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Trying to figure out what the little cover is all the way to the right of the volume knob. Anyone?

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On XC90's there's a switch for the glove box in that position.
On a S/V90 not sure...what does Owner's manual say?
 

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Meaning it's a cover to nothing? There's definitely something behind the cover.
It's a button blank, which is one of a handful of "what were you thinking" design choices on the car (plus the air sensor to the left taking up more valuable button space). Here's a link to an article that shows what it looks like in early SPA XC90s (I think in later ones it just says something like "glove open"): https://www.cars.com/articles/what-does-this-button-do-in-the-2016-volvo-xc90-1420681094731/
 

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As mentioned, it's the button for the glove box on the XC90. This car doesn't have that feature so it's nothing.
 

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As mentioned, it's the button for the glove box on the XC90. This car doesn't have that feature so it's nothing.
Ohhhhh, but it's not just a blank panel, it's actually a cover I think. I'll check it out in a few minutes and post back here.
 

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Could be. Haven't tried to remove just the "button" or "cover" because there is no need- it doesn't do anything.
 

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Could be. Haven't tried to remove just the "button" or "cover" because there is no need- it doesn't do anything.
LOL 😂 But it's a cover, how can a cover do nothing? A cover has a function to cover something. How about the cover is covering a hole. So now it "does" have a function - to cover a hole. LOL. Sorry - I just wet myself.
 

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Just looked at several other similar cars.
It is just a blank panel with no functionality what so ever on an S or V90.
 

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LOL 😂 But it's a cover, how can a cover do nothing? A cover has a function to cover something. How about the cover is covering a hole. So now it "does" have a function - to cover a hole. LOL. Sorry - I just wet myself.
Get ready to laugh again because it’s exactly that! A damn cover over a hole that has a random led in the background. So it’s a backlit worthless hole!
 

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It's the underline button - it totally has a purpose.
 
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Looks like my next light switch, for the external lights I'll put.
 
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On XC40, it’s where the drive mode select button is located
 

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Its a symmetry button it makes the panel symmetrical and the cover says don't take it out because google it's planning something for it.
 

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Looks like my next light switch, for the external lights I'll put.
My guess is the parts for the glove box switch in a SPA xc90 can fit perfectly there, and then repurposed for functions like what you contemplate here.

Conversely, the glove box part for SPA non xc90 might work for an xc90, freeing up that button for something else (like auxiliary light switch)...
 
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