XC90 Twin Engine

2016

Starting and driving

Ignition positions

Updated 7/23/2018

The car's electrical system can be set in different levels/positions and in this way make the different functions available.

In order to facilitate the use of a limited number of functions with the engine switched off, the car's electrical system can be set in 3 different levels - 0, I and II. These levels are described with the denomination "ignition position" throughout the owner's manual.

The following table shows the functions available in each ignition position/level:

Level

Functions

0

  • Odometer, clock and temperature gauge are illuminated.
  • Power seats can be adjusted.
  • The power windows can be used.
  • The centre display is started and can be used.
  • It is possible to start the audio.

The functions are time-controlled in this ignition position and are switched off automatically after a period of time.

I

    • Panorama roof, power windows, 12V socket in the passenger compartment, navigation, phone, ventilation fan and windscreen wipers can be used.
    • Power seats can be adjusted.
    • 12 V sockets in the cargo area can be used.
    • The audio is started automatically if it was running when the car was left.

    Current consumption loads the starter battery in this ignition position.

    II

    • The headlamps come on.
    • Warning/indicator lamps illuminate for 5 seconds.
    • Several other systems are activated. However, heating in seat cushions and the rear window can only be activated after the engine has been started.

    This ignition position consumes a lot of current from the starter battery and should therefore be avoided!

    Selecting ignition position

    Ignition dial in the tunnel console.

    Ignition dial in the tunnel console.

    • Ignition position 0 - Unlock the car and store the remote control key inside the car.

    Note

    To reach level I or IIwithout starting the engine, do not depress the brake pedal when these ignition positions are to be selected.

    • Ignition position I - Turn the ignition dial to START and release it. The control automatically returns to its starting position.
    • Ignition position II - Turn the ignition dial to START and hold it in the START position for approx. 4 seconds. Then release the knob, which automatically returns to its starting position.
    • Back to ignition position 0 - To return to ignition position 0 from position I and II - Turn the ignition dial to STOP and release it. The control automatically returns to its starting position.

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