How to Replace the Battery in a 1995 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 1995 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob

If your car key fob isn't open doors well, the battery more likely needs to be changed. Below, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open your car keyless entry remote and replace a weak battery yourself. If you gonna solve to do it at home near Golf, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check tools and materials required.

What kind of battery keyless entry remote use

Before you start to disassembly remote key fob make sure that you have all required tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and 2xCR2016 batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 2xCR2016 batteries

Simple steps to replace the battery in your car's keyless entry remote

Inside of your key fob installed tiny coin cell battery. Delicately try to open your key with flat head screwdriver. Replace 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new batteries in keyless entry fob's shell. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the current cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check position on battery, by "+" mark.

After the new batteries installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's shell in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell two halves together and put it together by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of key fob opening

VW Remote Key Battery Replacement Quick & Easy

Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Volkswagen Golf require 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery change, reprogramming not required. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Changing your key fob battery is easy to do in 1995 Volkswagen Golf. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for key fob open.

The cost to replace the battery in key is $50-600 depending on the brand and the service station.

You should change batteries inside keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Golf at least once in 3-4 years. The term of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality.

If your Volkswagen has low key battery indicator on dashboard, signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working or fob's battery more than 4 years old, in most cases battery change in keyless entry remote required. Installed battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, key fob change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

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