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Key & Programming Cost

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Key & Programming Cost

Post by MoVolvos » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm

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$80 for cut key and $36 for programming from Volvo?

If done together with a remote it's another $64 Labor and $36 for programming.

Is that considered a good price?
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Re: Key & Programming Cost

Post by Ohmomovovo » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:42 pm

Yeah. That sounds around what I was getting quoted.
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Re: Key & Programming Cost

Post by amblerman » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:22 pm

"good" is of course relative. It seems nuts that it is this expensive but it is.

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Re: Key & Programming Cost

Post by MoVolvos » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:31 pm

amblerman wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:22 pm
"good" is of course relative. It seems nuts that it is this expensive but it is.
The parts guy showed some frustration as they don't cut keys and are ordered from Volvo pre-cut through VIN. As for programing he said we just plug things in and Volvo is in control.
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Re: Key & Programming Cost

Post by June » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:27 pm

MoVolvos wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm
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$80 for cut key and $36 for programming from Volvo?

If done together with a remote it's another $64 Labor and $36 for programming.

Is that considered a good price?
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Is that from the dealer or a locksmith? Does your 03 have the awful switchblade ke like my 04, or the traditional Volvo key with the remote as a fob like my 02 had? I dislike the 04 switchblade keys. The dealer said they could not make me a key, and fob like the 02. Both switchblade pop out keys have been broken for years, but both keys still have working keyless buttons. I didn't like folding the key in so left them out and consequently one is stuck out, and the other flops around. For the price you are quoted, I would replace both of mine. My understanding was Volvo wants $400 each complete! June
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Re: Key & Programming Cost

Post by MoVolvos » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:23 pm

June wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:27 pm
MoVolvos wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm
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$80 for cut key and $36 for programming from Volvo?

If done together with a remote it's another $64 Labor and $36 for programming.

Is that considered a good price?
-
Is that from the dealer or a locksmith? Does your 03 have the awful switchblade ke like my 04, or the traditional Volvo key with the remote as a fob like my 02 had? I dislike the 04 switchblade keys. The dealer said they could not make me a key, and fob like the 02. Both switchblade pop out keys have been broken for years, but both keys still have working keyless buttons. I didn't like folding the key in so left them out and consequently one is stuck out, and the other flops around. For the price you are quoted, I would replace both of mine. My understanding was Volvo wants $400 each complete! June
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My remote and key are separate. The dealer I think quoted $268 for the remote, $80 labor and $36 for software. The above cost is if I supplied the remote. Shouldn't you be able to transfer the chip and key into a new case with yours?
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Re: Key & Programming Cost

Post by June » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:37 pm

MoVolvos wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:23 pm
June wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:27 pm
MoVolvos wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm
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$80 for cut key and $36 for programming from Volvo?

If done together with a remote it's another $64 Labor and $36 for programming.

Is that considered a good price?
-
Is that from the dealer or a locksmith? Does your 03 have the awful switchblade ke like my 04, or the traditional Volvo key with the remote as a fob like my 02 had? I dislike the 04 switchblade keys. The dealer said they could not make me a key, and fob like the 02. Both switchblade pop out keys have been broken for years, but both keys still have working keyless buttons. I didn't like folding the key in so left them out and consequently one is stuck out, and the other flops around. For the price you are quoted, I would replace both of mine. My understanding was Volvo wants $400 each complete! June
.
My remote and key are separate. The dealer I think quoted $268 for the remote, $80 labor and $36 for software. The above cost is if I supplied the remote. Shouldn't you be able to transfer the chip and key into a new case with yours?
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There are some YouTube videos with using a aftermarket replacement case which requires the key to be cut out of the original. Looks like it won't last and the buttons have to be programmed.

I sure wish I could have the key with separate fob. My dealer is adamant the old style like yours won't work with my car. I misplaced the Valet key in the move to Jacksonville. It still required me to carry the other for the buttons... the strange part is both remotes work fine. I never thought they would last so long! Thanks June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned

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Re: Key & Programming Cost

Post by MoVolvos » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:09 pm

June wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:37 pm
MoVolvos wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:23 pm
June wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:27 pm


Is that from the dealer or a locksmith? Does your 03 have the awful switchblade ke like my 04, or the traditional Volvo key with the remote as a fob like my 02 had? I dislike the 04 switchblade keys. The dealer said they could not make me a key, and fob like the 02. Both switchblade pop out keys have been broken for years, but both keys still have working keyless buttons. I didn't like folding the key in so left them out and consequently one is stuck out, and the other flops around. For the price you are quoted, I would replace both of mine. My understanding was Volvo wants $400 each complete! June
.
My remote and key are separate. The dealer I think quoted $268 for the remote, $80 labor and $36 for software. The above cost is if I supplied the remote. Shouldn't you be able to transfer the chip and key into a new case with yours?
.
There are some YouTube videos with using a aftermarket replacement case which requires the key to be cut out of the original. Looks like it won't last and the buttons have to be programmed.

I sure wish I could have the key with separate fob. My dealer is adamant the old style like yours won't work with my car. I misplaced the Valet key in the move to Jacksonville. It still required me to carry the other for the buttons... the strange part is both remotes work fine. I never thought they would last so long! Thanks June
One local locksmith quoted about $120 for a key and programing. Perhaps a local locksmith in your area can confirm if it can be done? Try Volvo again and insist on a single key and see if they're willing to try it.
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