Re: V50/S40 Day running lights
I have a an US model 03 XC70. I leave the lights "on" all of the time. That
is the lights are on when the ignition is on and the lights are off when the
ignition is off.
The reason is that the need for daylight running to as bright or brighter in
the day than at night. This is a SAFETY feature. Also I as far the lights
are concerned I turn the key and go. In fact driving is simple
seatbelt, key, drive, GO. Day or Night.
I have seen my share of dim bulbs who cannot drive with their lights on at
night, so Daylight Running Lights would be a rather obscure concept.
Sometime ago the Canada Safety Council was not pleased when the concept of
less brilliant lighting was invoked for Daylight Running lights by OEM's.
It is just a guess but I cannot imagine it working differently on the
V50/S40 but I am sure Ford has done stranger things before. Just trying to
"Jeff Spenader" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Isn't there a middle position on the light switch on UK models? That turns
> off the daytime running lights on the US model, and is a darn sight less
> trouble than taking it to the dealer for a software upgrade.
> "GeeGee" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> It says in the UK manual that daytime running lights can be turned off by
>> your Volvo dealer. Does anybody know how to do this or does it require
>> special tools?