Locking and unlocking

Locking and unlocking with the detachable key blade

Updated 5/16/2022

Locking and unlocking with the detachable key blade

The detachable key blade can be used to unlock one of the car's doors from the outside – such as if the battery in the key is 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's handle on the left-hand side of the car to its end position.This applies whether the car is right-hand drive or left-hand drive.

The keyhole should now be visible inside the handle.

Insert the key.

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

Turn the key back 45 degrees to its starting position and remove it.

The door can be opened using the handle.

Locking with the key blade

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

Other doors have a lock reset on the end face that must be pressed in using the key blade. Then they are mechanically locked against opening from the outside, but can be opened from the inside.

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Manual locking of the door. Not to be mixed up with child locks.

Remove the detachable key blade from the key with buttons.

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 by using the Volvo Cars app.

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