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Volvo service 204
Maintaining your vehicle205
Working on your vehicle207
Engine compartment209
Engine oil 210
Fluids213
Wiper blades 215
Battery216
Replacing bulbs 219
Fuses226

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Volvo service

Maintenance service

Periodic maintenance will help keep your vehicle running well. Your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet provides a comprehensive maintenance schedule up to 150,000 miles (240,000 km) of vehicle service. This maintenance program contains inspections and services necessary for the proper function of your vehicle, and includes components that affect vehicle emissions. The maintenance services contain several checks that require special instruments and tools and therefore must be performed by a qualified technician. Volvo advises you to follow the service program outlined in this booklet. 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.

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.

    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.

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    Maintaining your vehicle

    Owner maintenance

    Periodic maintenance requirements and intervals are described in your vehicle's Warranty and Service Records Information booklet.

    The following points can be carried out between the normally scheduled maintenance services.

    Each time the vehicle is refueled

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Clean the windshield, windshield wipers, headlights, and tail lights

    Monthly

  • Check cold tire pressure in all tires. Inspect the tires for wear.
  • Check that engine coolant and other fluid levels are between the indicated "min" and "max" markings.
  • Clean interior glass surfaces with a glass cleaner and soft paper towels.
  • Wipe driver information displays with a soft cloth.
  • Visually inspect battery terminals for corrosion. Corrosion may indicate a loose terminal connector, or a battery near the end of its useful service life. Consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for additional information.

    As needed

  • Wash the vehicle, including the undercarriage, to reduce wear that can be caused by a buildup of dirt, and corrosion that can be caused by salt residues.
  • Clean leaves and twigs from air intake vents at the base of the windshield, and from other places where they may collect.
  • Complete service information for qualified technicians is available online for purchase or subscription at www.volvotechinfo.com.

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    Maintaining your vehicle

    Emission inspection readiness

    What is an Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II)?
    OBD II is part of your vehicle's computerized engine management system. It stores diagnostic information about your vehicle's emission controls. It can light the Check Engine light (MIL) if it detects an emission control "fault." A "fault" is a component or system that is not performing within an expected range. A fault may be permanent or temporary. OBD II will store a message about any fault.

    How do states use OBD II for emission inspections?
    Many states connect a computer directly to a vehicle's OBD II system. The inspector can then read "faults." In some states, this type of inspection has replaced the tailpipe emission test.

    How can my vehicle fail OBD II emission inspection?
    Your vehicle can fail OBD II emission inspection for any of the following reasons.

  • If your Check Engine (MIL) light is lit, your vehicle may fail inspection.
  • If your vehicle's Check Engine light was lit, but went out without any action on your part, OBD II will still have a recorded fault. Your vehicle may pass or fail, depending on the inspection practices in your area.
  • If you had recent service that required disconnecting the battery, OBD II diagnostic information may be incomplete and "not ready" for inspection. A vehicle that is not ready may fail inspection.

    How can I prepare for my next OBD II emission inspection?

  • If your Check Engine (MIL) light is lit - or was lit but went out without service, have your vehicle diagnosed and, if necessary, serviced by a qualified Volvo technician.
  • If you recently had service for a lit Check Engine light, or if you had service that required disconnecting the battery, a period of driving is necessary to bring the OBD II system to "ready" for inspection. A half-hour trip of mixed stop-and-go/highway driving is typically needed to allow OBD II to reach readiness. Your Volvo retailer can provide you with more information on planning a trip.
  • Maintain your vehicle in accordance with your vehicle's maintenance schedule.

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    Working on your vehicle

    Note the following before you begin working on your vehicle:

    Battery

  • Ensure that the battery cables are correctly connected and tightened.
  • Never disconnect the battery when the engine is running (e.g., when replacing the battery).
  • Never use a fast charger to charge the battery. The battery cables should be disconnected when recharging.
  • The battery contains acid that is both corrosive and poisonous. It is important that the battery is handled in an environmentally friendly way. See also page 217 for more information on handling the battery.

    Hoisting the vehicle

    If a garage jack is used to lift the vehicle, the two jack attachments points should be used. They are specially reinforced to bear the weight of the vehicle (see the illustration). A garage jack can also be placed under the front of the engine support frame. Take care not to damage the splash guard under the engine. Ensure that the jack is positioned so that the vehicle cannot slide off it. Always use axle stands or similar structures. The vehicle's gross vehicle weight is between 5770 lbs (2630 kg) and 6080 lbs (2760 kg). Use a jack and stands rated for this weight.

