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Brake lights

The brake light automatically comes on during braking.

Using main beam

Main beam is operated with the left-hand stalk switch. Main beam is the car's strongest lighting and should be used when driving in the dark for better visibility, as long as it does not dazzle other road users.

Using home safe lighting

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

Adjusting headlamp level

Headlamp levelling* is adjusted using one of the thumbwheels in the instrument panel.

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.

Front fog lamps/cornering lights*

The front fog lamps emit a stronger beam than dipped beam and are therefore additionally effective in fog.

Hazard warning flashers

Hazard warning flashers warn other road users by means of all of the car's direction indicators being activated simultaneously. The function can be used to give a warning in the event of traffic hazards.

Bulb specifications

The specifications apply to bulbs in the halogen headlamps as well as the rear fog lamp bulb. Contact a workshop* if faults occur in other lamps.

Exterior lamp positions

The exterior lighting of the car uses a number of different lamps. An LED* type lamp must be replaced by a workshop. An authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

Rear fog lamp

The rear fog lamp is considerably stronger than the normal rear lights and should only be used in reduced visibility due to fog, snow, smoke or dust so that other road users have an early warning of a vehicle ahead.

Daytime running lights

The car has sensors that detect the light conditions in the surroundings. 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. In position , the headlamps change automatically to dipped beam in weak daylight or darkness.

Position lamps

Position lamps can be used so that other road users can see the car if it stops or is parked. The position lamp is switched on with the rotating ring on the stalk switch.

Checking trailer lamps

When connecting a trailer - check that all the trailer lamps work before departure.

Active main beam

Active main beam is a function which uses a camera sensor at the top edge of the windscreen to detect the headlamp beams from oncoming traffic or the rear lights of vehicles in front, and then switches from main beam to dipped beam.

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.

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.

Emergency brake lights

Emergency brake lights are activated to alert vehicles behind about heavy braking. The function means that the brake light flashes instead of - as in normal braking - shining with a constant glow.

Dipped beam

When driving with the stalk switch's rotating ring in the position, dipped beam is activated automatically in weak daylight or darkness, when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II or when the car is running.