Battery

Replacing the remote key's battery

Updated 1/31/2020

Replacing the remote key's battery

The battery in the remote key must be replaced when it is discharged.

Note

All batteries have a limited service life and must eventually be replaced (does not apply for Key Tag). The battery's service life varies depending on how often the vehicle/key is used.

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The remote key battery should be replaced if

  • the information symbol illuminates and the message Vehicle key bat. low is displayed in the instrument panel.
  • the locks do not react after several attempts to lock or unlock the vehicle using the remote key within approx. 20 meter (65 feet) from the vehicle.

Note

Move closer to the vehicle and try to unlock it again.

The battery in the smaller key without buttonsIncluded in vehicles equipped with keyless locking/unlocking*. (the Key Tag) cannot be replaced. A new key can be ordered from an authorized Volvo workshop.

Important

An end-of-life Key Tag must be turned in to an authorized Volvo workshop. The key must be deleted from the vehicle because it can still be used to start the vehicle via backup start.

Opening the key and replacing the battery

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Hold the remote key with the front side (with the Volvo logo) facing up and move the button on the key ring section to the right. Slide the front cover slightly upward.

The cover will loosen and can be removed from the key.

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Turn the key over, move the button to the side and slide the rear cover slightly upward.

The cover will loosen and can be removed from the key.

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Use a screwdriver or similar object to turn the battery cover counterclockwise so the markers point to OPEN.

Remove the cover carefully by pressing e.g. a fingernail into the indentation.

Pry the cover up.

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The battery's positive side (+) faces upward. Carefully pry out the battery as shown in the illustration.

Important

Avoid touching new batteries and their contact surfaces with your fingers as this will impair their function.

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Insert a new battery with the positive side (+) facing upward. Do not touch the contact surfaces of the remote key battery.

Place the edge of the battery downward into the holder. Slide the battery forward until it locks into place under the two plastic catches.

Press the battery downward until it locks into place under the upper black plastic catch.

Note

Use batteries with the designation CR2032, 3 V.

Note

Volvo recommends that batteries used in the remote control key satisfy UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, sub-section 38.3. The factory installed batteries and batteries replaced by an authorized Volvo workshop satisfy the above criterion.

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Replace the battery cover and turn it clockwise until it points to CLOSE.

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Put the rear cover back into position and press it down until it clicks into place.

Slide the cover back.

A second click indicates that the cover is correctly positioned and locked into place.

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Turn the remote key over and press the front cover down until it clicks into place.

Slide the cover back.

An additional click indicates that the cover is correctly in place.

Important

Be sure to dispose of end-of-life batteries in a way that protects the environment.

Warning

California Proposition 65

Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.


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