How to Replace the Battery in a 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Key Fob

If your Cabrio keyless entry remote is no longer open doors well, the battery most likely must to be changed. It's not complicated to change the battery in your keyless entry remote, and it’s easier than you think. All tools, that you need is explained in this post.

What is the battery keyless entry remote use

Replacing batteries in keyless entry remote require flat head screwdriver and 2 CR2016 batteries. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • 2xCR2016 batteries
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

Inside of your key fob installed small coin cell battery. Delicately try to open your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old batteries with new one CR2016. Battery must be placed with the same polarity as was an old. Your key fob will not work if you mistakenly put battery wrong way.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, verify that everything working properly by pressing buttons on remote key fob.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Carefully try to put the two halves in place by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your fob case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Video

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

Still not working? Buy new one

FAQ

Key fob of Volkswagen Cabrio require 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $5 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your remote key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio key yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

The cost to replace the battery inside key can run anywhere $50-600 depending on the make and the service station.

You should replace batteries inside remote key fob of modern cars at least every four years. The term of battery differ on frequency of use, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells normally will last longer.

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

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