How to replace remote fob battery in Volvo S60, V60, S80, V70, XC70, XC60, V40

by: Alexandra M.

This tutorial explains how to replace the key fob battery in Volvo V40 (2012 – on), Volvo S80 (2006 – 2016), Volvo V70 and XC70 (2007 – 2016), S60 and V60 (2010 – on) and XC60 (2008 – on) with one of the key fob styles pictured below  (A is the normal remote fob, B is the optional PCC – Personal Car Communicator remote fob).

 

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If the “>Car key battery low See manual” message shows up in the instrument panel of your Volvo, you need to replace the battery of your remote fob.

You’ll need:

  • new CR2430 3 V battery (two batterys if you have the optional PCC remote fob – marked B in the top image)
  • small screw driver

In order to replace it, follow the steps:

Step 1: Slide the spring-loaded catch to the side (marked A in the image below), and at the same time pull the key blade out of the fob (marked B).

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Step 2: Insert a small screwdriver in the hole behind the spring-loaded catch and gently prize the remote control back cover up

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Step 3: You’ll now see the battery slot in the back of the cover you have just removed. Remove the old batteries, making note of their orientation, and replace with new ones.

Step 4: Re-install the back cover onto the remote fob, and after it the key blade.

Battery orientation is the following:

  • Standard remote fob (marked A in the first image): One battery with the (+) side down.
  • PCC remote fob (marked B in the first image): First battery with the (+) side up, then white plastic tab in between, and finally the second new battery with the (+) side down.

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following model years:

– 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country
– 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volvo S80
– 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volvo V70
– 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volvo XC70
– 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volvo XC60
– 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volvo S60 and S60 Cross Country
– 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volvo V60 and V60 Cross Country