Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to jump-start any Volvo with a dead battery.

What you will need


  1. Remove the emergency key from the key fob.unlock door dead volvo batteryFor help with this step watch this video.
  2. Pop out the cover from the door handle on driver's door. unlock driver door

    unlock volvo car door dead battery

  3. Use the metal key to manually unlock the driver's door. 
  4. Ensure your Parking Brakes are engaged. Do not insert the key in the ignition yet or press START. 
  5. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood. 
  6. Locate the battery in the engine bay. Newer Volvos have a black cover on top of the battery that can easily be removed. location of battery on volvo vehiclesThe cover will have the marking BATTERY on top or have the POSITIVE (+) or battery symbol printed. volvo battery location
  7. Remove the battery cover.remove volvo battery cover


  8. Locate the positive starting terminal and connect the positive (red +) jump starter clamp to the positive (+) post. If using jumper cables connect the red clamp to the positive (+) terminal. 

    Volvo positive terminal
    On some models such as XC90, the battery is located in the trunk but you have a POSITIVE terminal near the fuse box on the driver's jump start connection

    Connect the RED clamp of your jump starter or jumper cables to the positive (+) terminal. 

  9. Connect the red clamp on the other end of the jumper cables to the positive (+) battery post of the car with the good battery. 
  10. Connect the black clamp to the negative (-) battery post on the car with the good battery. 
  11. Connect the black clamp of your jump starter to an unpained bolt-on the vehicle jump start connectionDo not use the Negative (-) post battery terminal on the battery. 


  12. Start the engine one the car with a good battery and let it idle. 
  13. Press unlock on your key to ensure the car is powered up and the alarm system is disabled.
  14. Go inside and start the car. If your Volvo won't start, only clicks check the jump starter connections. Wiggle the clamps a little bit to make sure they are making good contact. If you are jump-starting your Volvo with the help of another car, leave the cables connected for 15 min to charge the dead battery and try again. volvo battery dead jump start

These instructions will help you jump-start a Volvo battery, in almost any model including S60, V70, XC70, XC90, S40, V50, C30, C70, S80, XC60. 

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