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Volvo XC60 Brake & Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out brake or reverse bulb in the tail lights of a 1st generation 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV.

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2017 Volvo XC60 Tail Lights
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Open Tailgate
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Fabric Access Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Volvo XC60 SUV in changing a burnt out brake or reverse bulb in the tail light housings.

Owners of other Volvo vehicles such as the XC90, XC70, S90, S80, S60, S40, C30, C70, V90, V70, V60 and V40 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Brake # P21W or 7506 and Reverse # P21W or 7506.

(If you need to change the rear turn signal, it is a more difficult process: Volvo XC60 Rear Turn Signal Bulb Guide.)

No tools are needed to access and replace the brake and reverse light bulbs.

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Pull Off Fabric Cover
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Access Panel Removed
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Plastic Clips - Back Side
The first two steps are to open the tailgate door and move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out tail light bulb.

Gently pull the square shaped fabric access cover out of the rear corner of the cargo area's carpet liner.

Set the access cover aside in a safe place.

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Brake & Reverse Sockets
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Reverse - Brown Plastic
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Once the cover is out of the way, you'll easily be able to access the reverse and brake light bulb sockets.

(If you need to replace the turn signal bulb, check out my Volvo XC60 Rear Turn Signal Bulb Replacement Guide.)

The brown plastic reverse light bulb is the upper socket.

Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Old Reverse Bulb Socket
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn C
Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the socket.

Push a new number P21W light bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.



 

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1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Brake Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Re-insert the reverse bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The brake light bulb socket is located just below the reverse bulb.

Rotate the grey plastic brake light bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Install New Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push the old bulb down in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Push a new number P21W bulb in to the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Re-insert the brake light bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise.

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Re-Insert Top Tab
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Push On Access Cover
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Test New Light Bulb
Line up the fabric access cover and re-insert the tab at the top edge.

Then push on the lower part to secure the two plastic retaining clips.

To test the new tail light bulbs, have someone step on the brake pedal and shift the transmission in to reverse.

Unfortunately, changing the rear turn signal light bulb is a much more involved process. To view my DIY tutorial for that procedure, check out my Volvo XC60 Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide.

For more, check out all of my 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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