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Chapter 8 - Maintenance/Servicing

pg. 135 Maintenance/Servicing


Fuses 136
Replacing bulbs 141
Paint touch up 148
Washing the car 149
Cleaning the upholstery 151
Maintenance service, Warranty 152
Fuel/emissions systems 153
Drive belt, Coolant 154
Maintaining your car 155
Servicing 157
Opening the hood, Engine compartment 158
Engine oil 159
Power steering/Brake fluid reservoirs 161
Replacing the battery 162
Battery maintenance 163
Replacing wiper blades 164

pg. 136 Fuses


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

Fuses are located in four different places:
1. Relays/fuse box in the engine compartment
2. Fuse box in the passenger compartment, behind the 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 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 than those stated on the following pages. Doing so could overload the car's electrical system.



pg. 137 Fuses in the engine compartment

Relays/fuses 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). Fuse amperage is also indicated on the inside of the fuse box cover. Fuses in positions marked X are replacement fuses.


A - To open, press the plastic catches on the sides of the fuse box cover and lift

Ordinary fuses
Location Amperage
1 ABS 30A
2 ABS 30A
3 -
4 -
5 Auxiliary lights (option) 20A
6 Starter motor relay 35A
7 Windshield wipers 25A
8 -
9 Fuel pump 15A
10 Ignition coils, engine control module 20A
11 Throttle pedal sensor, A/C compressor, e-box fan 10A
12 Engine control module, fuel injectors, mass airflow sensor 15A
13 Throttle housing control module 10A
14 Heated oxygen sensor 20A
15 Crankcase ventilation heater, solenoid valves 10A
16 Driver's side low beam headlight. 20A
17 Passenger's side low beam headlight 20A
18 -
19 Engine control module feed, engine relay 5A
20 Parking lights 15A
21 -


pg. 138 Fuses in the passenger compartment

Fuse box on the edge of the dashboard
Fuses are located inside the access panel on the edge of the dashboard. 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 Power driver's seat (option) 25A
2 Power passenger's seat (option) 25A
3 Climate system blower 30A
4 Control module - front passenger's door 25A
5 Control module - driver's door 25A
6 Ceiling lighting, upper electrical control module 10A
7 Moon roof (option) 15A
8 Ignition switch, SRS system, engine control module, immobilizer, transmission control module (R-models) 7.5A
9 Onboard diagnostics, headlight switch, steering wheel angle sensor, steering wheel control module 5A
10 Audio system 20A
11 Audio system amplifier 30A
12 Navigation system display (option) 10A
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 -


pg. 139 Fuses in the passenger compartment



Fuse box in the passenger compartment, behind the plastic cover

Location Amperage
1 Heated passenger's seat (option) 15A
2 Heated driver's seat (option) 15A
3 Horn 15A
4 -
5 -
6 -
7 -
8 Alarm siren 5A
9 Brake light switch feed 5A
10 Instrument panel, climate system, power driver's seat (option), Occupant Weight Sensor (US models only) 10A
11 12-volt sockets - front and rear seats 15A
12 -
13 -
14 Headlight wipers (V70 R) 15A
15 ABS, STC/DSTC 5A
16 Power steering, Bi-Xenon headlights (option) 10A
17 Driver's side front foglight (option) 7.5A
18 Passenger's side front foglight (option) 7.5A
19 -
20 -
21 Transmission control module, reverse gear block (M66) 10A
22 Driver's side high beam 10A
23 Passenger's side high beam 10A
24 -
25 -
26 -
27 -
28 Power passenger's seat (option), audio system 5A
29 -
30 -
31 -
32 -
33 Vacuum pump 20A
34 Washer pump - headlight wipers (V70 R) 15A
35 -
36 -


pg. 140 Fuses in the cargo compartment

Fuses in the cargo area
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).

