Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Lighting / Interior Lighting

Volvo XC90: Lighting / Interior Lighting

The passenger compartment is equipped with several different types of lighting, e.g. general lighting, adjustable ambient lighting and reading lights.

All lighting in the passenger compartment can be turned on and off manually within 5 minutes after:

  • the engine has been switched off and the ignition is in mode 0.
  • the vehicle is unlocked but has not been started.

Front ceiling lighting

Volvo XC90. Interior Lighting

The controls in the ceiling console for the front reading lights and courtesy lighting.

Volvo XC90. Interior Lighting Reading light left side

Volvo XC90. Interior Lighting Passenger compartment lighting

Volvo XC90. Interior Lighting Courtesy lighting auto switch

Volvo XC90. Interior Lighting Reading light right side

Reading lights

The reading lights on the right and left sides are switched on and off by briefly pressing the buttons in the ceiling console. To adjust the brightness, press and hold the button.

Passenger compartment lighting

Briefly press the button in the ceiling console to switch on or off the footwell lighting and ceiling lighting.

Courtesy lighting auto switch

Activate the auto switch by briefly pressing the AUTO button in the ceiling console. With Auto activated, the indicator light in the button and the courtesy lighting come on and are turned off as follows.

Courtesy lighting is switched on when:

  • The vehicle is unlocked
  • The vehicle is switched off
  • A side door is opened.

Courtesy lighting is switched off when:

  • The vehicle is locked
  • The engine is started
  • A side door is closed
  • A side door has been open for approx. 2 minutes.

Rear roof lighting

Reading lights are located in the rear section of the vehicle and can also be used as passenger compartment lighting.

Volvo XC90. Interior Lighting

Reading lights over the rear seat1.

Volvo XC90. Interior Lighting

In vehicles with panoramic roofs*, there are two lamp units, one on each side of the ceiling.2

Briefly press the button on the light to turn on or off the reading lights. To adjust the brightness, press and hold the button.

Glove compartment lighting

The glove compartment lighting comes on or goes off when the glove compartment is opened or closed.

Vanity mirror lighting*

The vanity mirror lighting comes on or goes off when the cover over the mirror is opened or closed.

Ground lighting*

The ground lighting comes on or goes off when a door is opened or closed.

Doorsill lighting

The doorsill lighting comes on or goes off when a door is opened or closed.

Cargo compartment lighting

The cargo compartment lighting comes on or goes off when the cargo compartment is opened or closed.

Ambient Lighting

The ambient lighting comes on when the doors are opened and goes out when the vehicle is locked. Ambient lighting brightness can be adjusted in the center display and also finetuned using the thumb wheel in the dashboard.

Mood lighting*

The vehicle is equipped with LEDs that provide faint lighting in various colors. This lighting is on when the engine is running. Mood lighting can be adjusted in the center display and also fine-tuned using the thumb wheel in the dashboard.

Lighting in the door storage compartments

Lighting in the door storage compartments comes on when the doors are opened and goes out when the vehicle is locked. The brightness can be adjusted using the thumb wheel in the dashboard.

Lighting in the tunnel console's front cup holder

The lighting in front console cup holders switches on when the vehicle is unlocked and off when the vehicle is locked. The brightness can be adjusted using the thumb wheel in the dashboard.

1 There are also reading lights over the third row of seats*.

2 Does not apply to the third row of seats*.

* Option/accessory.

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