Remote Key Fob '01XC

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Gerry, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Gerry

    Gerry Guest

    Some time ago my wife ran her remote through the clothes wash. I took it
    apart, dried it, did dances around it by the moonlight, but it was

    Has anyone had any experience, hopefully positive, in buying remotes through
    ebay or from any other source and having them successfully (and cheerfully)
    coded by a dealer so they work. I have talked to the dealer several times
    and of course I get scowls and guffaws, as they are trying (rather
    successfully in my case, so far) to protect their market. They point out
    that if they "code" and it doesn't's my problem. I'm reluctant
    to gamble $100 - $200 only to end up with a piece of junk but on the other
    hand I'm equally reluctant (maybe the word is cheap) to shell out $300
    Canadian for a new remote that is guaranteed to work.

    Decisions, decisions.......when will it end?

    Thanks for your thoughts,


    Gerry and/or Marilyn Pyper
    102 Dogwood Lane
    Salt Spring Island, BC
    Gerry, Mar 3, 2009
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  2. Gerry

    Glenn K Guest

    They are right if the code provided does not match the remote you just
    purchased a paperweight the best way is going to the dealer & purchasing
    the remote your self & quite possibly the parts person may be able to
    slightly discount the remote for you & then have the service department
    program it for you
    Glenn K
    Volvo certified Technician
    ASE Certified Technician
    Glenn K, Mar 3, 2009
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  3. Gerry

    blurp Guest

    Try this place:
    I have purchased two remotes from them for Volvos and both are
    excellent. Better range and smaller than the OEM remote and probably
    about on third the price. They come with programming instructions too.

    blurp, Mar 6, 2009
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