    If a two-post hoist is used to lift the vehicle, the front and rear lift arm pads should be centered under the reinforced lift plates on the inboard edge of the sill rail (see illustration).

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    warning WARNING
    The ignition system has very high voltage! The voltage in the ignition system is dangerous!

    Do not touch spark plugs, ignition cables or the ignition coil when the engine is running or the ignition is switched on!

    The ignition should be switched off when:

  • Conducting engine tests.
  • Replacing parts in the ignition system, such as spark plugs, ignition coil, distributor, ignition cables, etc.
  • warning WARNING
    Never try to repair any part of the SRS/SIPS/WHIPS/IC systems yourself. Any interference in the system could cause malfunction and serious injury. Any work should only be performed by an authorized Volvo workshop.

    Belt check

    Check the belt regularly to make sure it is in good condition and is clean. A worn or dirty belt can cause poor cooling and low alternator output as well as impair the operation of the power steering and the air conditioning unit.

    note NOTE
    The drive belt is equipped with a self-tensioning mechanism and requires no adjustment between changes.

    warning WARNING
    The engine must not be running when this check is performed.

    Check coolant level

    The cooling system must be filled with coolant and not leak to operate at maximum efficiency. Check the coolant level regularly. The level should be between the "MAX" and "MIN" marks on the expansion tank. The check should be made with particular thoroughness when the engine is new or when the cooling system has been drained.

    Do not remove the filler cap other than for topping up with coolant. Frequent removal may prevent coolant circulation between the engine and the expansion tank during engine warm up and cooling.

    Changing coolant

    Normally, the coolant does not need to be changed. If the system must be drained, consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    Do not top off with water only. This reduces the rust-protective and antifreeze qualities of the coolant and has a lower boiling point. It can also cause damage to the cooling system if it should freeze. Top off with Volvo Genuine Coolant/Antifreeze only (a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze.

    CAUTION
    The cooling system must always be kept filled to the correct level. If it is not kept filled, there can be high local temperatures in the engine which could result in damage. Different types of antifreeze/coolant may not be mixed.

    warning WARNING
    Never remove the radiator cap while the engine is warm. Wait until the vehicle cools.

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    Engine compartment

    1. Brake fluid reservoir

    2. Relay/fuse box

    3. Air cleaner

    4. Cooling fan

    5. Radiator

    6. Dipstick-engine oil

    7. Filler cap-engine oil

    8. Washer fluid reservoir

    9. Power steering fluid reservoir

    10. Expansion tank-coolant

    11. Data plate

    12. Battery (under floor in rear cargo area)

    warning WARNING
    The cooling fan (4) may start or continue to operate (for up to 6 minutes) after the engine has been switched off.

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    Engine oil

    Oil specifications

    Engine oil must meet the minimum ILSAC specification GF-3, API SL, or ACEA A1/B1. Lower quality oils may not offer the same fuel economy, engine performance, or engine protection.
    Volvo recommends Castrol.

    Depending on your driving habits, premium or synthetic oils may provide superior fuel economy and engine protection. Consult your Volvo retailer or a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for recommendations on premium or synthetic oils.

    Oil additives must not be used.

    note NOTE
    Synthetic oil is not used when the oil is changed at the normal maintenance services. This oil is only used at customer request, at additional charge. Please consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    Oil viscosity (stable ambient temperatures)

    Operation in hot climates
    When temperatures exceed 104° F (40° C) in your area, Volvo recommends, for the protection of your engine, that you use a heavier weight oil, such as such as SAE 5W-40 or 0W-40. See the viscosity chart.

    Operation in temperate climates
    Incorrect viscosity oil can shorten engine life. Under normal use when temperatures do not exceed 104° F (40° C), SAE 5W-30 will provide good fuel economy and engine protection. See the viscosity chart.

    Extreme engine operation
    Synthetic oils meeting SAE 0W-30 or 0W-40 and complying with oil quality requirements are recommended for driving in areas of sustained temperature extremes (hot or cold), when towing a trailer over long distances, and for prolonged driving in mountainous areas.

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    Engine oil

    American Petroleum Institute (API) symbol

    The API Service Symbol "donut" is divided into three parts:

  • The upper section describes the oil's performance level.
  • The center identifies the oil's viscosity.
  • The lower section indicates whether the oil has demonstrated energy-conserving properties in a standard test in comparison to a reference oil.

    note NOTE
    Volvo uses different systems to indicate a low oil level or pressure. Some models have an oil pressure sensor, in which case a warning symbol (see page 52) is used to indicate low oil pressure. Other models have an oil level sensor, in which case the driver is alerted by the warning symbol in the center of the instrument panel and a text in the information display. Some models use both systems. Contact a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for more information.

