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Swapping Remote Module

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Swapping Remote Module

Post by mt98t5 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:07 pm

I'm in the process of parting out a 1998 V70r. Can I remove the remote module and install it into my 1998 S70? I didn't get a remote with the S70 and the trunk lock is different than the ignition so I am considering swapping out the ignition and other locks from the R too.



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Re: Swapping Remote Module

Post by erikv11 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:12 pm

Yes, plug in the module and if you have a working remote from the V70 to go with it, it will work in the 98 S70. Programming the remotes requires a trip to the dealer on a 98.


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Re: Swapping Remote Module

Post by BEJinFbk » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:17 pm

If your ‘98 S70 already has a remote module in the dash,
and you’re only missing the 9166200 fob, there should’t be
any reason to change the receiver module. Just get a hold
of a functional fob and have it programmed into the car.


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Re: Swapping Remote Module

Post by Schmoyoho » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:56 pm

erikv11 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:12 pm
Yes, plug in the module and if you have a working remote from the V70 to go with it, it will work in the 98 S70. Programming the remotes requires a trip to the dealer on a 98.
Bumping this... I've heard different stories on this. Is it really necessary to go to do the dealer to program remotes on a 1998 S70? Volvo has tried to do the procedure on an acquaintances' 98 S70 but they said it didn't work for what-ever reason.



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Re: Swapping Remote Module

Post by Ozark Lee » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:15 pm

It isn't as elaborate a procedure as it is on the '99+ versions but you do need the Volvo Scan Tool or the equivalent to mate the remote on a '98. The 850s are totally DIY and the '99+ are a software download. The '98 is in between but I think my local shop charged me maybe $10.00 to do it on my daughter's old S70.

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