Volvo first began producing its popular station wagon model, the V70, in 1997. The Swedish carmaker followed up with the second generation of the mid-size, five door wagon in 2007 which it produced from 2000 to 2007, including the XC70 in 2003. While the Volvo brand enjoys a great reputation, some issues do occur that require the service of a professional.
Some owners of the Volvo V70 have reported getting "low beam bulb failure" messages on their dash displays and their low beam headlights fail to come on. It seems unlikely that both of the low beam headlight bulbs would burn out simultaneously, but of course this could happen. One other possible reason is that the failure of one bulb drains more power off the remaining one and consequently burns that bulb out as well.
Another possible solution is that the shunt is overheating. This is not a problem with the bulbs themselves and would account for why both low beams fail to turn on. To repair the shunt may require cleaning it or replacing in entirely. If you are having any issues with your headlights, either low or high beam, you should have this issue looked into, especially if you do a lot of night driving.
If you are the owner of a second generation Volvo V70 or XC70 model and are experiencing an issue with your car's low beam headlights failing to come on, you should take your car to a local Volvo service expert. It may be a cheaper option than taking it to the dealership and you’ll get the same great service and care.
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