Volvo S70, S70 2000, V70 2000 User Manual

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This manual deals with the operation and care of your Volvo.

Welcome to the world-wide family of Volvo owners. We trust that you will enjoy many years of safe driving in your Volvo, an automobile designed with your safety and comfort in mind. To help ensure your satisfaction with this vehicle, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the equipment descriptions, operating instructions and maintenance requirements/recommendations in this manual. We also urge you and your passengers to wear seat belts at all times in this (or any other) automobile. And, of course, please do not operate a vehicle if you may be affected by alcohol, medication or any impairment that could hinder your ability to drive.

Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety and emission standards, as evidenced by the certification labels attached to the driver's door opening and on the left wheel housing in the engine compartment.

For further information please contact your retailer, or:

In the USA: In Canada:

Volvo Cars of North America Volvo Canada Ltd.

Customer Relations 175 Gordon Baker Road

P.O. Box 914 Willowdale, Ontario M2H 2N7

Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914 800-663-8255

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We also invite you to visit our Home Page on the Internet at:

http://www.volvocars.com

Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 - Occupant safety

Chapter 2 - Instruments, switches and controls

Chapter 3 - Body and interior

Chapter 4 - Starting and driving

Chapter 5 - Wheels and tires

Chapter 6 - In case of an emergency

Chapter 7 - Car care

Chapter 8 - Volvo Service

Chapter 9 - Specifications

Chapter 10 - Audio systems

HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (option)

Index

General information

Important

Before you operate your car for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the BREAK-IN information on page 66. You should also be familiar with the information in the first three

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chapters of this manual.

Information contained in the balance of the manual is extremely useful and should be read after operating the vehicle for the first time.

The manual is structured so that it can be used for reference. For this reason, it should be kept in the car for ready access.

Do not export your Volvo to another country before investigating that country's applicable safety and exhaust emission requirements. In some cases it may be difficult or impossible to comply with these requirements. Modifications to the emission control system(s) may render your Volvo not certifiable for legal operation in the U.S., Canada and other countries.

All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Please note that some vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirments and that optional equipment described in this manual may not be available in all markets.

Volvo reserves the right to make model changes at any time, or to change specifications or design, without notice and without incurring obligation.

CAUTION: Certain models have reduced ground clearance due to the design of the front spoiler. Please observe caution when e.g., driving onto garage hoists, through drifted snow or when other road debris is encountered, or when parking near curbs.

© 1998 Volvo Cars of North America Inc.

Shiftlock (automatic transmission only)

When your car is parked, the gear selector is locked in the (P)ark position. To release the selector from this position, turn the ignition key to position II (or start the engine), depress the brake pedal, press the button on the front side of the gear selector and move the selector from (P)ark.

If it is necessary to manually override the shiftlock system:

·Turn the starting (ignition) key to position I

·Press firmly on the "SHIFTLOCK OVERRIDE" button located to the right of the base of the gear selector

·While holding the override button down, press the button on the front of the gear selector

·Move the selector from the (P)ark position.

Keylock (automatic transmission only)

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This means that when you switch off the ignition, the gear selector must be in the (P)ark position before the starting (ignition) key can be removed from the ignition switch.

Clutch interlock (manual transmission only)

The clutch must be fully depressed before you can start you car. If the clutch is not depressed, it will not be possible to start the engine.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

The ABS system in your car performs a self-diagnostic test when the vehicle first reaches the speed of approximately 12 mph (20 km/h). The brake pedal will pulsate several times and a sound may be audible from the ABS control module. This is normal.

Fuel tank cover

The fuel tank cover is locked and must be popped open using the control on the driver's door (see illustration on page 16).

Volvo and the environment

Volvo is committed to the well being of our customers. As a natural part of this commitment, we care about the environment in which we all live. Caring for the environment means an everyday involvement in reducing our environmental impact.

Volvo's environmental activities are based on a holistic view, which means we consider the overall environmental impact of a product throughout its complete life cycle. In this context, design, production, product use, and recycling are all important considerations.

In production, Volvo has partly or completely phased out several chemicals including freons, lead chromates, naphtanates, asbestos, mercury and cadmium; and reduced the amount of chemicals used in our plants 50% since 1991.

In use, Volvo was the first in the world to introduce into production a three-way catalytic converter with a Lambda sond, now called oxygen sensor, in 1976. The current version of this highly efficient system reduces emissions of harmful substances (CO, HC, NOx) from the exhaust pipe by approximately 95% and the search to eliminate the remaining emissions continues. Volvo is the only automobile manufacturer to offer CFC-free retrofit kits for the air conditioning system for all models as far back as the M/Y 1975 240. Advanced electronic engine controls, refined purification systems and cleaner fuels

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are bringing us closer to our goal.

After Volvo cars and parts have fulfilled their use, recycling is the next critical step in completing the life cycle. The metal content is about 75% of the total weight of a car, which makes the car among the most recycled industrial products. In order to have efficient and well controlled recycling, many Volvo variants have printed dismantling manuals, indicating the weight and material of individual components. For Volvo, all homogeneous plastic parts weighing more than 1.7 oz. (50 grams) are marked with international symbols that indicate how the component is to be sorted for recycling.

In addition to continuous environmental refinement of conventional gasoline-powered internal combustion engines, Volvo is actively looking at advanced technology alternative-fuel vehicles.

When you drive a Volvo, you become our partner in the work to lessen the car's impact on the environment.

To reduce your vehicle's environmental impact, you can:

·Maintain proper air pressure in your tires. Tests have shown decreased fuel economy with improperly inflated tires

·Follow the recommended maintenance schedule

·Drive at a constant speed

·See an authorized Volvo retailer as soon as possible for inspection if the check engine (malfunction indicator) lamp illuminates, or stays on after the vehicle has started

·Properly dispose of any vehicle related waste such as used motor oil, used batteries, brake pads, etc.

