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How do I replace an XC90 passenger side (UK) rear light reflector

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How do I replace an XC90 passenger side (UK) rear light reflector assembly and which bulbs do i use.

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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Volvo
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Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello and Welcome..

My name is MIKE - Im happy to help you -

Please tell me the year of your car so that we can progress -

Rgds, MIKE...............................

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Dear Mike, it is 2006

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Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello again -

Thank you for your reply / info - My sincere apologies that I could only just get back to you....

I should have asked which side to - but it doesn't matter really. The only difference between the two is that the car generally only has one fog bulb fitted -( a standard 5/21w bulb ) and that is on the drivers side.... so bear that in mind whichever side you are working on. I will give you diagrams / help now as follows - bear in mind that the pics are for the same - whichever side you are working on -

You have as follows:

1. Indicator lamps
2. Stop (brake) lamps
3. The upper tail lamp
4. Tail lamps
5. Back-up (reversing) lamps



See - click 0n this link HERE for diagrams.

Ignition off
- Fold up the floor hatch in the cargo compartment
- Unhook the floor cargo strap
- Push the floor storage compartment and hatch to one side
- Remove the corner section of the floor.

Remove the hatch on the rear side panel.

Removing the rear lamp unit - Click this link HERE.

Remove 2 nuts - top / bottom of the unit = you will see them inside/ back of the unit..

Click HERE.

Remove the tail lamp by pulling it straight back
- the bulb holder by twisting it and pulling it outwards
- the bulb/s..

Removing the upper tail lamp

Click this link HERE.

Remove the lower tail lamp. See Removing the lower tail lamp.
- Slacken off the 2 screws
- Remove the tail lamp.


Installing the upper tail lamp
Align the tail lamp.
Install the 2 screws.

Installing the lower tail lamp

- the bulb
- the bulb holder. Press the tail lamp into place
- the 2 nuts. Tighten.

Finishing work
Test the function.

- the hatch in the rear side panel
- the corner section in the floor
- the floor hatch in the cargo compartment.

The bulbs are all standard - if you tell the shop where you go to buy the bulbs, they will easily and accurately look up which you need in their book / computer and that will be straightforward.

Let me know if you need anything else at all --

.>> >> > ..Meantime..............Please do click on the "OK/ Excellent ratings" for me as that's how Im credited for helping you - Thank you in advance for that...

You can and are most welcome to get back to me anytime you might need - clicking the OK ratings does not close you out at all..

Rgds, MIKE.