Body and interior

pg. 3:1 Body and interior

Body and interior

The seats, sun roof, mirrors, etc. are described on the following pages.

pg. 3:2 Keys
pg. 3:3 Doors and locks
pg. 3:4 Remote keyless entry system
pg. 3:5 Alarm
pg. 3:6-7 Front seats
pg. 3:7 Rear/side view mirrors
pg. 3:8 Interior lights, Vanity mirror
pg. 3:9 Sun roof
pg. 3:10 Hood
pg. 3:11 Storage compartments
pg. 3:12 Child safety locks, Trunk lid
pg. 3:13 Tailgate, Child safety lock
pg. 3:14 Trunk light, Spare tire, Jack
pg. 3:15 Cargo space lighting, Spare tire, Jack (wagon)
pg. 3:16 Folding rear seat (sedan)
pg. 3:17 Folding rear seat (wagon)
pg. 3:18 Removing seat cushions
pg. 3:19 Concealed storage bins (wagon)
pg. 3:20 Luggage net (wagon)
pg. 3:21 Securing cargo
pg. 3:22 Folding front seat, Long load storage

pg. 3:2 Keys

Master key
This key operates all locks
The key number codes are stamped on a separate tag supplied with the keys. This tag should be separated from the key ring and kept in a safe place.
An an added anti-theft measure, new keys have been developed which may take slightly longer to copy or replace if the original keys are misplaced.

Service key
Front doors, starting (ignition) switch/steering wheel lock
In the event the original keys are lost, duplicates may be ordered from your Volvo retailer. The central locking system is described in detail in the section "Doors and locks".

pg. 3:3 Doors and Locks

Doors and locks

Your car is equipped with a two door operated central locking system.
The key, used on either of the front doors, will lock/unlock all doors, trunk/tailgate and on certain models also the fuel tank cover.

Turn the key once to unlock only the door in which the key is inserted.
Turn the key again (within 10 seconds) to unlock all doors, trunk/tailgate and the fuel tank cover .

One turn with the key towards lock in one of the front doors locks all doors, trunk/tailgate and fuel tank filler cap.

WARNING! The doors should not be locked while driving. In case of an accident, this may hinder rapid access to the occupants of the vehicle. (Also see information on "Child safety locks".

Use the switch on the instrument panel to lock/unlock the car from the inside. This button will only function when the doors are closed.

Check the action of the buttons on the other doors to verify their correct function (lock/unlock). The driver's door can be locked only by using the key when outside the vehicle. On vehicles equipped with the optional remote control locking system, refer to the following page.

To avoid battery drain

The courtesy lights and the warning lights in the rear of the doors come on when a door is opened.
To avoid battery drain when the doors are opened for prolonged periods, these lights can be switched off by pressing the lock mechanism (A) located in the rear facing side of the driver's door. To retunr the lights to their normal function, pull the door handle out before closing the door (B).

pg. 3:4 Remote keyless entry system (certain models)

Aim the base of the remote control unit at the car
to get the best range.

Remote keyless entry system

As an option, your car can be equipped with a remote control transmitter. This transmitter uses a radio frequency which will allow "keyless" entry into the passenger compartment or the trunk. You will be supplied with two coded key ring transmitters, which will enable you to lock/unlock all doors and the trunk/tailgate from a distance of 10-15 feet (3-5 meters).

To lock :
Press the lock button once to lock all doors and trunk/tailgate.

To unlock :
Press the unlock
button once to unlock the driver's door only.
Press the unlock button again (within 10 seconds) to unlock all doors, trunk/tailgate and fule tank cover .

On vehicles equipped with an alarm, the alarm will also be activated/deactivated by this system.
As an extra security precaution in certain situations (valet parking, etc.), Volvo recommends that the transmitter not be included when the keys are given to anyone. The service key can be used instead. If one of the transmitters is misplaced, contact the nearest authorized Volvo retailer for assistance.

This device complies with the FCC rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: If only the driver's door is unlocked, the lock will automatically reengage (re-lock) and the alarm will reset after 30 seconds unless the door has been opened.
If all of the doors were unlocked (by pushing button 2 twice within 10 seconds) and no door/trunk/tailgate was opened within two minutes, all locks will reengage and the alarm will reset. This is to prevent the vehicle from being left unlocked if the unlock button is inadvertently pressed.
The lock/unlock and alarm features can also be utilized by using the keys. See section: Doors and Locks on page 3:2-3.
If the alarm LED glows continuously for 5 seconds, this indicates a fault in the system or that a door is not properly closed.

WARNING! Volvo does not recommend using the transmitter to lock the doors from inside the car. On cars equipped with an alarm, the alarm would be activated and would sound when one of the doors is opened. The doors must not be locked using the remote transmitter while the vehicle is occupied. In case of an accident, this may hinder rapid access to the occupants of the vehicle. The alarm will also sound on models equipped with this feature.

pg. 3:5 Alarm

Alarm (certain models)

To lock : Press the lock button once to lock all doors, trunk/tailgate, fuel tank cover and arm the security system. Lamps will flash to acknowledge that the vehicle is locked and the security system is armed.

To unlock : Press the unlock button once to unlock the driver's door only and disarm the security system.
Press the unlock button again (within 10 seconds) to unlock all doors, trunk/tailgate and fuel tank cover .

Emergency function

To activate the " panic alarm " function :
Press and hold the lock button for at least three seconds. The car's lights will flash and an alarm will sound for approximately 30 seconds.
This function can be switched off at any time by pressing either of the buttons.


The remote transmitter is powered by 2 three-volt batteries, type CR 1220. If three short signals are audible from the transmitter each time you lock/unlock the car, this indicates that the batteries are weak.
Replacement : Remove the battery cover on the back of the transmitter with a coin. Replace the batteries. Reinstall the cover, making sure it is secured tightly to help protect the transmitter.

Programming a transmitter

If you purchase additional transmitters (max. 4), they must be programmed to function with your alarm/remote keyless entry system. To do this:

  • Make sure all doors, hood and trunk/tailgate are closed.
  • Turn the ignition on and off 5 times within 10 seconds. On the fifth try, leave the ignition on.
  • Press either button on the transmitter.
    NOTE: The first transmitter must be programmed within 15 seconds, the others within 10 second intervals. When the alarm system accepts the codes from each transmitter, the LED on the dash will glow steadily for several seconds.
  • Switch the ignition off and test the transmitter(s).

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