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My 2008 volvo s80 keyless entry won't open my door. I can

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My 2008 volvo s80 keyless entry won't open my door. I can open it with the key and the alarm goes off. Then I can put the key in the ignition and the car starts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It's possible that the problem is on the vehicle but it's far more likely to be with the fob. The fob may have failed or it may simply have a low battery.

The first thing you'll want to do is test or replace the battery. If you have a digital voltmeter you can remove the battery from the fob and check it's voltage, if it's much under 3v replace it and see if that takes care of the problem.

If it still doesn't work then the next step will be to have the fob tested. Most big chain parts stores such as Autozone will test fobs for free.