The cruise control panel is located on the left
side of the steering wheel hub.
Engaging cruise control/setting speed
Press the CRUISE button
Press + or - to set the current speed
Increase or decrease speed as desired
NOTE: Cruise control will not function at
speeds below 22 mph (35 km/h).
Cruise control is automatically disengaged
when the brake pedal is depressed. The
currently set speed is stored in memory.
Quickly pressing resume (
) will return the
car to the previously set speed.
Momentary acceleration, such as when passing
another car, does not affect cruise control
operation. The car will automatically return to
the previously set speed when you release the
When the cruise control is already engaged,
the car's speed can be increased or decreased
by holding down + or - until the car reaches
the desired speed. One short press on either
symbol corresponds to a speed change of
approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
Disengaging cruise control
Cruise control can be disengaged by:
Pressing the CRUISE button.
Putting the gear selector in (N)eutral.
NOTE: Cruise control is automatically
disengaged if the engine is switched off, if the
gear selector is placed in (N)eutral, if the car's
speed drops to under 70% of the currently set
speed or if the wheels start to spin.
Temporarily disengaging cruise control
Press 0 to temporarily disengage cruise
control. Press "resume" () to return to
the previously set speed.
Press the brake pedal. Press "resume" ()
to return to the previously set speed.
Cruise control should not be used in heavy
traffic or when driving on wet or slippery
roads. Cruise control may not maintain set
speed on steep downgrades.
pg. 34 Light switch panel
A - Headlights, parking lights
O All lights off
Models with daytime running lights: Low
beam headlights will automatically come on if
the ignition key is in position II. Front and rear
parking lights and license plate lights will also
Volvo recommends the use of daytime running
lights. If, however, you would prefer to have
these lights turned off (USA only), please
consult your Volvo retailer. Please note that the
use of daytime running lights is mandatory in
Parking lights on
Headlights, parking lights, license plate
lights and instrument panel illumination are on
if the ignition key is in position II.
If the headlight switch is in position all
lights will go out when the ignition is switched
The headlight switch must be in this position
before the high beams will function.
Switch from high to low beams and vice versa
by pulling the turn signal switch lever on the
left side of steering column toward you.
B - Instrument illumination
Move the thumbwheel up to increase brightness
or down to decrease brightness. There is
also an instrument panel illumination sensor
(see illustration on page 48) which automatically
adjusts the level of illumination.
C -Unlocking the fuel filler door
Press this button when the car is at a standstill to unlock the fuel filler door. Please note that the fuel filler door will remain unlocked until the car begins to move forward. An audible click will be heard when the fuel filler door relocks.
See also page 86.
NOTE: If the fuel filler door does not
unlock after the button has been pressed, drive the
car at a speed of at least 5 mph (8 km/h), stop
the car, and press the button again.
D - Front fog lights (option)
The front fog lights will function only in
combination with the low beam headlights.
An LED in the switch indicates when the front
fog lights are on.
E - Rear fog light
The rear fog light is considerably brighter than
the normal tail lights and should be used only
when conditions such as fog, rain, snow,
smoke or dust reduce visibility for other
vehicles to less than 500 ft (150 meters).
An LED in the switch indicates when the rear
fog light is on.
The rear fog light will only function in
combination with the high/low beam head-lights.
By design, there is one rear fog light only,
located in the driver's side tail light cluster.
Rear fog light in the instrument panel
This light indicates that the rear fog light is on.
pg. 35 Steering wheel adjustment, Ignition switch/steering wheel lock
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 into place to lock the steering wheel in the new
position. Check that the steering wheel is locked in the new position.
Never adjust the steering wheel while driving.
A chime will sound if the key is left in the ignition and the driver's door
* The gear selector must be in the (P)ark position.
** Please be aware that leaving the key in this position will
increase battery drain.
Steering wheel lock
The steering wheel lock might be under tension when the car is parked.
Turn the steering wheel slightly to free the ignition key.
In order to help reduce car theft, make sure the steering wheel lock
is engaged before leaving the car.
Never switch off the ignition (turn the ignition key
to position 0) or remove the key from the ignition switch while the car
is in motion. This could cause the steering wheel to lock, which
would make the car impossible to steer.
