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Remote control and key blade 116
Keyless drive (option as available) 122
Locking and unlocking 126
Glove compartment127
Alarm (option)128

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Remote controls

Two remote controls that also function as ignition keys are provided with your car. The remote controls contain detachable metal key blades for manually locking or unlocking the driver's door and the glove compartment.

USA - FCC ID: LTQVO315TX
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Canada - IC: 3659AVO315TX
Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Loss of a remote control

If either of the remote controls is lost, the other must be taken with the vehicle to a Volvo retailer. As an anti-theft measure, the code of the lost remote control must be erased from the system.

Each key blade has a unique code, which is used if new key blades are required. A maximum of six remote controls/key blades can be programmed and used for one car.

Immobilizer (start inhibitor)

Each of the keys supplied with your vehicle contains a coded transponder. The code in the key is transmitted to an antenna in the ignition switch where it is compared to the code stored in the start inhibitor module. The vehicle will start only with a properly coded key. If you misplace a key, take the other keys to an authorized Volvo retailer for reprogramming as an antitheft measure.

USA - FCC ID: LTQWFS 125VO
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following condition: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Canada - IC: 3659A-WFS125VO
Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

CAUTION
Never use force on the narrow section of the remote control - this is where the transponder is located. The vehicle cannot be started if the transponder is damaged.

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Remote control functions

1. Lock - Press the Lock button on the remote once to lock all doors and the rear liftgate. The turn signals will flash once to confirm locking.

note NOTE
The vehicle can also be locked if a door is open (does not apply to vehicles with the optional keyless drive.

2. Unlock - Press the Unlock button on the remote once to unlock the driver's door. The turn signals will flash twice to confirm unlocking.
After a short pause, press the Unlock button a second time within 10 seconds to unlock the other doors and the rear liftgate.

note NOTE
  • The turn signals flash to confirm that the vehicle has been correctly locked/unlocked with the remote control or the optional keyless drive. When locking the vehicle, the turn signals will flash a confirmation only if all the doors are securely closed and locked. Flashing confirmation for locking and unlocking may be customized in the vehicle's Personal settings menu. See page 78 for more information.
  • The two-step unlocking function can be changed so that one press of the Unlock button unlocks all of the doors and the rear liftgate. See Personal settings on page 78 for more information.
  • Automatic relocking: If the doors are unlocked, the locks will automatically reengage (re-lock) and the alarm (option) will rearm after 2 minutes unless a door or the rear liftgate has been opened.
  • Automatic locking: When the vehicle starts to move, the doors and rear liftgate can be locked automatically. When the doors have been locked in this way, they can be unlocked by: pulling twice on one of the inside door opening handles, or by pressing an unlock button located near the door opening handle.This feature can be turned on or off, see Personal settings on page 78 for more information.
  • Airbag deployment will automatically attempt to unlock the doors.

    3. Approach lighting - As you approach the car:
    Press the button on the remote control to illuminate the area around the car in dark conditions.
    Pressing the button once lights up the interior lighting, parking lights, and license plate lighting. These lights will switch off automatically after 30, 60 or 90 seconds. See the Personal settings on page 78 for information about adjusting the time setting.

    4. Unlock rear liftgate- Press the button once to disarm the alarm system (option) and unlock only the rear liftgate. After closing, the rear liftgate will not automatically relock. Press Lock to relock it and rearm the alarm.

    note NOTE
  • This function will not open the rear liftgate.
  • If the rear liftgate is opened when the other doors are locked, it will remain unlocked after it has been closed. It must be locked with the Lock button on the remote control.
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    5. Panic alarm: - This button can be used to attract attention during emergency situations.
    To activate the panic alarm, press and hold the red button for at least 3 seconds or press it twice within 3 seconds.
    The turn signals and horn will be activated.
    The panic alarm will stop automatically after 30 seconds.
    To deactivate, wait approximately 5 seconds and press the red button again.

    note NOTE
    This button will NOT unlock the car.

    Weak battery in the remote control

    When the battery begins to lose its charge, the Information symbol in the instrument panel (see page 51) lights up and REMOTE BATTERY LOW VOLTAGE is shown in the information display.

    Replacing the battery in the remote control

    If the range of the transmitter is noticeably reduced, this indicates that the battery (type CR 2450, 3V) is weak and should be replaced. To replace the battery:

    1. Place the remote control with the keypad downward. Pry open the cover with a small slotted screwdriver.

    2. Remove the cover.

    3. Note how the + and - sides of the battery are positioned on the inside of the cover (see the underside of the cover).

    CAUTION
    When replacing the battery, avoid touching the electrical circuitry in the other half of the remote control.

    4. Pry out and replace the battery. Avoid touching the battery and its contact surfaces with your fingers.

    5. Press the cover back into place.

    The old battery should be disposed of properly at a recycling center or by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

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    Key blade

    The key blade can be used to lock or unlock the vehicle or glove compartment (see page 127).

    Removing the key blade
    Slide the spring loaded catch (1) to the side and pull the key blade (2) out of the remote control.

