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  1. #1
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    I purchased an extra remote keyless entry fob from ebay with the understanding these can be programmed by a dealer.  I have a 2000 V70 XC.  I called Rickenbaugh in Denver and they said I would need to bring it in and pay $130 to run the proper software to program it.  This seems ridiculous.  Any suggestions??

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    your dealer is right on.

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    Unhappy Volvo keys expensive

    I, too, bought key fob clickers on ebay. My dealer could NOT program them without the code that came with the clickers.

    Basically, you CAN get clickers cheaper than at Volvo, but make sure that they are NEW, with the code.

    As for cost -> New clicker was $104 (at Volvo). Clicker then gets a download for $32. Finally, you pay the service charge for an hour of labor.
    *note.. I actually bought 3 keys AND the clicker. 3 keys + 1 clicker, then 4 downloads, and 1 labor charge = $417.

    Good luck.

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    ChicagoXC, welcome on board, you posted some interesting facts about what not to purchase on e-bay. I hope other members will not be so hasty next time they see a bargain.

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    Brenda, I do not agree with the posts that followed yours. I bought 3 keyless remotes from ebay, and my Volvo dealer programmed my 2000 V70 XC to learn all three keyless remotes (the maximum number that a 2000 V70 can learn). The only "codes" that are needed are for the keyless remotes that have the YELLOW button! The standard 4 button remotes are usable with your 2000 XC! Your service dept. representative is MISINFORMED! You can have these remotes programmed via VADIS for about $100. BTW, 1998 V70 XC's can be programmed by the owner. Don't know about 1999's.

    Also, it should be known that the car "learns" the remotes - not the other way around.

    Cheers! Rabbit

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    my Volvo dealer programmed my 2000 V70 XC to learn all three keyless remotes (the maximum number that a 2000 V70 can learn).
    Rabbit - are you saying that only three REMOTES are the maximum? I recently had a spare key made and the dealer told me that there were already SIX KEYS "out there" programed for my car - which was supposedly the maximum. Now - we're talking about the actual key - not the remote. They had to delete all of the codes for the six keys that had been previously made and download and reprogram the one I had - plus the spare. Total cost was around $105 (not counting the 90 minutes it took to do it).

    I just wanted to relate to others that I was told that the 2000 V70 XC can have up to six KEYS programed. I don't have any information regarding the keyless remote (clicker) though.

    Mike
    Bluegrass-XC (for now)
    Mike
    Bluegrass-XC
    (Somewhere on the Space Coast)

    2000 V70 SE Cross Country
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 4x4 (in Blazer Heaven)

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool -
    than to open your mouth and remove all doubt".

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    Rich Kelley who works at a Volvo dealership near me (Volvospeed.com - Bay 13) has personally told me that only 3 keyless remotes can be programmed in the memory of a 2000 V70. Good question about the keys. I honestly do not know how many keys can be in the 2000 V70 memory. I only know that a maximum of 3 keyless remotes are all the 2000 V70 can "learn". My uneducated guess is that a maximum of 6 devices (keys and/or keyless remotes) are what the 2000 V70 can learn. My personal belief is that you can program 3 keyless remotes, and 3 keys - a total of 6 "devices" - but that is only a belief with regards to keys. I only know that 3 keyless remotes max for a 2000 V70...

    Cheers! Rabbit

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    Interesting topic - I have 99 V70XC delivered here in Australia and am trying to get second remote. It seems that the ebay sellers all ex USA apparently have varying units available with a few different part numbers and relevant to Nth America FCC numbers. My remote has part number 9166202 but not found this yet although one with different number seems identical with three buttons (as opposed to four buttons including a red 'panic' button. There is suggestion that you need the same remote with part number and that possibly Nth American delivered cars' remotes might operate on different radio frequency to at least the Australian delivered vehicles. If any one has any comments or information then I would love to here from you.

    I have sen athread here suggesting that programming 850 model remotes is a doddle but I found the following on the UK Volvoclub website as to how to programme remotes for first series Cross country.

    Volvo 1999-2000 - S / V / C70 Models

    Press and Hold odometer reset button

    Turn ignition switch to "run" position

    After SRL flashes, release odometer reset button

    Turn ignition off

    Turn ignition back on to confirm reset"

    The response was "directions worked like a charm! The only problem I had was on my first attempt, I didn't release the odometer button "while" the SRL was flashing. I waited until it stopped flashing. So, it didn't work the first time.

    On second attempt, I released the button while it was flashing, and it worked."

    This might help but still leaves me just one remote!!! Any ideas on what I can do???

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    Stephen - Welcome!

    I could be mistaken, but wasn't that "hold odometer reset button ... " the procedure for resetting the "service engine" light that tends to stay illuminated for a few minutes after car is started?
    Last edited by Bluegrass-XC; 08-08-2004 at 10:26 AM.
    Mike
    Bluegrass-XC
    (Somewhere on the Space Coast)

    2000 V70 SE Cross Country
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer 4x4 (in Blazer Heaven)

    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool -
    than to open your mouth and remove all doubt".

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    While looking for a "cheaper spare key" I found your forum.
    Just so you guys dont think you have expensive problems, I recently "bent" my key, and had to have it replaced, here i the UK.
    The ONE spare key is going to cost me 89.oo. If I want another spare, another 89.
    I questioned it, and no let out.
    Incidently, that is for a key that "needs no software"
    If it needed soft ware it would be 115.50 PER KEY ! ! !

    Work out the cost in dollars yourselves, and many thanks for the in teresting posts.

    B y the way, is the "odometer" thing for service light reset true to ALL Volvos?
    I have a mere V40, 1999

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