Ok this is what you do,unplug the two vaccum hoses at the back of the air filter box, pull up the air filter box,dont worry it wont break,give it a quick tug upwards on the four corners,now you can get enough room to change the directionals.NOTE: changing bulbs would not solve your problem because after a couple of weeks or so you will get that turn signal warning again,your best bet is to change the turn signal socket (its about $15.00) at the dealer.,you get the new socket and bulb all in one,do both sides if you can afford it because after a couple months the other side also goes.
Just twist the entire bulb connector (with bulb still intact) counter clockwise about 1/2 a turn and pull out- it should come out. You access this under the hood, and there may be a need to remove items blocking it. These connectors tend to break if older, the replacement part number is: W0133-1895431 for 2001 - 2004 models. Should cost about $13 at the dealer. I broke mine on my first attempt to remove it. Hard to twist, a little shot of WD 40 or silicoln can help.
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Re: change turn signal bulb 02 S60
I don't know much about Volvos, but on most vechiles there are two screws on the lens you unscrew to take off. Or, right behind the light, you see the wires going into the unit, grab the rubber piece that goes into the unit and see if you can turn it counter clockwise. If so, gently pull out and change your bulb. Not, this soultion dosn't work for headlights.
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open hood look for the light assembley powercords that go into the headlamp..turn right or left to loosen ... you may have to just take a screw driver and remove the cover over the signal light. press in and turn and replace.
the bulb sockets go bad all the time on volvos. look at the bulb base were it slips into the socket you will see a very small little black maek on the wire on the bulb. get a new socket at volvo. they just plug in
the front of the car and open the hood. Locate the two screws that
mount the headlight assembly to the front of the vehicle. The screws are on top of the assembly at both ends. Use a Phillips head
screwdriver to remove the screws. Pull the headlight assembly straight
off of the Intrepid.
the turn signal electrical connector at the outer side of the headlight
assembly. There is a thick wire coming out of it. Turn the electrical
bulb socket counterclockwise to take it out of the headlight assembly.
Pull the turn signal bulb straight out of the electrical socket.
in a new turn signal bulb. Reinstall the electrical socket with the new bulb in it to the
headlight assembly. Turn the socket clockwise until it is tight. Push
the headlight assembly back in place on the car and use and screwdriver to put the mounting screws back in.
Bulb is an H7 55w - price depends on brand (Hella or Sylvania Silver Star much higher than standard Sylvania). To change, open hood and look for round plastic cover over back of headlight. It's about the diameter of a big orange. Turn to remove. Remove black plastic connector (2 wires) from the bulb BEFORE you remove the spring holding the bulb in. New bulb goes in with the small square tab pointing up. Don't touch the glass part of bulb with your hands - your body oil will cause it to fail sooner. Getting the spring back on can take some effort. Then reconnect wire. And be sure to put the plastic cover back on.
To change front turn signal – open the hood; look in back of headlight; two white clips; pull straight up, and then whole headlight comes out including turn signal; it is all one unit; remove rubber cover, then you take bulb out of unit. Mechanism that bulb fits in will need to be turned clockwise (looking from the front) and pulled to get it out of the larger unit holding all lights. Be sure and put rubber cover back on before re-inserting the two white clips.
I had the same problem. It was a defective lamp socket on the driver's left side, Volvo Part Number 8662985. Costs me $11.24 to replace the lamp socket, which included the bulb. If you've already replaced the bulbs yourself, you will find replacing the socket pretty easy, just use a thin flathead screwdriver to delicately pry off the metal retainer clip which holds the lamp socket in place, as you'll need to reinstall the existing metal retainer clip once you've replaced the lamp socket. Two minute job.
Hi Angela, what you need to do is look under the hood and basically locate the backside of the light that your wanting to change the bulb in. You'll see a wiring harness going to that area. Give the plug a twist and pull the old bulb out.
I assumer you're getting a a "check left turn signal" error message too? The rapid flash is the car's way of letting you know you've got a bulb out. The front bulbs can be tricky since they're double filament. If one filament is out the light may look dim. Set the hazards on and inspect. Last time this happened to me on my 2001 S60, the bulb was fine and the socket was flaky. You may need to clean the contacts and check the resistance from the plug to the socket. Mine is working now - for the time being. I hope it's not your front bulb because you have to remove the air filter to get to it. Good luck!