How to Open Your 2000 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2000 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob and Change Battery

If your Golf key is not working well, the battery more likely must to be replaced. In this post, we demonstrate how to open your car key fob and change a dead or weak battery yourself. If you choose to do it at home near Golf, follow our guide, but don't forget to check all you need before you start.

What is the battery key fob require

Don't forget before open keyless entry remote be sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and 1xCR2032 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Step by step guide

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed small button cell battery. Carefully try to open your key with hands or flat head screwdriver. Replace 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s shell. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the charge cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check position on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling keyless entry fob's case, verify that all functions works by testing buttons on circuit board.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Volkswagen Golf use 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, type and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery change. If your key not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2000 Volkswagen Golf remote key fob yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

The cost to change the battery inside key is $50-600 depending on the make and the service station.

You should replace batteries inside keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Golf at least every 4 years. The term of battery vary on their amount of use, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells usually will last longer.

If your car need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, key fob buttons not working, fob's battery more than 4 years old or signal strength reduced, in most cases battery replace inside keyless entry remote needed. Currently installed battery is dead with a high probability, but if it's not help, remote key fob replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NBG735868T
  2. Models: 1999.5-2001 Volkswagen Golf