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    Lightbulb Replacing bulb in mirror puddle light

    G'day,

    One of my side mirror puddle lights (the ones that show you where the puddle is so as you can step right in it) has stopped working.

    Can't find any info in the manual on how to change this bulb.

    Anyone know how to access it?

    Thanks
    Andrew

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    Default puddle light

    Andrew,

    these bulbs can, like a few others, only be replaced by a Volvo workshop.
    Usermanual page 182, in my English version at least.
    黎百龍

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    Changing out the puddle light yourself should be a relatively simple procedure. More details here.

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    Excellent - thanks Art!

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    Do these lights have any use at all, aside from when I press the yellow button on my remote? And if so - who even uses that feature?
    2001 XC70, original trans

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncan View Post
    Do these lights have any use at all, aside from when I press the yellow button on my remote?
    Yes, they certainly do have some use! They allow you to see how badly messed up you are after stepping in the puddle/mud/dogs..t

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    Do these lights have any use at all, aside from when I press the yellow button on my remote? And if so - who even uses that feature?
    The first thing that comes to my mind is when you are approaching the car at night, say after coming out of a movie theatre or Wal Mart, and you see someone near the car or if the wife wants to make sure no one is in it before she approaches it in the car parkade after she gets off work at 10 p.m. I believe the whole system is called approach lighting? It's a safety feature that can buy you some peace of mind and possibly thwart a would be thief. The system lights up pretty good and will catch someone off guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator View Post
    The system lights up pretty good and will catch someone off guard.
    So would the car alarm

    My friend (who also owns a XC) described it to me as a feature "to show you the puddles at night, so you don't accidentally get your feet wet".
    To which I thought, "Oh god, this is the least manly car ever!".

    Glad to hear I can spin it as a bad-guy deterrent... haha. Actually, I'm not going to lie - I thought it was pretty cool when I first figured it out.
    Last edited by duncan; 08-25-2008 at 04:29 PM.
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    "to show you the puddles at night, so you don't accidentally get your feet wet".
    I have found them useful to show me the skateboard left by my kids, so I don't accidentally break my ass
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    So would the car alarm
    I prefer the silent and swift approach so as to possibly tear a few pieces off the offending prick!!

    Dave.
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