How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2011 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob

If your car key isn't unlock doors perfectly, the cell battery surely needs to be replaced. In this case, we explained how to disassembly your car key fob and replace a weak or dead battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near GTI, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check tools and materials required before you start.

What type battery does 2011 Volkswagen GTI remote key fob required

Replacing battery in key fob require 1xCR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the type of your keyless entry fob's batteries.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Step by step guide

A tiny coin battery installed in the your key fob. Open key before you try to pry apart the keyless entry remote.

Carefully try to open your key fob with flat head screwdriver. Remove CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Get new battery and install it in fob’s body. 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 keyless entry fob's case, make sure that all working properly by testing buttons on circuit board.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to assemble the two halves together by hands from top to bottom. If your key body firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of remote key fob opening

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

Often, 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 2011 Volkswagen GTI remote key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

The price to replace the battery in key is in range from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make and the service station.

Remote key fob batteries in Volkswagen GTI should be changed once in 4 years, also this will vary based on usage and battery quality. If your key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make trouble for you.

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

  1. FCC ID: NBG010206T
  2. Models: 2010-2015 Volkswagen GTI