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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.

'98 V70 R - Well Equipped for Life Up North... ;)

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