Locked out of my 460

Discussion in 'Volvo 460' started by Sammy, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy Guest

    Hello all,

    Here's the story:

    It was late at night, the neighbours were sleeping and I couldn't turn off
    the car alarm. There was no way around it, I flipped the lid and
    disconnected the battery. Problem solved! Oh no, problem only just begun.

    I'd locked all the doors (using the battery operated remote central locking)
    before I disconnected the battery and now I am completely locked out of my

    A few weeks ago thieves ruined the door key locking so I'd been relying on
    the remote locking. And that means that with no connected battery to open
    the car I am completely........... ****...... in trouble.

    I need to open the bonnet manually in order to re-connect the battery. Can
    anyone here help/ advise before I am left with my best option so far; a
    brick through one of the windows :-(?

    I can't aford a locksmith right now and I can't really do without the car
    untill I can afford one.

    I would be very grateful for advice.

    Sammy, Sep 11, 2006
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  2. Sammy

    Brian V Guest

    what about the other door lock? Did they get both?
    Brian V, Sep 11, 2006
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  3. Dunno at all about the 460, but we can hope it is similar to the 760 in this
    I can get ahold of the cable housing for the hood release under the car and
    yank on the housing. That releases the hood.

    If you get desperate, you can call a road service. I've had to resort to
    them a couple times for "lock-outs" and for about $40 US they get the car
    open. I know money is short, but they are usually cheaper than a locksmith
    and cheaper than a window.

    Michael Pardee, Sep 11, 2006
  4. Sammy

    Sammy Guest

    They got both but the boot lock is still okay. Any way I can get through
    that way?

    Sammy, Sep 11, 2006
  5. Sammy

    M-gineering Guest

    Maybe, but this is usually made difficult on purpose. See if you can get
    to the release mechanism of the seatback.

    Getting the hood open is probably not as easy as with a 2 series, but if
    you can remove the grill you're done.

    or try removing the bellypan to get at the releasecable which runs
    between the two locks on the enginecompartmentside
    I don't think you can reach from underneath to get at the releasecable,
    but try

    And, if you're member, the man from the AA will probably open your car
    in seconds

    Do you have a bootlight not switched over the ignitionswitch? connect
    +12v to the wire, and - to ground (use your battery charger) and use the
    M-gineering, Sep 11, 2006
  6. Sammy

    Sammy Guest

    Thank you for the replies :).
    For anyone who's interested, I got in by putting the rear seat down via the
    boot and opening a passenger door from there. It was an undignified and
    gymnastic experience but it was easy... and it worked. :).

    Sammy, Sep 14, 2006
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