1970 V70 GLT do I have to get a new remote from the dealer?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by daffy, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. daffy

    daffy Guest

    is there any source other than a dealer for getting a new remote for a

    is it true that there is no kill switch in this car for the alarm?

    trying to avoid paying high dealer price for replacement

    also does anyone know how much it costs to repair a door lock?
    my keys will no longer open the door which would not have helped me
    anyway because with the remote gone any attempt to start the car even
    with my own keys will result in the alarm running down the battery

    please advise
    daffy, Jul 10, 2010
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  2. daffy

    Glenn K Guest

    No just unlock the door with the key & the car will start
    Glenn K, Jul 10, 2010
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  3. the car will start but won't the alarm go off again since it was not
    turned off?
    that is what the dealer told me but this dealer service dept is not
    very nice to me (Boston)
    dorothy flynn, Jul 11, 2010
  4. daffy

    daffy Guest

    someone posted on another thread that one can get a remote from eBay
    then how does one get it to work for one's own vehicle?
    does the dealer then have to program it?
    what does that cost?
    please advise
    daffy, Jul 12, 2010
  5. daffy

    daffy Guest

    I can't unlock the door with the key
    if I turn the key in the ignition, won't that set off the alarm if it
    was never turned off?
    daffy, Jul 12, 2010
  6. daffy

    Glenn K Guest

    Yes all remotes have to be programed
    1998 Uses a pin code to program the remote
    1999>up needs software to be downloaded in to the vehicle to program remote
    Most dealers will charge A half hour to program & whatever the cost of
    software if needed
    Beware that if the remote you purchase on E-Bay does not work you will
    still be charged the cost of labor
    Glenn K
    Volvo Certified Technician 2009
    ASE Certified Technician 2009
    Glenn K, Jul 12, 2010
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    Tunku Guest

    Tunku, Jul 13, 2010
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