How to Replace the Battery in a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Key Fob

If your Beetle key isn't working well, the battery most likely must to be changed. Below, you will benefit from knowing how to open Volkswagen key fob and change a discharged battery DIY. If you choose to do it at home near Beetle, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check everything you need.

What type battery does 2013 Volkswagen Beetle key fob required

Before going to open key fob make sure that you have all required tools and materials: CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to change the battery in your car's key fob

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

Delicately try to disassemble your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Change 1xCR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Now it's time to install new battery inside keyless entry fob's shell. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the current cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

After the new battery installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your keyless entry fob's shell in reverse order.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Beetle require 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

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

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2013 Volkswagen Beetle key yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

Car service cost for replace the battery in key fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the brand.

You should change batteries inside keyless entry remote of Volkswagen Beetle at least once in 3-4 years. The term of battery differ on their amount of use, operating conditions and quality. Famous brands cells usually will last longer.

If your car signal strength reduced, fob's battery more than 4 years old, key fob buttons not working or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, in most cases battery change inside remote key fob needed. Current battery is discharged with a high probability, but if it's not fix, key change or repair required.
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Fob Compatibility:

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