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Exterior Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely on Volvo S60

Problem Description and Possible Solution

It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 103,075 (128–220,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
123 people reported this problem
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This seems to just be a Volvo thing....I have had many and all do this. I have started buying the bulb grease you can get at automotive parts stores and buying one of each type of bulb, which I recommend that any Volvo owner do. It is just one of those things and no one can ever explain it.....feh!
Taillights burn out frequently. This is a major inconvenience since my nearest Volvo retailer is 45 miles away and the bulbs can be pricey.
Replaced headlight and bought some part tat mechanics keep telling me is burning out just for the headlight to go out the next day...found out its ghe wiring and was told its common with these cars do now I need to have car completely rewired
3 low beam bulbs have burned out in last two years. Need to be a qualified mechanic to replace them.
I have had this same problem for years. I have spent over $1200 having the electrical checked and the wiring harnesses replaced and guess what?!? The left low beam is out again.
burned out headlight and tail light bulbs replaced at annual inspection, burned out again within 2 months.
I have had my Volvo now for 13 years now. Like clock work, I can expect a headlight or tailight bulb to burn out within a six month period. I don't care what anyone says, this is NOT normal.