2013 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

2013 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob Battery Replacement Instructions

If your GTI key fob is not open doors properly, the battery surely needs to be replaced. Below, we explained how to open your keyless entry remote and change your Volkswagen key battery.

What type battery keyless entry remote use

Prior to open remote key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and one CR2032 battery.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

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

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

Accurately try to disassemble your fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Replace old battery with new one CR2032. Battery must be placed with the same position as was an old. Your keyless entry remote will not work if you by mistake place battery wrong way.

When the new battery installed, check key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

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

How to replace the battery video instruction

VW key remote fob battery change - "How to"

Still not working? Buy new one


Key fob of Volkswagen GTI use 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $5 build upon the type, brand and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to find a proper replacement.

Remote key fob in most of cases do not require to be reprogrammed after battery change. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. Otherwise, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2013 Volkswagen GTI remote key fob yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

The price to change the battery inside keyless entry remote is $50-600 depending on the make and the service station.

Keyless entry remote batteries in modern cars should be replaced once in 3-4 years, also this will vary based on usage and quality. If your keyless entry remote reduced signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop close doors and make problems for you.

If your Volkswagen signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, has low key battery indicator on dashboard or fob's battery more than 4 years old, it's probably battery change in key fob needed. Currently installed battery is dead or weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix, keyless entry remote replace or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

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