    Changing engine oil and oil filter

    See page 210 for oil specifications and page 263 for oil volumes. Refer to the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for information on the oil change intervals.

    note NOTE
    Volvo does not recommend the use of oil additives.

    Synthetic oil is not used when the oil is changed at the normal maintenance intervals except at owner request and at additional charge. Please consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    Checking and adding oil

    The oil level should be checked every time the vehicle is refueled. This is especially important during the period up to the first scheduled maintenance service.

  • The vehicle should be parked on a level surface when the oil is checked.
  • If the engine is warm, wait for at least 10- 15 minutes after the engine has been switched off before checking the oil.

    Checking the oil

  • Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a lint-free rag.

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    Engine oil

  • Reinsert the dipstick, pull it out, and check the oil level.
  • Add oil if necessary. If the level is close to the MIN mark, add approximately 1 US quart (1 liter) of oil.
  • Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
  • Switch off the engine and wait for at least 10-15 minutes and recheck the oil level. If necessary, add oil until the level is near the mark.
  • Oil level should be between the MIN and MAX marks on the dipstick.

    CAUTION
    Not checking the oil level regularly can result in serious engine damage if the oil level becomes too low.
  • Never fill oil above the MAX mark. This could cause an increase in oil consumption.
  • Not checking the oil level regularly can result in serious engine damage if the oil level becomes too low.
  • Always add oil of the same type and viscosity as already used.
  • warning WARNING
    Do not allow oil to spill onto or come into contact with hot exhaust pipe surfaces.

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    Fluids

    Washer fluid reservoir

    The washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine compartment and holds approx. 6.8 US qts (6.5 liters).

    When there is less than approximately 1 US qt (1 liter) remaining in the reservoir, the washer fluid spray will be directed to the windshield only.

    During cold weather, the reservoir should be filled with windshield washer solvent containing antifreeze.

    Changing coolant

    Normally, the coolant does not need to be changed. If the system must be drained, consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    note NOTE
    Do not top off with water only. This reduces the rust-protective and antifreeze qualities of the coolant and has a lower boiling point. It can also cause damage to the cooling system if it should freeze. Top off with Volvo Genuine Coolant/Antifreeze only (a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze)

    CAUTION
    The cooling system must always be kept filled to the correct level. If it is not kept filled, there can be high local temperatures in the engine which could result in damage. Different types of antifreeze/coolant may not be mixed.
    Check coolant regularly!

    warning WARNING
  • Never remove the radiator cap while the engine is warm. Wait until the vehicle cools.
  • If it is necessary to top up the coolant when the engine is warm, unscrew the expansion tank cap slowly so that the overpressure dissipates.
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    Fluids

    Brake fluid reservoir

    The brake fluid should always be above the MIN mark on the side of the reservoir. Check, without removing the cap, that there is sufficient fluid in the reservoir.

    Fluid type: DOT 4+ boiling point >536 °F (280 °C), P/N 9437433.

    Replace: Every second year or 30,000 miles (48,000 km). The fluid should be replaced once a year or every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) when driving under extremely hard conditions (mountain driving, etc.).

    Always entrust brake fluid changing to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    Power steering fluid reservoir

    The fluid level should always be between the ADD and FULL marks.

    Fluid type: Volvo synthetic power steering fluid (Pentosin CHF 11S) P/N 1161529 or equivalent.

    Replace: No fluid change required.

    If a problem should occur in the power steering system or if the vehicle has no electrical current and must be towed, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. However, keep in mind that greater effort will be required to turn the steering wheel.

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    Wiper blades

    Windshield wiper blades

    To change a windshield wiper blade:

  • Fold the wiper arm out from the windshield and hold the wiper blade.
  • Press in the grooved catches and pull out the wiper blade.
  • Insert a new wiper blade and ensure that it is securely in place.

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

    Tailgate wiper blade

    To change a tailgate wiper blade:

  • Pull the wiper arm rearward, away from the tailgate window.
  • Pull out the wiper blade as shown in the illustration.
  • Press the new wiper blade into place. Check that it is properly secured.

    note NOTE
    Keeping the windshield/tailgate window and wiper blades clean helps improve visibility and prolongs the service life of the wiper blades. See page 196 for washing instructions.

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    Battery

    Battery maintenance

    The battery in your vehicle is located under the floor of the cargo compartment.