·When cleaning your car, use Volvo's own car care products, all of which have systematically been adapted to the environment

For additional information regarding the environmental activities in

which Volvo Cars of North America, Inc. and Volvo Car Corporation are involved, visit our Internet Home Page at:

http://www.volvocars.com

Three-way catalytic converter

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Three-way catalytic converter cautions

·Keep your engine properly tuned. Certain engine malfunctions, particularly involving the electrical, fuel or distributor ignition systems, may cause unusually high three-way catalytic converter temperatures. Do not continue to operate your vehicle if you detect engine misfire, noticeable loss of power or other unusual operating conditions, such as engine overheating or backfiring. A properly tuned engine will help avoid malfunctions that could damage the three-way catalytic converter.

·Do not park your car over combustible materials, such as grass or leaves, which can come into contact with the hot exhaust system and cause such materials to ignite under certain wind and weather conditions.

·Excessive starter cranking (in excess of one minute), with an intermittently firing or flooded engine, can cause three-way catalytic converter or exhaust system overheating.

·Remember that tampering or unauthorized modifications to the engine or the vehicle may be illegal and can cause three-way catalytic converter or exhaust system

overheating. This includes:

-Altering fuel injection setting or components.

-Altering emission system components or location or removing components.

-Repeated use of leaded fuel.

NOTE: Unleaded fuel is required for cars with three-way catalytic converters.

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Chapter 1 - Occupant safety

pg. 1 Occupant safety

Despite our strongest recommendations, and your best intentions, not wearing a seat belt is like believing "It'll never happen to me!". Volvo, the inventor of the three-point seat belt, urges you and all adult occupants of your car to wear seat belts and ensure that children are properly restrained, using an infant, car or booster seat determined by age, weight and height. Volvo also believes no child should sit in the front seat of a car.

Fact: In every state and province, some type of child-restraint legislation has been passed. Additionally, most states and provinces have already made it mandatory for occupants of a car to use seat belts.

So, urging you to "buckle up" is not just our recommendation - legislation in your state or province may mandate seat belt usage. The few seconds it takes to buckle up may one day allow you to say, "It's a good thing I was wearing my seat belt".

Seat belts

2

Volvo SRS

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Side Impact Protection System - (SIPS) air bag

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Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)

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Child safety

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Occupant safety

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Reporting Safety Defects

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pg. 2 Seat belts

Seat belts

Always fasten the seat belts before you drive or ride.

Two lights above the rear view mirror will be illuminated for 4-8 seconds after the starting

(ignition) key is turned to the driving position. A chime will sound at the same time if the

driver has not fastened his seat belt. The rear seats are provided with selfretracting inertia

reel belts. The front seats are provided with single roller belts with tensioners.

To buckle:

Pull the belt out far enough to insert the latch plate into the receptacle (buckle for rear seats)

until a distinct snapping sound is heard. The seat belt retractor is normally "unlocked" and

you can move freely, provided that the shoulder belt is not pulled out too far. The retractor will lock up as follows:

·if the belt is pulled out rapidly

·during braking and acceleration

·if the vehicle is leaning excessively

·when driving in turns

For the seat belt to provide maximum protection in the event of an accident, it must be worn correctly. When wearing the seat belt remember:

·The belt should not be twisted or turned.

·The lap belt must be positioned low on the hips (not pressing against the abdomen).

·The shoulder section of the front seat belts adjusts automatically to the driver's height.

Make sure that the shoulder belt is rolled up into its retractor and that the shoulder and lap

belts are taut.

Before exiting the car, check that the seat belt retracts fully after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the belt back into the retractor slot.

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NOTE: Legislation in your state or province may mandate seat belt usage.

Adjusting the shoulder belt

Lap portion of the seat belt should sit low

WARNING!

Any device used to induce slack into the shoulder belt portion of the three-point belt system will have a detrimental effect on the amount of protection available to you in the event of a collision. The seat back should not be tilted too far back. The shoulder belt must be taut in order to function properly.

Spool-out

To make child seat installation easier, each seat belt buckle (except for the driver's belt) is equipped with a locking mechanism to help keep the lap section of the seat belt taut. Please refer to page 13 for more information on this function.

WARNING!

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.

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During pregnancy

Pregnant women should always wear seat belts. Remember that the belt should always be positioned in such a way as to avoid any possible pressure on the abdomen. The lap portion of the belt should be located low, as shown in the above illustration.

WARNING!

Never use a seat belt for more than one occupant. Never wear the shoulder

portion of the belt under the arm, behind the back or otherwise out of position. Such use could cause injury in the event of an accident. As the seat belts lose much of their strength when exposed to violent stretching, they should be replaced after any collision, even if they appear to be undamaged. Never repair the belt on your own; have this work done by an authorized Volvo retailer only.

Center head restraint

The center head restraint can be adjusted according to the passenger's height. The restraint should be carefully adjusted to support the occupant's head.

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To raise: Pull straight up

To lower: Pull forward and push down

pg. 4 Volvo SRS

Passenger side SRS hatch

As an enhancement to the three-point seat belt system, your Volvo is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The Volvo SRS consists of an airbag (2) on both the driver's and passenger's sides and seat belt tensioners in both front door pillars (4). The system is designed to supplement the protection provided by the three-point seat belt system.

The SRS system is indicated by the "SRS" embossed on the steering wheel pad and above the glove compartment, and by decals on both sun visors and on the far right side of the dash.

The airbags are folded and located in the steering wheel hub and above the glove compartment. They are designed to deploy during certain frontal or front-angular collisions, impacts, or decelerations, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and object impacted. The airbags may also deploy in certain non-frontal collisions where rapid deceleration occurs.

The airbag system includes gas generators (1) surrounded by the airbags (2) and front seat belt tensioners for both of the front seats (4). To deploy the system, the sensor (3) activates the gas generators causing the airbags to be inflated with nitrogen gas. As the movement of the seats' occupants compresses the airbags, some of the gas is expelled at a controlled rate to provide better cushioning. Both seat belt tensioners also deploy, minimizing any seat belt slack.

