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Headlamp control

Updated 7/23/2018

Use the light controls in the left-hand stalk switch to activate external lighting. Use the headlamp control in the instrument panel to adjust headlamp levellingApplies to vehicles with halogen headlamps. and the brightness of the interior lighting.

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Rotating ring in the steering wheel stalk switch

Position

Specification

Daytime running lights when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II or the engine is running.

Main beam flash can be used.

Daytime running lights and position lamps when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II or the engine is running.

Position lamps when the car is parkedAlso at idle when the motor is running, provided that the rotating ring is moved to this position from another position..

Main beam flash can be used.

Dipped beam and position lamps.

Main beam can be activated.

Main beam flash can be used.

Daytime running lights and position lamps in daylight when the car's electrical system is in ignition position II or the engine is running.

Dipped beam and position lamps in weak daylight or darkness, or when rear fog lamps are activated.

The Active main beam function can be activated.

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

Main beam flash can be used.

Active main beam on/off.

Volvo recommends that mode is used when the vehicle 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.

Controls in the instrument panel

Thumbwheel for adjusting interior brightness
Thumbwheel for headlamp levelling

A car with LEDLED (Light Emitting Diode) headlamps* has automatic headlamp levelling and therefore does not have the thumbwheel for headlamp levelling.

Adjusting the interior brightness

The lamps inside the car come on differently depending on the ignition position used.

The thumbwheel adjusts the brightness of display lighting, control lighting, ambient lighting and mood lighting.

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 ignition position I.

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

The position in which the thumbwheel should be set for a number of load cases is shown below.

Thumbwheel positions for the different load cases.

Thumbwheel positions for the different load cases.

Thumbwheel in position 0
Thumbwheel in position 1

Load case

Thumbwheel

Only driver.

Position 0

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

Position 0

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

Three passengers in the second seat row.

Position 0

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

Three passengers in the second seat row.

220 kg load in the cargo area.

Position 1

Driver and maximum load in the cargo area.

Position 1

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

Three passengers in the second seat row.

Two passengers in the third seat row.

Position 1

Driver and passenger in the front passenger seat.

Two passengers in the third seat row.

Position 0


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