Problems & Fixes: Volvo Keys, Remotes & Keyfobs

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

June 8, 2016

Locked Out, Volvo Battery Dead – V50

MVS ex-Moderator vegasjetskier tells us — with diagrams from the owner’s manual — how to unlock a modern Volvo that has a dead battery. Need to unlock your Volvo that has a dead battery? This is what it says in the owner’s manual: Locking or unlocking the vehicle with the key blade The driver’s door […]

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May 23, 2016

S40 Key Problem

MVS member mickreed: Q Just bought this car for my daughter, came with one Volvo key and one fob. After much searching I realize that going to the dealer and paying $350 ish for a spare set is pretty much where I am at. But….I found that the single key that I have won’t insert […]

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April 21, 2016

The Birth, Life & Death of an XC90 T6

Ok, that title was a little dramatic, but that’s the idea. MVS member XVTer bought a 2004 XC90 T6 a few years ago for his wife. In between the buying date and selling date he posted some of the best tune-up, Stage 0 and restoration info for XC90s I’ve ever seen. This is his XC90 T6 story. […]

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September 29, 2015

How Much for a Volvo Keyfob?!

MVS Volvo Forums member RocketUSA went to a Volvo dealer for a key + remote (Volvo “Keyfob”) for his 2004 V70: I just was quoted $409 to get a second key fob. I’m truly in shock. Whoa. JRL, a longtime forum contributor and small-volume Volvo seller responds: A cut key without programming will unlock the […]

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