S40 Central Locking - Boot/trunk

Discussion in 'Volvo S40' started by ave, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. ave

    ave Guest

    Hi everyone,

    My central locking on my 2000 S40 was working perfectly well until last
    night. I went down to the local supermarket and placed the groceries
    in the boot/trunk and all was well. Five minutes later when I got home
    the boot/trunk won't open, it remains locked. It seems the central
    locking doesn't want to unlock the boot/trunk. I can unlock it with a
    key. Any suggestions? At this time of the year I can't really afford
    taking it to the local Volvo dealers.

    ave, Dec 14, 2006
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  2. ave

    Marvin Guest

    I found that what happens when I tried to unlock the trunk
    on my 2000 S40 from inside the car depended on the position
    of the key slot. I'd have to go look to tbe sure, but I
    think it should be vertical for the central unlocking to work.

    The dealer wasn't helpful on this; I had to figure it out
    myself. The other thing I had to learn was to first turn
    the key, then push the lock in. It was natural for me to
    push first, then turn.
    Marvin, Dec 14, 2006
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  3. ave

    Lloyd Wells Guest

    I have the same problem with my S40. The locking mechanism is broken - it's
    a plastic assembly and one small tab is broken off that prevents the remote
    locking to operate correctly.

    If I had the time, I'd fix it myself as it seems to be a fairly
    straightforward remove and replace solution (after you take the trunk liner
    Lloyd Wells, Dec 14, 2006
  4. ave

    ave Guest

    Hi Marvin,

    Yes except that at the shop I unlocked the car with the remote, opened
    the trunk (which was then unlocked) and then just closed it again.
    While driving home I locked the doors from inside and when I got home
    unlocked the doors again from inside... except the trunk remained
    locked... so at no time was the key position changed. I have fiddled
    with it since I got home and tried the various positions but no joy

    The owners manual says:

    Remove key vertically: Boot remains locked
    Turn key clockwise and remove: Lock works with central locking system.
    Turn key anti-clockwise: Insert key and open lock without using central
    locking system. The key cannot be removed.

    The lock is set to operate with the central locking system, but it
    doesn't work. :-(

    So I'm desperate for some help... lol

    ave, Dec 14, 2006
  5. ave

    ave Guest

    Thanks Lloyd... I've just looked in my Haynes manual and it does seem a
    simple job to take it out. I'll do that in the morning and hopefully
    it won't become a major expense. I'll let you know what I found.

    ave, Dec 14, 2006
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