1 Lane change position. In maneuvers such
as lane changing, the driver can flash the
turn signals by moving the turn signal
lever to the first stop and holding it there.
The lever will return to the neutral position
2 Signal lever engaged for normal turns.
3 High beam/low beam switch (headlights
Move the lever towards the steering wheel
and release it.
Headlight flasher (headlights off).
Move the lever towards the steering wheel.
The headlight high beam will be on until
the lever is released.
NOTE: If the turn signal indicator flashes
faster than normal, check for a burned-out turn
pg. 37Windshield/tailgate wipers/washers
0 Windshield wipers off
Intermittent wiper function. With the
lever in this position, you can set the
wiper interval by twisting control A
upward to increase wiper speed or
downward to decrease the speed.
Rain sensor (option)
The rain sensor replaces the intermittent wiper function and
automatically regulates wiper speed according to
the amount of water on the windshield. The sensitivity
of the sensor can be adjusted by twisting control
A upward or downward.
Activating the rain sensor function:
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Move the windshield wiper lever to the intermittent position.
The rain sensor is deactivated when the ignition is switched completely off.
To reactivate the rain sensor function:
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Move the windshield wiper lever to position 0 and then back to the
CAUTION: When washing the car in an automatic carwash, etc move the
windshield wiper lever to position 0 or switch off
the ignition completely to deactivate the rain sensor. If the sensor function is left on,
the wipers will start inadvertently in the carwash and could be damaged.
Normal wiper speed
High wiper speed
3 Windshield wiper/washer, headlight
wiper/washer (certain models). Pull the lever toward you and release. The
wipers will make 2-3 sweeps across
the windshield and headlights (certain
models) after the lever is released.
"Single sweep" position: Move the
lever slightly upward from the 0
position for one sweep of the wipers.
The lever returns automatically to 0
A - Intermittent wiping
B - normal wiping
To operate the tailgate washer: Move the lever
forward to start the tailgate washer.
Tailgate wiper and reverse
If the front wipers are on and the car is put into
reverse gear, then the tailgate wiper will go
into intermittent wiping function*.
If the tailgate wiper is already in normal
wiping function, the normal wiping function
* Consult your Volvo retailer if you
would like to have this function deactivated.
pg. 38 Warning flashers, Heated mirrors/rear window, Heated front seats
Hazard warning flashers
The four-way flasher should be used to
indicate that the vehicle has become a traffic
hazard. To activate the flashers, press the
triangular button in the center dash. Press the
button again to turn off the flashers.
NOTE: Regulations regarding the use of the
hazard warning flasher may vary, depending
on where you live.
Heated sideview mirrors/rear
Press the switch to start heating the rear
window and sideview mirrors to remove ice or
condensation. An LED in the switch will light
A timer automatically switches off the heating
to the sideview mirrors after approximately 6
minutes and to the rear window after approximately
12 minutes. The LED will go out
Heated front seats (option)
The front seat heating can be switched on and
off as required.
Press the switch once for maximum seat
heating. Both LEDs in the switch will be
Press the switch a second time for comfort
heating. One LED in the switch will be lit.
Press the switch a third time to turn the
heating off completely.
The seat heating for the passenger seat should
be switched off when the seat is not occupied.
pg. 39 Parking brake, Auxiliary socket, Ashtrays
Parking brake (hand brake)
The lever is situated between the front seats. The brake is applied to the
rear wheels. The indicator light in the instrument panel will light up to
indicate when the parking brake is applied. Apply the parking brake by
pulling up firmly on the lever. Release the parking brake by depressing
the button at the end of the lever and lowering the lever completely.
WARNING!Always use the parking brake (hand brake) when parking. On hills,
also turn the front wheels toward the curb.
The indicator light in the instrument panel will light up even if the
parking brake is applied only slightly. Be sure to pull the lever up
Front auxiliary socket
Rear auxiliary socket
These 12 volt sockets 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.
The auxiliary sockets can also be used for cigarette lighters, which are
available at your Volvo retailer.
