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<IMG SRC="http://www.portalcoches.net/www/images/contenidos/revista/reportajes/Volvo_C30_interior.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>On the bottom of the pic, next to the dstc button between shifter and cupholder... Does any trim available in the S40/V50 actually make use of that "blank"? (it's not actually a blank...)
 

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Re: Blank button next to DSTC? (mofolicious)

Yes in the 2009 its for BLIS, not sure about other model years though? <p>EDIT: It's also blank in the 2009 as DSTC is on the wiper stalk, and listed as optional equipment in the owners manual...not sure what option that could be though??<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by slrising at 9:11 PM 4-16-2009</i>
 

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I'm not sure what we have is just a shell or a functional button. Mine do not depress (maybe just some lock inside). I have tried asking the dealer if they have a functional switch for that, but they said it was going to cost alot (they quoted me the DSTC switch), which is way too much for a switch, and advised me to get a non-oem switch. Was looking for switches for my Car PC, have since gave up on that project.
 

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It's a farce is what we have. Not only is it not an actual blank that can be easily modified to work, the space is taken up by god knows what. It might be related to the DSTC I'm not sure. You can grab that whole trim piece and pull it out for a look see if you like. It was quite clear that if I wanted to make it a functional button, I'd have to purchase it from Volvo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I wasn't at that level when I really want to use that button, otherwise, I would have taken it apart.
 

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Re: Blank button next to DSTC? (mofolicious)

mine is blank as well. i have pretty much every option you can get on the car, and the manual says nothing about what it could be. how about a switch for a boat anchor or parachute?
 

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Re: Blank button next to DSTC? (destro)

Its the location for the optional front park sensors .<p>Hope this helps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Blank button next to DSTC? (samkell)

Couple of things...<p>There are two buttons, and they're not identical. The one on the right is a little smaller, and has a more rounded lower curve.<p>The DSTC function is only there on earlier years, and only on DSTC-equipped cars. AWD cars without DSTC have a blank, and FWD cars get an STC switch. Later years are all blank, since the DSTC function was moved to the stalk.<p>The C70 puts the convertible top function on the right. Park sensors, I'm not sure but it makes sense there too. Most other Volvos have a button for those.<p>Someone here made a clever use of the right-side blank, they drilled it out and put in a stereo jack for an iPod input. There was a picture somewhere.<p>Tom.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If i were ever to get an FM modulator installed I would def ask them to put the Stereo jack there as well </TD></TR></TABLE><p>When I installed my FM modulator myself, there was a switch to switch on and off the FM modulator, I was thinking of putting that switch there too, I had the aux in wires running from behind the console, so no problems there actually.
 
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