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wife got stranded last night. Ignition key didnt turn all the way to start.had the car towed last night to the stealership. Also found out her key is lost so im down to one key. I was quoted 600 bucks, parts and labor for the ignition and 400 for a replacement keyfob. Am I stuck with paying the dealer? What are my most economical options? TIA
 

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If you towed it to the dealer already then its not worth the hassle to take it to an indy. The ignition lock cylinder is a $225 part that comes in from Sweden, and takes 1hr of labor to install. Key + Fob is about $200 and ~$100+- to program.

325$-$350 for the ignition lock cylinder installed
$300 or so for a new key/fob with programing

When the ignition cylinder failed on my old R, I payed about $700 with towing, new key(no fob) and programing, work was done by my indy.
 

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wife got stranded last night. Ignition key didnt turn all the way to start.had the car towed last night to the stealership. Also found out her key is lost so im down to one key. I was quoted 600 bucks, parts and labor for the ignition and 400 for a replacement keyfob. Am I stuck with paying the dealer? What are my most economical options? TIA
i didn't have to tow my car anywhere or pay such an amount of money for my key when i lost it last month. fortunately, after the shocking price the dealer shoot me, i did some research online and just chatted to an operator on this site http://www.autokeysquad.com/ for a quote. and they explained me that in the price everything was inlcuded (key, labour, programming etc,) :thumbup:
 

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My brother had the same situation with his R a few years ago. He towed it to his mechanic and the guy put the key into the cylinder and tried to turn it a few times until eventually went through.

Then, a year later, it happened to me, exactly the same thing. I tried probably for more than 45 minutes and the same happened, the key just turned.

We never had a problem since then. Don't know if this was a pure luck, but it definitely worked for us.
It has been 2 years now since it happened to my car.

P.S. Ah, just realised this is a couple of months old thread :-(
 

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i didn't have to tow my car anywhere or pay such an amount of money for my key when i lost it last month. fortunately, after the shocking price the dealer shoot me, i did some research online and just chatted to an operator on this site http://www.autokeysquad.com/ for a quote. and they explained me that in the price everything was inlcuded (key, labour, programming etc,) :thumbup:
You are in UK where mechanics actually deal with those European cars on daily basis. When you mention anything other then GM or Ford in the US then you are in trouble because most of the mechanics are scared of anything other then their technolically outdated GMs and Fords.

Labor cost is still around $100hr and if the labor estimate calls for 3hrs to get the job done, and a mechanic gets it done in an hr, you still pay the full price.
 

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My brother had the same situation with his R a few years ago. He towed it to his mechanic and the guy put the key into the cylinder and tried to turn it a few times until eventually went through.

Then, a year later, it happened to me, exactly the same thing. I tried probably for more than 45 minutes and the same happened, the key just turned.

We never had a problem since then. Don't know if this was a pure luck, but it definitely worked for us.
It has been 2 years now since it happened to my car.

P.S. Ah, just realised this is a couple of months old thread :-(
I played with my key for couple of hours and then I just gave up.
 

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You are in UK where mechanics actually deal with those European cars on daily basis. When you mention anything other then GM or Ford in the US then you are in trouble because most of the mechanics are scared of anything other then their technolically outdated GMs and Fords.

Labor cost is still around $100hr and if the labor estimate calls for 3hrs to get the job done, and a mechanic gets it done in an hr, you still pay the full price.
:eek: really? are you kidding me? i didn't absolutely know that it works like that there.. so its really expensive then for you there to have a european car. well, in that case i don't know if it will change you something by buying a blank key from ebay and just ask a locksmith to cut and program it? :facepalm:
 

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You can buy a key and find a lock smith to cut it but there where it ends, almost none of the independent shops will not program the keys for you. There are limited number of Volvo Specialists that have software/hardware and access to Volvo database to get this done. Owning European car over here is more expensive but not too bad until you get into the electronics, or anything that requires access to onboard diagnostics etc.
 

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Thanks for the info s140s! lucky i dont like there then! i'm pretty clumsy! LOL and i keep losing thing around! haha cheers mate!
 

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I am a bit confused so will ask before I spend the money on Ebay.

I want to pick up the remote fob on Ebay and by the Key and software from the dealer. Can a Used remote Fob be reprogrammed at the dealer? Would save about 100.00. If not will order complete key set from Dealer
 

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It needs to be in the original packaging with the serial number/programming code. Without that information e-bay key fobs are only good as donor parts used for repairs.
 
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