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Thor’s Hammer Headlights

Tors Fight With The Giants -

  Thor’s Hammer is the nickname given to Volvo headlights since the second-generation XC90 debuted in 2015 on the SPA platform. It’s a distinctive shape that, well, looks like a hammer ;-). The headlights got the moniker Thor’s hammer because Volvo is Swedish, and modern-day Sweden was the center of the Viking Age.   In Norse mythology, Thor is… Read the full article…

Bulb Replacement Guide: 3000-Series Bulbs

Volvo Headlight Bulb2 - Not necessarily a 3000-series bulb. Just a nice image of Volvo bulb-related stuff that goes well with this article.

This is auxiliary data supporting  Volvo Bulb Guide and Cross-Reference topic in the Volvo forum. 3000-Series Bulbs There is likely a good story behind the some of the redundancy for 3#5# bulbs, but I don’t have it. Some manufacturers list THREE different numbers on the same package in addition to A(mber) and K(rypton) variations. Double check… Read the full article…

Bulb Replacement Guide: Festoon Bulbs

Dome Light - Not necessarily a festoon bulb, sorry. Just a nice image of Volvo bulb-related stuff that goes well with this article.

This is auxiliary data supporting  Volvo Bulb Guide and Cross-Reference topic in the Volvo forum. Festoon Bulbs Festoon Bulbs usually are Double-Ended (DE) devils often vary by base (cap size), length and diameter even among same voltage and wattage. Even with SAE, DIN, and ECE variations, this should help narrow things down* and rule out numbers for other voltages. The 1.2W vanity… Read the full article…