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2004 V70, S60 HL bulb DIY?

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2004 V70, S60 HL bulb DIY?

Post by cn90 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:47 am

Hi guys, girls...

The 2004 V70 is with my kid in college (> 1000 miles away).
RIGHT HL bulb needs to be replaced (H7 bulb).

I watched "Peppermint" youtube video and it is not too bad (for me):


However, my kid is not familiar with tools etc., so I wonder if anyone here has replaced the HL bulb WITHOUT removing any parts to get access to it?
I know the space is tight but wonder if anyone here with small hand has done it the "easy way"...


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Re: 2004 V70, S60 HL bulb DIY?

Post by oragex » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:02 pm

I also have this one www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbZqhIyS1as
On the 2004 is yet not that 'bad' - on the 2005 and up the job is similar with blood donation

It can still be done without pulling those boxes - and I don't recommend indeed trying to dismantle all these without having some little skills because there are small hoses connected plus the ECU box must be put back tight or water can get inside from rain and it's not good as the connectors are right at the bottom of it
But for a kid I would rather have him bring the car to a small garage and let the mechanic replace them for something like $15 bucks + parts. Really the better choice.



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Re: 2004 V70, S60 HL bulb DIY?

Post by cn90 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi oragex,

In the video above (I already watched it last year etc)...is it BEFORE or AFTER removal of nearby parts?


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