How to Open Your 1996 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1996 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob and Change Battery

Key fob allow access to your Volkswagen. When the key fob battery is dead or weak you’ll lose your fob’s ability to use distance opportunities. It's not difficult to change the battery in your key fob DIY. All you need is described below.

What type battery keyless entry remote require

Replacing batteries in remote key fob require two CR2016 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 guide

A coin cell battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Carefully try to open your keyless entry remote with flat head screwdriver. Remove CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Change old batteries with fresh one CR2016. 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, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your keyless entry fob's case in reverse order.

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

Video of keyless entry remote disassembly

DIY: Volkswagen Key Fob Battery Replacement & Disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Golf use 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $5 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

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

Replacing your keyless entry remote battery is easy to do in 1996 Volkswagen Golf. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for remote key fob open.

The cost to change the battery in key fob is in range $50-600 depending on the car and the service station.

You should change batteries inside key fob of Volkswagen Golf at least once in three or four years. The lifetime of battery differ on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells normally will last longer.

These signs will alert you that it's possible time to change battery in your Volkswagen Golf: key fob buttons not working, low key battery indicator on dashboard, signal strength reduced and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

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