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Old 04-11-2011, 03:08 PM
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Default S40 Headlight Assembly

I'm going to coronate anyone as a hero who can tell me how to remove the headlight assemblies on a 2004 (1st generation) S40. Need to replace the wiring harnesses and I'm about ready to run screaming into the night! Any help?
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 AM
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I guess I get to designate myself as the hero. I'll answer my own question in case anyone else is interested. I took mine to the dealer and they let me watch the repair. Here's what they did: removed both of the front turn signals which exposed pinch bolts holding the headlight assembly in. Then they lifted the car, loosed the bumper and pulled it forward about 2 inches. Two bolts on each headlight and the whole assembly popped right out. Wiring harnesses are self explanatory and obvious to replace.

This is a highly common problem on the Volvo's particularly on the low beams which get more use than their high-beam partners. The connectors get hot and brittle and you'll see one node of the connector that is shinier than the other, indicating a poor connection.

Anyone has any questions about this one, I'll try to help. Dealer was enormously helpful. I have ultimate trust in this Volvo dealer after dealing with them on this.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:39 AM

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