V40 Cross Country

2015 Early

Controls

Light switches

Updated 7/23/2018

The headlamp control activates and adjusts the external lighting. It is also used to adjust display and instrument lighting and mood lighting.

Overview, light switches

Overview, light switches.

Overview, light switches.

Thumbwheel for adjusting display and instrument lighting as well as ambient lighting*
Button for rear fog lamp
Knob for daytime running lights and parking lamps
Thumbwheel

Not available for cars equipped with active Xenon headlamps*.

for headlamp levelling

Knob positions

Position

Specification

Daytime running lightsFitted in or under the front bumper. when the car's electrical system is in key position II or the engine is running.

Main beam flash can be used.

Daytime running lights, side marker lamps rear and position/parking lamps when the car's electrical system is in key position II or the engine is running.

Side marker lamps rear and position/parking lamps when the car is parked.

Main beam flash can be used.

Daytime running lights, side marker lamps rear and position/parking lamps in daylight when the car's electrical system is in key position II or the engine is running.

Dipped beam, side marker lamps rear and position/parking lamps in weak daylight or darkness or when the rear fog lamp is activated. On cars with active Xenon headlamps* the daytime running light lamps are switched on with reduced brightness.

The tunnel detection* function is activated.

The active high beam* function can be used.

Main beam can be activated when dipped beam is switched on.

Main beam flash can be used.

Dipped beam, side marker lamps rear and position/parking lamps.

Main beam can be activated.

Main beam flash can be used.

On cars with active Xenon headlamps the daytime running light lamps are switched on with reduced brightness.

Volvo recommends that mode is used when the car is being driven, as long as traffic situations or weather conditions are unfavourable for the Active high beam* function.

Instrument lighting

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Different display and instrument lighting is switched on depending on key position; see Key positions - functions at different levels.

The display lighting is automatically subdued in darkness - the sensitivity is set with the thumbwheel.

The intensity of the instrument lighting is adjusted with the thumbwheel.

Headlamp levelling

The load in the car changes the vertical alignment of the headlamp beam, which could dazzle oncoming motorists. Avoid this by adjusting the height of the beam. Lower the beam if the car is heavily laden.

Leave the engine running, or have the car's electrical system in key position I.

Roll the thumbwheel up/down to raise/lower beam alignment.

Thumbwheel positions for different load cases.

Thumbwheel positions for different load cases.

Only driver
Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat
Occupants in all seats
Occupants in all seats and maximum load in the cargo area
Driver and maximum load in the cargo area

Cars with active Xenon headlamps* have automatic headlamp levelling and are therefore not equipped with the thumbwheel.


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