    Reinserting the key blade in the remote control
    1. Hold the remote control with the pointed end down.

    2. Carefully slide the key blade into its groove.

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    Key blade

    The key blade can be used to lock or unlock the vehicle or glove compartment (see page 127).

    Removing the key blade
    Slide the spring loaded catch (1) to the side and pull the key blade (2) out of the remote control.

    Reinserting the key blade in the remote control
    1. Hold the remote control with the pointed end down.

    2. Carefully slide the key blade into its groove.

    3. Gently press the key blade in the groove until it clicks into place.

    Unlocking the doors with the detached key blade
    1. Insert the key blade as far as possible in the driver's door lock. Turn the key blade clockwise approximately one-quarter turn to unlock the driver's door only.

    To disable the alarm:
    1. Press the Unlock button on the remote control, or insert the key in the ignition switch.

    Locking the doors with the detached key blade
    1. Lock the rear doors and the front passenger's door by pressing the lock button on each door.

    note NOTE
    After unlocking the driver's door with the key blade, opening the door will trigger the alarm.

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    2. Turn the key blade one-quarter turn counter-clockwise to lock the driver's door.

    note NOTE
    This does not arm the alarm or lock the rear liftgate.

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    Keyless locking and unlocking

    This system makes it possible to unlock and lock the vehicle without having to use the remote control. It is only necessary to have a keyless drive remote control in your possession to operate the central locking system.

    note NOTE
    The buttons on the keyless drive remote control can also be used to lock and unlock the vehicle. See page 117 for more information.

    Both of the remote controls provided with the vehicle have the keyless function, and additional remotes can be ordered. The system can accommodate up to six keyless drive remote controls.

    Unlocking the vehicle

  • A keyless drive remote control must be on the same side of the vehicle as the door to be opened, and be within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of the lock or the rear liftgate opening control (see the shaded areas in the illustration).
  • Pull a door handle to unlock and open the door or press the rear liftgate opening control.

    Locking the vehicle

    The doors and the rear liftgate can be locked by pressing the lock button in any of the outside door handles.

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    Locking or unlocking the vehicle with the key blade

    The driver's door on vehicles equipped with keyless drive can be locked or unlocked with the remote control's detachable key blade if necessary. See page 120 for information on removing the key blade from the remote control. To access the keyhole in the driver's door:

    1. Pry off the keyhole cover by inserting the key blade or a small screwdriver in the hole on the underside of the cover (indicated by the arrow in the inset illustration).

    2. Insert the key blade as far as possible in the driver's door lock. Turn the key blade clockwise approximately one quarter turn to unlock the driver's door only. This will trigger the alarm.

    3. To disable the alarm: Press the Unlock button on the keyless drive remote control. If the batteries in the remote are weak, remove the keyless drive start control from the ignition switch by pressing the catch (see the illustration on page 143) and pulling the control out of the ignition switch. Insert the ignition key section of a keyless drive remote control in the ignition switch.

    note NOTE
  • The number of doors that are unlocked at the same time can be set in the Personal settings menu. See page 78 for additional information.
  • If one or more doors and/or the rear liftgate is not fully closed when the lock button is pressed, the door(s) or rear liftgate will not be locked.
  • On keyless drive vehicles with an automatic transmission, the gear selector must be in the Park (P) position and the ignition must be switched off before the doors/trunk can be locked.
  • Keyless drive remote control and driver's seat memory
    This function is only available on vehicles equipped with the optional power driver's seat.

  • When you leave the vehicle with a keyless drive remote control in your possession and lock any door, the position of the driver's seat will be stored in the seat's memory.
  • The next time a door is opened by a person with the same remote control in his/her possession, the driver's seat will automatically move to the position that it was in when the door was most recently locked.

    note NOTE
    If several people carrying keyless drive remote controls approach the vehicle at the same time, the driver's seat will assume the position it was in for the person who opens a door first.

    Keyless drive information messages
    If anyone leaves the vehicle with the only keyless drive remote control in his or her possession while the ignition is switched on,

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    a message will be shown in the information display and an audible signal will sound.

    note NOTE
    This message will only be displayed if the start control is in position I or II.

    The message will be erased from the display and the audible signal will stop when the remote control has been returned to the vehicle and one of the following has occurred:

  • A door has been opened and closed
  • The start control has been turned to position 0
  • The READ button (see page 56 for the location of this button) has been pressed.

    CAUTION
  • Keyless drive remote controls should never be left in the vehicle. In the event of a break-in, a remote found in the vehicle could make it possible to start the engine.
  • Electromagnetic fields or metal obstructions can interfere with the keyless drive system. Avoid placing the remote control near cellular phones, metallic objects or e.g., in a metal briefcase.
  • Canada - IC:267T- 5WK48952, 267T- 5WK48964, 267T-5WK48891
    NOTE
    This device complies with RSS -210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
    CAUTION
    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

    USA - FCC ID:KR55WK48952, KR55WK48964
    NOTE
    This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
    CAUTION
    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
    Siemens VDO
    5WK48891
    Tested To Comply With FCC Standards For Automobile Use

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    Location of the keyless drive antennas

    The keyless drive system has a number of antennas located at various points in the vehicle.

