V60 Twin Engine

2016 Late

Controls - beam/lighting

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 ambience lights.

Overview, light switches.

Overview, light switches.

Thumbwheel for adjusting display and instrument lighting as well as ambience lights*
Button for rear fog lamp
Knob for lighting while driving and parking
Thumbwheel

Not available for cars equipped with active Xenon headlamps*.

for headlamp levelling

Knob positions

Note

The same lamps are used for daytime running lights and front position lamps. The brightness is higher when the lamps are used as daytime running lights.

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

Position lamps/side marker lamps when the car is parkedAlso at idle when the engine is running, provided that the knob is moved to this position from another position..

Main beam flash can be used.

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

Dipped beam and position lamps/side marker lamps in weak daylight or darkness, or when the rear fog lamp or windscreen wipers with continuous wiping are activated.

The tunnel detection* function is activated.

The Active main beam* function can be used.

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

Main beam flash can be used.

Dipped beam and position lamps/side marker lamps.

Main beam can be activated.

Main beam flash can be used.

Volvo recommends that mode is used when the car is driven.

Warning

The car's audio system is not able to determine when daylight is too weak or sufficiently strong, e.g. in fog and rain, in all situations.

The driver is always responsible for ensuring that the car is driven with a beam pattern suitable for the traffic situation and in accordance with applicable traffic regulations.

Display and instrument lighting

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.

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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
The 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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