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Menus and messages124
Climate system128
Audio system136
Trip computer149
Compass151
Stability system153
Active chassis system-Four C155
Cruise control156
Adaptive Cruise Control-ACC158
Distance Alert165
Collision Warning with Auto-brake (option)168
Driver Alert System-option173
Park assist (option)178
Blind Spot Information System (option)182
Passenger compartment convenience186

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Center console

Certain functions are controlled from the center console via the menu system or from the optional keypad in the steering wheel. Each function is described under its respective section.

The current menu level is shown at the top right of display in the center console.

Center console controls

Navigation button - scrolls and selects among menu options

ENTER - selects menu options

MENU - accesses the menu system

EXIT - leads back one step in the menu structure. A long press exits the menu system.

Steering wheel keypad

ENTER

EXIT

Navigation buttons.

If the steering wheel keypad has ENTER and EXIT, the buttons to have the same function as those in the center console.

Search paths
Access to some functions is provided directly via the function buttons and others are access through the menu system.

Search paths to the menu system functions are listed as follows: Car settings Lock settings, if the following steps have been taken first:

1. Press MENU.

2. Scroll to Menu and press ENTER.

3. Scroll to Submenu and press ENTER.

The navigation button can be used instead of ENTER and EXIT when navigating the menu hierarchy. The right arrow is equal to ENTER and the left arrow to EXIT.

The menu options are numbered and can also be selected directly with the numerical keypad (1-9 only).

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Menu overview

Car key memory

    Seat & mirror positions

Car settings

    Fold mirr. when locking (option on certain markets only)

    Collision warning settings (option)

    Light settings

    Lock settings

    Reduced guard1

    Parking camera settings (accessory)

    Steering force level (option)

    Information

Climate settings

    Automatic blower adjust

    Recirculation timer

    Auto. rear defroster

Reset climate settings

1Certain models

Main menu AM

Audio settings2

    Sound stage

    Equalizer, front

    Equalizer, rear

    Auto. volume control

    Resets all audio settings.

Main menu FM

FM settings

    Radio text

    Advanced radio settings

Audio settings

Main menu CD

Random

    Off

    Folder

    Disc

    Single disc

    All discs

CD settings

    Disc text (option)

Audio settings

Main menu AUX

Volume, AUX input

Audio settings

2The menu option for audio settings is available in all audio sources.

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Main instrument panel

READ - access to the list of messages and message confirmation.

Thumbwheel - browse among menus and options in the list of functions.

RESET - reset the active function. Used in certain cases to select/activate a function, see the explanation under each respective function.

The menus shown on the information displays in the instrument panel are controlled with the left lever. The menus shown depend on ignition mode. Press READ to erase a message and return to the menus.

Menu overview
Driving distance on current fuel reserve

Average

Instantaneous:

Average speed

Current speed in mph (Canadian models only)

DSTC

Message

When a warning, information or indicator symbol comes on, a corresponding message appears on the information display. An error message is stored in a memory list until the fault is rectified.

Press READ to acknowledge and scroll among the messages.

note NOTE
If a warning message appears while you are using the trip computer, the message must be read and confirmed by pressing READ before the previous activity can be resumed.

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Climate system

Introduction

Air conditioning
The vehicle is equipped with Electronic Climate Control (ECC). The climate control system cools, heats or dehumidifies the air in the passenger compartment.

note NOTE
  • The air conditioning can be switched off, but to ensure the best possible climate comfort in the passenger compartment and to prevent the windows from misting, it should always be on.
  • In warm weather, a small amount of water may accumulate under the car when it has been parked. This water is condensation from the A/C system and is normal.
  • Sensor location

  • The sunlight sensor is located on the top side of the dashboard.

    note NOTE
    The sunlight sensor monitors which side of the car that is most exposed to sunlight. This can mean that the temperature may differ between the right and left-side air vents, even if the temperatures set for both sides of the passenger compartment are the same.

  • The temperature sensor for the passenger compartment is located below the climate control panel.
  • The outside temperature sensor is located on the door mirror.
  • The humidity sensor (option) is located in the interior rearview mirror.

    note NOTE
    Do not cover or block the sensors with clothing or other objects.

    Side windows and moonroof
    To ensure that the air conditioning works optimally, the side windows, and the optional moonroof should be closed.

    Fog on the inside of the windows
    The defroster function should be used to remove fog or mist from the inside of the windows. Keeping the windows clean with a commercially available window washing spray will also help prevent fogging or misting.

    Vents in the parcel shelf

    note NOTE
    The air vents at the rear of the parcel shelf should never be obstructed.

