2011 Volkswagen Beetle Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

2011 Volkswagen Beetle Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

Keyless entry remote allow easy access to your auto. When the remote key fob battery is discharged you not to be able lock doors remotely. In this case, we explained how to disassembly Volkswagen key fob and change a discharged battery yourself. If you choose to do it at home near Beetle, use this guide, but first make sure you have all you need.

What type battery does 2011 Volkswagen Beetle keyless entry remote required

Don't forget before disassembly remote key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and CR2032 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2032 battery

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

A tiny button cell battery installed inside the your key fob. Open key first, and then try to pry apart the keyless entry remote.

Carefully try to disassemble your remote key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove one CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new 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 polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling fob’s case, verify that all working properly by pressing buttons on circuit board.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Delicately try to put the pieces together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your remote key fob shell for gaps. If it is not tightly closed try to repeat last step.

How to change the battery video guide

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Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Volkswagen Beetle use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Key fob in most of cases do not need to be reprogrammed after battery replace. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2011 Volkswagen Beetle key yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

The price to change the battery in fob is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service pricing.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Volkswagen Beetle should be changed once in 4 years, but this will vary based on usage and build quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop close doors and make trouble for you.

These symptoms will warn you that it's probably time to change battery in your 2011 Volkswagen Beetle: signal strength reduced, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and key fob buttons not working.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NBG010206T
  2. Models: 2010-2017 Volkswagen Beetle