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How much does a instrument bulb replacement cost for Volvo cars?

A typical Volvo instrument bulb replacement in the UK costs around £106 - £190. Depending on your Volvo model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a instrument bulb replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Volvo cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a instrument bulb replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Instrument bulb replacement for Volvo XC60£121 - £190
Instrument bulb replacement for Volvo XC90£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Volvo V40£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Volvo XC40£121 - £190
Instrument bulb replacement for Volvo V60£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Volvo C30£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Volvo V50£106 - £167

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What does an instrument panel bulb do?

A car’s instrument panel bulb is responsible for lighting the instrument panel, or dashboard. This panel is located directly in front of the driver, behind the steering wheel and displays important information about the performance of your car.

What are the symptoms of a broken instrument panel bulb?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your instrument panel bulb:

  • Your car dashboard isn’t lit

  • Dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying

  • Your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing

What happens when we do an instrument panel bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, what are the signs of a failing instrument panel bulb?

The common signs that you may need replacement bulbs are if your car dashboard isn’t lit, your dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying or your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing.

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Want to learn more about Volvo instrument bulb replacement?

What does an instrument panel bulb do?

A car’s instrument panel, or dashboard, is usually located directly in front of the driver, behind the steering wheel. It displays important information about the performance of your car, such as the speedometer, fuel gauge, warning lights and your indicator lights. The instrument panel is usually backlit so requires a bulb to be fitted behind it.

It is essential that this instrument panel is working properly at all times as it provides important information to the driver about the performance and operation of the car. The bulb must be working properly to ensure the driver can view this information at night.

Volvo

Volvo Cars is a Swedish luxury vehicle manufacturer, established in April 1927, over 90 years ago.

With around 645k cars on the roads in the UK today, Volvo is a considerable contributor to the UK motor industry.

With a steady rise in status from the boxy estate models popular in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Volvo now produces a strong, executive range of luxury, performance vehicles.

Luxurious executive saloons, estate cars and SUVs

Sticking to the market they understand best, Volvo produces a small range of estate cars and a selection of bang-on-trend SUVs, complimented by 2 luxury saloon models. In other words, Volvo makes cars for ‘grown-up’ drivers where it knows its customers inside out.

Volvo: Exceptional aims for in-car safety

One of Volvo’s key visions is to provide a level of unrivalled safety inside their vehicles and has proven to be a dedicated leader in the field. Their current vision is that nobody should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020.

Pursuing perfection through Volvo technology

The ethos behind Volvo reaches further than just selling units and making a profit. By putting their customers first, they have committed to creating vehicles where ownership gives quality time back to their drivers, are environmentally efficient and exceptionally safe.

Using modern technology and striving to develop the systems to lead the field, is something they take very seriously. After all, this is the company that brought drivers:

  • The 3-point safety seatbelt

  • The Lambda Sond emissions detector responsible for reducing harmful fumes by 90%

  • Side impact, whiplash, and roll-over protection

  • Blind spot systems

  • City safety scanning

  • Pedestrian detection

  • Auto-braking

How often should an instrument panel bulb need replacing?

Vehicle dashboard lights help monitor the various gauges in a car. Broken instrument panel lights can leave you clueless as to whether your car is experiencing engine problems, such as running low on fuel, overheating or ABS failure, often until it is too late. Having these lights working is especially vital when driving at night. Therefore it’s important that all bulbs are in full working order so you can stay aware and safe on the roads.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

During an MOT, the mechanic will check that the instruments on your vehicle’s dashboard are illuminated sufficiently. If these components, such as the fuel gauge and speedometer, are not sufficiently illuminated that will lead to a minor, however if the instruments are not illuminated at all this will most likely lead to your car failing the MOT.

What happens when we do an instrument panel bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

What causes an instrument panel bulb to break?

Like many other car parts over time faults can occur, and occasionally the instrument panel bulbs can break or blow. Additionally, bulbs can stop working due to electrical faults or if a fuse has blown. Because the instrument panel displays important information about the running of your vehicle it’s important to fix any bulbs when they stop working.

What are the signs of a bad instrument panel bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • Your car dashboard isn’t lit

  • Dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying

  • Your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing

How often should you replace your instrument panel bulb?

Instrument panel bulbs shouldn’t need to be replaced regularly, however like most car parts they can become faulty over time. Broken or faulty bulbs will make it very difficult to observe aspects of your car’s performance as you’re driving and may prevent dashboard warning lights from displaying. This could mean that serious (and potentially dangerous) faults could go undetected, leading to costly repairs down the line.

What happens during an instrument panel bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

Can you drive with a broken instrument panel bulb?

Vehicle dashboard lights help monitor the various gauges in a car. Broken instrument panel lights can leave you clueless as to whether your car is experiencing engine problems, such as running low on fuel, overheating or ABS failure, often until it is too late. Having these lights working is especially vital when driving at night. Therefore it’s important that all bulbs are in full working order so you can stay aware and safe on the roads.

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