    Temporary shut-off of the air conditioning
    The air conditioning is momentarily disengaged during full-throttle acceleration or when driving uphill with a trailer. This may result in a temporary increase in cabin temperature.

    Ice and snow
    Always keep the air intake grille at the base of the windshield free of snow.

    Climate system maintenance
    Special tools and equipment are required to maintain and carry out repairs on the climate system. Work of this type should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

    Refrigerant
    Volvo cares about the environment. The air conditioning system in your car contains a CFC-free refrigerant - R134a. This substance

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    will not deplete the ozone layer. The air conditioning system contains 1.8 lbs (800 g) of R134a. The systems uses PAG oil.

    Passenger compartment filter
    Replace the cabin air filter with a new one at the recommended intervals. Please refer to your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet, or consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for these intervals. The filter should be replaced more often when driving under dirty and dusty conditions. The filter cannot be cleaned and therefore should always be replaced with a new one.

    note NOTE
    There are different types of cabin air filters. Ensure that the correct type is installed.

    Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)
    A multifilter helps reduce gases and particles in the incoming air, thereby reducing the levels of odors and contaminants entering the vehicle. The air quality sensor detects increased levels of contaminants in the outside air. When the air quality sensor detects contaminated outside air, the air intake closes and the air inside the passenger compartment is recirculated, i.e. no outside air enters the vehicle. The filter also cleans recirculated passenger compartment air.

    note NOTE
    Contact your Volvo retailer for IAQS air filter replacement intervals.

    Menu settings
    The default settings for three of the climate system's functions can be changed in the menu system, see page 125:

  • Blower speed in automatic mode, see page 132.
  • Recirculation timer for passenger compartment air, see page 132.
  • Automatic rear window defrosting, see page 102.

    The functions can also be returned to factory settings in the menu system.

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    Air distribution

    The incoming air is distributed from 20 different vents in the passenger compartment.

    Air distribution is fully automatic in AUTO mode.

    If desired, air distribution can be controlled manually, see page 135.

    Air vents in the dashboard

    Open

    Closed

    Horizontal airflow

    Vertical airflow

    Direct the outer air vents toward the side windows to defrost.

    Air vents in the door pillars

    Open

    Closed

    Horizontal airflow

    Vertical airflow

    Direct the outer air vents toward the side windows to defrost.

    Direct the vents into the passenger compartment to maintain a comfortable climate in the rear seat.

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    Electronic climate control, ECC

    Ventilated front driver's seat (option)

    Blower

    Heated front driver's seat (option)

    Air distribution

    Heated front passenger's seat (option)

    Auto

    Ventilated front passenger's seat (option)

    Temperature control, passenger's side

    A/C - On/Off

    Heated rear window and door mirrors, see page 102.

    Defroster (maximum effect)

    Recirculation/Air quality system

    Temperature control, driver's side

    Ventilated front seats (option)
    The ventilation system consists of fans in the seats and backrests that draw air through the seat upholstery. The cooling effect increases as the air in the passenger compartment becomes cooler.

    The ventilation is controlled by the ECC system, which takes into account the seat temperature, sunlight in the passenger compartment, and the ambient temperature.

    The ventilation can be used at the same time as seat heating.

    The ventilation system can be activated when the engine is running. There are three comfort levels that produce different cooling and dehumidification effects:

  • Level three: press the button once for maximum output - three indicator lights come on.
  • Level two: press the button twice for a lower output - two indicator lights come on.
  • Level one: press the button three times for the lowest output - one indicator light comes on.
  • Press the button a fourth time to switch off the function - the indicator light will go out.

    Blower control
    Turn the control clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the blower speed. Pressing the AUTO switch will automatically regulate blower speed and override manual adjustment.

    note NOTE
    If the blower is turned off completely, the air conditioning is disengaged, which may result in fogging on the windows.

    Heated front seats (option)

  • Press the button once for the highest heat level - three indicator lights come on.
  • Press the button twice for a lower heat level - two indicator lights come on.
  • Press the button three times for the lowest heat level - one indicator light comes on.
  • Press the button four times to switch off the heat - no indicator lights come on.

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    Heated rear seats 1

    Heat control for the outboard seating positions takes place in the same way as for the front seat.

    Air distribution
    The figure consists of three buttons. When the buttons are pressed, an indicator light in front of the respective part of the figure illuminates and shows which air distribution is selected, see page 135.

    1Option on Canadian models only.

    Auto
    The function automatically regulates cooling, heating, blower speed, recirculation, and air distribution to maintain the chosen temperature. If you select one or more manual functions, the other functions continue to be controlled automatically. The air quality sensor is engaged and all manual settings are switched off when AUTO is pressed. The display shows AUTO CLIMATE.