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The entire process, including inflation and deflation of the airbags, takes approximately two-tenths of a second.

WARNING!

·As its name implies, SRS is designed to be a SUPPLEMENT to - not a replacement for - the threepoint belt system. For maximum protection, wear seat belts at all times. Be aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.

·When installing any optional equipment, make sure that the SRS system is not damaged. Do not attempt to service any component of the SRS yourself. Attempting to do so may result in serious personal injury. If a problem arises, take your car to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer for inspection as soon as possible.

pg. 5 Volvo SRS

A self-diagnostic system incorporated in the sensor monitors the SRS. If a fault is detected, the "SRS" warning light will illuminate. The light is included in the warning/indicator light cluster in the instrument panel. Normally, the SRS warning lamp should light up when the ignition is switched on and should go out after 5 seconds or when the engine is started. Check that this light is functioning properly every time the car is started.

The following items are monitored by the self-diagnostic system:

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·Sensor unit

·Cable harness

·Gas generator igniters

WARNING!

Never drive an SRS equipped car with your hands on the steering wheel pad / airbag housing.

No objects, accessory equipment or stickers may be placed on, attached to or installed near the SRS cover in the center of the steering wheel, the SRS cover above the glove compartment or the area affected by airbag deployment.

If the SRS warning light stays on after the engine has started or if it comes on while you are driving, drive the car to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer for inspection as soon as possible.

The above is a sample of the label found on all seat belts equipped with tensioners, located on the front seat belts near the lower anchorage point.

The above is a sample of the decal which can be found on the driver's door pillar.

There is no maintenance to perform on the SRS yourself. The month and year shown on the decal on the door pillar indicate when you should contact your Volvo retailer for specific servicing or replacement of

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airbags and seatbelt tensioners. This service must be performed by an authorized Volvo retailer.

Should you have any questions about the SRS system, please contact

your authorized Volvo retailer or Volvo Customer Support:

Customer Relations

 

In the USA:

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of North America

Volvo Canada Ltd.

175 Gordon Baker Road

 

P.O. Box 914

Willowdale, Ontario M2H 2N7

Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-

800-663-8255

0914

 

800-458-1552

 

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SRS texts on inside of both sun visors

SRS texts on outside of both sun visors

SRS texts on the passenger's dash

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SRS text at far right of instrument panel

WARNING!

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.

NOTE: Deployment of SRS components occurs only one time during an accident. In a collision where deployment occurs, the air bags and seat belt tensioners activate. Some noise occurs and a small amount of powder is released. The release of the powder may appear as smoke-like matter. This is a normal characteristic and does not indicate fire.

NOTE: NOTE: Volvo's dual-threshold air bags use special sensors that are integrated with the front seat buckles. The point at which the air bag deploys is determined by whether or not the seat belt is being used, as well as, the severity of the collision. Collisions can occur where only one of the airbags deploys.

WARNING!

·Children must never be allowed in the front passenger seat. Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults and children) shorter than 4 feet 7 inches (140 cm) be seated in the back seat of any vehicle with a front passenger side airbag. See page 12 for guidelines.

·Occupants in the front passenger's seat must never sit on the edge of the seat, sit leaning toward the instrument panel or otherwise sit out of position. The occupant's back must be as upright as comfort allows and be against the seat back with the seat belt properly fastened.

·Feet must be on the floor, e.g. not on the dash, seat or out of the window.

·No objects or accessory equipment, e.g. dash covers, may be placed on, attached to or installed near the SRS hatch (the area above the glove compartment) or the area affected by airbag deployment (see illustration).

·There should be no loose articles, e.g. coffee cups, on the floor, seat or dash area.

·Never try to open the SRS cover on the steering wheel or the passenger side SRS seam. This should only be done by an authorized Volvo service technician.

·Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the vehicle occupants in an accident.

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pg. 7 Volvo SRS

NOTE: The information on this page does not pertain to the Side Impact Protection System airbags.

When are the airbags deployed?The SRS system is designed to deploy during certain frontal or frontangular collisions, impacts, or decelerations, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and object impacted. The SRS sensor is designed to react to both the impact of the collision and the inertial forces generated by it and to determine if the intensity of the collision is sufficient for the airbags to be deployed.

WARNING!

The SRS is designed to help prevent serious injury. Deployment occurs very quickly and with considerable force. During normal deployment and depending on variables such as seating position, one may experience abrasions, bruises, swellings, or other injuries as a result of airbag(s) deployment.

If the airbags have been deployed, we recommend the following:

·Have the car towed to an authorized Volvo retailer. Never drive with the airbags deployed.

·Have an authorized Volvo retailer replace the SRS system components.

·Use only new, Genuine Volvo Parts when replacing SRS components (airbags, seat belts, tensioners, etc.).

When are the airbags NOT deployed?

Not all frontal collisions activate the SRS system. If the collision involves a nonrigid object (e.g., a snow drift or bush), or a rigid, fixed object at a low speed, the SRS system will not necessarily deploy. Front airbags do not normally deploy in a side impact collision, in a collision from the rear or in a rollover situation. The amount of damage to the bodywork does not reliably indicate if the airbags should have deployed or not.

Seat belts the heart of the Volvo safety system

The heart of the Volvo safety system is the threepoint seat belt (a Volvo invention)! In order for the SRS system to provide the protection intended, seat belts must be worn at all times by everyone in the car.

The SRS system is a supplement to the seat belts.

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WARNING!

If your car has been subjected to flood conditions (e.g. soaked carpeting/standing water on the floor of the vehicle) or if your car has become flooddamaged in any way, do not attempt to start the vehicle or put the key in the ignition before disconnecting the battery (see below). This may cause airbag deployment which could result in personal injury. Have the car towed to an authorized Volvo retailer for repairs.

Automatic transmission only:

Before attempting to tow the car, use the following procedure to override the shiftlock system to move the gear selector to the neutral position.

