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Volvo XC60 Rear Passenger Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out rear passenger courtesy reading dome light bulb in a 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV.

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2017 Volvo XC60 Lights
Gently Pry Out Housing
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 rear passenger courtesy reading dome light bulb in the overhead housing attached to the headliner.

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 miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (also known as W5W). You can also use a brighter LED unit.

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

Re-Insert Pry Bar Tool
Light Housing Removed
To prevent from scratching the plastic light housing or tearing the fabric headliner, either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the panel removal or your flathead screwdriver in between the edge of the light housing and the headliner.

Gently pry out the light housing to release the retaining clips.

You may need to re-insert the tool in several spots to fully remove the housing.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The housing should pop out relatively easily.

1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Bulb Socket Removed
Rotate the black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old # 2825 (W5W) Bulb
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.


Push In New # 2825 Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you want to have brighter lights, choose a compatible LED bulb.

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

Line Up Light Housing
Gently Snap In Housing
Line up the light housing with the opening in the headliner and gently pop it back in to place.
Light Housing Replaced
Test New Light Bulbs
Make sure that the light housing is flush with the headliner at every corner.

To test the new light bulbs, press the "On/Off" switches.

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

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