How to Program a 2000 Volvo S40 Remote

Manufactured by the Volvo division of the Ford Motor Company, the Volvo S40 is a compact executive vehicle that has been in production since 1995. As part of the first generation of Volvo S40 vehicles, the 2000 Volvo S40 was loaded with helpful, convenient features, including a remote keyless entry system. Programming a keyless entry remote to your Volvo is a simple process that will allow you operate the vehicle's power locks from up to 15-feet away.

Sit in the driver's seat of your 2000 Volvo S40. Close all of the vehicle's doors and press the "Lock" button on the control panel of the driver's side door.

Insert your key into the Volvo's ignition cylinder and quickly remove it. Continue inserting and removing the key at a steady pace until the vehicle's hazard lights flash.

Reinsert the key into the ignition cylinder and turn it to the "On" position; do not crank the engine.

Press the "Lock" button on the keyless remote that you are programming to your 2000 Volvo S40. The vehicle's hazard lights will flash if the programming process is successful. To program a second remote to your car, press the "Lock" button on the second remote. The hazard lights will flash again to indicate successful programming.

Turn the key back to the "Off" position and remove it from the Volvo's ignition cylinder.


Contact a Volvo dealership or service centre to obtain additional keyless entry remotes.

Things You'll Need

  • Volvo key
  • Keyless entry remotes
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