·Disconnect the battery

·Wait at least one minute

·Insert the key in the ignition and turn it to position 1

·Press firmly on the shiftlock override button (located near the base of the gear selector).

·While holding the override button down, move the gear selector from the park position.

WARNING!

Never drive with the airbags deployed. The fact that they hang out can impair the steering of your car. Other safety systems can also be damaged. The smoke and dust formed when the airbags are deployed can cause skin and eye irritation in the event of prolonged exposure.

pg. 8 Volvo Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) airbag

1 - Airbag, 2 - cable, 3 - sensor unit,

SIPS airbag

As an enhancement to the structural Side Impact Protection System built into your car, the car is also equipped with Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) airbags. The SIPS airbag system consists of airbag modules built into the sides of both front seat backrests (1), cables (2) from these modules to the electronic sensor units (3).

The SIPS airbag system is designed to help increase occupant protection in the event of certain side

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impact collisions. The SIPS airbags are designed to deploy only during certain sideimpact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact. The airbags are not designed to deploy in all side impact situations.

NOTE: SIPS airbag deployment (one airbag) occurs only on the side of the vehicle affected by the impact.

WARNING!

·The SIPS airbag system is a supplement to the Side Impact Protection System and the threepoint seat belt system. It is not designed to deploy during collisions from the front or rear of the car or in rollover situations.

·The use of seat covers on the front seats may impede SIPS airbag deployment.

·No objects, accessory equipment or stickers may be placed on, attached to or installed near, the SIPS airbag system or in the area affected by SIPS airbag deployment (see illustration to the right above).

·Never try to open or repair any components of the SIPS airbag system. This should only be done by an authorized Volvo service technician.

·For best protection from the SIPS airbag system, both front seat occupants should sit in an upright position with the seat belt properly fastened.

SIPS airbag decal

WARNING!

·Never drive with the airbags deployed. The fact that they hang out can impair the steering of your car. Other safety systems can also be damaged. The smoke and dust formed when the airbags are deployed can cause skin and eye irritation in the event of prolonged exposure.

·If your car has been subjected to flood conditions (e.g. soaked carpeting/standing water on the floor of the vehicle) or if your car has become flooddamaged in any way, do not attempt to start the vehicle or put the key in the ignition before disconnecting the battery. This may cause airbag deployment which could result in personal injury. Have the car towed to an authorized Volvo retailer for repairs.

pg. 9 Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)

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Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) - front seats only

The WHIPS system consists of specially designed hinges and brackets on the front seat backrests and head restraints designed to help absorb some of the energy generated in a collision from the rear ("rearended").

In the event of a collision of this type, the hinges and brackets of the front seat backrests are designed to change position slightly to allow the backrest/head restraint to help support the occupant's head before moving slightly rearward. This movement helps absorb some of the forces that could result in the whiplash effect.

Do not wedge boxes, suitcases, etc. behind front seats

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WARNING!

·Boxes, suitcases, etc. wedged behind the front seats (see illustration above) could impede the function of the WHIPS system.

·The WHIPS system is designed to supplement the other safety systems in your car. For this system to function properly, the three-point seat belt must be worn. Please be aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.

·If your car has been involved in a collision, the front seat backrests must be inspected by an authorized Volvo retailer even if the seats appear to be undamaged. Certain components in the WHIPS system may need to be replaced. Do not attempt to service any component in the WHIPS system yourself.

·If the rear seat backrests are folded down, cargo must be secured to prevent it from sliding forward against the front seat backrests in the event of a collision from the rear. This could interfere with the action of the WHIPS system.

·The WHIPS system is designed to function in certain collisions from the rear, depending on the crash severity, angle and speed.

·Occupants in the front seats must never sit out of position. The occupant's back must be as upright as comfort allows and be against the seat back with the seat belt properly fastened.

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pg. 10 Child safety

1 - Sedan 2 - Wagon

Integrated booster cushion-center position

Integrated booster cushions, center and outboard positions (optional)

Volvo's own integrated booster cushions have been specially designed to help safeguard a child seated in the rear seat. When using an integrated booster cushion, the child must be secured with the vehicle's threepoint seat belt. The booster cushions are approved for children weighing between 33 and 80 lbs (15 and 36 kg) and between 38 and 54 in (97 and 137 cm) in height.

Integrated booster cushion - outboard positions

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The child should be properly seated on the booster cushion. The head restraint should be carefully adjusted to support the child's head (only center position). The hip section of the threepoint seat belt must fit snugly across the child's hips, not across the stomach. The shoulder section of the threepoint seat belt should be positioned across the chest and shoulder (see illustration). The shoulder belt must never be placed behind the child's back or under the arm.

head restraint-center position

For small children, the booster cushion backrest can be tilted back slightly by raising the center head restraint above the upper edge of the booster cushion backrest (3) and tilting the backrest (4). For taller children, it is essential that the head restraint be adjusted properly to help support the child's head (see page 3).

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Integrated booster cushion-center position

Storing the center booster cushion

To store (fold up):

·Fold down the booster cushion backrest to the seat section (A)

·Snap the backrest snap to the fastener on the seat (B)

·Fold up the booster cushion unit (C)

NOTE: The booster cushion must be folded down as one unit. If the backrest is not strapped to the seat section of the cushion, the backrest hinges may lock.

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Integrated booster cushion - outboard positions

Outboard integrated booster cushions - Raising

1. Pull the handle at the front of the cushion forward. 2. With both hands push the cushion rearward. 3. Push the cushion until it locks in place.

Integrated booster cushion - outboard positions

Outboard integrated booster cushions - Lowering

1. Pull the handle at the front of the cushion forward.2. Push the cushion forward/downward.

NOTE: The booster cushion must be completely lowered before the rear seat backrest can be folded down.

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WARNING!

