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Are you getting the "Car key battery low. See manual" message on your instrument cluster? In this guide, you will learn how to replace the battery in your P3 & SPA Volvo key fob. It's an incredibly simple procedure that you should do yourself instead of going to the dealer.

Volvo models and years applicable:

This DIY applies to a range of Volvos, including:
  • 2007-2016 Volvo S80
  • 2008-2010 Volvo V70
  • 2008-2016 Volvo XC70
  • 2010-2017 Volvo XC60
  • 2011-2018 Volvo S60
  • 2014-2018 Volvo V60



Tools required to replace your Volvo Key Fob Battery:


Parts required to replace your Volvo Key Fob Battery:


Steps required to replace your Volvo Key Fob Battery:

Step 1: Remove the key blade

Begin by sliding the spring catch to the side while pulling the key blade out of the key fob.



Step 2: Pry the key fob case open

Using a micro flat head screwdriver, pry in the hole behind where you removed the key blade. It shouldn't take much to pop the back cover off. 



Step 3: Remove the batteries and replace

Remove the two CR2430 battery cells and replace them with new ones. If you don't know the orientation that the came out, Volvo includes a diagram inside the fob itself.



Step 4: Close the key fob case

With the new batteries back in place, snap the back of the case back on. It should just snap back into place. 



That's it. You should now have a working key fob. You won't be locked out of your car any longer.  If you're interested in more DIYs for your Volvo, you can visit or subscribe to our YouTube channel. 

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Evan Madore

Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore

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