    Blower speed in automatic mode can be set under Climate settings Automatic blower adjust. Choose between Low, Normal or High.

    note NOTE
    Selecting the lowest blower speed may increases the risk of fog forming on the windows.

    For a description of the menu system, see page 125.

    Temperature control
    The temperatures on the driver and passenger sides can be set independently. When the vehicle is started, the most recent setting is resumed.

    note NOTE
    Heating or cooling cannot be speeded up by selecting a higher/lower temperature than the actual temperature required.

    A/C - ON/OFF
    The air conditioning is controlled automatically by the system when the ON light is on. This cools/heats and dehumidifies the incoming air. When the OFF light is on, the air conditioning is always disengaged. Other functions are still controlled automatically. When defroster is selected, the air conditioning system is set for maximum blower speed and dehumidification.

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    Defroster
    This function defrosts/deices the windshield and front side windows. The indicator light in the defroster button lights when the function is active.

  • Blower speed increases automatically and the air conditioning will switch on (if not already on and if the passenger compartment blower is not turned off) to dehumidify the air in the passenger compartment. Air conditioning can be switched off by pressing the AC button.
  • Recirculation will not function while defrost is engaged.

    The climate system will return to its previous settings when the defroster function is switched off.

    Recirculation/air quality system

    Recirculation
    This function can be used to shut out exhaust fumes, smoke, etc from the passenger compartment. The air in the passenger compartment is then recirculated, i.e., no air from outside the car is taken into the car when this function is activated. The indicator light in the button will illuminate when recirculation is selected.

    If the air in the car recirculates for too long, there is a risk of condensation forming on the insides of the windows, especially in winter.

    Timer
    The timer function minimizes the risk of fogging, or stale air when the recirculation function is selected by automatically switching off the function after a certain length of time, depending on the ambient temperature. Activate/deactivate the function under Climate control settings Recirculation timer.
    For a description of the menu system, see page 125.

    note NOTE
    When Defroster is selected, recirculation is always deactivated.

    Interior Air Quality System-IAQS (option)
    This system consists of a multifilter and an air quality sensor. The filter helps remove gases and particles from the incoming air, thereby reducing the amounts of odors and contaminants entering the vehicle. The air quality sensor detects increased levels of contaminants in the outside air. When the air quality sensor detects contaminated outside air, the air intake closes and the air inside the passenger compartment is recirculated, i.e., no outside air enters the vehicle. The filter also cleans recirculated passenger compartment air. When the AUTO button is depressed the air quality sensor is always engaged.

    Activating the air quality sensor
    Switch between the three functions by pressing the button repeatedly.

  • The left orange light comes on - the air quality sensor is disengaged.
  • The center green light comes on - recirculation not engaged, providing it is not required for cooling in hot weather.
  • The right orange light comes on - recirculation is engaged.

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    note NOTE
  • The air quality sensor should always be engaged in order to obtain the best air in the passenger compartment.
  • Recirculation is limited in cold weather to avoid fogging.
  • If the insides of the windows start fogging, disengage the air quality sensor. Use the defroster function to increase airflow to the front, side, and rear windows.
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    Audio system

    Introduction

    The audio system is available in two versions: High Performance and Premium Sound. The system version is shown in the display when the audio system is switched on.

    If the audio system is on when the ignition is switched off, it will come on automatically the next time the ignition is put in mode I or higher. The audio system can be operated without a key in the ignition slot for 15 minutes at a time by pressing the POWER button (the driver's door must be closed on vehicles with the optional keyless drive).

    Some functions are controlled from the menu system in the center console. For more information on menus, see page 125.

    Dolby Surround Pro Logic II and the symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. The Dolby Surround Pro Logic II System is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

    Overview

    Socket for external audio source (AUX)

    Steering wheel keypad

    Center console control panel

    Control panel with headphones socket (option)

    Steering wheel keypad

    Confirm selection in menu system.

    Go higher in the menu system. Interrupt current function.

    Volume

    A short press scrolls between CD tracks or preset radio stations. A long press searches within CD tracks or searches for radio stations automatically.

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    Rear control panel with headphones socket (option)

    Headphones with an impedance of 16-32 ohm and sensitivity of 102 dB or higher are recommended for best sound reproduction.

    Volume

    Scroll/search forward and backward

    Audio source, activating

    Headphones sockets (3.5 mm) - accessory

    Activating/deactivating
    The control panel is activated by pressing MODE when the audio system is switched on. It is switched off automatically when the audio system is switched off or by a long press on MODE.

    Scroll/search forward and backward
    Short presses on are used to scroll between CD tracks or preset radio stations. Long presses are used to fast-wind CD tracks or to search for radio stations automatically.

