Volvo S60 Headlight - Help!

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by missingtrees, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. missingtrees

    missingtrees Guest

    Hi

    Can anyone out there tell me how to replace my headlight? I need step
    by step instructions as I can't see how to get the old one out. Its a
    2003 car. Please note - I'm a girl, but fairly capable - but don't
    know that many technical terms for some of the bits! Thanks a lot!
     
    missingtrees, Feb 19, 2006
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    carlos Guest

    Hey it's no problem, they are actually very easy to replace. The cover
    unscrews about a 1/4 turn from the back of the headlamp and then you
    remove the lamp. I cannot remember if it just pops our or if you need
    to do something else. I looked at mine today but it is below zero here
    and you know how a harmless task can turn into a disaster at these
    temps. Perhaps someone else has done it recently but I remember it is
    amazingly easy and I dreaded it from past experiences with cars like
    Subaru, etc.
     
    carlos, Feb 19, 2006
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    Paul_B Guest


    I did mine recently, and while in theory it should have been
    easy, getting my hand in there and working was a pain. It's also
    freezing here so I'm not going to check, but I think there's also
    a metal retaining ring that must be dealt with. A bit of patience
    and careful observation and you should be ok.

    p.
     
    Paul_B, Feb 19, 2006
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  4. missingtrees

    missingtrees Guest

    I've now found out that I have to take the whole bumper off to get it
    out! Think I might just take it to a garage, but not Volvo - they want
    £115 + VAT to fit it!
     
    missingtrees, Feb 20, 2006
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    Allen Guest

    I've now found out that I have to take the whole bumper off to get it
    out! Think I might just take it to a garage, but not Volvo - they want
    £115 + VAT to fit it!

    You are talking of replacing the headlight lense then, not just the bulb.
    If that is true then the bumper does have to come off. Do you have a broken
    lense or a burnt out bulb?

    Allen
     
    Allen, Feb 20, 2006
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  6. missingtrees

    missingtrees Guest

    I actually have a hole in the glass about an inch across, which I have
    covered with clingfilm and sellotape!
     
    missingtrees, Feb 20, 2006
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    Allen Guest

    I actually have a hole in the glass about an inch across, which I have
    covered with clingfilm and sellotape!

    Ouch! We were following a truck in our S80 when the truck's tire exploded
    sending a large piece of rubber into our grill and of course breaking the
    headlight lense. Not cheap.

    Allen
     
    Allen, Feb 20, 2006
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    byrocat Guest

    <<Did you hear about the massive oil refinery explosion in Hemel
    Hempstead (UK)? I noticed my light was broken the same day - I live 2
    miles away and we nearly fell out of bed when it exploded! I think
    something fell off our roof.!
    Question that springs to mind is whether or not you can claim this from
    the refinery's insurers...

    Probably not.

    To cut down on expenses, check with your local auto-wrecker to get a
    replacement.

    This will cut down but the garage may insist on installing new ($$$$).
     
    byrocat, Feb 21, 2006
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