pg. 33 Cruise control

Cruise control

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).

    Braking

    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.

    Acceleration

    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 accelerator pedal.

    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.

    WARNING!
    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 be on.

    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 Canada.

    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 off.

    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.

    WARNING!
    Never adjust the steering wheel while driving.


    A chime will sound if the key is left in the ignition and the driver's door is opened.

    * 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.

    WARNING!
    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.



    pg. 36 Turn signals


    Turn signals

    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 when released.

    2 Signal lever engaged for normal turns.
    3 High beam/low beam switch (headlights on).
    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 signal bulb.

    pg. 37Windshield/tailgate wipers/washers



    Windshield wiper/washer

    Windshield 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 intermittent position.

    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 when released.



    Tailgate wiper/washer

    Tailgate washer/wiper

    A - Intermittent wiping

    B - normal wiping
    To operate the tailgate washer: Move the lever forward to start the tailgate washer.

    Tailgate wiper and reverse gear

    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 will continue.

    * 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 window

    Press the switch to start heating the rear window and sideview mirrors to remove ice or condensation. An LED in the switch will light up.

    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 correspondingly.

    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 lit.
  • 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 sufficiently.



  • Front auxiliary socket


    Rear auxiliary socket

    Auxiliary sockets

    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 use.

    Ashtrays

    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


    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 been opened.

    Auto up/down function (front doors only):

    Either front door window can be opened or closed automatically.

    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 button up.

    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 button down.

    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 car.


  • Cutout switch for rear windows

    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


    Rearview mirror

    A Normal position

    B Night position, reduces glare from following headlights

    Autodim function (option)

    The autodim function reacts to headlights from following traffic and automatically reduces glare.

    NOTE: This function is automatically switched off when the gear selector is placed in the Reverse position.


    Sideview mirror controls

    Electrically operated sideview mirrors

    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 door mirror.

    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.

    WARNING!
    The mirrors should always be adjusted prior to driving. Objects seen in the wide-angle sideview mirror are closer than they appear to be.



    pg. 42 Sun roof (option)



    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.
    Ventilation position

    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 completely.
  • 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 and stop.

  • Ventilation position (opening the rear edge of the sun roof): With the sun roof closed, push up the rear section of the switch.

    To close, pull the front section of the switch straight down until the sun roof has closed completely.

    WARNING!

  • Never open/close the sun roof if it is obstructed in any way when in operation.
  • Never allow a child to operate the sun roof.
  • 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.

  • CAUTION!

  • Remove ice and snow before opening the sun roof.
  • Do not operate the sun roof if it is frozen closed.
  • Never place heavy objects on the sun roof.

    * A position where the sun roof is not quite fully open which helps alleviate rumbling wind noise.

    pg. 43 Sun visor



    Sun visor

    Sun visor:

    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 manually.


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