Question about Volvo Cars & Trucks
Posted by Anonymous on
Change the battery in the fob.
Posted on Feb 17, 2019
Sounds like your security system locked you out the cheapest way to reset that is to disconnect your positive (red) wire off of your battery for 5 minutes and then re-connect it and you should be good to go
Posted on Feb 03, 2019
Locate your second key fob -
Try using that key fob -
if it does not work, and you can verify the Batteries in both Fob's are good - it could be a couple different things.
1. your security system control box may be 'bad'.
2. their is a 'ring' around the key area that are notorious for going bad and preventing the car from starting - however...they don't prevent the key fob from remotely opening the door locks.
3. The power feeding the security system is interrupted (blown fuse, etc) -
I would do the following:
1. Check the second fob and see if it works - If it does you have a bad #1 key fob (or battery).
2. Check ALL of the fuses (in the dashboard Drivers side access panel) AND under hood - Check even those not labeled security - as there are often fuses that feed more than one item, but are only labeled for one item.
3. Try going inside the car, shut all the doors, and lock/unlock the car five or six times using the interior control - I believe this is supposed to reset the unit.
I could be wrong - you can look this up. It might be that you have to do this with the key fob but I can't recall.
Give those things a shot. Also, make 100% sure all of the doors, hood, trunk, etc are fully closed.
I'd just about bet you have a bad key fob - finding #2 is the key here.
Beyond that - it's probably a trip to the junkyard for a new security module and matching set of key fobs - But long before getting involved in that - I'd bet you have a bad key fob or blown fuse -
Security Modules and key fob's are not universally replaceable, are extremely difficult to work with (for those without VIDA [Volvo Diagnostic software] and programming capabilities) and have to be programmed to work with the control unit to which assigned.
Posted on Feb 03, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Monte Carlo wont start
sounds like your passlock sensor on the ignition barrel is faulty. you will have to go to the dealer to have it replaced because of the programming after replacement.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
try disconnecting the negative battery cable for 15 min hook back up and see if it will start.it worked for me the first time but i am having the same problem with it right now and its not working and i cannot figure out what it is that i need to do.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: 1999 Volvo V70 wont start
I had the same problem with the 2000 v70 XC I bought in Dec. 08. I replaced the battery, then the antenna ring (around ignition; part of the immobilizer system), and bought new keys as sometimes the chips in them do go bad. Also, if you have a key for another car with an immobilizer system on the same keyring, take it off. The multiple signals can confuse the immobilizer system. I think the antenna ring may have been one issue as, consistent with what repairpal stated, I got a crank and the engined turned over for about a second or 2 one time and then it died. The antenna ring (and the new keys) were relatively inexpensive. That worked for about a month and then I got no crank at all. I had the starter replaced, but in hindsight I think that may have not been the problem. I think the problem was the starter not getting juice. The starter was a very expensive solution. About 2 weeks after having the starter replaced, it wouldn't crank again. I took it to a Volvo dealership and gave them the history. They found a corroded wire near the starter and, at least until now, that seems to have done the trick. Labor on the wire was about $100 at the dealer. Searching Volvo forums for those who have had a similar problem, I have found that others have had the "bad wire" problem. If you are told to replace the starter by your mechanic, my advice to anyone having this problem is to have check to make sure the starter is getting juice before replacing the starter as replacing the starter (parts and labor) cost me about $650-$700. If they find that the starter is not getting juice, they can check for wire corrision starting at the starter and working their way back.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
With the new lock cylinder in it, turn the key on. The security light should blink. Leave the key on for 10 minutes, the security light will quit blinking and go out after 10 min. This will reprogram your security system and the car should start. Also leave a battery charger on it while the key is on, If the battery goes dead during the 10 minute reprogram sequence, you will have to start over again.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
Ok, this just happened in our 2000 V70. The key would turn to position 1, the srs light pops on, but the key refuses to turn to start the car and the shifter is stuck in park. I pulled the oil dipstick out, lightly coated the key on ALL sides, inserted it back into the ignition and turned it a little forcibly. It turned so I cycled it back and forth a few times and it was good to go. We were stuck so this was a last ditch attempt to get going....I would suggest using clean, 3 in 1 oil to lubricate the ignition.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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