If this happens, your battery will require replacement. The key will separate into two halves. Because of the unique construction, it may appear intimidating to replace the battery; however, it's simple and doesn't require you to visit the dealership service department. It is quite straightforward process to change the battery, decided to go for a 'premium' brand - opted for Duracell. Volkswagen Key Disassembly Volkswagen Key Disassembly In order to replace the battery on a Volkswagen Key you first need to disassemble your key. This is the key slightly broken apart so you can see where the seam is. .
Note how on the two halves of the back side of the key the electronics are on one side and the keychain is on the plastic bit with the battery. Although I prefer to pry it out with a small jewlers screwdriver as shown. Get your finger nails between the two halves. Mine latest just under 12months, I am keyless so expect this may make a difference. When the water level gets too low, heat can destroy your battery cells. If you decide to remove your batteries please note which way they come out so you can replace them the same way.
The battery is pretty simple, pop it out. I appreciate that the car notifies me that it's low rather than no warning at all, but I find it odd that with normal usage and only 8 months of owning the car that the battery needs to be replaced. The buttons on my Leaf's keyfob are particularly easily pressed while in my pants pocket. Had something very similar on my R. My 13 year old Jetta fob had its battery replaced only once and I don't even use the button but once a day or less to unplug the charge plug. Registered just to add another data point. Normally I just open the door with the fob in my pocket.
Either grab from the front or sides and pry hard and it should pop in half again. If it keeps on occurring, maybe then you have a problem, but 1x, not an issue yet, you are the first. My fob on my previous car that was keyless lasted over 2 years before dying on me. Learn more about which battery is best for your Volkswagen when you view your. Do not remove the batteries until you have read your handbook. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this message or had to replace their fob battery yet.
They're either on a hook or in my cupholder. Crank it up all year long. Registered just to add another data point. Mine latest just under 12months, I am keyless so expect this may make a difference. In addition to coming in a full range of power ratings, each battery is competitively priced and backed by a limited warranty. I didn't replace the battery, I simply used the other fob By the time that battery was getting low, it was time to turn the car in.
This takes a bit more force than most people are willing to do, for fear of breaking it. All was well and good for a few days then the battery low message reappeared. Had my little golf kart since Dec. My 13 year old Jetta fob had its battery replaced only once and I don't even use the button but once a day or less to unplug the charge plug. It may have been the case that the replacement battery although it was new was duff or possibly they had to reset something with the car itself. Here is how to replace the battery and how to replace the metal bit that attaches to your keychain. Mick J Mine latest just under 12months, I am keyless so expect this may make a difference.
Personally, I would try a new key battery. Grab the key with a firm grip on each side and simply pull very hard. Before removing batteries please follow the instructions in your manufacturers handbook. After approximately 12 months of ownership the car kept telling me the key battery required changing. Yup, and he's already done that. Has anyone else gotten this message and had to replace their key fob battery? Some people say you could get it replaced under warranty but I'd rather spend a couple of quid and do it myself than book it in which would now be April! Have your technician check the condition of your battery before those hot and cold months. The dealer will claim you need to replace the entire key.
As the car was due for its first service I decided to mention this to the Receptionist when I dropped the car off. Step 2 is a little harder. Some people say you could get it replaced under warranty but I'd rather spend a couple of quid and do it myself than book it in which would now be April! If you can't see your battery number listed below please contact us for cross reference help. That's how often the battery would go bad on my Leaf's keyfobs. Just got my warning today.
Looks like you are the first. Normally I just open the door with the fob in my pocket. Bring your old battery to the electronics store or contact your dealer to determine the correct battery number for your Volkswagen. And being keyless how to you start the car if the car can't see the key. Save yourself the time and money of getting a new key and having it reprogrammed. Some people say you could get it replaced under warranty but I'd rather spend a couple of quid and do it myself than book it in which would now be April! Had my little golf kart since Dec.