Remote control key

Replacing the battery in the remote control key

Updated 7/23/2018

The battery in the remote control key needs to be replaced when it has become discharged.

Note

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

The battery for the remote control key should be replaced if:

the information symbol illuminates and the message Car key battery lowSee Owner's manual is shown in the driver display

and/or

  • the locks repeatedly do not react to signals from the remote control key within 20 metres from the car.

Note

Always try moving closer to the car and making another unlock attempt.

The battery in the button-less keyThis key is supplied with cars equipped with the keyless locking/unlocking option (Passive Entry*). (Key Tag) cannot be replaced - a new key can be ordered from an authorised Volvo workshop.

Important

A discharged Key Tag must be handed over to an authorised Volvo workshop. The key must be deleted from the car since it is still possible to use it to start the car via back-up start.

Opening and changing

Hold the remote control key with the front visible and the Volvo logo facing the right way - slide the button at bottom edge by the key ring to the right. Slide the front side's shell a few millimetres upwards.

The shell will then come free and can be lifted off the key.

Move the button to the side and slide the back shell a few millimetres upwards.

The shell will then come free and can be lifted off the key.

Use a screwdriver or similar to turn the battery cover anticlockwise until the markings meet at the OPEN text.

Carefully lift away the cover by pressing e.g. a fingernail into the recess.

Then prize the cover upwards.

The battery (+) side is facing upwards. Then carefully prize loose the battery as illustrated.

Important

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

Install a new battery with the (+) side up. Avoid touching the remote control key's battery contacts with your fingers.

Place the battery in the holder with the edge down. Then slide the battery forwards so that it fastens under the two plastic catches.

Press the battery down so that it fastens under the upper black plastic catch.

Note

Use batteries with the designation CR2032, 3 V.

Note

Volvo recommends that the batteries to be used in the remote control key fulfil UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, sub-section 38.3. Batteries fitted in the factory or replaced by an authorised Volvo workshop fulfil the above criteria.

Refit the cover and turn it clockwise until the marking aligns with the CLOSE text.

Reposition the rear side's shell and press it down until a clicking sound can be heard.

Then slide the shell back sedan.

A further click will indicate that the shell is properly positioned and securely attached.

Turn the remote control key over and refit the front side's shell by pressing it down until a clicking sound can be heard.

Then slide the shell back sedan.

A further click will indicate that the shell is securely attached.

Important

Make sure that exhausted batteries are disposed of in a manner which is kind to the environment.


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