Ordinary fuses
Location Amperage
1 Backup lights 10A
2 Parking lights, foglights, cargo area lighting, license plate lighting, brake lights 20A
3 Accessory control module 15A
4 -
5 Rear Electronic Module 10A
6 CD-changer (option), Navigation system (option) 7.5A
7 Trailer wiring (30-feed) 15A
8 12-volt socket - cargo area 15A
9 Rear passenger's side door - power window cut-out function 20A
10 Rear driver's side door - power window, power window cut-out function 20A
11 -
12 -
13 -
14 Subwoofer (option) 15A
15 -
16 -
17 Accessory audio 5A
18 -
19 Tailgate wiper 15A
20 Trailer wiring (15-feed) 20A
21 -
22 -
23 All Wheel Drive 7.5A
24 Four-C chassis system (option) 15A
25 -
26 Park assist (option) 5A
27 Main fuse: trailer wiring, Four-C,park assist, All Wheel Drive 30A
28 Central locking system 15A
29 Driver's side trailer lighting: parking lights, turn signal 25A
30 Passenger's side trailer lighting: parking light, brake light, fog light, turn signal 25A
31 Main fuse: fuses 37 and 38 40A
32 -
33 -
34 -
35 -
36 -
37 Heated rear window 20A
38 Heated rear window 20A


pg. 141 Replacing bulbs

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.

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

WARNING!
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.



Location of the bulbs in the headlight 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.

*Models with halogen headlights only

pg. 142 Replacing 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.

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.

High beam bulb

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.

pg. 143 Replacing 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.

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.

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

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).

pg. 144 Replacing bulbs


Side marker light

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.


Front fog light

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.


Side turn signal

Side turn signal
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.

pg. 145 Replacing bulbs

Replacement of backup lights, rear parking lights and rear fog light
1. Switch off all lights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
2. Open the access panel.
3. Twist the bulb holder counterclockwise and remove it.
4. Press the bulb inward, twist it counterclockwise and extract it.
5. Fit a new bulb.
6. Fit the bulb holder in place and twist it clockwise.
7. Refit the sound insulation and put the access panel back in place.


1. Rear turn signals
2. Brake light
3. Rear parking lights
4. Rear fog light (left side only) and rear parking lights
5. Backup light

See table on page 172.

Replacement of rear turn signal and brake light bulbs
1. Switch off all lights and turn the ignition switch to position 0.
2. Using a screwdriver, carefully pry off the speaker grille.
3. Pull out the red tab in the speaker.
4. Then press on the black pin above the extracted red tab and twist out the speaker.
5. Twist the bulb holder counterclockwise, and withdraw it.
6. Fit a new bulb.
7. Fit the bulb holder in place and twist it clockwise.
8. Refit the speaker and press in the red tab.
9. Press the speaker grille back into position.

pg. 146 Replacing bulbs


License plate lights
1. Switch off the ignition.
2. Loosen the screws with a Torx screwdriver.
3. Carefully pull out the lamp housing.
4. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and pull it out.
5. Pull out the defective bulb and insert a new one.
6. Reinsert the bulb holder into the housing and turn it clockwise.
7. Reinstall the housing and screw it in place.

Vanity mirror lights
1. Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
2. Pry out the defective 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.

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.

pg. 147 Replacing 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:
1. Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.
2. Replace the defective bulb.
3. Reinstall the lens.

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.

pg. 148 Paint touch up

Paint touch-up
Paint damage requires immediate attention to avoid rusting. Make it a habit to check the finish regularly - when washing the car for instance. Touch-up if necessary.

Paint repairs require special equipment and skill. Contact your Volvo retailer for any extensive damage.

Minor scratches can be repaired by using Volvo touch-up paint.

NOTE: When ordering touch-up paint from your Volvo retailer, use the paint code indicated on the model plate. The plate is located in the engine compartment.

Minor stone chips and scratches
Material:
Primer - can
Paint - touch-up bottle
Brush
Masking tape

NOTE: When touching up the car, it should be clean and dry. The surface temperature should be above 60° F (15° C).

Minor scratches on the surface
If the stone chip has not penetrated down to the metal and an undamaged layer of paint remains, the touch-up paint can be applied as soon as the spot has been cleaned.

Deep scratches
1. Place a strip of masking tape over the damaged surface. Pull the tape off so that any loose flakes of paint adhere to it.

2. Thoroughly mix the primer and apply it with a small brush.
When the primer surface is dry, the paint can be applied using a brush. Mix the paint thoroughly; apply several thin paint coats and let dry after each application.