    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 15,0001 miles (24,000 km), whichever is sooner. The fluid should be at the level shown in the illustration above (A)2. Do not overfill.
  • Use a screw driver to open the caps or cover and a flashlight to inspect the level.
  • If necessary, add distilled water. The level should never be above the indicator (A)2.
  • The fluid level should be checked if the battery has been recharged.
  • After inspection, be sure the cap over each battery cell or cover is securely in place.
  • Check that the battery cables are correctly connected and properly tightened. Route ventilation hose through opening in floor (see the illustration on page 218).
  • 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 145), the battery must be connected.

    1More frequently in warm climates.

    2 The level indicator inside the battery could be designed in various ways. See illustrations.

    warning WARNING
    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.

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    warning WARNING
  • 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.
  • note NOTE
    Used batteries should be properly disposed of at a recycling station or similar facility, or taken to your Volvo retailer.

    Symbols

    Replacing the battery

    1. Switch off the ignition.

    2. Wait at least 5 minutes after switching off the ignition before disconnecting the battery so that all information in the vehicle's electrical system can be stored in the control modules.

    3. 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 vehicle's electrical system can be stored in the control modules.

    4. Disconnect the negative (ground) cable first.

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    Battery

    5. Disconnect the positive cable and pull the ventilation hose from the battery.

    6. Lift out the old battery and put a new battery into place.

    7. Connect the positive cable first.

    8. Connect the negative (ground) cable.

    9. Be sure that the ventilation hose (see below) 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.

    10. Reinstall the cover and retaining bracket and screw it securely in place.

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

    warning WARNING
  • 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 a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.
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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 Active Bi-Xenon® headlight bulbs contain trace amounts of mercury. These bulbs should always be disposed of by an authorized Volvo retailer.
  • The following bulbs should only be replaced by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician:
    - Active Bi-Xenon® headlights,
    - Courtesy (dome) lighting,
    - Reading lights,
    - Glove compartment lights
    - Turn signals and courtesy lights in the side door mirrors
    - High-mounted brake lights

    Replacing high/low beams/turn signal/parking light bulbs

    The entire lamp housing must be lifted out when replacing these bulbs.

    To lift out the lamp housing:

    1. Switch off the ignition.

    2. Open the hood.

    3. Pull up the retaining pins (see the illustration).

    4. Lift out the lamp housing.

    warning WARNING
    Active Bi-Xenon® headlights (option) - due to the high voltage used by these headlights, these bulbs should only be replaced by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

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    Replacing bulbs

    Location of the bulbs in the headlight housing

    1. Low beam headlight/Active Bi-Xenon® headlight (option)

    2. High beam headlight

    3. Turn signal

    4. Parking light

    5. Side marker light

    Replacing the low beam bulb (Halogen headlights)

    1. Remove the plastic cover over the bulb (1) by turning it counterclockwise.

    2. Pull the connector from the lamp housing (2).

    3. Loosen the bulb's retaining spring by first moving it to the right and then moving it out of the way.

    4. Pull out the bulb from the holder.

    5. Insert the new bulb (without touching the glass) in the holder.

    6. Move the retaining spring up and push it slightly to the left until it seats properly.

    7. Press the bulb holder into place on the headlight housing.

    8. Reinstall the plastic cap. The letters "HAUT" on the cap must be upward.

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    Replacing the high beam bulb (Halogen headlights)

    1. Remove the rubber cover (1) by pulling it off.

    2. Pull the connector from the lamp housing (2).

    3. Loosen the bulb's retaining spring by first moving it to the right and then moving it out of the way.

    4. Pull out the bulb from the holder.

    5. Insert the new bulb (without touching the glass) in the holder.

    6. Move the retaining spring up and push it slightly to the left until it seats properly.

    7. Press the bulb holder into place on the headlight housing.

    8. Press the rubber cover into place.

    Replacing the high beam bulb (Active Bi-Xenon® headlights)

    1. Remove the rubber cover over the bulb (1) by pulling it off.

    2. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and pull it out of the headlight housing.

    3. Remove the connector from the bulb unit (2) by pressing the lock tab out and pulling.

    4. Connect the connector to the new bulb unit until it clicks into place.

    5. Press a new bulb unit into the headlight housing and turn it clockwise into place.

    6. Reinstall the plastic cover.

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    Replacing bulbs

    Replacing parking light/side marker light bulbs

    1. Turn the lamp holder approximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it out of the headlight housing.

    2. Pull the bulb straight out.

    3. Align the guide lugs on the side of the base of the new bulb in the grooves in the holder and press it into place.

    4. Press the lamp holder into the place in the headlight housing and turn it approximately 1/4 turn clockwise.

    Replacing the turn signal bulb

    1. Turn the lamp holder approximately 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it out of the headlight housing.

