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In This Article:
The headlight assembly is removed by
pulling out two slide clips. Wires are disconnected and
access covers are removed to reach the light bulbs.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 15 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
The 2005 Volvo XC90
headlamp removal was simpler then the tail light
These two slide
clips were removed.
Notice how they are held in
at the top and
Tip: If these slide
clips are difficult to remove, a pair of channel-lock pliers work
well to pry on the "L"-shape at the top.
The inboard clip is the shorter one and the outboard
Using a small flat screwdriver I pried up the red
lock clip on the top of the wire connector
The red arrows show the three small bulbs at
the bottom of the headlight assembly. To remove these,
I just twisted counter clock-wise.
To gain access to
the headlamp bulb, I
turned the cover and removed it.
To remove the
electrical connector, I pried slightly on the
end tabs (red arrow) using a small
screwdriver. Then I pulled the connector apart.
For the low beam, I used a replacement bulb number DP1255H11
from my local NAPA auto parts store.
There was a
rubber cap covering the high beam bulb.
aftermarket light bulb suppliers sell a
replacement bulb numbered BP1265H9
I used the small screwdriver to push the spring retainer end
(green arrow) down and over.
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Written October 22, 2009