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by White
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Did anyone here installed CarCam?
Replies: 34
Views: 5079

Re: Did anyone here installed CarCam?

You may wish to look at a solution I posted under "Dash Cam Connector" which I posted with photos on March 9th
by White
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Dashcam Connector
Replies: 12
Views: 2588

Re: Dashcam Connector

I was not happy fitting my Nextbase 312GW camera to the top of the windscreen in front of the passenger seat for safety reasons and the fact that it was directly in the passenger's line of sight. The problems with routing the power cable under trim or discretely on the surface also did not appeal. I...
by White
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Parking brake
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Parking brake

From time to time I do not use the car for periods of 2 to 3 weeks. Due to experience with previous cars of brakes binding on during such periods, I would leave the (old fashioned) hand brake off and choc the wheels. Is it possible to leave the electrically operated brakes of an XC40 in an "off" pos...
by White
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Servicing
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Servicing

I have taken out a three year service plan when purchasing the vehicle but have just had two thoughts. 1. When the vehicle is serviced by the Volvo dealer, how do I know what he has checked, toped up, updated etc. 2. If after the three year service plan runs out and I consider using a non Volvo gara...
by White
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Discount? Best time to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Discount? Best time to buy?

I bought mine at the end of November 2019. Bought it from dealer's stock as he had what I was looking for and any other "nice to have but not essential" extras would have required a wait of some time. It is always difficult to trust dealer's speil about what a good deal you are getting but I was tol...
by White
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Wireless Charging Solution
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Re: Wireless Charging Solution

I am about to buy a new phone, probably with a wireless charging facility. I am however confused, as all of the above seems to indicate that a separate wireless charging pad has to be bought and plugged into the 12v or usb socket. In the XC40 Owners manual page 485 it shows a wireless charging facil...
by White
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Mud flaps

Mud flaps are a worthwhile addition, keeping the lower edges much cleaner on filthy roads. I got mine dealer fitted for "nothing" After final bartering, as a final play, I asked for them to throw in the mudflats. Always worth asking!
by White
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: DELIVERY TIME
Replies: 14
Views: 2073

Re: DELIVERY TIME

I would strongly suggest trying another dealer. I went looking for an XC40 at the end of November and was not sure of which trim or colour to go for. Dealer's web site only showed one model (Momentum) available. I considered a T4 AWD demonstration model which I test drove and was about to deal on bu...
by White
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Voice commands - a list of
Replies: 19
Views: 6530

Re: Voice commands - a list of

Great idea, thanks. I'm surprised how well voice commands recognise my strong local accent most of the time. If not speaking "proper" usually does the trick!
by White
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Auto gear stick
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Auto gear stick

Is it just me? Why is the auto gear stick pushed back to go forward and pushed forward to go back. It is not intuitive or logical. Any ideas why?