How to Open Your 2003 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob & Change Battery

How to Open Your 2003 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob & Change Battery

If your Volkswagen remote key fob isn't open doors properly, the battery probably needs to be replaced. It's not complicated to change the battery in your remote key fob, and it’s easier than you think. All you need is described below.

What size battery does 2003 Volkswagen Golf key fob take

Changing battery in keyless entry remote require CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your fob’s batteries.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

Inside of your remote key fob installed tiny coin cell battery. Open key first, and then try to pry apart the key fob.

Delicately try to pry apart your fob with flat head screwdriver. Remove 1 CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside keyless entry 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 position on battery, by "+" mark.

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

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your body pieces together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your keyless entry remote case for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

Video of keyless entry remote disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Volkswagen Golf use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $6 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Often, after key fob battery change, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2003 Volkswagen Golf key yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our step by step guide.

Auto repair shop's price for replace the battery in keyless entry remote is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the make.

You should change batteries inside key fob of modern cars at least every 4 years. lifespan of battery vary on usage time, operating conditions and quality.

These symptoms will warn you that it's perhaps time to change battery in your Volkswagen Golf: signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and you didn't change battery more than 4 years.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NBG 735868 T | NBG92596263
  2. Models: 2002-2005 Volkswagen Golf