REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Front Turn Signal and Marker Lights
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
The turn signals and side marker lights are generally reached by removing the lens. Front lenses through 1984-85 are retained by two screws; remove the screws and the lens. Don't lose the rubber gasket under the lens as it serves to keep water out of the lamp. With the lens off, the bulb can be removed with a half-turn counterclockwise. Wear gloves or wrap the bulb in a rag when removing as old bulbs frequently shatter when turned. Install the new bulb and turn the lights on to check bulb function. Install the gasket and the lens, but don't overtighten the mounting screws-you can crack the lens.
In the mid-1980s, the government required sealed lighting units to prevent moisture intrusion. If no mounting screws are visible on the front of the lens, the bulb is reached from under the hood. After identifying the proper lamp, simply grasp the base of the socket, turn it counterclockwise and remove the bulb and socket from the housing. Using gloves or a rag, remove the bulb from the socket either with a turn to the left or, for smaller lamps, by pulling the the bulb straight out. After installing the new bulb, turn the lights on to check the bulb function before replacing the socket in the housing. After the socket is in the housing, lock it in place with a half-turn clockwise.Rear Turn Signal, Brake, Parking and Marker Lights
See Figures 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
With the exception of station wagons through 1980, all rear light bulbs are reached from the inside of the trunk. Until 1981 the station wagons required the removal of the lens from the outside. With the lens off, the bulb is removed with a 1 / 4 twist counterclockwise.
Since Volvo uses a multi-lamp arrangement at the rear, it is prudent to identify which light is inoperative before being confronted with an array of six or eight lamp holders inside the trunk. Remove the interior cover panel either by unscrewing the knob (if so equipped) or by popping the panel off with a small screwdriver.
To reach the left side rear lamps on station wagons built after 1980, it is necessary to remove the spare tire and its cover.
After the cover is removed:
- Locate the bulb holder for the appropriate bulb and turn it about 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise.
- Remove the bulb holder and replace the bulb. Make sure that the new bulb is an exact match for the old one and is properly seated in the holder.
- Reinstall the bulb and holder. Note that one of the guide tabs on the bulb holder is wider than the other two; it can only be installed in one position.
- Check the function of the bulb by turning on the appropriate lights.
- Replace the cover(s) and, on wagons, replace the spare tire and cover.