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    Cam someone please point me to a thread how to change headlamp bulbs on a 2004 V70 please. These are recessed so far i cant even get my hand in there!

    Does the whole headlamp have to be removed to do this? Is that the only option loosening the bumper etc, if so a bit daft what you had to change a bulb goes beside the road in the dark

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    Apparently you have to remove the bumper to get the headlights out (which apparently is easy to do, some clips and a couple of screws).

    When I changed my bulbs I took the airbox out to get a good view of how the clip system works on the N/S headlight and then applied that to the other headlight
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    Hey.

    I've spent a bit of time on my headlights recently. (2002 V70)
    Which side are you looking to replace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyP View Post
    Hey.

    I've spent a bit of time on my headlights recently. (2002 V70)
    Which side are you looking to replace?
    Hi Davey

    Ive bought a polishing kit to have a go at buffing up my lights thnk Ive worked out a way to change the lamps without stripping down half the car!

    Thanks for the offer though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee5alive View Post
    Hi Davey

    Ive bought a polishing kit to have a go at buffing up my lights thnk Ive worked out a way to change the lamps without stripping down half the car!

    Thanks for the offer though.
    I've got a polishing kit too, just waiting for the warmer weather so I can get the bumper off and take them off the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee5alive View Post
    Cam someone please point me to a thread how to change headlamp bulbs on a 2004 V70 please. These are recessed so far i cant even get my hand in there!

    Does the whole headlamp have to be removed to do this? Is that the only option loosening the bumper etc, if so a bit daft what you had to change a bulb goes beside the road in the dark

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    You don't need to remove the front bumper.
    Take a picture of the rear of the bulb holder with your phone, study it then remove the bulbs. It's not difficult.
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