How to Replace the Battery in a 2016 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2016 Volkswagen Golf Key Fob

If your car remote key fob is not working correct, the battery surely must to be changed. Below, you will benefit from knowing how to disassembly your keyless entry remote and change a discharged battery DIY. If you decide to do it at home near Golf, follow our instruction, but don't forget to check tools and materials required.

What type battery does 2016 Volkswagen Golf key fob required

Before you start to open key fob check all that you need: flat head screwdriver and CR2025 battery.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 1xCR2025 battery

Step by step guide

A small coin cell battery installed inside the your remote key fob. Open the key if it is in the remote key fob.

Carefully try to open your keyless entry remote with hands or flat head screwdriver. Change 1 CR2025 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new one CR2025. 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 position on battery, by "+" mark.

Before assembling fob’s case, check that everything is functioning by pressing buttons on key fob.

The last thing to do is put your cover back on fob. Gently try to put the pieces in place by hands from top to bottom. Check your keyless entry remote body for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

How to change the battery video guide

2015 VW Volkswagen Golf MK7 KEY FOB Battery Replacement

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Remote key fob of Volkswagen Golf require 1xCR2025 batteries. Most CR2025 batteries are under $6 build upon the size packaging, brand and type you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

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

Changing your remote key fob battery is easy to do in 2016 Volkswagen Golf. Most of car manufacturers think of the customers and make a special hole for keyless entry remote disassembly.

The cost to change the battery inside remote key fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the car and the service pricing.

You should change batteries inside key fob of Volkswagen Golf at least every four years. lifespan of battery differ on usage time, operating conditions and quality. Famous brands cells usually will last longer.

If your car fob's battery more than 4 years old, signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working or need multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors, it's probably battery replace in key fob needed. Installed battery is weak with a high probability, but if it's not fix problem, keyless entry remote change or repair needed.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: NBGFS12P01
  2. Models: 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf R