My wife had a stone crack her outer glass envelope, and I was going to attempt to replace this by itself, but it's very hard to get just this part in North America. I managed to do so through an excellent local shop, but when I went to replace the glass, I gave up after trying to figure out how to get the old one off. I ended up taking it to a Rousch employee and he told me he had to take the bumper cover off (screws on the bottom) just to be able to get at other screws that needed to be taken off. He said it was quite involved.
I just changed my headlight and sidelight assembly today. It wasnt very hard it took my friend about a half an hour. The whole thing pops out after a little wiggleing but there are side screws that are difficult to reach. we popped out the side reflector in order to reach one and just popped it back in when we finished. Anyone that has worked on car can figure this one out by looking at it. Just remember that your smaller side light sits in the assembly also and will have to be unhooked also.
Begin by removing the wiring harness from the back of 2004 Volvo headlight. Remove the headlight assembly retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new headlight assembly.
To replace the headlight on a Volvo V70 you first need to remove the mounting bolts that go through the radiator core support. Remove the assembly with a ratchet and socket. Next, remove the locking collars from the back and remove the old bulb. Replace with new bulb and reverse directions.
No you do not, there are 3 bolts you need to remove in order to take out the headlight. Don't remember off the top of my head where they are located but you should see them. I think they are 12mm bolts.
1998 VOLVO S70 Headlamp Switch
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It is quite a chore. The various Volvo forums have detailed instructions, the quick answer is you have to pull the front fascia off the car to get to the lens assembly. Once there, there are some clips that hold the lens on.
Open hood, look at the back of the assembly and locate the 4 hex bolts that hold the unit in place. Remove the bolts, slide the unit away from the body, and disconnect the wiring harness. You can also access/remove the turn signal unit when the headlight assembly is removed by sliding it forward and disconnecting the wiring harness. Reverse the process to install. This reply is good for both the 1998 S70 and 1998 V70 with headlight wipers. Note that there is a tab along the bottom edge of a headlight assembly for the wiper blade to rest upon.
it's located beside the passenger side.
Forget it. I figured it out.
see this youtube vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieXVCTWQHSY
A headlight bulb on a 1982 Volvo 240 is accessed through the engine bay. Lift the hood and safely prop it open. Locate the headlight housings and pull the old bulbs off. Install the new lights.
Yes they can. The lens are clipped on and have a gasket between the lens and the reflector.