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My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

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My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Post by natural4reelz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 am

My ignition switch is locking up and VOLVO dealership wants $325 just for the part ......

Do i have to have them do it ?? Or can any shop do this???

Can i spray graphite in there?

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Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:33 pm

Graphite or silicone spray

Your key has to be programmed to the Car by a shop twith access to VIDA


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Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Post by MacNoob » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:27 pm

I ordered a new ignition switch based on VIN ('07 XC70)... it came pre set for my existing keys and didn't need any encoding.

Part price sounds about right though!

Common to have it lock up when a little piece inside the lock mechanism breaks....



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Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Post by precopster » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:57 pm

That's a great idea MacNoob. The ignition lock is not "programmed" though, it just has the tumblers arranged to suit your key.


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Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Post by MacNoob » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:23 pm

Here's a really good thread on stuck ignition switch - there are lots! Fortunately mine stuck at the grocery store just down the street from my house, I was able to free it up to get the car home.
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... 1&start=10
Most likely it is the switch that goes bad, not the key.



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Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Post by cn90 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:46 pm

It is likely a FREE fix by removing the bottom plate.
I wrote it in detail below...

DIY: 1998 S70 GLT Ignition Tumbler FREE Fix!
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forum ... =1&t=67531


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Re: My ignition switch/or key is needing replaced

Post by jking4020 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Yes! Remove bottom cover under steering wheel. There is like a brass looking deal under ehere the key goes in. Take a good flathead driver and hammer and beat it a few times. It should loosen up the jam. Some say you need to take all the brass things out. But i just beat on mine a few times and it works great again. Sorry for the lame description on details but you will see what im getting at when you take the bottom cover off. Good luck.



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