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#14 of 26 volvo xc90 headlight failure problems
Sep 15, 2010 (6:34 am)
My volvo xc90 has for 6+ months now intermittently displayed a warning with a "low beam bulb failure" message. However, each time I ask a mechanic to check this out, I am told that all the lights are working just fine. A few weeks ago, while driving at night and trying to use my high beams (the only time I actually turn on my headlights to operate even my low beams), all the lights (even the dash lights) went out, and I was left in complete darkness until I hurriedly switched my lights back to "off" mode (just daytime running lights). Very scary and dangerous, especially when it happened on the highway and I was driving at highway speed!Then just the daytime running lights came on, but I could not use my low or high beams. This has happened consistently every time I tried turning on the headlights at night and using the high beams. When I took the car into the dealer last Friday and mentioned the similar defect problem with 2004/2005 xc90s being investigated by the NHTSA and Volvo, the dealer claimed no knowledge of the problem, stating that no formal recall has been issued by Volvo. In the end, it cost me over $1,200 to have both left and right Xenon ballast controls replaced and the left Xenon bulb replaced.
My question: Is this related to the electronic control problems others have had? Could my problem have been resolved by replacing the electronic control system for the lights, or is the ballast control the same thing?
#15 of 26 Re: xc90 2006 [mrow]
Sep 17, 2010 (8:57 am)
HI, Can you provide us the kit name or part number? Thanks!
#16 of 26 Re: Headlights intermittent [pageantmom]
Sep 17, 2010 (9:10 am)
" I was told the socket needed to be replaced along with the bulb, which I had just purchased by the way, and they charged me $113.00"
Hi pageeantmom, Do you have the part #?
#17 of 26 Re: Headlights intermittent [trparkcity]
Oct 17, 2010 (10:05 am)
My left headlight on '04 XC90 has this intermittent problem too. Replaced the bulb, still no fix. Can turn headlight off, then back on and ok. Hard to tell from this chain, but Is there a solution? Thanks so much
#18 of 26 Re: Headlights intermittent [chtib]
Oct 18, 2010 (3:44 pm)
Sorry, all I know is that I took it in to the Volvo center, explained my problem, they told me it was a faulty socket that needed to be replaced along with the bulb and it corrected the problem. I had read online somewhere of other owners with the same issue who have complained and has requested it to be a recall due to all the complaints but it has not been issued as a recall as of now. Someone on this forum mentioned that there is a kit of some sort that was made to correct this problem, yet I do not know what that kit is.
#19 of 26 Re: xc90 2006 [mrow]
Aug 25, 2011 (2:18 pm)
Could you please let me know about the repair kit. We have had same longterm issue!
#20 of 26 HID Headlight goes off, comes on by switching off and on
Oct 12, 2011 (6:32 am)
My right front headlight seemingly randomly turns off (and I get a yellow warning light on the dash). I turn the switch off and back on and it is fine... for a few days... or a few seconds. It is unpredictable.
I can't believe it is the bulb. Could it be the switch? Wiring? Any suggestions so the repair guy doesn't rip me off?
It is a 2004 XC90 with HID factory lights
Jan 05, 2012 (9:44 am)
left headlite wont work cked fuse relays nothin ? help
#22 of 26 Re: HID Headlight goes off, comes on by switching off and on [shadowchaser]
Oct 17, 2012 (3:18 pm)
I have a 2004 XC90. My left headlamp (lowbeam) went out, I went in to my Volvo dealer to have it replaced ($150 part) but then it went out again the next day. I returned to the dealership, they diagnosed a faulty baffle. Replaced that (about $600, I think, and they threw in the headlamp.)
So I recommend asking about the baffle.
#23 of 26 Volvo XC90 High beam headlights do not work
Jan 26, 2013 (10:11 am)
My wifes XC90 high beams are not working. I did the normal, changed with new bulbs, and no I did not touch the glass, all of the fuses are good. Is there a headlight relay or some other thing to check. I did change the ballasts and HID Xenon bulbs on the low beams and they are working fine. Anyone got any advice?