How to Replace the Battery in a 1994 Volkswagen Cabrio Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 1994 Volkswagen Cabrio Key Fob

If your auto key is not working perfectly, the battery more likely needs to be replaced. Below, we are going to tell you how to disassembly Volkswagen key fob and replace a dead battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near Cabrio, follow our guide, but first make sure you have tools and materials required.

What size battery does 1994 Volkswagen Cabrio keyless entry remote required

Replacing batteries in remote key fob require 2xCR2016 batteries and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your fob’s batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 2xCR2016 batteries

Step by step instruction

Inside of your key fob installed tiny coin cell battery. Carefully try to pry apart your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove 2 CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Get new batteries and install it in keyless entry fob's case. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you connect battery wrong way.

Before assembling fob’s case, verify that all functions works by pressing buttons on key fob.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to assemble the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your key fob body for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of keyless entry remote disassembly

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Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of Volkswagen Cabrio use 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $6 depending on the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Key fob in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery change. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your key fob battery is easy to do in 1994 Volkswagen Cabrio. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for remote key fob disassembly.

Car service cost for change the battery in key is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the car.

You should change batteries inside key fob of Volkswagen Cabrio at least once in four years. The term of battery differ on their amount of use, quality and operating conditions.

If your Volkswagen signal strength reduced, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or fob's battery more than 4 years old, in most cases battery replace inside key fob needed. Currently installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not help, key change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NBG 730956 T
  2. Models: 1993-2002 Volkswagen Cabrio