Locking and unlocking

Locking and unlocking with the detachable key blade

Updated 5/28/2021

Locking and unlocking with the detachable key blade

Amongst other things, the detachable key blade can be used to unlock the car from the outside - for example, if the key's battery has become discharged.

Unlocking with the key blade


When the door is unlocked using the key blade and is then opened, the alarm is triggered. The alarm must be deactivated manually – it may be a good idea to read that section before opening the car.

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Pull out the front door handle on the left-hand side to its end position so that the lock cylinder becomes visibleThis applies whether the car is right-hand drive or left-hand drive..

Insert the key in the lock cylinder.

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

Turn the key back 45 degrees to its starting position. Remove the key from the lock cylinder and release the handle so that the rear section of the handle is resting against the car again.

The door can be opened using the handle.

Locking with the key blade

The left-hand front door can be locked directly with the detachable key blade.

The other doors have a locking switch at the end that must be pushed in using the key blade – then they are mechanically locked/inhibited from opening from outside.

The doors can still be opened from the inside.

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Manual locking of the door. Not to be confused with the child safety lock.

Remove the detachable key blade from the key.

Insert the key blade in the hole for lock reset.

Press in the key until it bottoms – approximately 12 mm (0.5 inches).

The door can be opened from both the outside and the inside.
The door is blocked against opening from the outside. To return to position A, the inner door handle must be opened.


  • A door's lock reset only locks that particular door - not all doors simultaneously.
  • A manually locked rear door with enabled child lock cannot be opened from either insider or outside. Unlocking is possible using the buttons on the key, the central locking button, the keyless locking system* or Volvo On Call*.

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