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Replace third brake bulb? how do I remove housing/lens?

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  • ghothem Dec 29, 2008

    I need to change the left rear brake bulb on my Volvo XC90. How do I access this bulb? The video on the Volvo website doesn't apply to this model even though it says it applies to all models (probably just to car, not SUV models).



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SOURCE: remove taillight exterior housing v70 2001

the bolts come in from the inside to remove the tail light /but the bulbs go in it from the inside but must be turned exact location

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    Fig. 12: Light bulb application chart for Buicks with European headlamps 86816235.gif
    Fig. 13: Light bulb application chart for Oldsmobiles with European headlamps 86816236.gif
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