Failure to follow the instructions on these pages will increase the risk of your child being injured during a sudden stop or collision. In the event of a collision while the integrated booster cushion was occupied, the entire booster cushion and seat belt must be replaced. The booster cushion should also be replaced if it is badly worn or damaged in any way. This work should be performed by an authorized Volvo retailer only. The booster cushion should be cleaned while in place in the vehicle if possible. If not, please consult your Volvo retailer.

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Auxiliary seat - A-fold up,B-fold down

Auxiliary seat (optional)

If all the seats are occupied, a rear-facing auxiliary seat in the cargo area of wagon models can be used.

This seat is designed for two children, each weighing between 50 88 lbs. (23 - 40 kg) with a total seat capacity of 176 lbs. (80 kg) and up to 59 inches (150 cm) in height.

WARNING!

Both rear seat backrests must be up when the auxiliary seat is being used. Do not use a booster cushion or child seat in conjunction with the auxiliary seat.

The luggage net should be retracted and the child safety lock in the tailgate should be open to allow access to the cargo area.

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WARNING!

The exhaust pipe will still be hot when the engine is turned off. Take care that children do not burn themselves when they get into or out of the car.

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A-Lap section of belt locked in place,

B-Lap section functions normally

Keeping child seats in place (spool-out)

To make child seat installation easier, each seat belt buckle (except for the driver's belt) is equipped with a locking mechanism to help keep the lap section of the seat belt taut.

When attaching the seat belt to a child seat:

·Make sure the red lock button is moved to the right (see illustration A above). A coin, etc. can be used to move the button.

·Attach the seat belt to the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions.

·Pull the lap section of the seat belt taut.

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The lap section of the seat belt cannot be loosened as long as the red lock button is in the right position. The lap section of the seat belt can be adjusted when the lock button is in the left position (see illustration B).

NOTE: Before exiting the car, check that the seat belt retracts fully after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the belt back into the retractor slot. When not in use, the child restraint should be secured with the seat belt to help prevent movement during a sudden stop.

WARNING!

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.

Important!

Why Volvo believes no child should sit in the front seat of a car.

It's quite simple really. A front air bag is a very powerful device designed, by law, to help protect an adult. Because of the size of the air bag and its speed of inflation, a child should never be placed in the front seat, even if he or she is properly belted or strapped into a child safety seat. Volvo has been an innovator in safety for over fifty years, and we'll continue to do our part. But we need your help. Please remember to put your children in the back seat, and buckle them up.

Volvo has some very specific recommendations:

·Always wear your seat belt.

·Air bags are a SUPPLEMENTAL safety device which when used in conjunction with a three-point seat belt can help reduce serious injuries during certain types of severe accidents. Volvo recommends that you do not disconnect the air bag system in your vehicle.

·Volvo strongly recommends that ALL children sit in the rear seat of any vehicle and that they be properly restrained.

·A child should NEVER sit in the front passenger seat of any vehicle equipped with a front passenger side airbag.

·Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults and children) shorter than four feet seven inches (140 cm) be seated in the back seat of any vehicle with a front passenger side airbag.

Drive safely!

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Child Restraint Anchorages

Volvo cars can or are fitted with Child Restraint Top Tether Anchorages in the rear seat.

Sedans: There are three predrilled anchorage points under the rear window shelf which are not visible from the passenger compartment. Wagons: The anchorage points are on the rear seat backrest and are hidden by plastic covers. The backrest must be folded down to access the center anchorage point.

UNTIHE Wagon

A 10 mm spacer, B anchorage plate, C 5/16" UNC bolt

Installing the top tether

Sedans: The predrilled holes for the child restraint anchorages are underneath the rear window shelf and can be accessed from the trunk or by lowering the rear seat backrests. Wagons: Remove the plastic cover from the anchorage point you intend to use.

On either model, refer to the child seat manufacturer's instructions for securing the seat.

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WARNING!

Child Restraint Anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted Child Restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. The anchorages are not able to withstand excessive forces on them in the event of collision if full harness seat belts or adult seat belts are installed to them. An adult who uses a belt anchored in a Child Restraint Anchorage runs a great risk of suffering severe injuries should a collision occur. Do not install rear speakers which would require the removal of the top tether anchors or interfere with the proper use of the top tether strap.

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Child safety

Volvo recommends the proper use of restraint systems for all occupants including children. Remember that, regardless of age and size, a child should always be properly restrained in a car.

Restraint systems for children are designed to be secured in the vehicle by lap belts or the lap portion of a lapshoulder belt. Such child restraint systems can help protect children in cars in the event of an accident only if they are used properly. However, children could be endangered in a crash if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle. Failure to follow the installation instructions for your child restraint can result in your child striking the vehicle's interior in a sudden stop.

Holding a child in your arms is NOT a suitable substitute for a child restraint system. In an accident, a child held in a person's arms can be crushed between the vehicle's interior and an unrestrained person. The child could also be injured by striking the interior, or by being ejected from the vehicle during a sudden maneuver or impact. The same can also happen if the infant or child rides unrestrained on the seat. Other occupants should also be properly restrained to help reduce the chance of injuring or increasing the injury of a child.

All states and provinces have legislation governing how and where children should be carried in a car. Find out the regulations

existing in your state or province. Recent accident statistics have shown that children are safer in rear seating positions than front seating positions when properly restrained. A child restraint system can help protect a child in a vehicle. Here's what to look for when selecting a child restraint system:

·It should have a label certifying that it meets applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 213) or in Canada, CMVSS 213.

·Make sure the child restraint system is approved for the child's height, weight and development the label required by the standard or regulation, or instructions for infant restraints, typically provide this information.

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·In using any child restraint system, we urge you to look carefully over the instructions that are provided with the restraint. Be sure you understand them and can use the device properly and safely in this vehicle. A misused child restraint system can result in increased injuries for both the infant or child and other occupants in the vehicle.

·If your child restraint requires a top tether strap, consult your authorized Volvo retailer for top tether anchorage and installation information.

