How to Get the Trunk Open on a 2002 Volvo S80 When the Battery Is Dead

by Daniel Valladares

The 2002 Volvo S80 features a keyless remote that allows the owner to lock and unlock the vehicle from afar as well as open the trunk. There are situations, however, such as when the battery of the vehicle is dead, in which the keyless remote will not work. In these cases, the owner may access the trunk manually with a key or through the passenger compartment.

Using a Key

Remove the black cover to the right of the handle cover on the trunk of the vehicle. This will reveal a manual lock.

Insert the key into the lock and turn it to the right to unlock the truck.

Use the manual to open the trunk.

Accessing the Trunk from Inside

Reach behind the back seat to access the trunk.

Pull the release control handle on the inside of the trunk to release the backrest. This may be somewhat difficult as you have to feel around for the control handle.

Fold the backrest down. You now have access to the trunk. If it is too dark to see inside the trunk, use a flashlight.

Pull down the florescent handle on the inside of the trunk lid. This will open the trunk.


  • Install a new battery to use the keyless remote to open the trunk.

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About the Author

Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.

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