How to Replace the Battery in a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Key Fob

Keyless entry remote grant easy access to your Volkswagen. Once the key fob battery is dead or weak you will lose your fob’s ability to use remote functions. In this case, we are going to tell you how to disassembly Volkswagen keyless entry remote and replace a dead battery yourself. If you gonna solve to do it at home near Beetle, follow our guide, but first make sure you have tools and materials required before you start.

What is the battery remote key fob require

Before starting disassembly keyless entry remote be sure that you have all required tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and CR2032 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

Step by step instruction

Inside of your remote key fob installed small button cell battery. Open the key if it is in the keyless entry remote.

Carefully try to open your keyless entry remote with pry tools. Change 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it inside fob’s case. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key fob will not work if you put battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Volkswagen Beetle require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $6 depending on the brand, size packaging and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

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

Changing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 2004 Volkswagen Beetle. Most of car manufacturers think about clients and make a special hole for remote key fob disassembly.

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

Keyless entry remote batteries in Volkswagen Beetle should be changed every four years, but this will vary based on usage and build quality. If your key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

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

  1. FCC ID: NBG 735868 T | NBG92596263
  2. Models: 2002-2010 Volkswagen Beetle