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Volvo XC60 Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
How to change a dead battery in the smart key fob for a 1st generation 2010 to 2017 Volvo XC60 with the part number.

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2017 XC60 Smart Key Fob
Back Side of Key Fob
Backup Key Release Switch
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Volvo XC60 SUV in changing a dead battery in the smart or "intelligent" key fob remote control for the keyless entry and push button start systems.

Owners of other Volvo vehicles such as the XC90, XC70, S90, S80, S60, S40, C30, C70, V90, V70, V60 and V40 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement coin cell (A.K.A. "button" or "watch") battery is part number CR2430 which is available from various manufacturers such as Energizer, Sony, Duracell, Panasonic, Renata and Toshiba.

The only tool needed to access and replace the key fob battery is a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

Slide Over Metal Switch
Remove Backup Ignition Key
Slot On Edge of Fob
The first two steps are to turn over the key fob and locate the silver metal switch.

Slide the silver metal switch to release the backup / emergency metal ignition key.

Pull the metal ignition key straight out of the fob.

Locate the small slot on the bottom edge of the fob where the metal key used to reside.

Insert Flathead Screwdriver
Gently Pop Out Rear Cover
Pry Out Back Cover
Insert the blade of a small flathead screwdriver or the plastic automotive pry bar tool in to the slot.

Gently pry up the corner of the rear fob cover.

Then remove the screwdriver and re-insert it in between the corner of the back cover and the outer frame of the fob.

Carefully pry out the rear cover of the fob.

Rear Cover Removed
Pry Out Old Battery
Old Battery Removed
Turn over the rear cover to access the battery socket.

Gently pull out the old battery with your finger nail or use the small flathead screwdriver.

Try to avoid bending or damaging the metal electrical contacts.


Sony CR2430 3V
"+" Positive Side Down
Install New Battery
Push a new number CR2430 3 volt lithium cell battery in to the battery holder with the "+" positive side facing down and the "-" negative side facing up towards you.
"-" Negative Side Up
Line Up Two Halves
Snap On Rear Cover
Line up the rear cover with the fob housing.

Gently pop the back panel back in to place.

Make sure that the two halves of the fob are flush together on every side.

Slide In Metal Ignition Key
Key Fob Re-Assembled
Test Key Fob - Lights Flash
Re-insert the metal ignition key back in to its slot.

To test the new battery, stand near your SUV and press the "Unlock" or "Lock" buttons.

If the new battery is working properly, you should see the parking lights flash and also hear the door locks opening or closing.

For more, check out all of my 2010-2017 Volvo XC60 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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