IPD - Volvo Parts SpecialistsVolvo PartsVolvo Salvage: Used Volvo Parts and Over 50 Years ExperienceSouthern Vo Vo sells genuine used Volvo parts

Please use this Amazon link ... and help keep MVS on the Web. Thank you!Amazon.com

Advertise here via Google

Login

Not part of the forums? Register. It's free.

Need help? See our Help Page.

S80 Cornering Light Lens and/or Bulb Replacement 1999-2001

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on the Volvo S80 model. Sometimes called an "executive car", the S80 was and continues to be Volvo's top-of-the-line passenger car.

S80 Cornering Light Lens and/or Bulb Replacement 1999-2001

Postby vegasjetskier » 19 Dec 2007, 00:21

Broken Cornering Light lens? Bulb out? Here's how to fix it.

Pic of broken light:

Image

Open the hood and locate the slot to insert the srewdriver to release the light.

Image

The slot is in the center of this pic:

topviewwithhoodopenfh9.jpg


Insert the screwdriver in the slot and press down GENTLY on the plastic locking tab. If you press too hard, you will break the tab off (don't ask me how I know!), not an issue if you are replacing the light, but bad news if you're just replacing the bulb. Here's a pic with the screwdriver in the slot:

Image

While holding the tab down with the screwdriver, gently wiggle and pull the light straight forward out of the opening in the car:

Image

Here's the light removed from the opening:

Image

The light socket is next to my thumb in this pic:

Image

To remove it, grasp it firmly and turn it 1/8 turn counterclockwise:

Image

Then pull it straight back out of the opening:

Image

Here's the opening in the car with the light removed:

Image

Here's the light removed from the car:

Image

To remove the bulb from the socket, gently push in on the bulb and turn it 1/8 turn counterclockwise, then pull it straight out:

Image

Reverse the above procedure to put it all back together.

I got my new light online for about $57. God only knows how much the dealer would have charged me to fix this.

Thanks for looking and Good luck!

Hey MIJ, feel free to add this the repair procedure list.
Please log in or register to see attachments.
.

SOLD - 2001 Volvo S80 T6: Mobil 1 Oil & Synthetic ATF, Brake Performance drilled and slotted front rotors, Akebono Euro Ceramic pads and Yokohama Avid V4S tires, 91K miles.

Help this site: Amazon.com link, Tirerack.com link, Donate
User avatar
vegasjetskier
MVS Moderator
MVS Moderator
 
Posts: 1844
Joined: 17 Dec 2007, 01:35
Location: Fernandina Bch, FL Formerly - Las Vegas, NV
Model and Year: 2010 Toyota Prius

Postby MadeInJapan » 19 Dec 2007, 00:55

Done! Now in the repair database for S80's!
'98 S70 T5 Emrld Grn Met/Beige Tons of Upgrades Mobil-1
'04 V70 2.5T Red/Taupe Some Upgrades Mobil-1
94 850 Sedan NA Drk Blue/Tan
'00 V40 Purple/Grey Mobil-1
MadeInJapan
MVS Moderator
MVS Moderator
 
Posts: 12099
Joined: 31 Mar 2005, 14:14
Location: Knoxville, TN American but born in Japan
Model and Year: '98 S70 T5

Postby trekking » 19 Dec 2007, 22:50

The plastic locking tab tends to break, even without being touched. The effect is an S80 with one (or two) cornering light hanging out of the body on about 20 cm of wires. The wires are indeed strong, you don't loose the lights even at highway speeds.

It could look really funny for the others, you notice it from the sould of their horns :wink: , but it is quite scary when you notice it on your own car :(

Fixes are to replace it; to glue it in somehow; or to drill a vertical whole near the broken tab and fix it in position with some small rod.
trekking
New Member
New Member
 
Posts: 10
Joined: 03 Jul 2006, 08:23

Bulb Size

Postby TimsVR6 » 08 Feb 2008, 18:14

I am new to the Volvo world. But I have a 2001 S80 and I wanted to change the front turn bulbs to Chrome ones. First off as in other messages, you might want to buy new corner lenses cause the tabs do break with no effort. Second online and in books they say the bulb is a 1157 and that is not right in my case. I found out the bulb is a 7507-A.
Tim
TimsVR6
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 08 Feb 2008, 18:04
Location: New York

Postby akuleana » 05 Oct 2008, 04:26

Does this work for 2002 S80 too? Thanks
akuleana
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 05 Oct 2008, 04:21

Postby billofdurham » 05 Oct 2008, 17:30

Welcome to Matthew's Volvo Site.

It is the same procedure.

