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In This Article:
A cover panel in the cargo area is
removed and special nuts are removed. The plastic tail
light lens is pried out and the bulbs are removed.
Skill Level: 3 (Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 30 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
This 2005 Volvo required
some complex steps to remove the broken tail
After opening the tail
gate I moved the rubber mat and lifted up the
back cargo divider.
unhooked the cover at the top.
Red arrows show the tabs at top of the
The red arrows show the two special nuts that
to secure the tail light.
Do not lose these special nuts.
applied light pressure to release the two
snap pins at the end of the mounting panel.
I had to refer to
this photo to put the different color-coded bulb
sockets in the proper holes.
All of these bulbs were number 1157,
which is a common bulb in USA.
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Written October 22, 2009