How to Replace the Battery in a 1997 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 1997 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob

Keyless entry remote allow easy access to your auto. When the keyless entry remote battery is weak you’ll lose your keyless entry fob's ability to use remote opening function. In this article, we are going to tell you how to disassembly Volkswagen remote key fob and change a discharged battery yourself. If you decide to do it at home near Golf, follow our guide, but first make sure you have all you need.

What type battery does 1997 Volkswagen Golf keyless entry remote take

Before beginning disassembly keyless entry remote be sure that you have all required tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and 2 CR2016 batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 2xCR2016 batteries

Step by step instruction

Inside of your remote key fob installed coin cell battery. Carefully try to pry apart your key with flat head screwdriver. Replace CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with new 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, verify key fob by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s shell in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to assemble the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote body for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 1997 Volkswagen Golf Video

How To Replace Volkswagen Golf Key Fob Battery 1998 1999 2000 2001

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Volkswagen Golf use 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $4 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

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

Changing your remote key fob battery is simple to do in 1997 Volkswagen Golf. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for key fob open.

The cost to change the battery in remote key fob is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service station.

Remote key fob batteries in Volkswagen Golf should be replaced once in four years, although this will vary based on their amount of use and battery quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

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

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