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XC90 Twin Engine

Controls for lighting

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Using direction indicators

The car's direction indicators are operated with the left-hand stalk switch. The direction indicator lamps flash three times or continuously, depending on how far up or down the stalk switch is moved.

Rear fog lamp

When visibility is reduced by fog the rear fog lamp can be used so that other road users can detect the vehicle in front at an early stage.

Active bending lights*

Active bending lights are designed to provide maximum illumination in bends and junctions. Cars with LED* can have active bending lights, depending on the car's equipment level.

Approach light duration

Approach lighting is switched on when the car is unlocked and is used to switch on the car's lighting at a distance.

Position lamps

The position lamps are switched on with the rotating ring on the stalk switch.

Passenger compartment lighting

The passenger compartment lighting is activated/deactivated with the buttons in the overhead controls above the front seats and the rear seat.

Daytime running lights

The daytime running lights are switched on when the rotating ring on the stalk switch is in position , or as well as when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II or when the car is running. For the position, this only applies in daylight. In weak daylight or darkness, dipped beam is switched on instead.

Adapting the beam pattern from the headlamps

If the car is equipped with LED headlamps with adaptive functionality, then the headlamp pattern should be reset when changing from right to left-hand traffic, and vice versa.

Dipped beam

When driving with the stalk switch's rotating ring in the position, dipped beam is activated automatically in weak daylight or darkness.

Brake lights

The brake light automatically comes on during braking.


Headlamp control

Use the light controls in the left-hand stalk switch to activate external lighting. Use the thumbwheels in the instrument panel to adjust headlamp levelling* and the brightness of the interior lighting.

Hazard warning flashers

The hazard warning flashers warn other road users by means of all of the car's direction indicator lamps flashing simultaneously when this function is activated.

Home safe light duration

Some of the exterior lighting can be kept switched on to work as home safe lighting after the car has been locked.

Activating/deactivating main beam

Main beam is activated with the stalk switch. Active main beam is activated with the rotating ring on the stalk switch.