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      XC 70 Parking lamp replacement?

      I have a 2011 XC70 and am trying to replace the parking lamp in the headlights. I removed the headlight assembly, but cannot get the bulb holder out as it is way down inside the assembly. Any ideas how to get it out?

      This is the small white bulb in the middle of the assembly and is under a lens cover. I tried long pliers, but it looks like it will destroy the socket.

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      from page 267 in the 2011 XC70 manual:

      ParkingLight.jpg

      HighBeam.jpg

      Note: If you have Active Bending Light feature, it's not recommended to work on the headlight assy. yourself due to high voltages.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wave View Post
      I tried long pliers, but it looks like it will destroy the socket.
      Yep, long needle nose, long skinny screwdrivers, and 2 people have always been needed when I have done one. What's most frustrating is on some cars the bulb out warning appears when one is out! (no other Volvo gets a bulb out warning for a front parking lamp)

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      They're a real pain in the arse.

      IIRC the bulbs don't twist and lock, they just pull out and push in... there is a retaining tab that needs to be released. You may have some luck by spraying silicone lubricant on the bulb and wiggling it with the long needlenose pliers so that the silicone gets on the rubber seal. Clean that up when it's out, and then put a light coat of silicone spray on the rubber o-ring for re-installation.

      If you got some good high power LED bulbs to put in there, the effort is worth it.
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      I gave up after breaking the wire connector. Good news is that you don’t get a warning light for that bulb at least not one my ‘10 model.


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      XC 70 Parking lamp replacement?

      Replace with LED’s if you do replace...4300K. Fresh look.




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      Thanks guys....just what I needed.


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