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I just replaced two failing remotes for our '97 850. I was shocked to learn that they cost $106.50 each! Volvo's markup on these silly little things must be 300 bazillion percent. Outrageous! Even the dealer agrees with me. Originally, the problem was diagnosed as a failed "lock relay." But when the dealer replaced the part, the remotes still didn't work. They went ahead and programmed two new remotes for me, without asking first. If I'd been consulted, I think I would have said "fuhgeddaboutdit." Which is what I'll do the next time these little buggers fail.
 

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Next time you might try Ebay, Volvo remotes usually sell for about $35 each.






As far as I know, on the 850 series, the remote is programmed by putting the key in the ignition and turning the ignition on and off 5 times. Turning the ignition on for the 5th time, will enter the programming mode. During this time you press one of the remote buttons and it will program that remote into the car. If you have more than one remote (up to 3), press the botton on that remote as well, within ten seconds of programming the first remote.


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Originally posted by InDy:

As far as I know, on the 850 series, the remote is programmed by putting the key in the ignition and turning the ignition on and off 5 times.
I have tried this 5x method with a used remote that I purchased from eBay - no luck. This is on my 98 V70R. The instructions concerning the 5x method always refer to 97 (and older) 850s, so I suspect the programming method changed with the *70 series.
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Rob,

I think that you are correct. The programming method must have changed after the 70-series cars were introduced. I think they also use a totally different remote design as well.

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quote:

Originally posted by InDy:
The programming method must have changed after the 70-series cars were introduced.
Indeed, so now the question remains;

Is there a method for *70 owners to program aftermarket remotes without going to the dealer? To add to the discussion; has anyone bought a used *70 remote and had it programmed by their dealer? If so, what did your dealer charge for this service?

There must be other folks who have purchased preowned 98+ *70 remotes. How have you had them programmed?

Cheers,

Rob
 

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I checked with my local dealer. I lost one of our keys for our '99 S70 GLT.

Something like, $93 for the remote and $160 for the key and one hour to program. They did not mention a charge for the hour to program.
 
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