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Chapter 2 - Instruments, switches and controls

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Interior 22
Exterior 23
Instruments 24
Instrument panel 25
Indicator and warning lights 26
Text information window 28
Switches in the center console 29
Trip computer 30
Cruise control 31
Headlights, parking lights, fog lights, instrument illumination 32
Steering wheel adjustment, Ignition switch/Steering wheel lock 33
Turn signals 34
Windshield wipers/washers 35
Warning flashers, heated mirrors/rear window, heated front seats 36
Parking brake, auxiliary socket/ashtrays 37
Electrically operated windows 38
Rearview/sideview mirrors 39
Sun roof 40

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1 Turn signals

2 Text window

3 Temperature gauge

The pointer should be approximately midway on the gauge when driving.

Do not drive the car if the warning light is on. The text window will provide you with additional information.

If the engine temperature remains high, check coolant level - see page 125.

4 Trip odometer/reset button

The trip odometer is used for measuring shorter distances. The last digit indicates 1/10 mile/kilometer. Press the button quickly to toggle between trip odometers 1 and 2. Hold in the button for more than 2 seconds to reset.

5 Odometer

6 Speedometer

7 General warning light (see see page 26).

8 High beam indicator light

9 Tachometer

Indicates engine speed in thousands of rpm. Do not drive for long with the needle in the red section. The engine has an built-in function preventing too high an engine speed. When this function operates, you may discern some pulsation, which in that case is quite normal.

10 Gear and driving mode indicator

The currently selected driving mode is displayed here. If you use the geartronic function on the automatic transmission, the currently selected gear will be displayed.

11 Ambient temperature indicator

This display indicates the air temperature outside your car. A "snowflake" symbol in the text window is displayed when the temperature is in the range of 23 - 36 F (-5 - +2 C).

Please note that this symbol does not indicate a fault with your car.

At low speeds or when the car is not moving, the temperature readings may be slightly higher than the actual ambient temperature.

12 Clock/reset button

Turn the button to adjust the clock.

13 Fuel gauge

The fuel tank holds approximately 21.1 US gal. (80 liters)*. When the warning light comes on there are approximately 1.8 US gal. (8 liters) of fuel remaining.

14 Indicator and warning lights

* 18.5 US gals (70 liters) on V70 AWD, V70 XC and V70 with non-turbo engine.

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The indicator and warning lights described on pages 26 and 27 should never stay on when driving*

When the ignition key is turned, all of the warning lights in the lower right-hand side of the instrument panel should go on to test the function of the bulbs. If a light does not go off after the engine has started, the system indicated should be inspected.

NOTE: The parking brake reminder light will not go off until the parking brake has been fully released.

Warning lamp in the center of the instrument panel

This lamp lights up red or orange depending on the severity of the fault that has been detected.

Orange light: Follow the instructions shown in the text window.

Red light: Stop the car as soon as possible in a suitable location and read the message shown in the text window.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

If the light comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the SRS diagnostic system has detected a fault. Drive to an authorized Volvo retailer for an inspection of the system. See the SRS section for more information.

Brake failure warning light

If the light comes on while driving or braking, stop immediately, open the hood and check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. See page 128 for reservoir position and page 131 for instructions.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

Parking brake reminder light

This light will be on when the parking brake (hand brake) is applied. The parking brake lever is situated between the front seats. Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

Oil pressure warning light

If the light comes on while driving, stop the car and then stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level. See page 130. If the light stays on after restart, have the car towed to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer. After hard driving, the light may come on occasionally when the engine is idling. This is normal, provided it goes off when the engine speed is increased.

Generator warning light

If the light comes on while the engine is running, have the charging system checked.

* Rear fog light, if used, and trailer turn signal, if towing a trailer, will go on while driving.

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Rear fog light

This light indicates that the rear fog light is on.

Malfunction indicator lamp

If the light comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the engine diagnostic system has detected a possible fault in the emission control system. Although driveability may not be affected, see an authorized Volvo retailer as soon as possible for inspection. Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

NOTE: If the fuel filler cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the is refueled, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp may indicate a fault. However, your vehicle's performance will not be affected. Use only Volvo original or approved fuel filler caps.

Anti-lock Brake System ABS

If the warning light comes on, there is a malfunction of the ABS system (the standard braking system will still function). The vehicle should be driven to a Volvo retailer for inspection. See page 19 for additional information.

Stability Traction Control (STC) system (option)

Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC) system (option)

An LED in the STC or DSTC switch in the center console will light up to indicate that the system is activated. See page 20 for further information.

