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Volvo XC60 Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
How to check or change a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in a 1st generation 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV.

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2017 Volvo XC60 Engine Bay
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Push In Release Tab - Left Side
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Pull Off Fuse Box 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 T5 SUV in checking or changing a blown fuse or a faulty relay in the engine bay, interior passenger compartment or the cargo area.

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.

This XC60 has standard mini blade electrical fuses which can be purchased at Walmart, any auto parts store or online at Amazon.

Please check your vehicle before making a purchase since some recent Volvo models may have the relatively newer style of low profile mini blade electrical fuses.

A white plastic fuse puller tool should be included on the underside of the main electrical panel cover in the engine bay.

If the tool is missing, you may use a pair of needle nose pliers with rubber insulated handles.

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Fuse Location Diagram
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White Plastic Fuse Puller Tool
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Under Glove Box
There are 5 fuse / relay boxes in the XC60.

The primary and largest fuse box is located on the right (driver) side of the engine bay next to the 12V automotive battery and behind the engine air filter box.

A small electrical box for the engine "Start/Stop" system is located on the left (passenger) side of the engine bay.

There are two electrical panels located under the glove box in the passenger side footwell with a smaller box on the left and a larger box on the right.

The fifth and final electrical block is located on the left side of the cargo area.

Open the hood and move to the right (driver) side of the engine bay.

Gently push in the release tab on the left hand side of the fuse box cover before pulling it straight off.

There is a fuse location diagram on the underside of the fuse box cover and also another one in your owner's manual.

The white plastic fuse puller tool is attached to the underside of the engine bay fuse box cover.

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Larger Fuse Block Cover
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Under Dashboard Fuses
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Cargo Area Access Panel
Look under the passenger side dashboard below the glove box and locate the two black plastic fuse box covers.

There is a smaller square shaped fuse box on the left (cover removal not pictured).

The larger fuse box under the glove box is rectangular shaped. Gently pull it off to access the fuses.

The cargo area fuse block is located behind a carpeted access panel in the liner.

Gently pull off the access cover and set it aside in a safe place.

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Pull Off Plastic Cover
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Fuse Location Diagram
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Place Tool Over Old Fuse
Gently squeeze the top and bottom of the cover before pulling it straight off.

Pinch the end of the fuse puller tool to open the jaws.

Place the tool over the old fuse that you'd like to check or change.

Pull the old fuse straight out of the socket.



 

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Old Fuse Removed
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Hold Up To Light Bulb
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Push In New Fuse
To check the condition of the old fuse, hold it up to a light bulb.

If the thin metal bar or "band" in the translucent plastic center of the old fuse appears to be burnt or broken, the old fuse is "blown" and should be replaced.

Push a new standard mini blade electrical fuse of the same amperage rating (e.g. 5A, 10A, 15A, 20A) straight in to the socket.

(Some Volvo models may be equipped with the newer style of low profile mini blade electrical fuses.)

If the thin metal strip in the middle of the old fuse appears to be intact, the old fuse is most likely still good. Since new fuses are so inexpensive, I recommend that you still replace it as part of your electrical issue troubleshooting process.

If you suspect that your problem is a faulty relay, the easiest way to check is to simply replace it with a new relay of the same amperage rating. To remove the old relay, just pull it straight out of its socket.

Alternatively, you could check the old relay with a multimeter tool.

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Replace Fuse Puller Tool
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Replace Fuse Block Cover
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Replace Cargo Area Cover
Push the fuse puller tool back in to place on the underside of the engine bay fuse box cover.

Replace the fuse panel cover in the cargo area. Push the cargo area fuse access cover back in to place.

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Under Dash Fuse Cover
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Slot For Fastener At Top
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
Replace the fuse box covers under the passenger side dashboard.

There is a small slot at the top of the larger of the two passenger foot well fuse panels for re-attaching the cover.

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Two Fuse Boxes Under Dash
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Engine Bay Fuse Cover
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Push On Fuse Box Cover
Push the engine bay fuse box cover back down in to place.

Check the electrical item that you were having problems with such as the horn, headlights, wipers, power windows, interior lights, radio, A/C system, tail lights, etc.

If you are still having the same issue, there might be a shorted wire somewhere or the component itself needs to be replaced.

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

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