    2. Press in the bulb slightly and pull it out of the holder.

    3. Align the guide lugs on the side of the base of the new bulb in the grooves in the holder. Press it in and turn it slightly clockwise.

    4. Press the lamp holder into the place in the headlight housing and turn it approximately 1/4 turn clockwise.

    Front fog lights

    note NOTE
    Avoid touching the glass on the bulb with your fingers.

    1. Switch off the ignition.

    2. Turn the bulb holder slightly counterclockwise to release it.

    3. Replace the bulb. The shape of the foot of the bulb corresponds to the shape of the bulb holder.

    4. Reinstall the bulb holder by turning it slightly clockwise. The side of the holder marked "TOP" should face upward.

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    Replacing bulbs

    Location of tail light bulbs

    1. Parking light

    2. Turn signal

    3. Back-up light

    4. Parking light

    5. Brake light

    note NOTE
    If the message indicating a burned out bulb remains in the information display after a bulb has been replaced, consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    Replacing bulbs in the tail light cluster

    1. Switch off all lights and turn ignition key to position 0.

    2. Fold down the lower section of the tailgate, and fold up the rear section of the cargo area floor.

    3. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional grocery bag holder, detach the holder's bands.

    4. Remove the corner panel (A in the illustration above).

    5. Open the cover (B) in the side panel by pulling the tab (C) upward/outward.

    6. Loosen the bolts (D).

    7. Pull the entire tail light housing straight out.

    8. Disconnect the wiring.

    9. Place the tail light housing on a soft cloth to avoid scratching the lens.

    10. Turn the lamp holder(s) counterclockwise and pull out.

    11. Turn signal, back-up light, brake light bulbs: Turn the bulb counterclockwise and remove it.

    12. Parking light bulbs: Pull the bulb straight out.

    13. Insert a new bulb.

    14. Place the lamp holder in the groove and turn clockwise.

    15. Press wiring back into place.

    16. Align the tail light housing with the holes for the retaining bolts and press it into place.

    17. Tighten the retaining bolts.

    18. Reinsert the side and corner panels.

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    Replacing bulbs

    Rear fog light

    1. Switch off the ignition.

    2. Carefully insert a small screwdriver (see illustration above).

    3. Pry out the lamp housing.

    4. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and remove it.

    5. Turn the bulb counterclockwise and remove it.

    6. Insert a new bulb and press the lamp housing back into place.

    Door step courtesy lights

    The door step courtesy lights are located under the dashboard 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.

    Cargo compartment light

    1. Carefully insert a screwdriver and pry out the lens.

    2. Pry out the bulb and replace it.

    3. Press the lens back into place.

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    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.

    License plate lights

    1. Switch off the ignition.

    2. Loosen the screws with a Torx screwdriver.

    3. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and pull it out.

    4. Pull out the defective bulb and insert a new one.

    5. Reinsert the bulb holder into the housing and turn it clockwise.

    6. Reinstall the housing and screw it into place.

    note NOTE
    Other bulbs may be difficult for you to replace yourself. Let a trained and qualified Volvo service technician replace these bulbs if necessary.

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    Fuses

    Replacing fuses

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

    The fuse boxes are located in four different places:

  • Relays/fuse box in the engine compartment
  • Fuse box in the passenger compartment, behind the plastic cover
  • Fuse box in the passenger compartment, on the edge of the dashboard
  • Fuse box in the cargo compartment.

    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 (and several extra fuses) in the passenger compartment fuse box on the driver's end of dashboard. From the side, examine the curved metal wire (see the illustration) 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 engine compartment and the passenger compartment. If fuses burn out repeatedly, have the electrical system inspected by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    warning WARNING
    Never use metal objects or fuses with higher amperage than those stated on the following pages. Doing so could seriously damage or overload the vehicle's electrical system.

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    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).

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    Fuses

    Fuses in the passenger compartment

    Fuses are located inside the access panel on the edge of the dashboard, on the driver's side. There are also a number of spare fuses. When replacing a blown fuse, be sure to replace it with a new one of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse).

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    Fuse box in the passenger compartment, behind the plastic cover, driver's side

    This fuse box is located behind the plastic cover below the steering wheel. When replacing a blown fuse, be sure to replace it with a new one of the same color and amperage (written on the fuse).

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    Fuses in the cargo compartment

    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).

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