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How to Change the Battery in a Volkswagen Key Fob

Our lives are hectic, and we forget how much we depend on our Volkswagen key fob, but there will come a time when your Volkswagen key fob battery needs replacing. As proud Volkswagen owners ourselves, the team at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside does not want you to ever be without your key fob. Here, we will share with you how to open your VW key fob and change the battery. If you have any trouble with your VW key battery replacement, bring it to us. We will get you taken care of!

Volkswagen Key Battery Replacement: What You’ll Need

Luckily, changing a VW key battery is not difficult. First, you will need to gather the tools needed to replace your Volkswagen key fob battery:

  • Small screwdriver
  • One new CR2032 battery
  • Duct tape

Pro Tip: The duct tape is optional; however, it will help minimize cosmetic damage. To prevent any scratches to your VW key fob, wrap the head of the screwdriver with tape.

If you need any of the tools we list, you can visit your neighborhood hardware store for supplies.

How to Open a VW Key Fob & Replace Battery: Step-by-Step Guide

Here is how to open your VW key fob and replace the battery:

  1. Push down the button on your Volkswagen key fob to eject the emergency key; you will then need a steady grip on your VW key fob for the next step.
  2. Find the seam between the lid of your Volkswagen key fob and the base. Using your fingers, begin creating a space between the two until they pry apart.
  3. Remove the old key fob battery, and insert the new one into your fob. The positive side of the battery always faces down.
  4. Put the VW key fob remote tightly back together. Make sure there are no spaces.

Congratulations! You now have completed the Volkswagen key fob replacement process.

Do not panic if you cannot open the VW key fob yourself. Give us a call, and our service department will replace your VW key fob battery and have you back on the road in no time!

Get VW Key Fob Battery Replacement in Countryside

Our team is here to help you live your best life, which means not sweating the small stuff. When you need us, whether for a key fob battery replacement or some other form of service, simply book an appointment, and we will get back to you promptly. We look forward to serving you!

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