When a child has outgrown the child safety seat, you should use the rear seat with the standard seat belt fastened. The best way to help protect the child here is to place the child

on a cushion so that the seat belt is properly located on the hips (see page 10 ).

A specially designed and tested booster cushion (not available in Canada ) for children between 50 - 80 lbs (22.7 - 36 kg) and 46 - 54" (117 - 137 cm) can be obtained from your Volvo retailer.

If necessary, an auxiliary seat for children is available for use in the luggage compartment of station wagon models. This seat is designed for two children, each weighing between 50 - 88 lbs. (23 - 40 kg) and up to 59 inches (150 cm) in height.

WARNING!

·When using the auxiliary seat for children, both sections of the rear seat backrest must be secured in the upright position.

·Do not use a booster cushion or child seat in conjunction with the auxiliary seat.

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Seat belt maintenance

Check periodically that the seat belts are in good condition. Use water and a mild detergent for cleaning. Check seat belt mechanism function as follows: Attach the seat belt and pull rapidly on the strap.

Volvo Concern for Safety

Safety is the cornerstone for Volvo. Our concern dates back to 1927 when the first Volvo rolled off the production line. Threepoint seat belts (a Volvo invention), safety cages, and energyabsorbing impact zones were designed into Volvo cars long before it was fashionable or required by government regulation. We will not compromise our commitment to safety. We continue to seek out new safety features and to refine those already in our cars. You can help. We would appreciate hearing your suggestions about improving automobile safety. We also want to know if you ever have a safety concern with your car. Call us in the U.S. at: 800-458-1552 or in Canada at: 800-663-8255.

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Occupant safety

How safely you drive doesn't depend on how old you are but rather on:

·How well you see.

·Your ability to concentrate.

·How quickly you make decisions under stress to avoid an accident.

The tips listed below are suggestions to help you cope with the ever changing traffic environment.

·Never drink and drive.

·If you are taking any medication, consult your physician about its potential effects on your driving abilities.

·Take a driverretraining course

·Have your eyes checked regularly

·Keep your windshield and headlights clean.

·Replace wiper blades when they start to leave streaks.

·Take into account the traffic, road, and weather conditions, particularly with regard to stopping distance.

Reporting Safety Defects in the U.S.

If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Volvo Cars of North America. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your retailer, or Volvo Cars of North America. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline tollfree at 18004249393 (or 202-3660123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.

Volvo strongly recommends that if your vehicle is covered under a service campaign, safety or emission recall or similar action, it should be completed as soon as possible. Please check with your local retailer or Volvo Cars of North America, Inc. if yout vehicle is covered under these conditions.

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Chapter 2 - Instruments, switches and controls

pg. 18 Instruments, switches and controls

pg. 19 Instruments, switches and controls

The pages in this section provide detailed descriptions of the vehicle's instruments and controls. Note that vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirements.

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1

Air vents

37

2

Headlights, parking lights

24

3

Instrument illumination

26

4

Rear fog light

26

5

Front fog lights (optional)

26

6Space for additional equipment

7Space for additional equipment

8

Instruments

19-

20

 

 

9

TRACS/STC (optional)

27

10

Trip computer (optional)

30-

32

 

 

11

Electrically operated sun roof (optional)

54

12

Rear window demister/heated door mirrors

27

13

Air mix

37

14

Air vents

37

15

Passenger side air bag (SRS) hatch

4-6

16

Air vents

37

17

Hood release

55

18

Turn signals, high/low beams/exterior courtesy lights

24

 

Cruise control

33

19

Adjustable steering wheel

36

20

Windshield wiper/washer

25

 

Tailgate wiper/washer (wagons)

28

21

Heated front seats (optional)

34

22

Auxiliary socket

35

23

Audio systems

141

24

Heating and ventilation controls

37-

41

 

 

25

Hazard warning flashers

27

26

Ashtray

35

27

Coin holder

 

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Shiftlock release button (automatic transmission

110

28 only)

 

29

Gear selector shift positions

72-

76

 

 

30

Winter mode selector

74,76

31

Parking brake

34

32

Horn/SRS

4-7

33

Trunk/tailgate open control

49

34

Power window controls

42

35

Power mirror controls

52

36

Fuel tank open control

69

37

Central locking button

45

Some of the items listed on this page are available on certain models only.

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1 Fuel gauge

Fuel tank capacity:

18 US gal. (68 liters) - Front Wheel Drive

17.4 US gal (66 liters) - All Wheel Drive When the warning light comes on there is approximately 1.8 US gal. (8 liters) of fuel remaining. See "Refueling" for additional information.

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2 Temperature gauge

Do not drive the car with the pointer in the red range. The pointer should be approximately midway on the gauge face when driving. If the pointer approaches the red range repeatedly, check coolant level.

3Speedometer

4Clock, ambient temperature sensor, trip computer (certain models)

5Trip odometer

Used for measuring shorter distances. The last digit indicates 1/10 mile/kilometer.

6Odometer

7Trip odometer reset button

8Tachometer

Reads thousands of engine rpm. Do not drive for long with the needle in the red section. The engine has an inbuilt function preventing too high a rotation speed. When this function operates, you may discern some pulsation, which in that case is quite normal.

NOTE: Digital displays showing Clock, Trip Odometer and Odometer will go off 30 minutes after the ignition has been switched off. To view these displays again, turn the ignition key to position I.

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1 Turn signal, left

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2 Turn signal, right

3 Cruise control

4 Low washer fluid level

If the lamp glows continuously when the engine is running, there is only about 1/2 - 1 US qt. remaining in the washer fluid reservoir.

5 Low fuel level

When the lamp glows, only about 1.8 US gals. (8 liters) of fuel remain. If the ignition is switched on while refuelling, the gauge may read inaccurately for up to 45 minutes.

