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Old 05-05-2019, 06:59 PM
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Classic volvo owner, but recently upgraded to a modern model with those keyless fobs.

The fob automatically unlocks the car within a certain proximity. I don’t like this.

Any users aware of how to disable or override the auto-unlocking functionality of the fob?

I only want the doors to unlock when deliberately pressing the unlock button.
 
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:13 PM
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It shouldn't actually unlock the car, it allows the car to be unlocked when you put your hand around the handle.

Not sure what year or model you have, but some have a setting to this happen to all doors or just driver's door I believe.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:45 AM
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Exactly. If the key is near, the car unlocks if anyone puts their hand in the door handle. I don’t think that’s safe.

If I have my inside the house, but just close enough proximity to the car in the driveway, anyone could slide their hand through the door handle to unlock. I have no idea volvo thought this was a great default setting.

is there a way to disable?
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:16 AM
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Have you tested that it works with the key in your house? It doesn't even work with the keys on ny toolbox right in front of the car.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:18 AM
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Yes. Honestly, the main thing I like to do is hide the key in the bumper while outdoing watersports. Sounds like I simply can't do that anymore?
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:04 AM
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No,I wouldn't do that unless you disable it. I still don't know the year or model so I can't tell you how.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:07 AM
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2018 v60 cc
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:30 AM
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I find it hard to believe the keyless function works with the remote in your house. The working distance is supposed to be about 5 feet.

Removing fuse 12 in the fuse box under the dash on the passenger side (left fuse box) should disable it. See your owner's manual, pages 363 and 364.
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:57 AM
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Hmm.. Good tactic. I think it's fuse 6. I'll try it out and report back. Appreciate your thoughts!
 
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:55 PM
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Fuse 6 should work too. Fuse 6 is for the handles and 12 is the module the system uses.
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:46 AM
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Tried removing fuses to no avail! I'm going to send Volvo an inquiry directly.
 
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Old 05-10-2019, 08:48 AM
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Just tried removing fuse 6 on one, worked fine.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:53 PM
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How about disconnecting the keyless antenna. There is actually more than one. If you look it up, you can find the locations.
 
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