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Gavin Perry
Gavin Perry, Auto Mechanic
Category: Volvo
Satisfied Customers: 2157
Experience:  Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
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I think my computer stopped responding to my key so I

Customer Question

I think my computer stopped responding to my key so I brought new computer and keys and I think it needs all coding together
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: Fell apart
JA: What is the model/year of your Volvo?
Customer: 2005 xc90 2.4 d
JA: Are you fixing your XC90 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I cancelled out the key and started it from starter and it spun over but didn't start
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Don't think so
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 13 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you Today was it a new ECU / Module and lock set that you purchased.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 13 days ago.

I would like more information with the information i have if it is a new ECU / module and keys you have then yes it will need coding there is another option and that would be to fit a used ECU and lock set (see image) this does to work out a cheaper option and more easy option if you do not have the software to programme if you need me just get back to me regards Gavin

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Iv got that I cant find where the immobiliser is on my volvo
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Have you got the software to programme it.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Trying to find where these are
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I brought second hand
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

What are they.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Immobiliser trying to find where it lives
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Did you look at that image i sent you of the ECU / immobiliser module / lock set.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
how much would that be I think they Sent wrong one out
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
How much would it cost to code new key and mains to my immobiliser
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

You need to get everything off the same vehicle with the same spec (engine)

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is it possible to code the replacement key and ignition bawel to my truck
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

is it a new key.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Only difference in spec was mine is a 2005 and wot I got sent is of a o7 and no second hand but all worked with all ignition and immobiliser with it
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Just go down the ECU / lock set route and keep life easy.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Does it matter if it said manual gearbox mines a semi auto
Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Possible cluster difference keep it to your spec as possible.

Expert:  Gavin Perry replied 12 days ago.

Have you seen many ECU / lock sets for sale.