Yes I have tried everything. My understanding is that it should be on permanently. However, it lights up without fail in daylight hours but when darkness falls... Nothing, no matter what I do to the light settings.Mike said:Have you tried using the thumbwheel on the light switch panel to increase the brightness of the lighting?
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Haha! Yes, I did the same and it would have made me chuckle had it not been so frustrating to have a niggly fault less than one week in!London_2012 said:definitely a problem not seen before! I've just checked mine, it's on now while the lights are off so I think it should be on permanently.
Interestingly I did a google search on 'volvo v40 illuminated gear knob' hoping to find an answer and your post on this forum came up 4th on the list, behind Volvo, Autoexpress and Autotrader.
Yeah, this bothers me too. Day mode in the dash is far too bright for overcast autumnal mornings.As posted above the knob seems to dim when the dash turns t
What winds me up more is the auto lights come on (so it must think it is dark) but the dash does not go in to night mode (dimmed dash and nv in to different colour mode) until it gets darker still but then sometimes soon after it has darkedn it will pop back in to daylight mode (if that makes sense)
Is there a setting to alter the sensitivity?
Pics or it didn't happenShould the complete gear Knob illuminate? on my R-Design only half the knob is illuminated at any given time. Is that normal?