    Limitations
    The audio source (FM, AM, CD, etc.) being played in the speakers cannot be controlled from the rear control panel.

    Menu control and MY KEY

    Certain functions can be controlled from the menu system in the center console. For more information on menus, see page 125.

    Storing your favorite functions with MY KEY.

    1. Select the function in the menu to be stored. Only certain functions can be stored.

    2. Press and hold MY KEY for more than two seconds.

    Activate the stored function by pressing MY KEY briefly.

    The following functions can be programmed using MY KEY:

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    FM

        Radio text on/off

    CD/CD changer

    Random

        Disc text on/off

        Track information on/off

    Audio settings

        Sound stage (front/driver/rear)

        Auto. volume control (off/low/medium/high)

    Sirius satellite radio (option)

        Add song to memory

        Direct channel entry...

        Song seek on/off

        Sirius settings

            Song memory (show memory list)

    Car settings

        Fold mirror when locking

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    Audio functions

    Internal audio sources: AM, FM and CD

    External audio source. For connection, see page 136

    Push button and knob controls for making sound settings

    Navigation button

    Volume and on/off

    Audio volume and automatic volume control
    The audio system compensates for disrupting noises in the passenger compartment by increasing the volume according to the speed of the vehicle. The level of sound compensation can be set at low, medium or high. Select the level under Audio settings Auto volume control.

    External audio source audio volume
    External devices such as an MP3 player can be connected to the AUX input, see page 136. The volume of the external sound source AUX may be different from the volume of the internal sound sources such as the CD player or the radio. If the external sound source's volume is too high, the quality of the sound may be impaired. To help prevent this, adjust the input volume of the external audio source:

    1. Set the audio system in AUX mode using MODE and use to navigate to Volume, AUX input.

    2. Turn the control or press / the navigation button.

    Sound settings
    Press the control repeatedly to toggles among the sound settings. Adjustments are made by turning the control .

  • Bass - Bass level.
  • Treble - Treble level.
  • Fader - Balance between the front and rear speakers.
  • Balance - Balance between the right and left speakers.
  • Subwoofer (option on certain markets only) - Level for the bass speaker. The subwoofer can be switched off by turning control counterclockwise to MIN. The location of the subwoofer is shown in the illustration.

  • Surround (option) - Surround settings.

    Under Surround, 3 channel stereo or Dolby Surround Pro logic II can be activated by selecting 3-ch or Dpl2 respectively. This enables the following options:

  • Center level1 - Level for the center speaker.
  • Surround level1 - Level for surround sound.

    Equalizer
    Sound levels for different frequencies can be adjusted separately using the equalizer2.

    1Premium Sound

    2Certain audio systems

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    1. Go to Audio settings and select Equalizer Front or Equalizer Rear.

    The sound level for the frequency is adjusted with / on the navigation button. Press / to select another frequency.

    2. Use ENTER to save or EXIT to close.

    Sound stage1
    The sound experience can be optimized for the driver's seat, both front seats or the rear seat. Select one of the options under Audio settings Soundstage.

    Optimal sound reproduction
    The audio system is calibrated for optimal sound reproduction using digital signal processing.

    This calibration takes into account factors such as the speakers, amplifier, cabin acoustics, the listeners' seating positions, etc., for each combination of vehicle/audio system.

    There is also a dynamic calibration that takes into consideration the volume level, radio reception, and the speed of the vehicle.

    The settings that are described in this manual, such as Bass, Treble, and Equalizer are only intended to enable the user to adapt sound reproduction to his/her personal tastes.

    CD functions

    CD insert and eject

    CD slot

    Navigation button for changing CD tracks

    Fast-back and change CD track

    CD changer position selection (option)

    Scan CD

    Playing a CD (CD player1)
    If a music CD is in the player when CD is pressed, it will be played automatically. Otherwise, insert a disc and press CD.

    1Certain markets only.

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    Playing a CD (CD changer)
    If a CD position with a music CD is already selected when CD is pressed, it will be played automatically. Otherwise select a disc with the number buttons 1-6 or /on the navigation button.

    Insert a CD (CD changer)
    1. Select an empty position with the number buttons 1-6 or / on the navigation button.

    An empty position is marked on the display. The text Insert disc shows that a new disc can be inserted. The CD changer can hold up to six CDs.

    2. Insert a CD in the CD changer slot.

    Disc eject
    For reasons of traffic safety, an ejected CD must be removed within 12 seconds or it will be automatically drawn back into the slot and the CD player will enter pause mode. Press the CD button to restart the disc.

    Eject individual discs by pressing the eject button.

