What have you just found out about your XC40.

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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40 -> headlamp washers

Post by --- » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:09 pm

Howdy folks... I just found out that periodically when you use the windscreen washers, with the headlights on, that little jets pop up out of the front bumper cut-outs, and wash the headlamps too ("headlamp washers" according to the manual).
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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40 -> headlamp washers

Post by Mordred » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:15 pm

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Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:09 pm
Howdy folks... I just found out that periodically when you use the windscreen washers, with the headlights on, that little jets pop up out of the front bumper cut-outs, and wash the headlamps too ("headlamp washers" according to the manual).
Whatever will the folks at Volvo think of next? Lights coming on at the back when reversing?

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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40 -> headlamp washers

Post by Dermottdog » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:53 pm

Mordred wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:15 pm
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Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:09 pm
Howdy folks... I just found out that periodically when you use the windscreen washers, with the headlights on, that little jets pop up out of the front bumper cut-outs, and wash the headlamps too ("headlamp washers" according to the manual).
Whatever will the folks at Volvo think of next? Lights coming on at the back when reversing?
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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Post by --- » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:34 am

Yep, you can tell I'm a first time Volvo owner right :lol:
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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Post by Bernard Bernardsson » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:20 am

Picked mine up yesterday, never had "ambience" lighting before. Set up for purple ambiance, as night fell me and my dearly beheaded awaited, with growing anticipation, a soothing almost spiritual experience...
Turns out its a little led in the front, now known as the "purple pimple" 🙃🙃
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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Post by --- » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:26 am

Ah, I've been wondering what that changed (I couldn't see any difference) :D . So whereabouts exactly should I be looking for this LED?
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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Post by Bernard Bernardsson » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:42 am

It's with the lighting buttons in the front roof headlining, you may just be able to find it in daylight, if you've hot really good eyesight😅😅
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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Post by --- » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:12 pm

Thanks Bernard. Ah yes, I see now.

For the benefit of those that don't regularly drive their XC40's at night / in the dark, here are two sample mood-lighting example photos (blue, and purple) I've taken, to show the lighting in action... The LEDs (one in the front interior light, and one in the rear section of the roof) do actually cast some light over the vehicle's interior, which catches on the metallic / plastic trim.

blue-mood.png

purple-mood.png

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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Post by Bernard Bernardsson » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:48 pm

In the rear section of the roof ???
(rushes out all excited)!!!
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Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

Post by --- » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:28 am

Bernard Bernardsson wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:48 pm
In the rear section of the roof ???
(rushes out all excited)!!!
Yes, I have two ambient colour LEDs in the cabin - 1-front and 1-rear. I guess it depends if your model has front and rear interior lights or not (mine does have both).
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