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Volvo XC60 Map & Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out map or dome light bulb in the overhead console of a 1st generation 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60.

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2017 XC60 Map / Dome
Insert Plastic Pry Bar Tool
Release Retaining Clip
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 map or dome light bulb in the overhead console.

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

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb is part number 168 available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the 2825, 2821, 194 or a brighter LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a plastic automotive panel removal tool or a flathead screwdriver.

Front Left Corner
Rear Left Corner
Rear Right Corner
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces or ripping the headliner fabric, you can either cover the tip of your flathead screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic automotive pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the pry bar tool in between the edge of the plastic overhead console and the fabric headliner.

Gently pull down the overhead console to release the four friction clip fasteners.

Re-insert the the panel removal tool at each corner of the overhead console until all four clips have been released.

Try to avoid using excessive force, the friction fasteners should pop out relatively easily.

Pull Off Overhead Console
Push In Release Tab
Disconnect Power Plug
Pull the overhead console out of the ceiling of the SUV and locate the electrical connector.

Push in the release tab before sliding the power plug straight out of its socket.

Overhead Console Removed
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Dome Light Bulb Socket
Set the overhead console down on a soft surface, such as the floor mat or a towel on your work bench to avoid scratching the plastic lens covers.

The two "dome" lights are located near the rear end of the assembly.

The two "map" lights are near the front of the housing (closest to the windshield and rear view mirror).

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

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Push In New Light Bulb
Dome Light Bulb Housing
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

The OEM light bulbs in this 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 were Toshiba part number 168.

If necessary, you can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 2825, W5W, 194 or a compatible LED.

Push a new light bulb in to the socket.


1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Map Light Bulb Socket
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

To replace one of the other bulbs, just repeat the process.

Push In New Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Raise Overhead Console
You may want to test the new light bulbs before re-installing the overhead console, especially if you installed LED bulbs.

Hold the overhead console near the headliner.

Push the grey plastic power plug straight in to its socket until it clicks securely in to place.

Replace Electrical Connector
Line Up Plastic Fasteners
Push To Secure Clips
Push the "On/Off" buttons to test the new light bulbs.

Line up the four plastic retaining clips with their mounting slots in the headliner.

Secure Rear Clips
Overhead Console Replaced
Test Map & Dome Lights
Gently snap the retaining clips back in to place.

Make sure that the overhead console is flush with the headliner at every edge.

To test the new map and dome light bulbs, push the "On/Off" switches. You may need to push the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

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

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