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How to Replace Low Beam Bulb 00-07 Volvo V70

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How to Replace Low Beam Bulb 00-07 Volvo V70

Created on: 2019-02-13

How to replace the low beam bulb on 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 Volvo V70

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Remove the top clips from the bumper with a trim tool
    • Pry off the three black outer bumper trim piece with a body tool
    • Lift the plastic cap from the headlight wiper
    • Remove the 8mm nut from the headlight wiper arm
    • Lift the headlight wiper arm up and off with locking pliers by placing the pliers behind the arm and pressing on the stud
    • Remove the 12mm mounting bolts from the front of the bumper cover
    • Remove the T20 Torx bolt behind the fender well
    • Pull the bumper cover back
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Disconnect the headlamp wiper assembly hoses
    • Repeat for the other side
    • Remove the bumper cover
  2. step 2 :Removing the Headlight
    • Remove the T25 Torx bolts from the headlight
    • Remove the lower 10mm bolt and clip
    • Remove the six 10mm mounting bolts from the headlight
    • Remove the adjusting screw from the wheel well
    • Pull the headlight out
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the headlight
  3. step 3 :Removing the Low Beam Bulb
    • Turn the cover counterclockwise
    • Push down on the metal ear and slide it over
    • Repeat for the other ear
    • Lift the prongs
    • Turn the H7 series high beam bulb counterclockwise
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the bulb
  4. step 4 :Installing the Low Beam Bulb
    • Turn the bulb clockwise
    • Latch the metal prongs into the brace
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Seat the cover
    • Turn the cover to the close position
  5. step 5 :Installing the Headlight
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Press the headlight into place with the headlight wiper motor behind the headlight
    • Tighten the six 10mm mounting bolts to the headlight with the plastic clip in place
    • Tighten the lower 10mm bolt and clip
    • Tighten the T25 Torx bolts
    • Tighten the adjusting screw
  6. step 6 :Installing the Bumper Cover
    • Insert the bumper cover into place, threading the headlight wiper hose through
    • Press the cover into place
    • Tighten a 12mm bolt to the cover
    • Connect the wiring harness to the bumper
    • Tighten the T20 Torx screw to the bumper
    • Tighten the 12mm bolts to the cover
    • Connect the hose to the headlight wiper arm
    • Insert the headlight wiper arm into place
    • Tighten the 8mm bolt to the wiper arm
    • Close the plastic cover on the wiper arm
    • Press the plastic cover to the exterior of the bumper cover
    • Press in the clips to the top of the bumper cover

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies


  • Ratchets & Related


  • Sockets - Metric

    12mm Socket

    8mm Socket

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

    T25 Driver

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

Hey, everyone. Sue here, from 1A Auto. Today, on our '03 Volvo V70, I'm going to show you and tell you what kind of bulbs go in for the headlight assembly and where they're located. If you need any parts for your car, click on the link below and head on over to

We're going to open the hood. The hood latch location—the left leg kick panel. You reach in there; you feel a handle. See it—just give it a pull. Open the hood. Latch is located in the center. We're going to remove the front top clips, here. I've got some missing, but that's what happens when you have used cars. I'm going to take my plastic clips out—just like that. That is dry. There's several missing, but over here, someone put a bolt in, so let's see what this is. You might not have this set up because it looks like this has been replaced aftermarket already.

Now I'm going to raise and support my vehicle, and I'm going to use a two-post lift. You can use a jack and jack stands at home. We've got to remove the bumper trim piece. I'm going to use a body tool. I'm going to try to get in here and separate it. There we go. Then you'll see some mounting bolts. We've got one here. Someone put a wood screw in over here. This is going to be a fun little journey together. I'm going to take this side out. There we go. There's another wood screw and a bolt.

Now we can take the centerpiece—trim piece out. I'm going to just bend the license plate bracket, just a hair. There we go. We can bend that back into place when we've assembled it. So you shouldn't have this part, but I have to take these screws out. Someone has put wood screws in for machine screws for some reason. We'll look at this as an adventure because I don't know what's underneath this bumper.