3. If there is a longer scratch, you may want to protect surrounding paint by masking it off.

pg. 149 Washing the car

Washing the car

  • The car should be washed at regular intervals since dirt, dust, insects and tar spots adhere to the paint and may cause damage. It is particularly important to wash the car frequently in the wintertime to prevent corrosion, when salt has been used on the roads.
  • When washing the car, do not expose it to direct sunlight. Use lukewarm water to soften the dirt before you wash with a sponge and plenty of water, to avoid scratching.
  • Bird droppings: Remove from paintwork as soon as possible. Otherwise the finish may be permanently damaged.
  • A detergent can be used to facilitate the softening of dirt and oil.
  • A water-soluble grease solvent may be used in cases of sticky dirt. However, use a wash place equipped with a drainage separator.
  • Remove dirt from the drain holes in the doors and rocker panels.
  • Dry the car with a clean chamois.
  • Tar spots can be removed with kerosene or tar remover after the car has been washed.
  • A stiff-bristle brush and lukewarm soapy water can be used to clean the wiper blades. Frequent cleaning improves visibility considerably.
  • Wash off the dirt from the underside (wheel housings, fenders, etc.).
  • In areas of high industrial fallout, more frequent washing is recommended.

    CAUTION:
    During high pressure washing, the spray mouthpiece must never be closer to the vehicle than 13" (30 cm). Do not spray into the locks.
    Special moonroof cautions:
    - Always close the moonroof and sun shade before washing your vehicle.
    - Never use abrasive cleaning agents on the moonroof.
    - Never use wax on the rubber seals around the moonroof.


  • When washing or steam cleaning the engine, avoid spraying water or steam directly on the electrical components or toward the rear side of the engine.
  • After cleaning the engine, the spark plug wells should be inspected for water and blown dry if necessary.

    Suitable detergents: Special car washing detergents should be used. Mix according to manufacturer's instructions.

    Exterior plastic components
    Cleaning exterior plastic components should be done with a cleaning agent specially designed for this purpose. Solvents or stain removers should not be used. Consult your Volvo retailer.

    WARNING!

  • When the car is driven immediately after being washed, apply the brakes several times in order to remove any moisture from the brake linings.
  • Engine cleaning agents should not be used when the engine is warm. This constitutes a fire risk.

  • Water repellent glass (sideview mirrors/side windows) - option

  • Do not apply wax, degreasing agents, etc. to this glass. This could damage the coating.
  • Clean the glass surface with care to avoid scratching.

    pg. 150 Washing the car

    Automatic washing - simple and quick

  • We do NOT recommend washing your car in an automatic wash during the first six months (because the paint will not have hardened sufficiently).
  • An automatic wash is a simple and quick way to clean your car, but it is worth remembering that it may not be as thorough as when you yourself go over the car with sponge and water. Keeping the underbody clean is most important, especially in the winter. Some automatic washers do not have facilities for washing the underbody.
  • Before driving into an automatic wash, make sure that side view mirrors, auxiliary lamps, etc, are secure, otherwise there is risk of the machine dislodging them.

    Polishing and waxing

  • Normally, polishing is not required during the first year after delivery. However, waxing may be beneficial.
  • Before applying polish or wax the car must be washed and dried. Tar spots can be removed with kerosene or tar remover. Difficult spots may require a fine rubbing compound.
  • After polishing, use liquid or paste wax.
  • Several commercially available products contain both polish and wax.
  • Waxing alone does not substitute for polishing of a dull surface.
  • A wide range of polymer-based car waxes can be purchased today. These waxes are easy to use and produce a long-lasting, high-gloss finish that protects the bodywork against oxidation, road dirt and fading.
  • Do not polish or wax your car in direct sunlight (the surface of the car should not be warmer than 113° F (45° C).
    CAUTION:

    Volvo does not recommend the use of long-life or durable paint protection coatings, some of which may claim to prevent pitting, fading, oxidation, etc. These coatings have not been tested by Volvo for compatibility with your vehicle's clear coat. Some of them may cause the clear coat to soften, crack, or cloud. Damage caused by application of paint protection coatings may not be covered under your vehicle's paint warranty.




    pg. 151 Cleaning the upholstery

    Fabric
    Clean with soapy water or a detergent. For more difficult spots caused by oil, ice cream, shoe polish, grease, etc., use a clothing/fabric stain remover. Consult your Volvo retailer.

