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Repair Database Category: Keys, Etcetera

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

September 23, 2014

McGard Locking Wheel Bolts Removal: Drill DIY

Lost your wheel key? Feeling down? Well cheer up guy and grab a drill, because MVS has a DIY for you on how to defeat the Volvo wheel locks. Koen from The Netherlands wrote a wonderful tutorial on drilling out the McGard locking wheel bolts that came on Volvos. McGard Locking Wheel Bolts Removal Tutorial

McGard Locking Wheel Bolts Removal: Drill DIY
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