How to Replace Volvo Tail Light Lenses

Written by russell wood
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Cracked tail light lens? Maybe you backed into a pole, or got rear-ended while pulling into the petrol station, but if you have a cracked lens, you must replace it; otherwise, you risk being pulled over. Fixing a tail light lens should take about 15 minutes, and then your Volvo will be good as new.

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Things you need

  • 1/4-inch ratchet and socket set
  • Replacement tail light lens

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  1. 1

    Pop the boot and locate the back of the tail light. In the Volvo, there is a hole in the carpet with an access panel in the rear. Pull back the carpet to reveal the housing.

  2. 2

    Unclip the harness that connects the tail light bulbs to the body. The bulbs then unbolt from the rear of the housing itself, using the 1/4-inch ratchet.

  3. 3

    Unbolt the tail light housing from the body using the 1/4-inch ratchet and socket set.

  4. 4

    Pull out the broken housing and insert the replacement housing.

  5. 5

    Bolt in the new housing using the 1/4-inch ratchet and sockets. Reconnect the bulbs and the wiring in the reverse order of disassembly.

  6. 6

    Test the brakes and lighting to ensure that everything is working correctly.

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