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

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

If your Golf key fob is no longer working correct, the cell battery more likely needs to be changed. It's not difficult to change the battery in your key fob with our guide. All tools, that you need is explained in this post.

What type battery keyless entry remote require

Before beginning open remote key fob check all that you need: 1xCR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed button battery. Open key before you try to pry apart the remote key fob.

Carefully try to open your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with fresh one CR2032. 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, check that everything working good by testing buttons on circuit board.

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

Video of remote key fob opening

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FAQ

Key fob of Volkswagen Golf use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4 build upon the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Usually, after keyless entry remote battery replace, reprogramming not required. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2004 Volkswagen Golf key yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

The price to change the battery inside key can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand and the service station.

Key fob batteries in Volkswagen Golf should be replaced once in three or four years, although this will differ based on their amount of use and quality. If your remote key fob shortened signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop working and make problems for you.

These signs will alert you that it's perhaps time to change battery in your Volkswagen Golf: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, low key battery indicator on dashboard, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and key fob buttons not working.
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Fob Compatibility:

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