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I have a 2004 Volvo V70. I am getting a message about a

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I have a 2004 Volvo V70. I am getting a message about a failure of a position light. I live a long distance from an authorized dealer and am trying to avoid a long road trip if I can replace the bulb.

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The message center reads bulb failure position light. There is no reference to a position light in the owners manual. Thanks

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your V70 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I took it to a local auto repair shop that has generally taken care of it for the past 9 years. They checked out all the lights they could identify in the car and found them to be all operable. I am now trying to fix it myself.

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Volvo Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Volvo Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

You get this message when you have a rear tail light out usually, leave the lights on and walk around the back of the vehicle, and compare all the lights from drivers side to passenger side, also look at the license plate lights, you should see a bulb that is not burning when looking at all of them. Let me know what you find there.

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Volvo Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Do you see a bulb out in the back anywhere?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
upper portion of lights at the left rear
Volvo Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Alright, those are a little tricky to get to but not impossible, it's a single element bulb and it's in a white bulb holder, you need to pull the panel out that's just behind the light on the inside of the vehicle and twist the bulb holder counter clockwise and it should come out, you can get the replacement bulbs at Auto Zone. When you replace the bulb that is burned out the position light warning message will go out. It's nothing that will keep you from driving the vehicle, but I would get it fixed as soon as possible. Does that answer your question?

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Volvo Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

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