Are the headlights on your Volvo car functioning as they should be, or is one dimmer than the other? Maybe one has even gone out completely, compromising your safety on the road, especially at night and in dark areas. If so, it's time to get one or both of your Volvo headlights changed. In this article, we give you an instructional guide on how you can go about doing so.

Changing Low Beam Bulbs in Halogen Headlights

If you wish to change your lightbulbs without going down to a mechanic, follow the below steps to change low beam bulbs in halogen headlights:

  • Remove the rubber casing wrapped around the headlight housing.
  • Disconnect the connector from the bulb.
  • Press the bulb slightly upwards and pull it out to remove it.
  • Insert the new bulb into the socket.
  • Press the connector into place and replace the rubber casing, ensuring that the unit is secure.
  • You are all done!

When changing your headlights, always abide by the following guidelines:

  • Ensure that your car's engine is turned off before starting.
  • It is best to have on gloves when handling lightbulbs. Any grease and dirt on your fingers can vaporize in the heat, leaving a mark or even causing the lightbulb to blow up.

Top Tips for Keeping Headlights in Optimal Condition

There can be some pretty obvious warning signs that your headlights need changing. However, if you have not changed them for some time, you may be wondering if it's time. Typically, the lifespan of a headlight is somewhere between 500 and 1,000 hours, but this can vary based on how often it is used, external conditions, the quality of the bulb, and more.

Below are some tips to follow to keep your headlights in tiptop condition:

  • If only one headlight has dimmed, consider replacing both anyway. If you only replace one, you may end up with unevenly lit headlights, which can compromise your safety on the road.
  • Have a regular schedule for cleaning your headlights. This has the benefit of helping to avoid glare.
  • When was the last time you changed your headlights? If you wait until a bulb has blown to do so, you never know where you may be when that happens. In the worst case scenario, you could be in the middle of a dark road.

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