1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT
Use an electric heater with blower to prevent paint damage when thawing lock.
All doors can be locked by depressing the lock buttons. To lock a door, press down the lock button and
shut the door.
Do not leave the key inside the car!
Both front doors can be locked by using the key. Turning the key 1/4 turn clockwise (left door) or
counter clockwise (right door) locks the doors.
The lock buttons should not be in the down position during driving. In case of an accident, this
may hinder rapid access to the occupants of the vehicle.
All models except 2 door models for Canada, are equipped with a central lock. This means the lock on
the driver's door automatically controls the locks on the other doors (including the tailgate on the wagon
It the driver's door is locked or unlocked from the outside using the key, the other doors will
automatically be locked or unlocked.
To lock/unlock the car by using the lock button on the inside of the driver's door, push/pull gently to
lock/unlock only the driver's door or slightly harder to lock/unlock all the doors. Check the action of the
buttons on the other doors to ensure their correct function (lock/unlock).
pg. 27 Rear doors, trunk lid, vent windows
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