How to jump start Volvo dead battery
Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts
Last Updated Mar 6, 2019
In this guide, you will learn how to jump-start any Volvo with a dead battery. 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.
What you will need
- Remove the emergency key from your key fob and use it to manually unlock driver's door.
- Pop out the cover from the door handle on driver's door.
- Manually unlock driver's door.
- Ensure your Volvo Parking Brakes are engaged. Do not insert the key in the ignition.
- Pull the hood release under the dashboard of your Volvo and open the hood.
- Locate the battery in the engine bay. On some models such as XC90 the battery is located in the trunk but you should have a POSITIVE terminal near the strut tower on driver's side. For negative you can use one of the strut tower bolts.
Volvo battery location.
- Locate the positive jump starting terminal and connect the positive (red) jump starter lead. Connect the RED clamp of your jump starter or jumper cables to the positive (+) terminal.
- Determine a ground connection and connect the negative (-) lead. Connect the black clamp of your jump starter or jumper cables to the Negative (-) terminal.
- Press unlock on your key to ensure the car is powered up and the alarm system is disabled. Go inside and start the car. If your Volvo won't start, only clicks check the jump starter clamps. 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.