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Ok so when I bought my 2000 S80 T6, it only came with the key...no remote. I bought a Volvo remote online and it came with some programing instructions, but it didn't work. I called Volvo and they said I need a pin from the remote. Is this true or is there another (more cost effective) way to get this remote to work. Thanks!
 

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Your S80 key has a transponder in it that communicates through the antenna ring that lights up in your steering column. You can get a blank cut that'll unlock the door for cheap but it won't start the car without programming. There's no work-around. It's like that by design. All your car's data is stored on centralized Volvo corp servers. Your local dealership can't do it without them either, actually.

You cannot program a remote without the code that is supplied with each new remote. If you do not have the code and a VIDA, you cannot do it.
 
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