Have you ever gone to unlock your car with your key fob only to find that it isn’t working? Chances are, the battery in your key fob is dead. Replacing the battery in a Volkswagen key fob is easy and doesn’t require special tools or knowledge. Here’s what you need to know about replacing a VW key fob battery.
What Type of Battery Do I Need? Before you get started, make sure you have the correct type of battery for your Volkswagen model. Most VW key fobs use CR2032 batteries, which can be purchased at most auto parts stores or online.
Open Up Your Key Fob To open up your key fob and access the battery; you’ll need a small flathead screwdriver. Please insert it into the slot on the side of the remote and carefully pry open the case by gently twisting back and forth. The two halves should come apart quickly; if they don’t, ensure you’re using a flathead screwdriver instead of a Phillips head or other type of screwdriver, as this could damage your fob.
Replace Your Battery Once you have opened up your key fob, remove the old battery and replace it with a new one. Make sure that it is oriented correctly; usually, there should be a + sign printed on top of the new battery indicating which side should be facing up when inserted into your remote. Close the remote and test it out—it should work like new!
Thanks for reading! This blog post helped you understand how to replace the battery in your Volkswagen key fob. If you have any questions or need assistance, please get in touch with us at West Valley Locksmith. We’re always happy to help our customers keep their vehicles running smoothly. Thanks again, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!