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Key fob stuck JA: Dealing with a malfunctioning key fob can

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Key fob stuck
JA: Dealing with a malfunctioning key fob can be frustrating and really inconvenient -- the mechanics will have somegood ideas about what to do. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Key fob will not come out. Care will not start or even come on wheni push the start button
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Ues
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Volvo Mechanic should know about your Volvo?
Customer: Yes
JA: What else should I tell the Volvo Mechanic?
Customer: That's all
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is***** is they year and model of your car? Is the battery fully charged and has it been tested with a digital tester for a possible faulty battery in the car and the key fob as well. Let me know
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2010 s80 car battery is good. I am not sure about fob.
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.
thanks for the update. Try a new battery in your fob and if there is still a problem the dealer programming software will be needed to program your fob. Click these links. Let me knowFob programmingFob battery replacement
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I cannot get fob out of ignition
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's what I need to know is how to get it out?
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.
Try a booster pack on the battery to increase the voltage as a weak or low battery or other short in the system causing a draw has been known to case this to happen and not allow the key to release.
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.
boost the power from the battery and be sure the current battery is the recommended battery from Volvo. These cars are picky about having the correct battery to handle all the system modules and electronics. Some of the aftermarket batteries have also been known to cause problems. Be sure to have yours tested with a digital tester to be sure it is putting out the proper CCA and has no internal problems. Check for shorts in the starting ang main ignition circuit as well.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We tried it. With no luck. Still stuck.
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the update. Is it showing that the transmission is in park on the display? If the computer is not seeing the transmission is in park it will not release the key.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It shows in park on dash.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If u remove battery cable and hook them back up it will start. Otherwise it will not
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.
That unfortunately means the dealer will have to plug into the car with the diagnostic software and likely run an update on the software to correct this and do further diagnosis if needed.
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.
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