Bill.
Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.
User avatar
billofdurham
MVS Moderator
MVS Moderator
 
Posts: 6508
Joined: 02 Feb 2006, 22:31
Location: Durham, England
Model and Year: 855, 1995

Postby akuleana » 05 Oct 2008, 19:28

It worked Bill, thanks a bunch.
akuleana
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 05 Oct 2008, 04:21

Postby billofdurham » 05 Oct 2008, 21:47

You are welcome. Thank you for the update.

Bill.
Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.
User avatar
billofdurham
MVS Moderator
MVS Moderator
 
Posts: 6508
Joined: 02 Feb 2006, 22:31
Location: Durham, England
Model and Year: 855, 1995

Re: S80 Cornering Light Lens and/or Bulb Replacement 1999-2001

Postby DanV » 08 Oct 2009, 01:31

This worked for my 2005 S80 also, same procedure, but I am having a problem getting the new replacement lens to lock in place (I am replacing a broken lens, complete with new bulb). The old lens came out easily, but despite my best attempts the new lens refuses to click in, although it stays in place by simple friction. The tabs on both the old and new lenses appear identical, so maybe I just need to push harder? I have given it a strong shove with the palm of my hand, but it just pops back out maybe 1/4" beyond the neighboring headlight. Any ideas?
DanV
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 07 Oct 2009, 02:43
Location: Massachusetts
Model and Year: S80 2005

Re: S80 Cornering Light Lens and/or Bulb Replacement 1999-20

Postby Familytruckster » 09 Apr 2010, 03:33

I'm trying to complete this repair and have hit a bump. I lost the entire driver side turn signal lens, bulb socket and electrical wiring connectors (just 3 bare wires hanging). I have the light lens and bulb/socket replacement parts but have been unable to find the 3 wire female pigtail or connector that attaches to 3 prong male bulb socket. How do I complete this repair? What parts do I need (local volvo parts dealers say the part is not available)? If I need to splice the wires what are my options?
Familytruckster
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 09 Apr 2010, 03:13
Location: DC
Model and Year: S80, 2000

Re: S80 Cornering Light Lens and/or Bulb Replacement 1999-20

Postby vegasjetskier » 09 Apr 2010, 03:42

Familytruckster wrote:I'm trying to complete this repair and have hit a bump. I lost the entire driver side turn signal lens, bulb socket and electrical wiring connectors (just 3 bare wires hanging). I have the light lens and bulb/socket replacement parts but have been unable to find the 3 wire female pigtail or connector that attaches to 3 prong male bulb socket. How do I complete this repair? What parts do I need (local volvo parts dealers say the part is not available)? If I need to splice the wires what are my options?


Junkyard or www.erievovo.com or www.vandsautodismantlers.com for the harness. Automotive crimp connectors (covered with heatshrink or electrical tape) to make the splices.
.

SOLD - 2001 Volvo S80 T6: Mobil 1 Oil & Synthetic ATF, Brake Performance drilled and slotted front rotors, Akebono Euro Ceramic pads and Yokohama Avid V4S tires, 91K miles.

Help this site: Amazon.com link, Tirerack.com link, Donate
User avatar
vegasjetskier
MVS Moderator
MVS Moderator
 
Posts: 1844
Joined: 17 Dec 2007, 01:35
Location: Fernandina Bch, FL Formerly - Las Vegas, NV
Model and Year: 2010 Toyota Prius

Re: S80 Cornering Light Lens and/or Bulb Replacement 1999-20

Postby Familytruckster » 12 Apr 2010, 03:49

Thanks to Sam in parts @ Volvo of Dallas! He helped identify the correct parts needed for this repair. You need 3 repair terminal wires, Part #30656689. The 3 terminal wires fit into what Volvo calls a 'Insulator', part #978139 (aka: plastic connector piece that the 3 prong terminal wires fit into). When all 3 terminals are pushed into the insulator/connector it fits perfectly into the Lamp Socket, Part #9178546 (aka: plastic turn signal bulb connector that goes into the plastic cover assembly). Cut the termianl wires to fit and use a butt/crimp connector (as highlighted by Vegas) to splice the the new wires to the old. Note: The green wire goes in the middle. I had to use trial and error for the black and white wires on the sides. Missed on the first try but it worked on the 2nd.
Familytruckster
 
Posts: 4
Joined: 09 Apr 2010, 03:13
Location: DC
Model and Year: S80, 2000

Re: S80 Cornering Light Lens and/or Bulb Replacement 1999-20

Postby Magnum PI » 28 Apr 2010, 00:56

Great write up, the plastic tabs do break on their own. The driver's side just fell out on Sunday. Rock Auto Parts online has them for about $35.
Magnum PI
New Member
New Member
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 12 Feb 2010, 04:28
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Model and Year: S80, 2000


Return to Volvo S80 Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Frank Drebin and 46 guests