    Eject all discs with a long press on the eject button. The entire magazine is emptied disc by disc.

    note NOTE
    The Eject all function can only be used while the vehicle is at a standstill and will be cancelled if the vehicle begins to move.

    Pause
    When the audio system volume is turned off completely, the CD player will pause and will resume playing when the volume is turned up again.

    Sound files
    In addition to playing normal music CDs, the CD player/changer can also play discs containing files in mp3 or wma format.

    note NOTE
    Some copy protected sound files may not be read by the player.

    When a CD containing sound files is inserted into the player the disc's directory structure is scanned before the CD begins playing. The length of time that this takes depends on the quality of the disc.

    Navigating the disc and playing tracks
    If a disc containing sound files is inside the CD player, press ENTER to display the disc's directory structure. The directory structure is navigated in the same way as the audio system's menu structure. Sound files have the symbol and directories have the symbol. Press ENTER to play a selected folder or a file.

    When the music file has been played, the player will continue to play the rest of the files in the current folder. When all of the files in the folder have been played, the player will automatically go to the next folder and play the files in it.

    Fast-forward/change CD tracks and sound files
    Short presses / on the navigation button are used to scroll between CD tracks/sound files. Long presses are used to search within CD tracks/sound files. TUNING (or the steering wheel keypad) can also be used for this purpose.

    Scan CD
    This function plays the first ten seconds of each CD track/sound file. Press SCAN to activate. Interrupt with EXIT or SCAN to

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    continue playing the current CD track/sound file.

    Random
    This function plays the tracks in random order (shuffle). The random CD tracks/sound files can be scrolled through in the normal way.

    note NOTE
    It is only possible to scroll between random CD tracks on the current disc.

    Different messages are displayed depending on which random function has been selected:

  • RANDOM means that the tracks from only one music CD are played
  • RND ALL means that all tracks on all music CDs in the optional CD changer are played.
  • RANDOM FOLDER means that the sound files in a directory on the current CD are played.

    CD player
    If a normal music CD is being played, activate/deactivate under Random.

    If a disc with sound files is being played, activate/deactivate under Random Folder.

    CD changer
    If a normal music CD is being played under Random Single disc or Random All discs. The option All discs only applies to the music CDs in the changer.

    If a CD with sound files is being played, activate/deactivate instead under Random Folder. If you select another CD the function is deactivated.

    Disc text
    If title information is stored on a music CD it can be shown on the display1. Activate/deactivate in CD mode under CD settings Disc text.

    1Only applies to the CD changer.

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    Radio functions

    Navigation button for automatic tuning

    Press to cancel a menu selection or a selected function

    Manual tuning

    Scan the current wave band

    Auto store the strongest radio stations in the area in which you are driving

    Station preset buttons

    Select wave band AM and FM (FM1 and FM2)

    Automatic tuning
    1. Select a wave band using FM or AM.

    2. Press / on the navigation button.

    Manual tuning
    1. Select a wave band using FM or AM.

    2. Turn TUNING to select a station.

    Preset
    Ten station presets can be stored for each wave band. FM has two memories for presets: FM1 and FM2. Only radio stations played through the car's speakers can be stored as presets. The stored presets are selected using the preset buttons.

    Preset storage can be carried out manually or automatically.

    Manually storing preset stations
    1. Tune into a station.

    2. Hold in one of the preset buttons until the message Channel stored appears on the display.

    Automatically storing preset stations
    The function is especially useful in areas where the radio stations and their frequencies are unfamiliar. The ten strongest radio stations are stored automatically in a separate memory.

    1. Select a wave band using FM or AM.

    2. Hold in AUTO until Autostoring... appears on the display.

    Once Autostoring... disappears from the display, the stations are stored. The radio continues in Auto mode and Auto appears on the display. The automatically stored presets can now be selected using the preset buttons. Automatic preset storage can be cancelled using EXIT.

    Auto mode is cancelled by pressing for example AUTO or FM.

    Returning to Auto mode provides access to the autostored presets:

    1. Press AUTO.

    Auto appears on the display.

    2. Press a preset button.

    Scan
    The function automatically searches the current wave band for strong stations. When a station is found, it is played for approx. eight seconds before scanning is resumed. While the station is playing it can be stored as a preset as usual.

    1. Select a wave band using AM or FM.

    2. Press SCAN.

    SCAN appears on the display. Close using SCAN or EXIT.

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    Radio text
    Some stations transmit information on program content, artists, etc. This information can be shown on the display.

    Activate/deactivate in FM mode under Radio text.

