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2005 Volvo XC70 Question: Low beam headlight on passenger side

 

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Visitor, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Waretown, NJ, October 20, 2010, 19:43

Can't get bulb out because I can't get my hand in to disconnect the wires and grab the bulb.

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    October 20, 2010, 20:40
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    Depending on your skill level this may become a week-end project..
    Mechanic flat-rate time for a profesional B-tech (basic) is:
    Replace One Side: 1.3 hours
    Here is the procedure:
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    Headlamp/bulb, replacing
    Note! The service information are used for different model years and/or models. Some variation may occur. However, the essential information is always correct.
    Preparatory work:
    Removing the bumper casing
    Ignition off.
    Set the switch for external lighting to zero.
    Detach the casing for the bumper on the relevant side.
    See: Bumper front, replacing See: Body and Frame\Bumper\Front Bumper\Service and Repair (V70 (00-)) or: Bumper front, replacing See: Body and Frame\Bumper\Front Bumper\Service and Repair (V70 XC (01-) / XC70).
    Remove the 4 screws from the bumper guide.
    Caution! Carefully tension the casing and the guide for the bumper when working with headlamps.
    Removal:
    Removing the headlamp
    Caution! Position a guard over the casing when removing the headlamp.
    Remove:
    • the 4 screws for the headlamp
    • the connectors
    • the headlamp.
    1. Turn signal lamps
    2. Parking lamps, applies to vehicles equipped with Bi Xenon lamps
    3. Parking lamps, applies to vehicles equipped with halogen lamps
    4. Dipped beam
    5. Main beam
    6. Sidemarker lamps front.
    Installation:
    Installing the headlamp
    Note! Carefully tension the casing and the guide for the bumper when working with headlamps.
    Install:
    • the connectors
    • the headlamp
    • the 4 x screws
    • the bumper guide
    • the 4 x screws
    • the casing for the bumper on the relevant side. See: Body and Frame\Bumper\Front Bumper\Service and Repair
    Finishing
    Checking the light pattern
    Check and adjust the light pattern. See: Headlamps, aligning See: Headlamp\Adjustments.
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    Bumper front, replacing:

    Note! As this service information are used for different model years and / or models, some variation may occur. However, the essential information is always correct.
    Removal:
    Removing the front bumper
    Remove:
    • the 2 covers
    • the 2 clips (2) on the underneath of the bumper casing
    • the 2 screws.
    Hint: Use butyl tape to secure the screws. Otherwise the screws are easy to lose.
    Remove the 6 clips at the top edge of the bumper cover.
    Slacken off the screw (3), 1 on each side, until the slide mounting releases from the bumper cover.
    Hint: Press the screw so that the screw head bottoms out.
    Sorry for the long-version, but this is not yor Dad's Chevy...
    Good Luck....
    Pull the bumper forward while pulling both the sides outwards so that the edges release from the slide mounting.
    Hint: This operation is easier with two people.
    Remove:
    • the 2 connectors for the fog lamps
    • the quick-release connector for the hose for the headlamp washer.
    Transferring components
    Transferring the rear section
    Remove:
    • the clips, 2 on each side.
    • the 5 x rivets.
    Unhook the rear section.
    Transferring the fog lamps
    Transfer the fog lamps. See: Fog lamps, front, replacing See: Lighting and Horns\Fog/Driving Lamp\Service and Repair\Fog Lamps, Front, Replacing.
    Transferring the nozzles for the high-pressure washers
    Transfer the nozzles for the high pressure washers. See: Nozzle high-pressure washer headlamp, replacing See: Wiper and Washer Systems\Headlamp Washer Spray Nozzle\Service and Repair.
    Transferring the front protective panel
    Removal
    Note! The rear section must be removed before the protective panel can be replaced.
    Release the 10 hooks.
    Remove the protective panel.
    Installation
    Note! Use an installation tool and rivets with spacers. See VIDA Replacement Parts Information.
    Hook the protective panel on to the casing.
    Install:
    • the rear section
    • 5 rivets.
    Transfer
    • the radiator grille. See: Radiator grille, replacing See: Grille\Service and Repair
    • the license plate holder and the license plate. It is secured using 4 screws
    • the cover for the towing eyelet.
    Transferring the side bracket
    Remove:
    • the rivets, 4 per bracket.
    • the screws, 5 per bracket.
    Installation
    Installing the front bumper
    Note! For tightening torques, see applicable specifications.
    Install:
    • the 2 connectors for the fog lamps
    • the quick-release connector for the hose for the headlamp washer
    • the bumper cover.
    Note! Ensure that the bumper cover is correctly positioned on the slide mountings on the sides.
    Install:
    • the 6 clips at the top edge of the bumper cover
    • the 2 screws. Tighten
    • the 2 covers
    • the 2 clips on the underside of the bumper cover.
    Tighten the 2 screws for the sliding mounts.

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  • Answer #2

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 21, 2010, 09:48
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    Hey James, those instructions are for replacing the entire headlight assembly, but I believe they are trying to replace the bulb.
    These bulbs are difficult to access, you may need to remove the windshield washer bottle filler tube to get to the bulb. There is a 25 torx screw holding it to the fender, remove that and pull the tube out, see if that helps.
    Good Luck

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