Locking and unlocking with detachable key blade

The detachable key blade can be used to unlock the vehicle from the outside, e.g. if the battery in the remote key is discharged.


P5-1507 Unlock with removable keyblade
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Pull the front left-hand door handle to its end position to access the lock cylinder.

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Put the key in the lock cylinder.

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Turn the key clockwise 45 degrees so that the key blade is pointing straight rearward.

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Turn the key blade back 45 degrees to its original position. Remove the key from the lock cylinder and release the handle so that it returns to its original position against the vehicle.

Pull the door handle.
The door will open.

Lock the door in the same way, but turn the key 45 degrees counterclockwise in step (3).

Disarming the alarm and starting the vehicle


When the door is unlocked using the detachable key blade and then opened, the alarm will be triggered.
P6-1746-XC40- Backup start place in tunnel console
Location of the backup key reader in the storage compartment.
Turn off the alarm by:

Place the remote key on the key symbol in the backup reader in the tunnel console's storage compartment.

Press the start button.

The alarm signal will stop and the alarm will switch off.


The vehicle can also be locked using the remote key's detachable key blade, e.g. if either the vehicle's or remote key's batteries are discharged.

The left-hand front door can be locked by inserting the detachable key into the door's lock cylinder.

This is the only door with a lock cylinder. The other doors have lock mechanisms in the side of the door that must be pushed in using the key blade. The door will then be locked mechanically and cannot be opened from the outside.

The doors can still be opened from inside.

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Manual door lock. This is not the child lock.
Remove the detachable key blade from the remote key. Insert the key blade into the opening for the lock mechanism and push the key in as far as possible, about 12 mm (0.5 in).
P5-Icon gray box AThe door can be opened from both the outside and the inside.
P5-Icon gray box BThe door cannot be opened from the outside. To return to position A, open the door using the inside door handle.

The doors can also be unlocked by pressing the unlock button on the remote key or the central lock button in the driver's door.


  • The door's lock controls only lock that specific door, not all doors simultaneously.
  • A manually locked rear door with an activated manual or electric child safety lock cannot be opened from either the outside or inside of the vehicle. A rear door locked in this way can only be unlocked using the remote key, the central unlocking button or via Volvo On Call*.
  1. * Option/accessory.