6 Rear fog light

7 High beams

8 Trunk/tailgate open

9 Bulb failure warning sensor

10 (Not in use)

11 Electronic Throttle System (ETS)

12SRS

13Generator not charging

14Low engine oil pressure

15Brake warning light

16Parking brake applied

17ABS-system

18Transmission mode: Indicates "W" if winter/wet driving mode is active, or indicates currently selected low gear.

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19 Low coolant level

20 Traction Control (TRACS)/ Stability and Traction Control (STC) Systems (option)

21 Malfunction indicator lamp

(See page 22 for more information)

22 Service reminder indicator

pg. 22 Warning lights

The warning lights described on pages 20 and 21 should never stay on when driving

When the ignition key is turned on and before the engine starts, all of the warning lights should go on to test the function of the bulbs. Should a light not go off after the engine has started, the system indicated should be inspected. However, the parking brake reminder light will not go off until the parking brake has been fully released.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

If the light comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the SRS diagnostic system has detected a fault. Drive to an authorized Volvo retailer for an inspection of the system. See the SRS section for more information.

Malfunction indicator lamp

If the lamp comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the engine diagnostic system has detected a possible fault in the emission control system. Although driveability may not be affected, see an authorized Volvo retailer as soon as possible for inspection.

NOTE: If the fuel filler cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the car is refueled, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp may indicate a fault. However, your vehicle's performance will not be affected. Use only Volvo original or approved fuel filler caps.

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Oil pressure warning light

If the light comes on while driving, stop the car and then stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level. See page 124. If the light stays on after restart, have the car towed to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer. After hard driving, the light may come on occasionally when the engine is idling. This is normal, provided it goes off when the engine speed is increased.

Parking brake reminder light

This light will be on when the parking brake (hand brake) is applied. The parking brake lever is situated between the front seats.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

Cruise Control

This light will be on when cruise control is engaged. Cruise control will automatically disengage when the ignition is switched off.

Brake failure warning light

If the light comes on while driving or braking, stop immediately, open the hood and check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. See page 131 for reservoir position.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

WARNING!

If the fluid level is below the MIN mark in either section of the reservoir: DO NOT DRIVE. Tow the car to a Volvo retailer and have the brake system checked and any leakage repaired.

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Fault in ETC (Electronic Throttle Control system)

If this lamp comes on, there is a fault in the engine control system and driveability will be affected. Switch the ignition off and then on again. If the light remains on, the system should be inspected by an authorized Volvo retailer.

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TRACS disengaged (option)

If the TRACS (TRAction Control System) is manually disengaged with the switch on the dashboard (see page 27), the warning light will come on. This will also come on to indicate a TRACS malfunction, and when the brakes overheat, although it goes out again at the normal temperature level. If the lamp remains on, the system should be checked by an authorized Volvo retailer. This lamp should not be confused with the ON/OFF indicator lamp above the switch.

STC disengaged (option)

The indicator light () in the instrument panel will be ON when you have switched the Stability and Traction Control system (STC) OFF using the button on the dashboard (see page 25). The light will also come on if there is a fault in the STC system or to indicate that the brakes have overheated. The light will go out when the brake temperature returns to normal.

The symbol will flash when STC is actively regulating power to the drive wheels. Normal power may be reduced at this time. This is normal as power is momentarily reduced to help keep the drive wheels from losing traction and spinning.

Coolant level sensor

If this light comes on while driving, the coolant level is low. The coolant level in the expansion tank should be checked immediately and topped up if necessary. The cooling system should be inspected by

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an authorized Volvo retailer.

Mode "W" engaged

The lamp will light up when the Winter/Wet starting mode is engaged or if gears "4-1" or "L" are selected.

If the warning lamp begins to flash, this means that there is a fault in the automatic gearbox. Contact Your Volvo retailer.

Generator warning light

If the light comes on while the engine is running, have the charging system checked.

Service reminder indicator

This light will come on at 7,500 mile (12,000 km) intervals, after 750 hours of driving or after 12 months, whichever occurs first. It is a reminder to the driver that the service interval has been exceeded. The light will stay on for 2 minutes after start until reset by the servicing retailer.

Bulb failure warning light

The light will come on if any of the following bulbs are defective:

·one of the low beam headlights

·one of the tail lights

·one of the brake lights when the brake pedal is depressed.

Check the fuse and bulb. See sections "Replacing bulbs" and "fuses.

Should the warning light come on after a defective outside bulb has been replaced, the corresponding bulb on the other side of the car should also be replaced.

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Anti-lock Brake system (ABS)

If the warning lamp lights up there is a malfunction of the ABS system (the standard braking system will however function). The vehicle should be driven to a Volvo retailer for inspection.

See page 83 for additional information.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

pg. 24 Headlights, Parking lights, Exterior courtesy lights, Turn signals

Headlights and parking lights

All lights off *

Parking lights on *

Headlights and parking lights are on if starting (ignition ) switch is in positions I or II.

If the headlight switch is in the position all lights will go out when the starting switch is switched off.

With the headlight switch in position the parking lights will stay on (headlights off) with the daytime running light screw (A) in position .

The high beams can only be switched on if the headlight switch is in position .

Switch from high to low beams and vice versa by moving the turn signal switch lever on the left side of steering column towards the steering wheel.

* See page 26 for information on Daytime running lights.

Exterior courtesy lights

When you leave your car at night, you can make use of the exterior courtesy lighting function:

·Remove the key from the ignition switch.

·Pull the direction indicator lever towards the steering wheel (as when using the headlight flasher

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function).

The low beam headlights will now remain on for 30 seconds to light your way.

Turn signals

1 Lane change position. In maneuvers such as lane changing, the driver can flash the turn signals by moving the turn signal lever to the first stop and holding it there. The lever will return to the neutral position when released.

2 Signal lever engaged for normal turns.

3 High beam/low beam switch (headlights on).

Move the lever towards the steering wheel and release it.

Headlight flasher (headlights off).

Move the lever towards the steering wheel. The headlight high beam will be on until the lever is released.

