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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 15-02-2016, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight bulb change

How do I change the bulbs in my 2013 v40, on the s40 it was 2 slide locks but I haven't got a clue on this one
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 15-02-2016, 08:54 AM
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Yeah the headlights come out pretty easy. Just don't leave a pair of pliers under the Bonnet for 6 weeks after until you eventually fill up the screen wash! From memory 2 screws remove the bonnet stays and a twist of the plastic lug you can pull the headlight out and change over. Drivers side was a bit more fiddly but prob just my cack handedness! First bulb I've changed since a H4 many moons again where you just had open access!

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Haven't done it myself, but it is in the manual I suppose...
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 15-02-2016, 08:57 AM
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It's in the online manual:
http://support.volvocars.com/uk/cars...a801e801943c04
As yours is a 2013 car there should be a T20 Torx key in the puncture repair/spare wheel kit in the boot (it was removed in the later cars to save money).
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It's in the online manual:
http://support.volvocars.com/uk/cars...a801e801943c04
As yours is a 2013 car there should be a T20 Torx key in the puncture repair/spare wheel kit in the boot (it was removed in the later cars to save money).
You can download a PDF version of the manual here:
http://support.volvocars.com/uk/cars...=2013&sw=12w20
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 15-02-2016, 10:49 AM
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Without wanting to hijack the thread, can I just ask is it correct to literally yank out the dipped bulb. I'm used to twisting bulbs to remove so was surprised that the ones in the V40 were held in so crudely/basically by the 3 metal clips. I did bend two of the clips a little out of shape when removing the bulb recently but managed to bend them back ok I hope.



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Yep they just pull out. I must say I am impressed with the Phillips +130% extreme vision over the OEM bulbs, well worth the change over and they've lasted over 12000 miles / a year so far.
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Stuck Osram Nightbreakers in mine and likewise, huge improvement.
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Osram Offroad superbright (65 W) waiting to be installed... Funny, the box mentions off-road only, not to be used on public roads... Suddenly I don't understand English anymore...;

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