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Glad it seems like you are okay, but the volvo not so i assume? Wil try this shift rev thing out tomorrow driving to work, ill keep it updated
Yeah, all ok thanks for asking. Will jave to wait find out what the insurance company says...


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Was cleaning my lights yesterday (Thor Hammer LEDs), and had them on (in the day time) with dipped and main beam on...whilst cleaning them, noticed that the two LEDs used for main beam is noticeably brighter/intense by the ways of reflection on my hand, compared to 2 dipped beam. Not sure if LEDs are different / brighter, or the mirror angle made them brighter.
 

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I think I have read all of the ‘hidden features’ posts but don’t think I have seen this mentioned anywhere. I came across something yesterday (after a year and a half of ownership of my 15 plate V40 D4 R design Nav Lux manual) which sort of made me happy and sort of annoyed me a bit... I just wondered if all V40’s were like this?

I tend to drive quite... spiritedly... and always noticed that the revs would take forever to come down for a smooth gear change.

On a longish drive today, I noticed that if I took my time changing gear, in between disengaging the clutch and re-engaging, the engine will drop revs to exactly the right level to enable a smooth gear change. They stay at that level for a few seconds and then drop to a tick over if you don’t engage the clutch again.

So I think that if I re-learn how to change gear, my passengers will thank me, my clutch will thank me and therefore, my bank card will thank me too.

However, I have been driving for over 30 years and have not needed this, as I have previously managed to do this quite well without any assistance from ‘the thing that knows better’.

What do you guys think?

Any way, is this a thing with all Volvo’s, or even all cars? I’m sure my previous company cars didn’t do this...
Yes, my V40 do the same. It is T3, 2.0 VEA engine. Only do this on upshift, and not on downshift.
 

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Ahh, thanks for that, not just mine then... mine only does upshift too. Do you like it?


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Sorry for the late respons, but yes, mine does it too on upshifts, since you mentioned ill drive this way all the time now. To bad not on downshifts, would be amazing.

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Also, volvo has new navigation maps online, just updated mine, al it takes a 16gb usb en you can download the software, then plug it in and wait 1.5 hours. If your not driving check every 15 mins for the car to not shut down, the mapinstall will continu if you shut down the car, it will remember where it whas.

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I’ve just read my reply again, it sounds like the revs just come down and you re-engage the gear as a normal engine. NO! The revs are HELD at the exact right speed for the next gear.


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Can confirm my 1.6 D2 MY 2013 does this as well. I've been using this ever since I got the car (unless I'm flooring it). I think it takes like 1 - 1.5 seconds for the car to rev match, so once you get used to it, it won't slow you down that much. Love that it automatically revs when you drive away in first gear as well, though I never tried that on a steep hill.
 

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Did Volvo remove twin horns?
When I purchased my 2016 V40 R Design it had twin horns as standard, but prior to taking delivery I was told on this site that twin horns had been dropped by Volvo, but the wiring harness is still there to add the 2nd horn.
Like I say mine definitely came with twin horns.
Maybe it depends on the spec ?
Not sure about newer models ?
 

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Also, volvo has new navigation maps online, just updated mine, al it takes a 16gb usb en you can download the software, then plug it in and wait 1.5 hours. If your not driving check every 15 mins for the car to not shut down, the mapinstall will continu if you shut down the car, it will remember where it whas.

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Are you sure? I just checked the Volvo Sensus website and the maps are still dated April 19.
 

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I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere in the thread. I was aware of the snowflake symbol that appears in the outside temperature display on the instrument cluster in low temperatures, but yesterday morning when I started the car, as well as the snowflake symbol I had a very polite female voice through the speakers asking me to "Please drive carefully, there may be ice on the roads". I have never heard this before, and although the snowflake symbol is explained in the vehicle handbook, there is no mention of the voice warning. Has anyone else got the lady in their dashboard? :D
 

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I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere in the thread. I was aware of the snowflake symbol that appears in the outside temperature display on the instrument cluster in low temperatures, but yesterday morning when I started the car, as well as the snowflake symbol I had a very polite female voice through the speakers asking me to "Please drive carefully, there may be ice on the roads". I have never heard this before, and although the snowflake symbol is explained in the vehicle handbook, there is no mention of the voice warning. Has anyone else got the lady in their dashboard? :D

First time to hear this. Do you have Sensus connect media unit...? (CD/DVD,WIFI, Internet maps)
 

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First time to hear this. Do you have Sensus connect media unit...? (CD/DVD,WIFI, Internet maps)
No, just the high performance system, no nav or internet. Had the car nearly 3 years and it's the first time I've heard it! 2017 MY Momentum T2.
 

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Have you visited volvo service and updated the IAM unit...?
The last service at a Volvo dealer was 12 months ago. I don't know if any SW updates were applied then, but the day I heard the warning last week is probably the first time I've started the car when it's been below 2C since the last service, so it's possible that something could have been changed. We had a very mild winter last year, but I was driving in snow the winter prior to that and never heard it then. Definitely has the snowflake symbol displayed on the DIM several times previously though.
 

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The last service at a Volvo dealer was 12 months ago. I don't know if any SW updates were applied then, but the day I heard the warning last week is probably the first time I've started the car when it's been below 2C since the last service, so it's possible that something could have been changed. We had a very mild winter last year, but I was driving in snow the winter prior to that and never heard it then. Definitely has the snowflake symbol displayed on the DIM several times previously though.
Same to me, i had visited VOLVO service at 10/2018 . Was the radio-cd turned on before you started the engine...? Here in Athens the temp in winter period is 4C-10C. Only few times is below 2C. But i have never heard this info.. (The language in DIM is also in English)
 

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Same to me, i had visited VOLVO service at 10/2018 . Was the radio-cd turned on before you started the engine...? Here in Athens the temp in winter period is 4C-10C. Only few times is below 2C. But i have never heard this info.. (The language in DIM is also in English)
The radio wasn't on as in playing before I pressed the engine start button. Normally I leave it to switch off automatically when I open the driver's door, so it switches on again when I start the car. However, as I had been servicing the car the day before, I had powered off the radio because I'd had it hooked up to diagnostics to read the oil level from the ECM sensor whilst refilling it, and I have a feeling that it was still switched off (screen blank apart from the climate bar at the bottom) but I honestly can't be certain now.
 

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The radio wasn't on as in playing before I pressed the engine start button. Normally I leave it to switch off automatically when I open the driver's door, so it switches on again when I start the car. However, as I had been servicing the car the day before, I had powered off the radio because I'd had it hooked up to diagnostics to read the oil level from the ECM sensor whilst refilling it, and I have a feeling that it was still switched off (screen blank apart from the climate bar at the bottom) but I honestly can't be certain now.

Also i do not turn off the radio manually. I turn off engine so automatically the radio turned off. Maybe the audio unit must be off to activate this audio warning signal... I will check as soon the temp drops.

- It seems that a lot of things are not described in manual......(eco symbol in dim panel, remaining km or miles after yellow warning symbol of fuel...)
 

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Also i do not turn off the radio manually. I turn off engine so automatically the radio turned off. Maybe the audio unit must be off to activate this audio warning signal... I will check as soon the temp drops.

- It seems that a lot of things are not described in manual......(eco symbol in dim panel, remaining km or miles after yellow warning symbol of fuel...)
Yes. I'm not sure of the logic behind only having the voice warning when the radio is off though, if that is the case. The snowflake symbol will be visible in the DIM just the same whether the radio is on or off.

It's turned warmer here, so I haven't been able to check it again since.
 
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