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Key & Programming Cost

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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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Yeah. That sounds around what I was getting quoted.
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"good" is of course relative. It seems nuts that it is this expensive but it is.
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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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MoVolvos wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm -
$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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June wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:27 pm
MoVolvos wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm -
$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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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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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 -
$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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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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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?
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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
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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I only have 1 key and 1 remote and I was quoted 290 Euros (Not counting labor cost) for a new key and a new remote...
I should be able to get a cheaper key from a random locksmith, and just get the remote from right? (100 euros) cheaper at least without the key from Volvo..

Is it possible to buy a remote online and have Volvo program it? Should be cheaper right?

Not paying 3-400 euros for a car worth 2k euros to get a spare remote...
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June wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:27 pm
MoVolvos wrote: Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:15 pm -
$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
Went to test drive an 04 S60R AWD today and it was a switch blade key in the Remote. I am assuming from 04 on Volvo went with the single unit to keep up with consumer demand for something more modern and one instead of two items on a key chain.

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