    1. On the inside center of the rear bumper

    2. Under the floor of the trunk, near the rear seat

    3. Left door handle

    4. Under the rear section of the center console

    5. Right door handle

    6. Under the front section of the center console.

    warning WARNING
    People with implanted pacemakers should not allow the pacemaker to come closer than 9 inches (22 cm) to any of the keyless drive system's antennas. This is to help prevent interference between the pacemaker and the keyless drive system.

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    Locking and unlocking

    Locking/unlocking the vehicle from the inside

    The switches near the door opening handles on the driver's and passenger's doors can be used to lock or unlock both doors and the rear liftgate, open or close the side windows1, and to set the alarm.

  • Unlocking: Press in the upper section in the switch. A long press (for several seconds) also opens both the side windows.
  • Locking: Press in the lower section of the switch.

    1This function must be set to On in the Personal settings menu. See page 78.

    A long press (for several seconds) also closes both side windows.

    note NOTE
  • The ignition key must be in position I or higher (see page 139) before the side windows can be opened/closed using the switches in the doors.
  • Either door can also be locked manually using the lock button on that particular door. This applies only if the vehicle has not been locked from the outside.
  • Either door can also be unlocked (and the door opened) by pulling the handle in the door twice.
  • The doors cannot be opened by pulling up the lock buttons.
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    Glove compartment

    Locking the glove compartment

    The glove compartment can only be locked and unlocked using the detachable key blade on the remote control. See page 119 for information on removing the key blade from the remote control.

    To lock the glove compartment:

    Insert the key blade in the glove compartment lock.

    Turn the key blade 90 degrees clockwise. The key slot will be in the horizontal position.

    Remove the key blade.

    Unlock the glove compartment in the reverse order.

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    The alarm system

    The alarm is automatically armed whenever the vehicle is locked with the remote control.

    When armed, the alarm continuously monitors a number of points on the car. The following conditions will trigger the alarm:

  • The hood is forced open.
  • The rear liftgate is forced open.
  • A door is forced open.
  • The ignition switch is tampered with.
  • An attempt is made to start the vehicle with a non-approved key (a key not coded to the car's ignition).
  • If there is movement in the passenger compartment (if the vehicle is equipped with the optional movement sensor).
  • The vehicle is lifted or towed (if the vehicle is equipped with the optional inclination sensor)
  • The battery is disconnected (while the alarm is armed).
  • The siren is disconnected when the alarm is disarmed.

    The alarm indicator light

  • The status of the alarm system is indicated by the indicator light on at the top of the dashboard (see illustration):
  • Indicator light off - the alarm is not armed
  • The indicator light flashes every two seconds - the alarm is armed
  • The indicator light flashes rapidly before the ignition is switched on - the alarm has been triggered. The message "ALARM TRIGGERED, CHECK CAR" will also be displayed.
  • Fault in the alarm system: If a fault has been detected in the alarm system, a message will be shown in the information display. Contact a trained and qualified Volvo service technician to have the alarm system inspected and repaired if necessary.

    Arming the alarm
    Press the LOCK button on the remote control, 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 armed.

    Disarming the alarm
    Press the UNLOCK button on the remote control or insert the key in the ignition1 to disarm the alarm. Two short flashes from the car's direction indicators confirm that the alarm has been deactivated and that all doors are unlocked.

    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 inserting the key in the ignition switch.

    1On vehicles with the optional keyless drive, press in the start control in the ignition switch.

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    note NOTE
    On vehicles equipped with the optional keyless drive, the start control must be removed from the ignition switch before the key can be inserted. See page 143 for instructions.

    Audible/visual alarm signal

    An audible alarm signal is given by a battery powered siren. The alarm cycle lasts for 30 seconds.

    note NOTE
    The visual alarm signal is given by flashing all turn signals and turning on the interior lighting for approximately 5 minutes.

    Temporarily turning off the accessory alarm sensor(s)

    In certain situations it may be desirable to turn off the accessory inclination and movement alarm sensors if, for example, you drive your vehicle onto a ferry where the rocking of the boat could trigger the alarm or if a pet is left in the vehicle with the doors locked.

    1. From position II or higher, turn the ignition key to 0 and remove it from the ignition switch1.

    2. Press the button (1). The LED in the button will remain on for one minute after the key has been removed from the ignition switch or until the vehicle is locked.

    1 The optional keyless drive start control does not need to be removed.

    CAUTION
  • The accessory sensors are automatically reconnected to the alarm system the next time the vehicle is unlocked and then locked again.
  • This function will not turn off the vehicle's standard alarm
  • U.S.A. FCC ID: MAYDA 5823(3)
    This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

    Canada IC: 4405A-DA 5823(3)
    Movement sensor DA5823 by Dynex Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.



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