|Page 2:1 This index
Body and interior
Page 2:1 Body and interior this index
Page 2:2 Doors and locks
Page 2:3 Central locking, Sun roof
Page 2:4 Interior lightning
Page 2:5 Rear view mirrors, inner and outer
Page 2:6 Front seats
Page 2:7 Child safety
Page 2:8 Seat belts
Page 2:9 Seat belts
Page 2:10 SRS
Page 2:11 SRS
Page 2:12 Boot
Page 2:13 Transportation of long loads
Page 2:14 Storage compartments
Page 2:15 Bonnet
Page 2:16 Refuelling
|Page 2:2 Doors and locks
|The vehicle is equipped with a central locking
system. This means that the lock on the
driver's door controls the lock on the pas-
The passenger's door can also be locked
with the key but this does not affect the
central locking system.
|Page 2:3 Central locking, Sun roof
The doors can be locked and unlocked from
the inside using the switch on the driver's
The doors are locked when the door buttons
are in the down position.
The sun roof is manouvered electrically by a
switch on the dashboard - the ignition key
must be turned to position II. Once you re-
lease the switch the sun roof locks into posi-
tion. To close the sun roof depress the
opposite side of the switch.
If there is a fault in the electrical system so
that you are unable to close the sun roof
with the switch, it can be closed manually,
see 5:18 for instructions.
The sun roof is supplied with a manually
adjustable sun shade.
Note: do not slide the sun shade furher back
than the edge of the sun roof.
|Page 2:4 Interior lighting
Courtesy light, front reading
The courtesy lighting consists of a roof light
To avoid battery drainThe interior lighting and the red warning
lamps on the back edge of the doors turn on
when either of the door open for a
long period and want these lights turned off
press in the door contacts and turn them
clockwise a little. The lights switch off. When
the doors are closed again the contacts re-
turn to their normal postion.
Rear reading lightsThere are two adjustable reading lights for
rear seat passengers. The lights are turned on
and off by the switches on the arm rests.
In order to switch these lights on the key
must be turned to "radio" position.
|Page 2:5 Rear view mirrors
Interior rear view mirrorA Normal position
B Anti-dazzle position. Use this position to
reduce the glare from the hedlamps
Electrically operated door
The control switches are located in the dri-
Vanity mirror lightBoth lamps light up when the cover is opened.
|Page 2:6 Front seats
Electrically operated front seatsThe frontseats are electrically operated.
Using the switches on the side of the seats
you can adjust:
- the height of the seat (rear)
- the height of the seat (front)
- the forward-backward movement
- the backrest tilt
To gain access to the rear seats -
To gain access to the rear you must fold the backrest forward. This
|The STOP button cuts out the other controls. This is a safety feature
to prevent accidental movement of the seat.
A small crank is supplied with the tool kit. This can be used to adjust
the position of the seat (forward-backward and backrest tilt) if the
power control malfunctions. See 5:19.
|Page 2:7 Child safety
Child safetyAn adult with a fastened seat belt in a Volvo is well protected in the
event of an accident, a sudden swerve or sharp braking.
In order to give your chideren the same protection follow the advice
given here about how where childeren-should be carried in the car.
Remember, childeren, irrespective of size or age, must always be
safely restrained in the car. Never let small childeren sit on a
Many countries have their own legislation governing how and where
childeren should be carried in the car. Find out about the regulations
existing in you county.
The best type of protection depends on the size of the child. Childeren
can be classified into 3 groups for this purpose:
BabiesBabies who are unable to sit up alone should sit in a suitable re-
straint. Seats are available even for new-born babies so that they can
travel as safely as older childeren.
Your volvo dealer will be pleased to advise you regarding the correct
type af restraint for your child.
Childeren - from when they can sit to a height of
Childeren in this group should always travel in a child safety seat. The
Childeren taller than 117 cm (over approx. 18 kg)Once the child has grownout the child safety seat he should sit on a
Volvo safety cushion in the rear seat with the standard 3-point seat
belt fastened. This cushion is available at your Volvo dealer.
The cushion is specially designed so that the seat lap belt sits as far
down on the hips as possible and ensures that your child is pro-
tected in the event of an accident.
The use of seat belts is described overleaf.
|Page 2:8 Seat belts
Two warning lamps, one on the dashboard and
one in the rear seat, flash if the driver has not
fastened his seat belt.
Seat belts should always be wornEven abrupt stops can result in serious con-
sequences if you or your passengers do not
use the seat belts.
Ask all passengers to use the belts. Remember
in the event of an accident, unbelted rear
seat passengers will be thrown forward
against the front seats which will then be
placed under considerable strain, more than
they are intended to take. As a result all
occupants may be seriously injured.
The front and rear seats are equipped with
inertia-reel seat belts.
Pull the belt slowly from the holder and
|insert the belt tongue into the buckle until
you hear a snap and feel the latch engage.
The belt is normally not locked and you can
move freely. The reel locks the belt im-
To ensure maximum protection it is important
that the belt is adjusted to obtain a snug fit.
hips (not pressing against the abdomen).
|Adjust the fit of the lap belt by pulling the
shoulder portion of the belt as illustred.
the belt is designed for one person only, a
special safety feature in the 780 is the belt
tensioner. In the event of a collision the
tensioners are designed to immediately tighten
the seat belt and therefore protect the
occupant from being thrown forward.
