Reset The Car Alarm On The Volvo 850

Originating in Gothenburg, your Volvo 850 comes with a basic alarm system.

“Jakob” was the nickname of the first Volvo created in April 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The car was designed with an emphasis on quality. In 1991, Volvo introduced its first five-cylinder engine, and its first U.S. front-drive car model called the Volvo 850. The Volvo 850 was also the first car worldwide to feature a side airbag. 1997 marked the last year for the 850 model, which by then included four different horsepower (hp) engine types, from 168 hp to 240 hp, in sedan and wagon styles.


1. Lock and reset all of the doors, the fuel tank cover and trunk in your Volvo 850 with your keys or by pressing the “Lock” button once on your remote control transmitter. You will know you reset your basic security system when the LED lamps begin to flash in about five seconds.

2. Press the remote control button to reset the alarm if your Volvo 850 has the Guard Alarm I installed. The status LED lamp and turn signals in your car will flash for two seconds, indicating you reset the alarm. Locate the status LED panel on the inside of the driver’s door, on the right side of the window.

3. Press the large button on your remote control if your Volvo has the Guard Alarm II. You will see single short flashes from the LED, indicating you reset the alarm. The LED indicator will light for five seconds, and then start flashing if you left any door, hood or trunk open.

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4. Press either the “Lock” or “Unlock” button on your remote control transmitter to turn off and reset the panic alarm, if you activated the panic alarm during an emergency. Your transmitter allows “keyless” entry into your Volvo and trunk using a radio frequency.