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Volvo XC60 DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 1st generation 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60.

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2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the smart or "intelligent" key fob remote control for the keyless entry and push button start systems of a first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Volvo XC60 SUV can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Map & Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map / Dome Bulb Change

2. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Map / Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The Volvo XC60 is equipped with two map lights and two dome light bulbs in the overhead console attached to the headliner.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out map or dome light bulb (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

3. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Volvo XC60 hasn't been working as well recently, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Passenger Courtesy Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Rear Passenger Lights

4. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The Volvo XC60 is equipped with two lights above the second row of passenger seats that act as courtesy reading lights (also known as the "dome" lights).

Check out my DIY guide for changing the light bulbs (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

5. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the back window of your 1st generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Volvo XC60 during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

6. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license (A.K.A. "number" or "registration") plate light bulb in the tailgate door of your Volvo XC60, check out my DIY directions, with the compatible replacement part number, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Brake & Reverse Bulbs

7. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Brake & Reverse Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a first generation Volvo XC60 contain the brake, reverse and rear turn signal light bulbs.

If you need to replace a burnt out brake or reverse light bulb, click on the text link or thumbnail image. (The rear turn signal light bulb replacement is a much more involved process and is covered in a separate guide located below.)

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Rear Turn Signal Bulb

8. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Turn Signal Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

A burnt out rear turn signal light bulb is supposed to only be "serviced by a dealership", but the procedure isn't all that difficult. It just requires some extra time and effort.

To view my DIY guide for changing a rear turn signal light bulb, with the part number, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Rear Fog Light Bulb

9. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Rear Fog Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The Volvo XC60 is equipped with a rear facing fog light on the driver's side of the back bumper cover. The driver side rear fog light can be turned on during inclement weather to increase visibility for other drivers. The passenger side rear fog light is only activated during emergency / panic braking situations.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the bulb (with the part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

10. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you would like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Volvo XC60, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Turbo 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

11. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Turbo 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the Turbo 2.0 liter motor in a Volvo XC60 should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Electrical Fuse & Relay Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

12. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Electrical Fuse & Relay Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Volvo XC60 is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in one of the electrical panels.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Wiper Blades Change

13. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the front windshield window of your Volvo XC60 during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Battery Change

14. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) Volvo XC60 on a cold morning and the OEM 12 volt battery is few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

15. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a Volvo XC60 contain the low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulbs.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing a burnt out light bulb (including the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2010-2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Turbocharged 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

16. 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

If you'd like to check or change spark plugs in your Volvo XC60 T5 equipped with the B4204T11 2.0 liter inline four cylinder turbocharged engine, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2015-2017 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0L Turbo I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
Engine Oil Change Guide

17. 2015-2017 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 2015, 2016 or 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the filter on the turbocharged 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement oil filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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