How To Replace A Headlight On A P2 Volvo S60

Yes, you have to remove the front bumper, but it's not as bad as it seems. Here's the full tutorial on how to do it.

Besides a bulb going out, there are actually several other reasons why you might need to replace a headlight on the P2 S60. Earlier model years used a glass lens that has a tendency to pit and crack, while the later model used a plastic lens that hazed up over time. Both iterations have been known to spring a condensation leak due to the inadequate seal. 

What's worse, is that both these assemby generations are unecessarily complicated when compared to the next generation P3 S60. While the P3 has two pull up tabs that are easily removable, allowing access to the headlamp from the front, the P2 requires removing the front bumper (!) to gain access to the mounting bolts. 

But don't worry, we've got a full tutorial on how to do the process from start to finish. 

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About the Author: Jay VanGorden
Jason has been with the company since 2011. He's been in the automotive industry for over 15 years and brings a great amount of automotive experience to FCP. He graduated from Universal Technical Institute of Exton PA. in 2005 and then went on to graduate from the Volvo S.A.F.E program in 2006. From there he worked at a Volvo dealership achieving his ranking as a Certified Volvo Technician in just 2 years, and a Master Volvo Technician in only 4 years. Jay VanGorden (Dr. Jay) is a Master Volvo Technician and Volvo Catalog Manager at FCP Euro. He can be reached at