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Remote cannot be programed by a dealer

Old 10-26-2012, 10:21 PM
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Default Remote cannot be programed by a dealer


I bought a 2000 Volvo S80 T6 a couple of months ago, but did not get a remote from the previous owner. I bought a new remote ($73.50) from FCP Euro and asked a dealer to program on it.

However, they failed to program on it and they said the key code may not be matched with the remote. They charged me $105 for labor and program. I asked them try programing with their new remote. Unfortunately, they failed programing again, and said they it may be my car's problem. Then, they charged me another $95 for the new remote. I spent almost $300 without getting any working remote.

They asked me to diagnosis my car on the next week, and the cost may be between $0 to $300. The service manager said if the computer is problem, it may be $800.

Do you guys have any suggestion and/or idea about my car at this point ? I do not want to spent much money, and want to know why they cannot program remote for my car.

Old 10-27-2012, 07:41 AM
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ouch thats a rip should have asked before servicing the car if there will be any charge if the problem does not get fixed..
but i have never heard of this problem before. did you try asking other volvo dealership. You know some dealership are better than others.
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