Service reminder indicator

This light will come on at 7,500 mile (12,000 km) intervals, after 750 hours of driving or after 12 months, whichever occurs first, to remind the driver that the service interval has been exceeded. The light will stay on for 2 minutes after start until reset by the servicing retailer.

Turn signal indicator - trailer (certain models)

If you are towing a trailer, this light will flash simultaneously with the turn signals on the trailer. If the light does not flash when signaling, neither the trailer's turn signals nor the car's turn signals are functioning.

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Messages in the text window

When a warning light in the instrument panel comes on, a message is also displayed in the text window. After you have read the message, you can erase it by pressing button A (see illustration above).

NOTE: Certain messages cannot be erased until the condition has been corrected.

If a warning message is displayed when e.g. you are using the trip computer or would like to use the telephone, this message must be erased before you can access the function of your choice. Press button A to erase the warning message.

Erased messages are stored in the system's memory until the required action has been taken. You can scroll through the stored messages by pressing button A. The text window can be cleared (the message will be returned to memory) by pressing button A again.

General messages

SLOW DOWN: Reduce speed to help prevent damage.

DRIVE SLOWLY: Drive the car carefully to an authorized Volvo retailer for inspection.

STOP SAFELY ASAP: Stop and switch off the engine - to help prevent serious risk of damage.

SERVICE URGENT: Take your car to an authorized Volvo retailer for inspection as soon as possible.

SERVICE REQUIRED: Take your car to an authorized Volvo retailer for inspection at your convenience (but preferably before the next scheduled maintenance service).

FIX NEXT SERVICE: Have the system affected inspected at the next scheduled maintenance service.

SEE MANUAL: Refer to your owner's manual. For additional information, please contact your Volvo retailer.

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1. Not in use

2. Not in use

3. Not in use

4. Stability Traction Control (STC) -option

Press this switch for at least half a second to turn the STC system on or off. An LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the system is on. See page 20 for more information on STC. This system should be switched off if you, for any reason, temporarily have to drive with tires of different dimensions (e.g., spare tire).

NOTE: To help reduce the risk that this system is turned off inadvertently, the switch must be held in for at least half a second to turn STC off. The warning symbol in the instrument panel will light up to indicate that STC is OFF.

5. Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC) - option

This button is used to switch DSTC off. When the LED in the button is ON, this indicates that the system is ON (the light will also come on if a fault has been detected in the system).

NOTE: To avoid inadvertently switching the system off, the button must be pressed for at least half a second before DSTC is deactivated.

The warning symbol will come on to indicate that DSTC has been switched off. The system is automatically switched on when the engine is started. DSTC should be switched off if the steering wheel position or the front wheels are not properly aligned.

6. This button is used to temporarily disconnect alarm sensors. See page 75 for further information.

7. Not in use

8. Auxiliary socket

This 12 volt socket can be used to plug in certain accessories such as cellular telephones, etc. The ignition key must be in position 1 (or higher) for the auxiliary socket to function.

NOTE: The auxiliary sockets can also be used for cigarette lighters, which are available at your Volvo retailer.

WARNING!
Please be aware that the car's handling characteristics may be affected if Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC) is switched off.


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Trip computer

The trip computer stores information gathered from several systems in your car and has four menus that can be displayed in the text window.
  • Driving distance on current fuel reserve
  • Average fuel consumption
  • Current fuel consumption
  • Average speed

    NOTE: Warning messages from the car's monitoring systems will override the trip computer function. If a warning message is displayed in the text window while you are using the trip computer, you must acknowledge the message by pressing button A. Press button A again to return to the trip computer function.

    Trip computer controls

    The four trip computer functions can be accessed by twisting control B one step at a time in either direction. Twisting a fifth time returns you to the original function. The trip computer can be reset (current data will be erased from system memory) by pressing RESET (button C).

    Trip computer functions

    Driving distance on current fuel reserve This function shows the approximate distance that can be driven on the fuel remaining in the tank. This calculation is based on average fuel consumption during the last 12 miles (20 km) of driving and the amount of fuel remaining in the tank when the reading was taken. When the driving distance on current fuel reserve is less than 12 miles (20 km), "----" will be displayed in the text window.

    Average fuel consumption This value indicates fuel consumption since the last time the trip computer was reset (by pressing RESET, button C). When the engine is switched off, information on fuel consumption is stored and remains in system memory until the RESET (button C) is pressed again.

    Current fuel consumption This value indicates the current fuel consumption, based on readings taken once per second. When the car is not moving, "----" will be displayed.

    Average speed This value indicates average speed since the last time the trip computer was reset (by pressing RESET, button C). When the engine is switched off, information on average speed is stored and remains in system memory until the RESET (button C) is pressed again.



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