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We just bought a 2006 XC70 with a taupe interior. When driving on a sunny day the reflection of the dash on the driver's window is strong enough to be a distraction. Wearing good sunglasses helps a lot. Volvo customer service says it's the design and is suggesting putting a dark cloth over the dash. Anybody else have this problem? Any constructive suggestions?
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (gretamax)

You have just got to be kidding on this one and if you're not, you're the <B>ONLY</B> one who ever said this.<br>(I've had sand/taupe interiors in Volvos for over 10 years now, it's a non issue)<br>That's the idea of a light dash, no reflections.<br>Have you coated/treated it with something?<br>The only dashboards that usually reflect are BLACK ones
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (JRL)

We just yesterday picked up our '07 XC70 with the Taupe interior, but won't have a chance to drive it in the daylight until Wednesday. I can tell you that the '04 S60 with Taupe interior presents the same issue (and no, I'm not kidding), but our now departed '04 XC90 did not. Just depends on the angle of the sun coming through the windshield. My wife's S60 has a large black colored area of the dash directly above the instrument cluster and the reflection is not present in that region. So, what the dealer said is true about a black cloth eliminating the glare. You might want to (1) obtain a black cloth dash protector or (2) only drive at night <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (JRL)

I have actually heard this as a complaint numerous times... <p>It is actually not a problem on most other models because the gauge cover is black which eliminates most of the glare in the field of vision.<p>In the xc70 the gauge hood is the lighter color (to match interior) and does creat a more distracting reflection than the black. It was never enough to bother me, but I have heard the complaint a number of times...<p>I guess all of those people are kidding too.
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (dugums)

I thought my wife was crazy when she complained about the reflection in our 2004 V70. Then I tried to drive - very distracting. Its not awful, but on a really bright day, it can definitely affect your view. I guess its just something you have to live with.<p>K.
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (gretamax)

Try polarized sunglasses. Works for me.<br>
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (irollturbo)

I agree- the polarized glasses I wear severely cut down on the reflection from the gray dash on my R. There is definately a reflection, it is definately reduced by the polarized glasses.
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (kr900)

Height of the driver makes a difference too. I'm taller than my wife and don't notice it so much. She is shorter, has more trouble with the reflection and sometimes complains. I've offered to buy her a cover but she doesn't want one. Instead, when it's bad she'll wear her shades.
 

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Re: XC70 light interior reflection on driver's window (MadeInJapan)

Ditto, ditto, and ditto! You are not making this up.<p>My S60 has the black over the cowl and that reduces reflection in that area. My wifes XC70 is all light and the glare is huge. My polarized sunglasses help a lot, but I now have to buy her a pair since the XC70 was my idea <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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