1996 Volkswagen Jetta Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

1996 Volkswagen Jetta Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

If your Volkswagen key fob is not working well, the cell battery more likely must to be replaced. It's not difficult to change the battery in your remote key fob by yourself. All you need is outlined in this post.

What type battery does 1996 Volkswagen Jetta key fob required

Replacing batteries in keyless entry remote require 2 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

Simple steps to replace the battery in your Jetta's key fob

Inside of your key fob installed tiny coin battery. Gently try to pry apart your remote key fob with pry tools. Change 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Get new batteries and install it in fob’s case. 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.

When the new batteries installed, verify key fob by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s shell in reverse order.

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

Video of remote key fob opening

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Keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Jetta require 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, type and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

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

Replacing your key fob battery is simple to do in 1996 Volkswagen Jetta. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for remote key fob open.

Dealer service pricing for replace the battery in remote key fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make.

Remote key fob batteries in Volkswagen Jetta should be replaced once in 4 years, although this will vary based on usage and quality. If your keyless entry remote shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make trouble for you.

These symptoms will warning you that it's perhaps time to change battery in your Volkswagen Jetta: low key battery indicator on dashboard, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, key fob buttons not working 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 Jetta