NOTE: The cover should be kept on when the auxiliary socket is not in
Volvo cars in North America do not have an ashtray in the front seat as
standard equipment. If you want to have an ashtray in the front seat,
please contact your Volvo retailer.
pg. 40 Electrically operated windows
The electrically operated windows are
controlled by buttons in the arm rests. The
ignition switch must be ON * (ignition key in
position I, II or the engine running) for the
electrically operated windows to function.
To lower: Press down the front edge of the
button to the first detent ("stop").
To raise: Lightly pull up the front edge of the
button to the first detent ("stop").
* The electrically operated windows will also
function after the ignition has been switched
off as long as neither of the front doors has
Auto up/down function (front
Either front door window can be opened or
Auto down: Press the front part of the button
as far down as possible and release it immediately.
To stop the window at any time, pull the
Auto up: Pull the front part of the button up
as far as possible and release it immediately.
To stop the window at any time, press the
NOTE: The power windows in the front seat
have an overload protecting circuit breaker
which reverses movement of the power
windows to their starting points, if they are
obstructed in any way. Thereafter the
windows will operate normally again.
WARNING!Always remove the ignition key when the
vehicle is unattended.
Make sure that childrens' hands are clear
before raising the windows.
Never leave children unattended in the
Cutout switch for rear
The electrically operated rear door windows
can be disabled by a switch located on the
driver's door (see illustration).
If the LED in the switch is OFF: The rear
door windows can be raised or lowered with
the buttons on the rear door armrests or with
the buttons on the driver's door armrest.
If the LED in the switch is ON: The rear
door windows can only be raised or lowered
with the buttons on the driver's door armrest.
pg. 41 Rearview/sideview mirrors
A Normal position
B Night position, reduces glare from
Autodim function (option)
The autodim function reacts to headlights from
following traffic and automatically reduces
NOTE: This function is automatically
switched off when the gear selector is placed
in the Reverse position.
Sideview mirror controls
Electrically operated sideview
The mirror control switches are located on the
driver's door armrest.
Driver's side: Press the L switch (an LED in
the switch will light up) to activate the
adjustment control and then use this control to
adjust the driver's door mirror.
Passenger's door: Press the R switch (an LED
in the switch will light up) and then use the
adjustment control to adjust the passenger's
After you have adjusted the mirror(s), press
the L or R switch again (the LED will go out)
to deactivate the adjustment control.
Remote central locking and sideview mirror memory
If you lock the car and later unlock it with the
same remote control and open the driver's
door, the sideview mirrors will automatically
move to the position they were in when you
left the car. This feature will work in the same way with all of the remote control transmitters (up to 3) that you use with your car.
This feature will not function if you lock your car with the key.
The mirrors should always be adjusted prior
to driving. Objects seen in the wide-angle
sideview mirror are closer than they appear
Sun roof switch
Electrically operated sun roof
To operate the sun roof, the ignition key must
first be turned to the intermediate or drive
position (position I or II).
To slide open the sun roof : Pull the
switch back to the first detent ("stop") and
hold it until the sun roof has opened to the
position you prefer. The sun roof will
initially open to the "comfort" * position.
Pull and hold the switch again to open the
sun roof completely.
AUTO open: Pull the switch as far back as
possible and release it to automatically
slide open the sun roof to the "comfort" *
position. Pull the switch again to open the
sun roof completely.
Sliding sun roof
To close the sun roof: Push the switch
forward to the first detent ("stop") and
hold it until the sun roof has closed
AUTO close:Push the switch forward as
far as possible and release it to automatically
close the sun roof.
NOTE: If the sun roof is impeded during
AUTO close, it will reverse direction, reopen
Ventilation position (opening the rear
edge of the sun roof): With the sun roof
closed, push up the rear section of the
To close, pull the front section of the
switch straight down until the sun roof has
WARNING!Never open/close the sun roof if it
is obstructed in any way when in operation.
Never allow a child to operate the
Never extend any object or body part though the open sun roof, even if
the vehicle's ignition on is completely switched off.
Never leave a child alone in a vehicle.
Remove ice and snow before opening
the sun roof.
Do not operate the sun roof if it is
Never place heavy objects on the
* A position where the sun roof is not quite
fully open which helps alleviate rumbling
The optional sun roof also features a sliding sun visor.
The visor slides open automatically when the
sun roof is opened. The visor must be closed
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