NOTE: A defective turn signal bulb will cause the turn signal indicator and remaining signal lights to flash more rapidly than normal.

pg. 25 Windshield wipers/washers, Ignition switch/steering wheel lock

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Windshield wipers/washers

1 Intermittent wiper

With the switch in this position, the wipers will sweep approximately every seventh second.

2 "Single sweep" position:

The switch returns automatically when released.

3 Wipers, normal speed

4 Wipers, high speed

5 Windshield wiper/washer, headlight wiper/washer (certain models)

The wipers will make 23 sweeps across the windshield and headlights (certain models) after the lever is released.

O Locked position:

Remove the key to lock the steering wheel*

WARNING! Never turn the key to position O while driving or when the car is being towed.

I Intermediate position:

Certain accessories, radio, etc. on, daytime running lights off.

II Drive position:

Key position when engine is running.

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III Starting position:

Release the key when the engine starts. The key returns automatically to the Drive position.

* On cars equipped with an automatic transmission the gear selector must also be in the (P)ark position.

Starting (ignition) switch/steering wheel lock

If you find it difficult to insert the key in the ignition or to move the steering wheel, the steering wheel lock might be under tension. Turn the wheel back and forth slightly to free the ignition key.

In order to reduce car theft, make sure the steering wheel locks before leaving the car.

A chime will sound if the starting key is left in the ignition lock and the front door on the driver's side is opened.

pg. 26 Instrument illumination, Fog lights

1 - Instrument illumination

To increase the brightness: move the thumbwheel up. To decrease the brightness: move the thumbwheel down.

2 - Rear fog light *

The rear fog light (located in the driver's side tail light cluster) is considerably brighter than the normal tail lights and should be used only when the atmospheric conditions, such as fog, rain, snow, smoke or dust reduce the daytime or nighttime visibility of other vehicles to less than 500 ft (150 meters).

For the rear fog light to function, the low beam headlights must be switched on.

* By design, there is one rear fog light only, located in the driver's side tail light cluster.

3 - Front fog lights (option)

The front fog lights, located in the front spoiler, will only function in combination with the low beam headlights.

4 - Space for optional equipment

5 - Space for optional equipment

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pg. 27 TRACS, Sun roof, Trip computer, Hazard warning flashers, Demister

6 - TRAction Control System (TRACS)/Stability and Traction control (STC) - option

See page 84 for more information on these systems.

7 - Trip computer - option

Turn the dial to the desired function. For more information, see pages 30-32.

8 - Electrically operated sun roof - option

See page 54 for operating instructions.

9 - Rear window demister, heated side-view mirrors

Press the switch to start heating the rear window and side-view mirrors. The control light in the switch will illuminate.

A timer switches off the system after approximately 12 minutes. The control light will go out

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correspondingly.

Hazard warning flashers

The four-way flasher (located above the ashtray) should be used to indicate that the vehicle has become a traffic hazard.

NOTE: Regulations regarding the use of the hazard warning flasher may vary from state to state.

pg. 28 Daytime running lights, Tailgate wiper/washer (wagons)

Automatic daytime running lights

Screw A in the illustration (available on U.S. models only) is used to control the automatic daytime running lights when the headlight switch is in position 0.

The low beams, tail lights, parking lights and license plate lights will come on automatically when the ignition is switched on.

To adjust, press in the screw with a small screwdriver and turn to one of the following positions:

Automatic daytime running lights

Automatic daytime running lights

The daytime running lights will also function when the headlight switch is in position and switch A is in this position.

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All lights off (daytime running light function disabled)

NOTE: The daytime running light function may only be disabled (turned off) in the U.S. Canadian law mandates the use of daytime running lights.

Tailgate wiper/washer (wagons)

Tailgate window wiper/washer The tailgate window wiper/washer is operated by a switch at the end of the wiper lever.

1.The wiper operates continuously.

2.Intermittent position: the wiper strokes approximately every 10 seconds.

3.Tailgate washer (note that the wiper also operates when this button is depressed):

after the button is released the wiper strokes 23 additional times before stopping.

pg. 29 Clock, Ambient temperature sensor (certain models)

Resetting the clock

The digital clock can be reset by pressing one of the two buttons (A and B) with a pointed object such as the tip of a pen.

h = hours

m = minutes

Maintain the pressure on the buttons for more than four seconds to change the time more quickly.

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NOTE: Digital displays showing the Clock will go off 30 minutes after the ignition has been switched off. To view this display again, turn the ignition key to position I.

Ambient temperature sensor

This sensor indicates the temperature slightly above the road surface and represents air temperature where road icing may occur. An amber indicator light (C) in the "snowflake" symbol lights up when the temperature is in the range of 23 - 36° F (-5 - +2° C). Please note that this light does not indicate a fault with your car.

At low speeds or when the car is not moving, the temperature readings may be slightly higher than the actual ambient temperature due to the heat generated by the engine.

Display alternatives

If buttons A and B are pressed down simultaneously, it is possible to shift between four different display alternatives:

Press 1st time: 12 hour clock and °F

Press 2nd time: 24 hour clock and °F

Press 3rd time: 12 hour clock and °C

Press 4th time: 24 hour clock and °C

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Trip computer

The trip computer offers six functions which are presented in a single display. The cursor indicates the selected function. The trip computer's clock is shown permanently in the left-hand field. Refer to the previous page for more detailed information regarding the clock function.

The following data is monitored by the computer: · Average speed

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·Current fuel consumption

·Average fuel consumption

·Ambient temperature *

·Tripmeter

·Driving distance on current fuel reserve

Trip computer controls

Select one of the trip computer's six functions by using control B. The Reset button (C) is used to reset the following functions:

·Average speed

·Average fuel consumption

·Trip meter

Rotate the control to the required position and press the button for at least two seconds to reset the selected function.

NOTE: If pressure is maintained on the button for another three seconds, all three of the functions mentioned above will be reset.

* Warning light A in the illustration above. See page 32 for more details.

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