How to Open Your 2014 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 2014 Volkswagen GTI Key Fob and Change Battery

Keyless entry remote grant easy access to your Volkswagen. If the remote key fob battery is weak or dead you will lose your keyless entry fob's ability to control distance functions. Below, we described how to open your keyless entry remote and change your Volkswagen key battery step by step.

What type battery remote key fob use

Replacing battery in remote key fob require flat head screwdriver and 1xCR2032 battery. 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

Inside of your key fob installed small button cell battery. Open key before you try to pry apart the keyless entry remote.

Carefully try to disassemble your keyless entry remote with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change one CR2032 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 charge cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

When the new battery installed, verify remote key fob by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Accurately try to assemble the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. If your remote key fob case firmly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of key disassembly

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Volkswagen GTI require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4 depending on the type, size packaging and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after key battery replace, you do not need to reprogram. Remote key fob reprogramming procedure often described in user's manual of your vehicle.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2014 Volkswagen GTI keyless entry remote yourself. Most difficult part is to open keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty simple with our guide.

Auto repair shop's cost for change the battery in fob is $50-600 depending on the brand.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Volkswagen GTI should be changed once in four years, also this will vary based on their amount of use and build quality. If your remote key fob shortened signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make trouble for you.

These signs will alert you that it's perhaps time to change battery in your 2014 Volkswagen GTI: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, key fob buttons not working, low key battery indicator on dashboard and signal strength reduced.
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Fob Compatibility:

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