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Volvo XC60 Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulb in a 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV.

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2017 XC60 Headlights
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Pull Out Inner Locking Pin
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Locking Pin Removed

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 changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlight 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: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # H9 and Front Turn Signal # PY24W (also known as PWY24W or PWY24WSV).

The tools needed to access and replace the headlight bulbs include a flathead screwdriver and a Torx T20 star bit screwdriver.

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Remove Outer Locking Pin
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Outer Pin Removed
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Gently Pull Off Housing
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out headlight bulb.

In order to access the light bulbs, you'll have to detach the headlight assembly from the front bumper and engine bay.

Luckily, Volvo engineers have made the process very easy.

Locate the two black plastic locking pins (A.K.A. "stakes" or "spikes") attached to the top of the headlight housing.

Firmly slide out the inner and outer lock pins from their slots. Set the two pins aside in a safe place.

Gently pull the headlight housing off the front of the SUV.

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Headlight Housing Removed
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Electrical Connector
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Push Down Release Tab
If you just need to replace a burnt out front turn signal light bulb, you can easily do it at this point.

I recommend disconnecting the electrical connector so you can set the headlight assembly on a soft surface to replace any of the bulbs to prevent from scratching the plastic lens or the bumper cover.

Use a flathead screwdriver to push down the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector before sliding the plug straight out of its socket.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Rest Housing On Towel
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Turn Over - Access Cover
Set the headlight assembly down on a soft surface such as towel to protect the plastic lens from being scratched or marred.

To replace the low beam and high beam bulbs, you'll need to remove the plastic access cover.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Remove Screws
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Loosen the four screws by turning them counterclockwise with the Torx T-20 star bit screwdriver.

Set the 4 screws aside in a safe place.

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Access Cover Removed
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Bulb Sockets Exposed
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Pull Back Retaining Clip
Pull off the access panel and set it aside in a safe place.

The low beam light bulb (blue label) is located near the center of the headlight assembly.

Gently pull back on the tab to release the electrical connector's retaining clip before sliding it straight off the base of the old light bulb.

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Remove Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Old Low Beam
Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Osram H11 12V 55W
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Insert New H11 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.

Insert the new number H11 low beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new low beam bulb until it clicks securely in to place.



 

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Pull Back Retaining Clip
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Disconnect Power Plug
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Remove High Beam Bulb
The high beam light bulb (brown / orange label) is located near the inner edge of the headlight housing.

Gently pull back on the tab to release the electrical connector's retaining clip before pulling the power plug straight off the base of the old light bulb.

Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Osram H9 12V 65W
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Install New H9 Bulb
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Push On Power Plug
Avoid touching the glass part of the new high beam bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.

Insert the new number H9 high beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new high bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Turn Signal Bulb
The front turn signal light bulb socket is located near the outer edge of the housing.

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

Gently pull the old light bulb out of the socket.

The compatible replacement light bulb part number is listed as PY24W in the owner's manual, PWY24W on the back of the headlight housing and PWY24WSV on the Sylvania website.

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PWY24W
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push the new bulb in to the socket.

Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Replace Plastic Cover
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Replace Four Screws
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Push the plastic access cover back in to place over the low and high beam bulbs.

Tighten the four screws by turning them clockwise with the Torx T20 screwdriver until they are snug.

Try to avoid over tightening the screws to prevent from cracking the plastic access cover.

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Push In Power Plug
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Replace Headlight Housing
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Slide In Outer Lock Pin
Hold the headlight assembly near the front corner of the SUV.

Push the headlight electrical connector straight in to its socket.

Slide the headlight housing back in to place on top of the front bumper cover.

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Push In Inner Lock Pin
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Headlight Assembly Replaced
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Test New Light Bulbs
Carefully slide the two locking pins back in to their slots until they are fully seated.

Double check that the headlight housing is securely attached to the front of the SUV.

To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, flash the high beams and activate the hazard signals.

Be sure to record the headlight bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

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

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