Now we have to take the little head lamp assembly wiper arms off. This is just like a regular wiper arm up here—up in the top of the car. Yeah. This little plastic piece—we need to pull that out and expose the mounting nut. Can see what size that is. It is an 8mm. Now let's see what happens here. Yeah. That's on there pretty good. I'm going to use a pair of locking pliers. That worked. There it is. I'm going to let that hang. Do the same to the other side. That one came off. I'm putting the pliers behind the arm and pressing down on the actual mounting stud.

Next I'm going to remove these two mounting bolts in the front. It's a 12mm socket. Get this one. Now in the fender well—I'm on the driver side—if I pull out, I can see a little Torx head, right here. It's a T20. Like I said earlier, this car looks like it's been in an accident. There's a lot of things missing. Hopefully I can give you a general idea of where to go and places to disconnect. I have just noticed that someone wire tied the bottom part of this, so now I'm just going to have to cut that. Right down here seems to be a wire tie. I don't know if it's going to affect me yet. I think it is, because I think this piece stays in the fender well. I'm going to cut that off. There we go. I'm going to give this a pull back and see how much—what else I find. And there it is.

I'm at this part, here, and I'm going to try to hold on to the bumper. I'm going to disconnect this assembly that goes down to—looks like a sensor. Must be an ABS. That can't be an ABS sensor. Now disconnect the wiper for the head lamp assembly washer hose. I'm just going to take a little small screwdriver and pry that hose right off. Set this wiper aside. Work my way over this side.

Now I'm going to take the washer hose off of the wiper blade for the passenger side. I'm just going to place that up here for now. Some kind of hold in the whole bumper on. I have one more connector, over here. Pushing on that tab—that metal tab—push it in and pull the connector out. Now we can place our bumper down.

With a T25, I'm going to remove these two Torx bit heads on the side. This plastic piece holds the bumper on the cover and it attaches it to the fender well. There's also a 12mm head socket, right here, and there's a mounting bolt for this head lamp assembly underneath. That's why we have to take it off. There's a clip on the other side that's broken. There's six mounting bolts for this headlamp assembly. It's a 10mm socket. I'm going to take all six bolts out.

The connector part of this plastic connector and the mount for the regulator for that little wiper arm is connected down here. I do see a size difference here, and there's a washer difference, so I'm going to use the two ones with the big washers. Those were on that mounting piece, and this one—without the big washer—goes to the edge. Let's see what we get. That looks like a longer bolt. We know the longer bolts go on the outside. Let's see what we get up here. Yep. Looks like we can grab the assembly and pull it out.

I'm going to grab the outside blinker connector, right here, pushing on that metal tab, and pull it off the socket. We have the main harness connector, which is down on the bottom, here. Push in on that metal tab and pull it up. Now we have the headlamp assembly removed. Low beam—I'm going to open it. Different style headlight—we've got a two-prong connector here. We're going to just disconnect that; pull it off. Examine your connectors. Make sure they're not on fire, have melted, got heated. Move that aside. You have these two metal prongs that latch in. Push down on that ear and slide it over. Push down on this one; slide it over. Bring the bar back and you can just pull that bulb right out. That's an H7 series, and that is the low beam.

Replace it. You're going to line up that keyway with the flat spot. Place it right into the spot. Take your lock tabs; bring it over; lock it down by pushing down, and bring it down into upwards G. Looks like a little lock. Make sure it sits in place. Now I can reconnect my two connector—two-prong connector. Line up and push it down. Reassemble the cap. You can see the lock ears. There's three of them. There's three tabs there. Just line it right up. Twist and lock.

The first thing I'm going to do is put my harness back on. You can see these two wider notches and two smaller notches. You line them up to the actual connector. It'll click right on and that middle bracket piece will lock itself in. Now I'm going to put the blinker on. Line that connector up and push it on. It snaps right in.

There's two plastic ears on the top, here. They're just going to slide right over the top. Then you can line up the actual mounting bolts right in place. Here's a little learning lesson. Before you do any of that, put the motor for the wiper blade in the back because this has to go behind the plastic ears. There we go. This has to be behind the actual headlight. Line those ears up. My mounting bolt mounts up there; lines up there, and these line up. I'm going to put the two top bolts in.

