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How, am working on a Volvo s40 2005 model, it's showing immobilizer see manual and it's not cranking, how can I risolve this issue?

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That's USUALLY the little RFID ring around the ignition switch. To be sure, you need to use VIDA/DICE to tell you exactly what it is the car is complaining about.

If you don't have it, find a local independent Volvo shop, or go to the dealer. They will charge you an hour's labor, unless they're nice and only charge you half that to tell you what the code is.

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Sorry , you can't . Unless you have a professional scan tool an factory service repair info. Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop.

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SOURCE: immobilizer proceedure not working for volvo v70 2001

It is simple you can't really do that. If the way to bypass was easy what good would a system be? Huh?

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