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    Sirius satellite radio (option)

    Listening to satellite radio
    The Sirius satellite system consists of a number of high elevation satellites in geosynchronous orbit.

    note NOTE
  • The digital signals from the Sirius satellites are line-of-sight, which means that physical obstructions such as bridges, tunnels, etc, may temporarily interfere with signal reception.
  • Avoid any obstructions, such as metallic objects transported on roof racks or in a ski box, or other antennas that may impede signals from the SIRIUS satellites.
  • Selecting Sirius radio mode
    1. Press Power to switch on the audio system (see pages 139 and 143 for information on the standard audio and radio functions).

    2. Press the MODE button repeatedly until Sirius 1 or 2 is displayed.

    Activating Sirius radio
    1. Tune to a satellite channel that has no audio, which means that the channel is unsubscribed and the text "Call 888-539- SIRIUS TO SUBSCRIBE" is displayed (see also "Selecting a channel").

    2. Call Sirius at 1-888-539-SIRIUS (7474).

    3. When asked for the Sirius ID number press AUTO to display this number. It is also possible to retrieve the Sirius ID from the menu.

    4. UPDATING SUBSCRIPTION will be displayed while the subscription is being updated, after which the display will return to the normal view.

    SIRIUS ID
    The SIRIUS ID is required when contacting the Sirius Call Center. It is used to activate your account and when making any account transactions. The SIRIUS ID is sometimes referred to as the Electronic Serial Number (ESN).

    Selecting a channel category
    1. Select Sirius radio mode as described above.

    2. Press ENTER.

    3. Use the up/down arrow keys to scroll through the list of categories.

    4. Press ENTER or the right arrow key to select a category.

    The first channel in the selected category will then be played.

    note NOTE
  • The category ALL is default, which enables you to scroll through the entire list of available satellite channels.
  • The channel categories are automatically updated several times a year. This takes approximately two minutes and will interrupt normal broadcasting. A message will be displayed while updating is in progress. Information on channel or feature updates is available at www.sirius.com.
  • Selecting a channel
    There are three ways of tuning in a channel:

  • Using the left and right arrow keys
  • By turning the tuning control
  • Through direct channel entry.

    note NOTE
  • The numbers of skipped or locked channels will not be displayed.
  • If a channel is locked, the access code must be entered before the channel can be selected. See "Unlocking a channel" on page 147.
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    Direct channel entry
    The Sirius satellite channels are in numerical order throughout all of the categories. To access a channel directly:

    1. Press MENU and scroll to Direct channel entry.

    2. Use the numerical keypad to enter the channel's number.

    3. Press ENTER. The radio will tune to this channel, even if it belongs to a category other than the currently selected one.

    Scanning
    SCAN automatically searches through the list of satellite channels. The search will only be carried out in the selected category. See page 143 for more detailed information.

    Storing a channel
    A total of 20 satellite channels can be stored; 10 channels each for Sirius 1 and 2. See page 143 for detailed information on storing channels.

  • A long press on one of the number keys stores the currently tuned channel on that key.
  • A short press on a number key while the radio is in Sirius 1or 2 mode will tune to the preset satellite channel stored on that button, regardless of the currently selected channel category.

    Song Seek and Song Memory
    The Song Seek and Song Memory functions provide both audio and visual notification when Sirius is broadcasting your favorite songs. Song Seek enables you to store the name of the song for future advance notification when that song is being played. The Song Memory feature makes it possible to view all of the current songs that are stored in memory.

    Song memory
    Up to ten songs can be saved in the system's memory.

    1. Press MENU.

    2. Scroll to Add song to song mem. and follow the instructions shown in the display.

    If a new song is selected when the memory is full, you will be prompted to press ENTER to delete the last song on the list.

    note NOTE
    The remaining songs in the list will move down one position, and the newly added song will be placed at the top of the list.

    Song seek
    When a satellite radio channel plays one of the songs stored in the song memory, the listener will be alerted by a text message and an audible signal.

    Press ENTER to listen to the song or EXIT to cancel.

    To activate/deactivate the song seek function:

    1. Press MENU

    2. Scroll to Song seek

    3. Press ENTER to activate or deactivate the function.

    note NOTE
    When the song has ended, the radio will remain tuned to the channel on which the song was played.

    Radio text
    The text that is displayed about the song that is currently playing can be changed. Use the AUTO button or the menu to display the Artist, Title, Composer, or switch radio text off.

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    Advanced settings

    This menu function enables you to make settings on certain Sirius satellite radio functions. To access this menu:

    1. Press MENU.

    2. Scroll to the Sirius menu.

    3. Select Advanced Sirius settings.

    warning WARNING
    Settings should be made when the vehicle is at a standstill.

