The radio signal emitted from the transmitter, which is used to set/unset the alarm, is a “rolling code” signal. This means that the signal is changed randomly for each transmission and is intended to help prevent unauthorized recording of the code.
When armed (set), the alarm continuously monitors a number of points on the car. The following conditions will set off the alarm:
* The hood is opened
* The trunk/tailgate is opened
* A door is opened
* The ignition switch is tampered with
* The car is lifted or towed (if the car is equipped with the optional inclination sensor)
* The battery is disconnected (if the car is equipped with the optional backup battery siren). The alarm will sound for ten 30 second intervals, with a 5 second pause between intervals. This function cannot be interrupted.
Arming (setting) the alarm
Press the LOCK button on the remote control, lock the car using the key in the driver’s door or press the central lock button on one of the front doors with the door open. One long flash of the turn signals will confirm that the alarm is set.
Disarming the alarm
Press the UNLOCK button on the remote control or unlock the doors with the key.
Turning off (stopping) the alarm
If the alarm is sounding, it can be stopped by pressing the UNLOCK button on the remote control or by unlocking the driver’s door with the key.
If the alarm is stopped with the remote control, this will be confirmed by two short flashes from the turn signals.
Visual alarm signal
The visual alarm signal is given by flashing all turn signals and turning on the interior lighting for 5 minutes.
Audible alarm signal
An audible alarm signal is given either by a separate alarm horn or by the optional back-up sire. One alarm cycle lasts for 30 seconds.
“Panic “ function
In an emergency situation, this feature can be used to attract attention.
Activate the “panic” function by pressing the red panic button on the remote control for at least 3 seconds or by pressing this button twice within 3 seconds. The turn signals will flash, the interior lights will go on and the alarm will sound.
The function can be turned off by pressing any of the buttons on the remote control or will stop automatically after 25 seconds.
NOTE: This button will NOT unlock the car.
LED alarm status signals
The status of the alarm system is indicated by the red LED at the top center of the dash:
* LED off - the alarm is not armed (set)
* LED flashes once per second - the alarm is armed (set)
* LED flashes rapidly before the ignition is switched on - the alarm has been triggered.
* LED flashed rapidly for 15 seconds after the ignition has been switched on - a fault has been detected in the alarm system.
Contact a Volvo retailer.
Automatic reset function
If only the driver’s door is unlocked with the remote control, the lock will automatically reengage (re-lock) and the alarm will reset after 2 minutes unless the door has been opened.
Temporarily disconnecting the alarm sensor(s)
In certain situations it may be desirable to disconnect the optional alarm sensor, particularly the inclination sensor, if, for example, you drive your car onto a ferry where the rocking of the boat could trigger the alarm. To temporarily disconnect the sensor(s) from the alarm system:
<* With all doors closed, switch off the ignition and remove the key from the ignition switch
* Press the locking (left) side of the central locking button on the driver’s door for at least 3 seconds.
* The doors will first lock and then unlock after 3 seconds to confirm that the sensors have been disconnected.
The car can then be locked in the usual way to set the alarm.
NOTE: The sensors will automatically be reconnected to the alarm system the next time the ignition is switched on.
Each remote transmitter is powered by a three volt battery, type CARE. If the range of the transmitter is noticeably reduced, this indicates that the battery is weak and should be replaced.
Replacement: Remove the battery cover on the back of the transmitter with a coin. Replace the battery. Reinstall the cover, making sure it is secured tightly to help protect the transmitter.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to service or repair any components of the alarm system yourself. This should only be done by an authorized Volvo retailer.
Opening/unlocking the trunk/tailgate
The trunk/tailgate locks are incorporated in the central locking system and are locked or unlocked when the driver's door is locked/unlocked.
The trunk/tailgate can be opened by:
* The tailgate will be unlocked only, not opened.
** The master key should not be used to unlock the tailgate on models equipped with the tailgate lock button. This will trigger the alarm.
Refer to page 44 for information on the remote control locking system.
Disconnecting the trunk lock
The trunk lock can also be disconnected from the central locking system by turning the key counterclockwise as shown below:
Withdraw the key in the horizontal position ***
The trunk is now always locked. The optional folding rear seatback can also be locked from the trunk (see page 57). This feature can be used for e.g., valet parking. If you give only the service key to the driver, it will not be possible to gain access to the trunk. Please be aware that this setting may preclude access to the spare tire and jack.
To reconnect the lock to the central locking system:
Withdraw the key in the vertical position
*** In this position, the trunk cannot be opened with the control on the driver's door or the remote control.
Tailgate lock button (certain models)
If the doors and tailgate are locked, the tailgate can be unlocked from the inside by pulling up the lock button (see illustration). This unlocks the tailgate only. Please note that this button will only function if the child safety lock in the tailgate is disengaged (see page 48) .
WARNING! Do not drive with the tailgate open! Poisonous exhaust gases may enter via the open tailgate.
Child safety locks (sedan/wagon)
The controls are located on the rear door jams.
A The door cannot be opened from the inside. Normal operation from the outside.
B The door lock lock functions normally.
WARNING! Remember, in the event of an accident, the rear seat passengers cannot open the doors from the inside with the buttons in position A.
Child safety lock (wagon)
The tailgate incorporates a safety catch which is located to the side of the lock.
A The tailgate cannot be opened from the inside.
B The tailgate functions normally.
NOTE: You must use the end of a key, screwdriver, etc. to move the child safety lock.
WARNING! Remember, in the event of an accident, the tailgate cannot be opened from the inside when the safety catch is in position A.