2004 Volkswagen Jetta Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

If your Volkswagen key fob is no longer open doors properly, the battery most likely must to be changed. In this article, we outlined how to open your car key fob and change your Volkswagen key battery step by step.

What kind of battery remote key fob use

Before going to disassembly key fob check all that you need: one CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

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

Carefully try to open your keyless entry remote with flat head screwdriver. Change CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

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

After the new battery installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything working properly, assemble your keyless entry fob's body in reverse order.

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

Video of key opening

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Jetta use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, size packaging and type you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

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

Replacing your keyless entry remote battery is easy to do in 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. Most of car manufacturers think about customers and make a special hole for key fob open.

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

You should change batteries inside remote key fob of Volkswagen Jetta at least every 4 years. The term of battery differ on their amount of use, operating conditions and quality. Lithium cells normally will last longer.

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

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