I started my two screws up on the top of the actual housing. I just started them by hand. Now I'm going to put the wiper motor. I'm going to attach this to that. Don't forget your plastic piece that goes upwards, like this. These bolts are the ones with the big washer. See if we can line up. Just get one started. Then let's get the back one started. We're going to line that right up. With any luck, start the threads. And I won. One more mounting bolt and then we can—two more. I'm sorry—one here and one over here, and then we can tighten everything up.

This vehicle was in an accident, so trying to get everything to line up is—I've already done a little bit of my own bodywork on this, trying to fix the way it was put together. Let's snug her up. Tighten up the motor—the wiper motor.

Now we have the black—that plastic piece on the side, here. We're just threading that in because I have to line up. There we go. They lined up. Now I could tighten it in. You still have the two top Torx bit screws on the top—don't forget. Let's make sure this is back all the way, same as the other side. The two shorter Torx bit screws go on the top, and that long one is going to go in there for the last piece that adjusts the bumper onto the fender well. This is a T25 Torx bit. I'm going to bring this in here; line it up inside the slider. That's what I want. I want to make sure it started. I don't want to tighten it up because I want this to slide back as far as I can go.

There we go. We're going to replace the—we put the front bumper back on. Line up that. We have to get the washer hose, though, to go through the slotted hole on both for the bumper cover. Find the end over here. There it is. Make sure you don't pinch it. Same on this side. You want to put the washer hose through where the mount goes. The actual regulator goes through. Now we're going to line the bumper up with that guide.

Now take the big bolt that goes in the center; going to line one up, here. Got the other one. Put that in. Before I continue, because this hose has been routed the wrong way at some point due to the accident this car has been in—it keeps falling back through—so, I'm going to just connect my washer hose so that I can let that lay and hang free. Now I don't have to chase it again.

Now that my bumper is somewhat secured before I re-tighten it, we're just going to put these connectors on. There's one on both sides—one over here—same location. Okay, now we're ready to lower it a little bit more. Tighten this bumper up. When it comes to the fender well part of the bumper, this is the mechanism that works on a pulley system. Now it's all the way in, and there is a lip, right here, on the other side of the bumper cover, and you can feel it. You want to make sure that that lip is inside here—just like that. So, it's lined up right there.

Now I'm going to get my T25 and I'm going to turn this screw clockwise, and see if I can pull that in. I'll see it will go right up into that groove. Yep. That's right in there—nice and tight. Now they obviously had some issues. They ripped the rivets out quite a bit, and that's why they put that wood screw in here. I'm going to do the same thing to the other side right now. I've lined this piece up—even has a dent in it from the accident. Grab my T25. I'm going to push that flare piece in. And there it is—nice and tight. See how it feels. It was cut right in there—right in the edge.

I'm going to grab the bumper cover, and I'm going to pull up firmly because I want it up as high as it can go, and I'm going to tighten down the only two mounting bolts I have, in the front here. Let's do the same to this side. I'm going to make sure that that—see the hose is now free falling; it's not riding against that regulator arm. So, if they turn on, they don't get to rub the hose. Flatten that out. Take the mounting nut. Start it. That is an 8mm.

Push the cover down. Do the same to the other side. Reconnect the hose. I'm going to bring it down inside. Make sure it's out of the way of that regulator. I want it lined up just right. This plastic cover—that's how it goes on. It's got two little cutout notches. We're going to slide it right down, in there. Let it click down. Right on.

Now we're going to put the centerpiece on first because you can see how the outer edges overlap. So put the—I flexed the plate out of the way a little bit. Line up all those notches and just push it in. Just take the plate off.

Now you're going to line up the curvature part or the part that's cut out. Do the same on this side. Straighten the plate out. Now I got some new pushpins to replace the ones that were completely missing and the ones that blew apart. I'm putting the bottom parts of them in right now; lining them up; pushing it down. This one already has the centerpiece in. You just push it down. It snaps into place. Line it up. It's got, like, an “S” shape to it. Line the “S” shape up. Push down. One more in the middle, here. Perfect.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver
  • T25 Driver

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