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

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

If your auto keyless entry remote is no longer working correct, the battery most likely must to be changed. It's not difficult to change the battery in your keyless entry remote, and it’s easier than you think. Everything you need is outlined in this post.

What type battery does 1998 Volkswagen Golf key fob required

Prior to disassembly key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and CR2016 batteries.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 2xCR2016 batteries

Step by step guide

A small coin cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Carefully try to pry apart your key fob with pry tools. Change 2xCR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Get new batteries and install it in 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 polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, make sure that all is functioning by testing buttons on key fob.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to assemble the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. If your key fob body firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Key Fob Battery Replacement 1998 Volkswagen Golf Video

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

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Golf use 2xCR2016 batteries. Most CR2016 batteries are under $6 depending on the size packaging, type and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases reprogramming not required after battery replace. If your keyless entry remote not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Replacing your key fob battery is easy to do in 1998 Volkswagen Golf. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for keyless entry remote disassembly.

Auto repair shop's price for change the battery in keyless entry remote is $50-600 depending on the brand.

You should replace batteries inside remote key fob of modern cars at least once in 4 years. lifespan of battery vary on frequency of use, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells usually will last longer.

If your Volkswagen key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard, fob's battery more than 4 years old or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery change in keyless entry remote required. Currently installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not help to fix issues, key fob change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

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