Instruments and controls

Head-up display*

Updated 7/23/2018

The head-up display supplements the car's driver display and projects information from the driver display onto the windscreen. The projected image can only be seen from the driver position.

P5-15w19 - HUD telephone call

Incoming phone calls.

The head-up display shows warnings and information relating to speed, cruise control functions, navigation, etc. in the driver's field of vision. Road sign information and incoming phone calls are also shown in the head-up display.


The display unit from which the information is projected is located in the instrument panel. To avoid damage to the display unit's cover glass - do not store any objects on the cover glass and make sure that no objects fall down onto it.

P5 1507 HUD information

Examples of what can be shown in the display.

Cruise control
Road signs

A number of symbols can be shown temporarily in the head-up display, e.g.:

P5-1507 Symbol General red

If the warning symbol illuminates - read the warning message in the driver display.

P5-1507 Symbol General yellow

If the information symbol illuminates - read the message in the driver display.


The driver's ability to see the information in the head-up display is impaired by the following:

  • use of polarising sunglasses
  • a driving position which means that the driver is not sitting centred in the seat
  • objects on the display unit's cover glass
  • unfavourable light conditions.


Certain visual defects may cause headaches and a feeling of stress during the use of the head-up display.

City Safety in the head-up display


When City Safety* is activated, the information in the head-up display is replaced by a graphic for City Safety. This graphic is illuminated even if the head-up display is switched off.

P5-1507 HUD collision warning

The graphic for City Safety flashes in order to catch the driver's attention.

Activating/deactivating the head-up display

This function can be activated/deactivated in two ways via the centre display:

Via the function view

P5-1507 Icon_car_functions_HUD_on_off

Press the Head-up display button.

Via settings

Press Settings in the top view.

Press My CarDisplays.

Select/deselect Head-Up Display.

The option can be saved as a personal setting in the driver profile.


Activation/deactivation and adjustment of the head-up-display can only be performed when it shows a projected image. The car's engine must be running.

Settings for head-up display

Select the option and adjust the settings for the head-up display's projection onto the windscreen.

Selecting display options

Tap on Settings in the centre display's top view.

Press My CarDisplaysHead-Up Display Options.

Select which functions should be shown:

  • Show Navigation In Head-Up Display
  • Road Sign Information In Head-Up Display
  • Show Driver Support In Head-Up Display
  • Show Phone In Head-Up Display.

The setting can be saved as a personal setting in the driver profile.

Adjusting brightness and vertical position

P5-1507 Icon_car_functions_HUD_setup

Press the Head-up display adjustments button in the function view in the centre display.

Adjust the brightness and vertical position of the projected image in the driver's field of vision using the steering wheel's right-hand keypad.

P5 Right steering wheel buttons, HUD
Reducing the brightness
Increasing the brightness
Raising the position
Lowering the position

The brightness of the graphics is automatically adapted to their background light conditions. The brightness is also affected by the adjustment of the brightness in the car's other displays.

The vertical position can be stored in the memory function of the power front seat*.

Calibrate the horizontal position

The head-up display's horizontal position may need to be calibrated if the windscreen or display unit is replaced. Calibration means that the projected image is rotated clockwise or anticlockwise.

Tap on Settings in the centre display's top view.

Select My CarDisplaysHead-Up Display Calibration.

Calibrate the image's horizontal position with the steering wheel's right keypad.

P5 Right steering wheel buttons_left_right, HUD
Rotate anticlockwise
Rotate clockwise


Gently wipe the display's cover glass with a clean and dry microfibre cloth. If necessary, lightly moisten the microfibre cloth.

Never use strong stain removers. A special cleaning agent available from Volvo dealers can be used for more difficult cleaning.

When replacing the windscreen

Cars with head-up display are equipped with a special type of windscreen that meets the requirements for displaying the projected image.

When replacing the windscreen - contact an authorised workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.. The correct version of the windscreen must be fitted in order that the head-up display's graphics shall be displayed correctly.

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