How to replace the battery in Volvo S60, V70, XC70, S80, XC90

by: Alexandra M.

Follow this simple tutorial to replace the battery in your Volvo S80 (1998 – 2006), Volvo S60 (2000 – 2009), V70 and XC70 (2000 – 2008) and XC90(2003 – 2015).

Battery type

Petrol engines (exc. V8): 12v, 72Ah 600A H6 battery
Petrol engine V8: 12v, 90Ah 800A H8 battery
Diesel engines: 12v, 90Ah 800A H8 battery

Battery location and replacement

The battery is located in the trunk, under the floor hatch, near to the spare wheel.
Step 1. Fold up the floor hatch and remove it or hold it up out of the way.

Step 2. With a 10mm socket wrench remove the black metal pieceholding the battery in place.

Step 3. Remove the plastic batery cover (some cars only have a small cover over the positive lead.

Step 4. Remove the drain hose on the right side of the battery.

Step 5. With a 10mm socket wrench undo the positive terminal, and remove it from the battery. Next, do the same on the negative terminal.

-replace-the-battery-in-volvo-s60-v60-xc60-s80-v70-xc70_5s

Step 6. Put cables aside and pull the battery out to remove it and replace it with a new one.

To install, reverse this procedure.

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Volvo S60
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo V70
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Volvo XC70
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Volvo S80
  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Volvo XC90