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Repair Database Category: Keys, Etcetera

Keys, remote fobs, unlocking doors, locks, setting and disarming car alarm, ignition switch, tumbler

January 17, 2014

Immobilizer Chip Extraction From Key

I had issue with my 1999 V70 where I lost key. Nightmare began involving having car towed to dealer. 1st dealer had a serious attitude and wanted me to buy a new key from his parts department and wouldn’t use a new key I had which wasn’t programmed but I kept it to lock/unlock doors in emergency issues.

Immobilizer Chip Extraction From Key
September 6, 2013

Ignition Switch Electrical Fix – 1999 V70

Typical symptoms – erratic ABS, CEL STS or other lights – often coming on after a bump in the road. May or may not be controlled by thumping steering column.

Ignition Switch Electrical Fix – 1999 V70
October 22, 2012

Lost My One And Only Key

“I have lost my only key to my 1998 V70. I was told that I would have to have my car towed to the closest dealership which is over an hour away, and that it would cost me close to 200+ to have a new key made….there has to be any easier way! Any suggestions?”

Lost My One And Only Key
April 12, 2012

Make Lemonade from a ’99 S80

“Well after the passing of my beloved 850 T5, I purchased an 1999 S80. Now I know this wasn’t exactly the championship year for this car but my father bought it on impulse so I gotta make lemonade. What are some things to be wary of on this model/year.”

Make Lemonade from a ’99 S80
November 27, 2010

DIY 1998 Volvo V70 Ignition Switch & Cylinder Lock Replacement

Car is 1998 Volvo V70 with 106K miles. Symptoms: sometimes cannot crank the engine, after wiggling the key a few times, then I can start the engine. It was intermittent, then it became permanent. Key can turn to Position I and Position II but not Position III (crank). Initially I thought it was the Ignition […]

DIY 1998 Volvo V70 Ignition Switch & Cylinder Lock Replacement