Volvo S40, V50, C30, C70 – 2004 to 2013 – How to replace the battery

by: Alexandra M.

Follow this tutorial to replace the battery in your Volvo S40 (2004 to 2013), Volvo V50 (2004 to 2013), Volvo C30 (2006 to 2013) and Volvo C70 (2006 to 2013).

Battery type

The specifications for your new battery are:

  • Petrol Engines 4 cylinders: 12v, 62Ah, 520A battery (72 Ah, 600A battery if with RTI or upgraded Sound System )
  • Petrol Engines 5 cylinders: 12v, 72 Ah, 600A battery (80Ah 700A battery if with RTI or upgraded Sound System)
  • Diesel Engines: 12v, 80Ah 700A battery
  • Diesel Engines With Start/Stop: 12v, 70Ah 760A AGM battery

Battery location and replacement

The battery is located in the right side of the engine bay, near the windscreen, under the plastic cover (marked yellow in the image below):

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1. If your car is equiped with a strut brace (marked green in the image), push up the plastic covers (marked blue on the image) and remove the 2x nuts on each side securing the strut brace.

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2. Pull up and remove the top battery cover

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

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4. Remove the plastic cable clip (push it up), holding the negative terminal cable, and then put both cables aside.

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5. Now remove the front part of the plastic surrounding the battery. The part that is going out is the one marked with yellow arrows in the image below. To remove, you’ll have to push it up.

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6. Remove the 2x nuts (purple in the image) for the bracket (green in the image) holding the battery in place. Remove the bracket.

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7. You’re now be able to remove the battery and replace with a new one.

To install, reverse this procedure, making sure that you connect the positive cable first.

Torque specs for re-installation:

  • Strut bar M8 nuts (2x each side): 28Nm
  • Battery cable for battery, 6 Nm
  • Battery bracket screws: 10 Nm

 

This Volvo S40, Volvo V50, Volvo C30 and Volvo C70 torque specs suit the following engines / versions / years:

– Volvo S40 / V50 1.6 100 hp B4164S3, made / sold in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
– Volvo S40 / V50 1.8 125 hp B4184S11, made / sold in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Volvo S40 / V50 1.8 Flexi-Fuel 125 hp B4184S8, made / sold in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.0 145 hp B4104S3, made / sold in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.0 Flexi-Fuel 145 hp B4204S4, made / sold in 2010 and 2011
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.4 140 hp B5244S5, made / sold in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.4i 170 hp B5244S4, made / sold in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.5 T5 220 hp B5254T3, made / sold in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.5 T5 230 hp B5254T7, made / sold in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
– Volvo S40 / V50 1.6D 110 hp D4164T, made / sold in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
– Volvo S40 / V50 1.6D D2-Drive 115 hp D4162T, made / sold in 2011
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.0D 133 hp D4204T2, made / sold in 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S40 / V50 2.0D 136 hp D4204T, made / sold in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Volvo S40 / V50 D5 163 hp D5244T9, made / sold in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Volvo S40 / V50 D5 180 hp D5244T8, made / sold in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
– Volvo S40 / V50 D5 180 hp D5244T13, made / sold in 2008, 2009 and 2010
– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Volvo C30
– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Volvo C70