2009 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

2009 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

Remote key fob grant access to your car. Once the keyless entry remote battery is dead you not to be able open trunk or doors from distance. In this article, we explained how to disassembly your car remote key fob and change a discharged battery DIY. If you decide to do it at home near GTI, use this instruction, but first make sure you have everything you need.

What kind of battery keyless entry remote use

Prior to disassembly remote key fob make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: flat head screwdriver and CR2032 battery.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step instruction

A button cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Open key before you try to pry apart the keyless entry remote.

Gently try to disassemble your key fob with pry tools. Replace CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery 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 polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

After the new battery installed, check keyless entry remote functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your keyless entry fob's shell in reverse order.

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

Video of remote key fob opening

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Frequently Asked Questions

Key fob of Volkswagen GTI use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4 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.

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.

Yes, you can change battery in your 2009 Volkswagen GTI key yourself. Most hard part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our instruction.

The price to replace the battery in key fob is $50-600 depending on the car and the service station.

Key fob batteries in Volkswagen GTI should be changed once in four years, also this will vary based on frequency of use and quality. If your remote key fob reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

If your Volkswagen has low key battery indicator on dashboard, need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, signal strength reduced or key fob buttons not working, in most cases battery change in key fob required. Current battery is weak or dead with a high probability, but if it's not help, key replace or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NBG92596263
  2. Models: 2006-2011 Volkswagen GTI