Controls - beam/lighting

Main/dipped beam

Updated 7/23/2018

With the knob for headlamp control in position and the car's electrical system in key position II or the engine running, the dipped beam is activated automatically in poor light conditions.

With the knob for headlamp control in position dipped beam is always switched on when the engine is running or when key position II is active.

Stalk switch and knob for headlamp control.

Stalk switch and knob for headlamp control.

Position for main beam flash
Position for main beam

Dipped beam

With the knob in position, dipped beam is activated automatically at twilight or when daylight becomes too weak. Dipped beam is also activated automatically if the windscreen wipers or rear fog lamps are activated.

With the knob in position dipped beam is always switched on when the engine is running or when key position II is active.

Main beam flash

Move the stalk switch gently towards the steering wheel to the position for main beam flash. Main beam comes on until the stalk switch is released.

Main beam

Main beam can be activated when the knob is in position When dipped beam is switched on. or . Activate/deactivate main beam by moving the stalk switch towards the steering wheel to the end position and then releasing.

When main beam has been activated the symbol illuminates in the combined instrument panel.

Auxiliary lamps*

If the car has auxiliary lamps, the driver can use the MY CAR menu system to choose whether they should be deactivated or switched on/off simultaneously with the main beamAuxiliary lamps must be connected to the electrical system by a workshop. Volvo recommends that you contact an authorised Volvo workshop., see MY CAR.


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