Volvo has taken out the front fog lights of XC60 since its R Design from 2011.
Despite many good reasons Volvo took out the front fog lights, many owners of 2011~2017 XC60 R Design are still desperate to put the front fog lights back on. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do so, Volvo has done a modification on the steering component EHPAS (electro-hydraulic power assisted steering) making it impossible to retrofit front fog light on the right side (driver’s side in Australia, passenger’s side for other left hand drive countries).
Original design has no option for fog light at the right side.
The left side(seeing from sitting inside the car) of the photo is factory fog light. Fitted with genuine OEM fog light module kit.
It is not possible to fit fog light on the right side because of the steering pump, which is mounted behind the plastic fog light covers.
The left side.
The left side (passenger’s side in Australia, driver’s side for other left hand drive countries), there is still room to fit the OEM fog light component.
The right side.
The right side (driver’s side in Australia, passenger’s side for other left hand drive countries), there is no room for the OEM fog light module. Clearance about 70-80mm only.
However, KiWAV NS-15 fog light is about 69mm thick, just perfect to fit into this place.
This 2012 model has steering pump mounted *drivers side behind the fog light location, where factory fog lights were not possible to fit. Clearance about 70-80mm. Your fog light fitted 100% good.
*Australians drive on the left side of the road and the majority of vehicles have the steering wheel on their right side.
Not as slick as the stock lights, but good enough to be an improvement over the plain black plastic covers that are there now, and certainly much better night visibility for sure.