    The following settings can be made in the Sirius menu:

  • The list of saved songs can be displayed
  • Channel skip settings can be made
  • Channel lock settings can be made
  • The channel access code can be displayed or changed
  • Your Sirius ID can be displayed

    Skip options
    This function is used to remove a channel from the list of available channels.

    Skipping a channel
    1. Select CHANNEL SKIP LIST and press ENTER.

    2. Select a category in the list and press ENTER.

    3. Skip channels in the list presented by pressing ENTER or right arrow key.

    Unskip all channels
    This permanently removes all channels from the skip list and makes them available for selection.

    Temp. unskip all ch.
    This function will temporarily unskip all channels and make them available for selection. The channels remain on the skip list and will again be skipped the next time the ignition is switched on.

    Channel lock
    Access to specific channels can be restricted (locked). A locked channel will not provide audio, song titles, or artist information.

    note NOTE
    All channels are initially unlocked.

    Locking a channel:
    1. Select Sirius ID in the menu and select LOCK OPTIONS and press ENTER.

    2. Select CHANNEL LOCK LIST and press ENTER

    3. Enter the channel access code1 and press ENTER.

    4. Select a category in the list and press ENTER.

    5. Lock channels in the list presented by pressing ENTER or right arrow.

    The channel is now locked and a checked box will be displayed to indicate this. It will be necessary to enter the channel access code1 in order to listen to a locked channel.

    Unlocking a channel
    A channel's access code1 is required to unlock a channel.

    Unlock all channels
    This permanently removes all channels from the locked list and makes them available for selection.

    Temp. unlock all ch.
    This function will temporarily unlock all channels and make them available for selection. The channels remain on the locked list and will again be locked the next time the ignition is switched on.

    1The default code is 0000. If you have changed the code and forgotten it, see the section "If you have forgotten the access code."

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    CHANGE CODE

    This function makes it possible to change the channel access code. The default code is 0000.

    To change the code:

    1. Select CHANGE CODE and press ENTER.

    2. Enter the current code and press ENTER.

    3. Enter the new code and press ENTER.

    4. Confirm the new code and press ENTER.

    If an incorrect code is entered, the text WRONG CODE! is displayed.

    If you have forgotten the access code:
    1. Select SIRIUS ID in the Sirius settings menu and press ENTER.

    2. Press and hold the ENTER button for 2 seconds.

    3. The current code will be displayed.

    Your Volvo retailer can also provide you with assistance.

    SIRIUS ID

    This function displays the 12-digit Sirius activation ID.

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    Trip computer

    Introduction

    READ - confirms/erases messages

    Thumb wheel - browse among menus and options in the trip computer list

    RESET - resets certain functions

    To scroll through trip computer information, move the thumb wheel up or down. Continue turning to return to the starting point.

    Functions

    note NOTE
    If a warning message appears while you are using the trip computer, this message must be acknowledged in order to return to the trip computer function. Acknowledge a message by pressing READ.

    To change the unit of measure specified for distance and speed, contact an authorized Volvo workshop.

    Average speed
    The system calculates the average speed from the last resetting. Reset using RESET.

    Current speed in mph (Canadian models only)
    This function provides the driver with an instantaneous conversion of the car's current speed from km/h to mph.

    Current speed in km/h (U.S. models only)
    This function provides the driver with an instantaneous conversion of the car's current speed from mph to km/h.

    Current fuel consumption (Instantaneous)
    Current fuel consumption is calculated every second. The information on the display is updated every few seconds. When the vehicle is stationary, "----" appears on the display.

    Average fuel consumption
    The average fuel consumption since the last reset. Reset using RESET.

    Driving distance on current fuel reserve
    The calculation is based on the average fuel consumption over the last 20 miles ( 30 km) and the remaining usable fuel in the tank. This shows the approximate distance that can be driven with the fuel quantity remaining in the tank. When the driving distance on the current fuel reserve is less than 12 miles ( 20 km), "---- miles to empty tank" is shown on the display.

    note NOTE
    The actual distance that can be driven on the usable fuel remaining in the tank may be influenced by a change in driving style.

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    Resetting
    1. Select Average speed or Average fuel consumption.

    2. Press and hold RESET for approx. 1 second to reset the selected function. If RESET is kept depressed for at 3 three seconds, Average speed and Average fuel consumption are reset simultaneously.

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    Compass

    Operation

    The upper right corner of the rearview mirror has an integrated display that shows the compass direction in which the vehicle is pointing. Eight different directions are shown with the abbreviations: N (north), NE (north east), E (east), SE (southeast), S (south), SW (southwest), W (west) and NW (northwest).

    The compass is displayed automatically when the vehicle is started or in ignition mode II. To switch the compass on/off use a pen or similar object and press in the button on the rear side of the mirror.

