2005 Volvo S40 “KEY ERROR, TRY AGAIN”

Why is my Volvo saying key error?

RE: “Key Error” message

your key has a computer chip in it and if the key is held next to another key with a chip in it or next to anything magnetic it will cause the key not to register witht he cars computer.

How do you program a 2005 Volvo S40 key?

Turn the ignition key to position I or II five times in 10 seconds and leave the ignition on after the fifth time. Within 30 seconds, press either the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the transmitter once. All transmitters must be reprogrammed within 30 seconds. Switch ignition off, and press unlock.

What causes a Volvo S40 not to start?

The most common reasons a Volvo S40 won’t start are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or failed starter.

How do you program a Volvo transponder key?

Insert key into ignition, turn key to position #2 and back to off at least 5 times in ten seconds. The LED indicator should start to flash, leave ignition on. Once indicator starts you have 15 seconds to program remote. Press the lock button on the remote.

How do I reset my Volvo immobilizer?

Turn the ignition. On off on off five times and on the six times when you turn the ignition. On start it try to start it and that fixed it for me that reset.

Why does my car say immobilizer?

The immobilizer warning light turns on if your anti-theft system does not recognize the car key being used, if it’s the wrong key or low on battery.

How do I reset my Volvo key?

Press the remote lock/unlock button several times (if there is a dashboard mounted LED it should flash for 2 seconds and then it should flash intermittently for ten seconds) at this time hold it on to synchronize the remote to the control unit until the LED goes out. Repeat for additional remotes.

How much does Volvo charge to program a key?

Today, we are proud to announce that we can cut and program most Volvo keys at all of our Keyless Shop or Fast Keys locations. Price starts at $85. Call now 800-985-9531 or visit any of our convenient locations.

How do I program my Volvo remote?

You leave it in the run position in that light on the dash. Will light up and then you push a button on the remote to program it so let's see how that. Goes. Try it first with the vehicle unlocked.

How do you program a Volvo red key?

The Red Key (or restricted key) accessory lets you limit many functions of your Volvo to help ensure the vehicle is being operated safely.

On the Sensus screen:

  1. Tap the tab on the upper edge of the display (you will see Settings or Owner’s Manual)
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select Driver Profile.
  5. Select Red key.

How do you unlock a Volvo without a key?

Hold the dead fob against the driver’s side of the car. Press it against the handle while pulling. There might be just enough power left in the battery to unlock it one last time, which might buy you some time.

What is Volvo Vida dice?

DICE is a tool that is used together with VIDA All-in-one software to diagnose and troubleshoot Volvo vehicles from and including model year 1999. DICE is equipped with four status LEDs that indicate the status of the software, the USB and Bluetooth communication and the interface to the car.

What is Vadis Volvo?

VADIS is a Windows™-compatible software application created by Volvo Cars and sold to Volvo shops, both dealer and independent. It aids Volvo techs with diagnostics, repair step-by-steps and even performs software updates on Volvo cars themselves, if the shop is equipped with the VADIS hardware.

How much does Volvo VIDA cost?

As for cost, VIDA can be purchased in three-day subscriptions as needed. With the introduction of the web-based VIDA 2015, the subscription costs have gone down. The previous cost was about $130 for three days, but now that’s about $70, which can more easily be expensed to the customer.