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
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.
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.
Unbolt the tail light housing from the body using the 1/4-inch ratchet and socket set.
Pull out the broken housing and insert the replacement housing.
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.
Test the brakes and lighting to ensure that everything is working correctly.
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