Detachable key blade

The standard key contains a detachable key blade in metal with several different functions.

The key blade's unique code is provided by authorised Volvo workshops, which are recommended when ordering new key blades.

The key blade's application areas

Using the key's detachable key blade:
  • the left-hand1 front door can be opened manually if central locking cannot be activated by pressing the button.
  • all doors are emergency-locked.
  • the rear doors' mechanical child lock can be activated and deactivated.

If the key blade has been used to unlock the car, the alarm can be disarmed and the car started by placing the key in the back-up reader in the tunnel console's storage compartment.

The Key Tag accessory has no detachable key blade.

Taking out the key blade

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P5-Icon red arrow 1 Hold the key with the front visible and the Volvo logo facing the right way – slide the button by the key ring bracket to the right. Guide the front side's shell a few millimetres upwards.

P5-Icon red arrow 2 The key shell can be lifted off the key.

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P5-Icon red arrow 1 Remove the key blade.

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Refit the key blade in its place after use.

P5-Icon red arrow 1 Refit the shell by pressing it downward until a clicking sound is heard.

P5-Icon red arrow 2 Then slide the shell back.

A further click will indicate that the shell is securely attached.
  1. 1 This applies whether the car is left-hand drive or right-hand drive.