    Interior plastic components
    Cleaning interior plastic components should be done with a cleaning agent specially designed for this purpose. Consult your Volvo retailer.

    Alcantera™ suede-like material
    Suede-like upholstery can be cleaned with a soft cloth and mild soap solution.

    Leather care
    Volvo's leather upholstery is manufactured with a protectant to repel soiling. Over time, sunlight, grease and dirt can break down the protection. Staining, cracking, scuffing, and fading can result.
    Volvo offers an easy-to-use, non-greasy leather care kit formulated to clean and beautify your vehicle's leather, and to renew the protective qualities of its finish. The cleaner removes dirt and oil buildup. The light cream protectant restores a barrier against soil and sunlight.
    Volvo also offers a special leather softener that should be applied after the cleaner and protectant. It leaves leather soft and smooth, and reduces friction between leather and other finishes in the vehicle.
    Volvo recommends cleaning, protecting and conditioning your vehicle's leather two to four times a year. Ask your Volvo retailer about Leather Care Kit 951 0251 and Leather Softener 943 7429.


    CAUTION!

  • Under no circumstances should gasoline, naphtha or similar cleaning agents be used on the plastic or the leather since these can cause damage.
  • Take extra care when removing stains such as ink or lipstick since the coloring can spread.
  • Use solvents sparingly. Too much solvent can damage the seat padding.
  • Start from the outside of the stain and work toward the center.
  • Sharp objects (e.g. pencils or pens in a pocket) or velcro fasteners on clothing may damage the textile upholstery.

    Cleaning the seat belts
    Clean only with lukewarm water and mild soap solution.

    Cleaning floor mats
    The floor mats should be vacuumed or brushed clean regularly, especially during winter when they should be taken out for drying. Spots on textile mats can be removed with a mild detergent.

    Bear in mind

  • Take extra care when removing stains such as ink or lipstick since the coloring can spread.
  • Use solvents sparingly. Too much solvent can damage the seat padding.
  • Start from the outside of the stain and work toward the center.

    pg. 152 Maintenance service, Warranty

    Maintenance service
    Volvo advises you to follow the service program outlined in the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet. This maintenance program contains inspections and services necessary for the proper function of your car. The maintenance services contain several checks which require special instruments and tools and therefore must be performed by a qualified technician. To keep your Volvo in top condition, specify time-tested and proven Genuine Volvo Parts and Accessories.

    The Federal Clean Air Act - U.S.
    The Federal Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to furnish written instructions to the ultimate purchaser to assure the proper servicing and function of the components that control emissions. These services, which are listed in the "Warranty and Service Records Information booklet," are not covered by the warranty. You will be required to pay for labor and material used.

    Maintenance services
    Your Volvo passed several major inspections before it was delivered to you, in accordance with Volvo specifications. The maintenance services outlined in the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet, many of which will positively affect your vehicle's emissions, should be performed as indicated. It is recommended that receipts for vehicle emission services be retained in case questions arise concerning maintenance.

    Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected.

    Applicable warranties
    In accordance with applicable U.S. and Canadian regulations, the following list of warranties is provided.

  • New Car Limited Warranty
  • Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty
  • Corrosion Protection Limited Warranty
  • Seat Belt and Supplemental Restraint Systems Limited Warranty
  • Emission Design and Defect Warranty
  • Emission Performance Warranty

    These are the Federal warranties; other warranties are provided as required by state/provincial law. Refer to your separate Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for detailed information concerning each of the warranties.

    Vehicle Event Data (Black Box)
    Your vehicle's driving and safety systems employ computers that monitor, and share with each other, information about your vehicle's operation. One or more of these computers may store what they monitor, either during normal vehicle operation or in a crash or near-crash event. Stored information may be read and used by:

  • Volvo Car Corporation
  • service and repair facilities
  • law enforcement or government agencies
  • others who may assert a legal right to know, or who obtain your consent to know such information.


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