 Rear Electronic Module 10
    6 CD-changer (option), Navigation system (option) 7.5
    7 Trailer wiring (30-feed) 15
    8 12-volt socket - cargo area 15
    9 Rear passenger's side door - power window, power window cutout function 20
    10 Rear driver's side door - power window, power window cutout function 20
    11 -
    12 -
    13 -
    14 -
    15 -
    16 -
    17 Accessory audio 5
    18 -
    19 -
    20 Trailer wiring (15-feed) 20
    21 -
    22 -
    23 All Wheel Drive 7.5
    24 Four-C chassis system (option) 15
    25 -
    26 Park assist (option) 5
    27 Main fuse: trailer wiring, Four-C, park assist, All Wheel Drive 30
    28 Central locking system 15
    29 Driver's side trailer lighting: parking lights, turn signal 25
    30 Passenger's side trailer lighting: parking light, brake light, fog light, turn signal 25
    31 Main fuse: fuses 37 and 3840
    32 -
    33 -
    34 -
    35 -
    36 - 20
    37 Heated rear window 20
    38 Heated rear window 20


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