How to Change the Battery in a Volkswagen Car Key

Written by r. sinclair
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If the battery in your Volkswagen car key dies, you have two options. You can take the key to a Volkswagen dealer or you can replace the battery yourself. The latter can be a little tricky because the manufacturer would prefer that you go back to the dealership. However, the do-it-yourself route is quicker and less expensive.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Flat, thin screwdriver
  • 3V CR2032 battery

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  1. 1

    Flip out the metal key.

  2. 2

    Wedge the screwdriver into the crack that runs on the outside of the key fob.

  3. 3

    Carefully twist the screwdriver to pry apart the two halves of the key fob. You will see the battery inside.

  4. 4

    Use the tip of the screwdriver to push out the old battery.

  5. 5

    Insert the new battery in its place.

  6. 6

    Snap the two halves of the key fob back together.

Tips and warnings

  • If you don't have a thin screwdriver, you can use the blade of a pocket knife.

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