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 following are possible:
  • the left-hand front door can be opened manually if central locking cannot be activated by pressing a 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 cup holder.

The Key Tag accessory does not have a detachable key blade.

Taking out the key blade

Hold the key so that its front with the Volvo logotype is facing up, and with the keyring bracket facing you.

There is a catch on the left of the keyring bracket. If it is on the wrong side then the front and rear have been mixed up when they were assembled on an earlier occasion.

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Slide the catch by the keyring bracket to the side, and slide the front shell away from the bracket.
The shell detaches and can be lifted off.
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Remove the key blade.
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Refit the front shell in reverse order to how it was removed. Press in the shell until you hear a click, and then slide it the last few millimetres to its original position.

A further click will indicate that the shell is properly positioned and securely attached.

There must be no gaps remaining.