Question about 2000 Volvo S40
If there is a blinking car icon with an "X" over it. This icon means the Immobilizer has been activated and hence won't allow the car to start. It could be due to a bad SCU, Start Control Unit. The SCU is actually the ignition switch on these cars.
Most of the time it's triggered by the anti-theft system..You can try this trick i learned that the dealers won't tell you...try locking and unlocking of the doors five times with the remote to reset the immobilizer and see if this helps.
Good luck..i hope this helps...please take a minute to rate me a fixya.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Try another key, sometimes the key immobilizer chip gets flaky. If that is not it, then the next probable cause is the antenna ring surrounding the key hole.
Posted on May 13, 2009
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