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Frustrating Remote won’t unlock- ONLY lock!

Your Remote won’t unlock?

I don’t think it’s the remotes. If you get a response and see things in the car move, the remotes work. What happens when you use the built-in Lock/Unlock button in the car or drivers door key? Does it unlock then? If you get the same result using the controls in the car, you probably have a bad Lock/Unlock relay.

Frustrating Remote won’t unlock- ONLY lock!

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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5 Comments

Ben Rencoret says:

Had same issue with front door lock and several of the interior lights not working correctly. Turned out to be the double wide relay 302(i think) had come loose from its socket. Wiring diagrams helped to understand common point. Its located at left upper inside of dash(right above left foot rest). Several of the relays felt loose. I disconnected battery and reseated the relays. All inside courtesy lights , remote fob and front door lock all began working after reseating.

I also have this problem with my 98 V70. The two rear passenger doors won’t unlock. Any ideas?

I have a 98 v70xc with the same issue with the driver door and back passenger door. Help!

Michael Cecil says:

I have a 1998 V70R with similar issues. The remote will unlock the two back doors and the rear door, as well as lock all of the doors. Placing the key in the drivers door to unlock will unlock all but the front passenger door. The controls in the car work the same as the drivers door, full functionality except unlocking the front passenger door. Any ideas where to start?

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