Press in the red button and allow the belt to
retract fully into the holder.
|Page 2:9 Seat belts
Seat belt checkInspect the belts periodically for sign of
abrasion or wear and ensure that the scews
for the anchorage points are correctly
Use water and a mild detergent for cleaning
soiled seat belts.
Check the locking action of the inertia reel by:
tight circle while pulling on the belt (traffic conditions permitting).
Note:In some countries the legislation states
that everyone in the car must fasten their
Pregnant woman should always wear seat
It is very important that care is taken when
adjusting the belt to ensure that the pal belt
is worn low and snug to prevent any pressure
on the abdomen. See above.
|The centre lap belt is not of the inertia reel
type and must be adjusted to the most
suitable position so that if fits snugly on the
CAUTION:If a belt has been to considerable strain -for example a collsion - the
entire seat belt, i.e., the seat belt including the retracting and locking mechanism plus all
anchorage bolts, must be replaced, even if it appears undamaged, since its energy absorb-
ing properties will have been affected.
Both seat belts in the front seat must be replaced after an accident, even if only one of
the belt was in use. This is because the belt tensioner is no longer operative. Should you
have any enquiries regarding the use of the seat belts, consult the manufacturer or agent.
Never make alternations or additions to a belt on your own but have this done by a Volvo
|Page 2:10 Supplemental Restraint System
|The Volvo SRS consists of a driver's side airbag with a driver's side
knee bolster. The system is designed to supplement the protection
provided by the three-point seat belt system.
The airbag is folded and located in the centre of the steering wheel.
It is released only during a frontal or frontal-angular collision in which
the forces sustained by the car are equivalent to an impact into an
immovable barrier at the speed of approximately 12 mph (19 kph) or
The airbag system includes a gas generator (1), surrounded by the airbag itself (2). In the event of a considerable impact the sensor (3) activates
the gas generator causing the airbag to be inflated. to cushion the
impact the airbag is gradually emptied as it is compressed by the
movement of the driver. At the same time some smoke is expelled into
The entire process, including inflation and deflation of the airbag, takes
approximately two-tenths of a second.
WARNING!As its name implies, SRS is designed to be a
SUPPLEMENT to - not a replacement for - the three-point belt
system. The airbag is not designed to be released in the event of
a side or rear-end collision, or during a rollover situation. For
maximum protection, wear seat belts at all times.
WARNING!Do not attempt to service any component of the SRS
yourself. Attempting to do so may result in serious personal injury.
Of the need for services arises, take your car to the nearest authorized
Volvo Dealer for inspection as soon as possible.
|Page 2:11 Supplemental Restraint System
|A self-diagnostic system incorporated in the sensor monitors the SRS.
If a fault is detected, the "SRS" warning light will illuminate. The light
is included in the warning/indicator light cluster in the instrument panel.
Normally, the SRS warning light will be illuminated along with the other
warning/indicator lights when the ignition key is turned to the ON
position (position II), and go out a short time after the engine has been
started. Check that this light is funcioning properly every time the car
|There is no maintenance to perform on the SRS yourself. The only
periodic maintenance recommended on the SRS is that the air bag
module and the sensor unit should be replaced every ten years and
that the other components in the system (wiring, connectors, etc.)
should also be inspected at this time. This service must be performed
by an authorized Volvo dealer.
Should you have any questions about the SRS sytstem, please contact
your authorized Volvo Dealer.
WARNING!If the warning lights stays on after the engine has
started or if it comes on while you are driving, drive the car to the
nearest authorized Volvo Dealer for inspection as soon as possible.
|Page 2:12 Boot
|Opening the boot
The boot lock can be released automatically
by actuating a push button switch in the
The lock can also be released by using the
release lever situated in the rear pillar on
the driver's side.
Always lock the boot with the key when you
leave the car. The lock is also situated in the
rear pillar on the driver's side.
|Page 2:13 Transportation of long loads
If use is made of the boot hatch to carry
Take care when loading/unloading the
A The light is allways off
B The light comes on when the boot is opened
The panel behind the rear seat armrest can
be removed if long objects are to be trans-
Please note that only light loads should be
carrie in this way.
Max. lengt 2m
Max. weight 15 kg
|Page 2:14 Storage compartments
|Page 2:15 Bonnet, Engine compartment lightning
Opening the bonnetPull the release lever beneath the left-hand
end of the dashboard. The bonnet will spring
out of its lock.
Lift up the bonnet slightly and depress the
safety catch. Open de bonnet.
Check that the bonnet locks properly when
The normal opening position for the bonnet is
approximately 55°. By turning the catches on
the hinges as illustrated, the bonnet can be
opened to a vertical position. The catches
return to their normal position on closing the
Take care in low roof garages
Engine compartment lightA the light is always off.
B The light comes on when the bonnet is
|Page 2:16 Refuelling
Unleaded fuelYour vehicle is equipped with a catalytic
converter and can only be run unleaded
fuel. Otherwise the catalytic converter will
Fuel cap coverA switch on the dashboard opens the fuel cap
cover. The ignition key must be in position II
You can also open the fuel cap cover by
pulling the release lever which is situated in
the rear pillar on the driver's side.
Refuelling-unleaded fuelThe fuel cap is located behind the flap on
the left hand wing. The cap can be placed in
the bracket on the inside of the cover when
refuelling. After filling the tank, screw on
the cap until a click is heard. The tank can
hold 80 litres.