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Hello Everyone! My dealer wants $350 for a new key and a new remote for a V70! Plus $100 to program the remote! Does any one know how to program these remotes? If I buy a remote on ebay or online can I program it to my car? Is it possible to program the remote myself? What tools or software do I need? And finally does my key or remote have a transponder in it? If anyone can answer any of these questions and point me in the right direction I would appreciate it!
 

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Unfortunitly you have to have the dealer program the remote.They have to use their vadis computer and download software into the car to program the remote.Yes your key has a transponder in it.If you every buy a new key you will have to have the dealer program it as well.You can buy a remote online and have the dealer program it as long as it matches your car.
 

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had to obtain a new key. Found a locksmith (auto type) who could cut the special key, but had to have the key programmed at the Volvo dealer (McDonalds in
Littleton, CO.) It cost $ 100 plus original key $ 10 bucks. They have to link
this to a satellite program - as I watched the process. Perhaps it cuts down
on potential theft? Swede in Colorado
 

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I recently bought a C70 and it came with only 1 key and 1 remote. I was not pleased to discovered that the dealer wanted $200 for each. Nor give me a break if I bought 2 keys at once; 2 keys and 1 remote $600. Frankly, it seems a blatant attempt by Volvo to fleece their customers. They don't license the key software to any independent shops and the local dealers manage to keep a straight face while telling me about the 1 hour of labor at $91/hr they charge to do something they admit takes less than 10 minutes. That plus the $9 lug nut I bought made me seriously question if Volvo was a company I wanted a long term relationship with.

Circuit City will install an alarm system with remote starter and keyless entry including 2 remotes and a bypass of the key transponder for about $200. The system usually only bypasses the transponder for a moment but the technician agreed he could wire it to permanently bypass the transponder. The bypass is a box mounted under the dash with a key with a transponder in it.

As an experiment, I bought a key without a transponder at a local locksmith for $25. You can find them for <$15 if you shop. If I hold the key with the transponder nearby, I can start the car with the key without the transponder. I am quite tempted to open the steering column and tape the transponder key inside. Or, file the key down and leave it on a keychain attached nearby.

The transponder security system has little value to me. My insurance gives me only a meaningless price break and having a thief merely pull the ignition lock to attempt to start the car puts me way over my insurance deductible.
 

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I'm in a similar situation where I also received just one key and remote when I purchased the car, based on your experience I hope I'll never have to come up with another one.

Dan in Denver
 

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We get two keys in the UK as standard, maybe you should hassle dealers for an extra key as part of the deal. Trade it for one of the cup holders
 

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You can have Circuit City or Future Shop (in Canada) program you a new remote at about 300$ or but a remote (I bought a 99$ 2-way remote at Canadian Tire for my 2000 s70) and have it installed by sacrificing one key to bypass security. (cost me 70$)
I was stunned that Volvo doesn't automatically install the remote starters. A luxury car with no remote starter... hmmm...
 

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Instead of looking any software or to buy remote,one should consult to locksmiths service and personally Bolingbrook locksmith service provide all these works at affordable prices and in a very short period of time.They are licensed and certified and their technicians provide high skilled equipment.
 

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QUOTE (Danielsmith @ Mar 21 2016, 12:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Instead of looking any software or to buy remote,one should consult to locksmiths service and personally Bolingbrook locksmith service provide all these works at affordable prices and in a very short period of time.They are licensed and certified and their technicians provide high skilled equipment.
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