    Calibration

    The compass may need to be calibrated if, for example, the vehicle is driven into a new magnetic zone. The characters CAL are shown in the mirror's display if calibration is necessary.

    1. Stop the vehicle in a large open area, away from traffic.

    2. Start the vehicle.

    3. Using a pen or similar object, press and hold the button on the rear side of mirror until CAL is shown again (after approx. 6 seconds).

    4. Drive as usual. CAL disappears from the display when calibration is complete. Alternative calibration method:
    Drive slowly in a circle at a speed of no more than 5 mph (8 km/h) until CAL disappears from the display when calibration is complete.

    Selecting a magnetic zone

    The earth is divided into 15 magnetic zones. The correct zone must be selected for the compass to work correctly.

    1. Put the ignition in mode II.

    2. Using a pen or similar object, press and hold the button on the rear side of mirror for at least 3 seconds. The number for the current area will be shown.

    3. Press the button repeatedly until the number for the required geographic area (1-15) is shown.

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    Compass

    4. The display will revert to showing the compass direction after several seconds.

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    Stability system

    Introduction

    The Dynamic Stability and Traction Control system (DSTC) consists of a number of functions designed help reduce wheel spin, counteract skidding, and to generally help improve directional stability.

    CAUTION
    A pulsating sound will be audible when the system is actively operating and is normal.

    Traction control (TC)
    This function is designed to help reduce wheel spin by transferring power from a drive wheel that begins to lose traction to the wheel on the opposite side of the vehicle (on the same axle).

    TC is most active at low speeds.

    This is one of DSTC's permanent functions and cannot be switched off.

    Active Yaw Control (AYC)
    This function helps maintain directional stability, for example when cornering, by braking one or more of the wheels if the vehicle shows a tendency to skid or slide laterally.

    This is one of DSTC's permanent functions and cannot be switched off.

    Spin control (SC)
    The spin control function is designed to help prevent the drive wheels from spinning while the vehicle is accelerating.

    Under certain circumstances, such as when driving with snow chains, or driving in deep snow or loose sand, it may be advisable to temporarily switch off this function for maximum tractive force.

    warning WARNING
    The car's handling and stability characteristics will be altered if the spin control function has been disabled.

    Operation

    Temporarily switching off Spin control
    1. Turn the thumbwheel until the DSTC menu is shown.

    2. Hold down the RESET button to toggle between DSTC SPIN CONTROL ON or OFF.

    Messages in the information display
    DSTC Temporarily OFF - system function has been temporarily reduced due to high brake disc temperature. The function is activated automatically when the brakes have cooled.

    DSTC Service required - the system has been disabled due to a fault. If this occurs:

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    1. Stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the engine.

    2. Restart the engine.

    If the message remains when the engine is restarted, drive to an authorized Volvo workshop to have the system inspected.

    Symbols in the instrument panel
    If the symbols and are displayed at the same time, read the message in the information display.

    If the symbol appears alone, it may appear as follows:

  • If the symbol flashes, this indicates that the stability system is actively functioning to help counteract wheel spin and/or a skid.
  • If the symbol remains on for approximately 2 seconds after the engine has been started, this indicates that the system is performing a self-diagnostic test.

    warning WARNING
    The stability system is intended to help improve driving safety. It supplements, but can never replace, the driver's judgment and responsibility when operating the vehicle. Speed and driving style should always be adapted to traffic and road conditions.

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    Active chassis system-Four C

    Active chassis (Four C)-option

    Active chassis, Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept), regulates the characteristics of the shock absorbers so that the car's driving characteristics can be adjusted. There are three settings: Comfort, Sport and Advanced.

    Comfort
    Comfort mode offers a somewhat softer ride and the transmission shifts gears at lower rpm. This mode is particularly suitable for long-distance highway driving. The indicator light in the button will be on when this mode is selected.

    Sport
    In this mode, the vehicle's body sway is reduced during cornering and steering response is more immediate. The transmission shifts up at higher rpm for sportier driving. The indicator light in the button will be on to indicate that Sport mode has been selected.

    Advanced
    In this mode, body sway in curves is minimal and steering response is very direct. Gear shifting is done at high rpm in each gear for dynamic and active driving.

    Operation

    Use the buttons in the center console to change setting. The setting in use when the engine is switched off is activated the next time the engine is started.

    Speed-dependent steering force (option)

    Steering force increases with the speed of the vehicle to give the driver enhanced sensitivity. At low speed the vehicle is easy to steer in order to facilitate parking, etc.

    Steering force can be changed under Car settings Steering force level. For a description of the menu system, see page 125.

    note NOTE
    This menu function cannot be accessed when the vehicle is in motion.



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