pg. 31 Cruise control

Cruise control

The cruise control switches are located on the turn signal lever.
To engage and set the desired speed:
1. Set switch (B) to ON.
2. Accelerate to the desired cruise speed.
3. Press the + or - area of the SET button (A) to set the desired speed.

NOTE: The cruise control cannot be engaged at speeds below 22 mph (35 km).


This will automatically disengage the cruise control. The previously selected cruise speed is retained in the memory and by momentarily setting the switch to RESUME position, that speed will be re-engaged.
If the cruise control is already engaged, the cruising speed can be increased or decreased by depressing the SET button (A) towards either + or -. One short press on the button corresponds to a speed change of approx. 1 mph (1.6 km/h). When thebutton is released, the vehicle will maintain the current speed.
If actual speed falls below 70% of the set speed or if the wheels spin or lock, the cruise control will disengage automatically.

When driving up steep hills with the cruise control engaged, the transmission may shift intermittently. This can be avoided by switching between transmission modes E or S while on the hill.
Normally, the ( E )conomy mode should be used when the cruise control is engaged.


Momentary acceleration, such as for passing, does not interrupt cruise control operation. The previously selected speed will be maintained without having to set the switch to RESUME.

To disengage the cruise control system :

Set switch (B) to OFF, depress the brake pedal or move the gear selector to position N. Switching off the starting (ignition) switch will automatically disengage the cruise control system.
On cars equipped with manual transmissions, the cruise control can also be disengaged by depressing the clutch.

WARNING! The cruise control should not be used in heavy traffic or when driving on wet or slippery roads. Do not use or resume cruise control in reverse gear.

NOTE: When the ignition is switched off, any information stored in the cruise control memory is erased.

pg. 32 Heated front seats (certain models), Parking brake

Heated front seats

The heated front seats can be switched on and off as required. When switched on, the system senses the ambient temperature and regulates the level of heat applied. When the optimum temperature is reached, the heating switches off automatically. While driving, the seat heating for the passenger seat should be switched off when the seat is not occupied.

Parking brake lever

The lever is situated between the front seats.
The brake is applied to the rear wheels.

WARNING! Always use the parking brake (hand brake) when parking. On hills, also turn the front wheels toward the curb.

pg. 33 Ashtrays, Auxiliary socket

Front ashtray

To open the front ashtray, press lightly on the panel.
To empty the front ashtray:

  • Put the gear selector (aut. transmission) in position L.
  • Grasp the front edge of the ashtray and pull it straight out.

    Rear seat auxiliary socket* and ashtray

    Rear ashtrays

    To open the rear ash tray, pull it straight out.
    To empty the rear ash tray, pull it out, lift up the rear edge and remove.

    Front auxiliary socket*

    Auxiliary socket

    This 12 volt socket can be used to plug in certain accessories such as cellular telephones, etc. The key must be in position I (or higher) for the auxiliary socket to function.

    NOTE: The "OBD II" terminal, a connector for diagnostic equipment, is located under the cover of the storage compartment between the front seats. This terminal is intended for use by authorized service technicians only.

    * The auxiliary sockets can also be used as cigarette lighters, which are available at your Volvo retailer.

    pg. 34 Steering wheel adjustment

    Steering wheel adjustment

    Both the height and the reach of the steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position for the driver. Pull down the lever on the left of the steering column. Adjust the steering wheel to a suitable position and press the lever back intoplace to lock the steering wheel in the new position. Check that the steering wheel is locked in the new position.

    WARNING! Never adjust the steering wheel while driving.

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