On that case dealer is the only option. In the same area you split the key off insert the screwdriver in this recess and the fob will open giving you access to the battery. There is a small battery inside your key fob that resembles a watch battery. Then with the key fob remote select your remote and then try to operate the vehicle with remote. Unclamp the negative, then positive cables and lift the battery out. This is how I lock my remote away when I go somewhere to run.
Here is how to replace the battery and how to replace the metal bit that attaches to your keychain. No tools are required to replace the battery. Please help support this website by shopping at. Use the valet key to pry it up and off. Wait 6 seconds and press the unlock button once to activate the coding procedure. You have to take the panel off below the windscreen, it wouldn't move so I gave it a nudge with a screwdriver. Line up the rear cover over the fob and gently push it down in to place.
With a good fob put power to the car but do not start the engine. Take off the ground cable first , then the positive red. You can pull it off or pry it with a small screwdriver. Insert a flat head screwdriver into the vertical split and twist. Now you have a key, but where is the keyhole? Then pull the cowl cover up or completely out.
This took me several attempts and finally a trip to my local dealer. Is there a keyhole to get inside your Volkswagen? Turn over the key fob so that you are looking at the back side and locate the rectangular cover on the bottom half. . Believe it or not, this cap pops off to reveal a key hole right where you would expect it to be. Mechanically lock the vehicle using the Drivers door using a second key. There are small caps over the nut on the wiper arm.
Wait 6 seconds and press the unlock button once to activate memory erase. The coding procedure can be repeated up to 4 times for additional remotes. Save yourself the time and money of getting a new key and having it reprogrammed. Step 2 is a little harder. On the back, there is a slide switch that allows you to remove the metal key. Depress the silver tab to release the valet key. Insert the key in ignition.
Make sure the battery is positioned in the right way and that you have 3 volts when you test the battery. Romove that and your battery will come out easily. If you are uncertain during the process, then simply take it to and let them take care of it for you. For example : If programming 2 remotes press the unlock button twice with a 1 second interval between each press, repeat for 3 and 4 remotes. 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. It will probably be a battery that is similar to a watch battery. No need to remove the panel at the base of the windscreen Hope this helps.
You can get it out without taking off the cowl cover but I don't suggest it. This takes a bit more force than most people are willing to do, for fear of breaking it. Where the key flips open you can see a small recess about where the line of the trunck switch. In fact, you can get a replacement almost anywhere that carries watch batteries. Remote controller started to work just by replacing a battery.
The speaker is pop riveted in place so just drill the pops out. It is a little tight so you will have to force which is normal. I guess the computer had to re-learn this function. When the button is pressed, the metal key flips out into the straight position, similar to a switchblade. Once separated with remote part in your hand this also splits in 2. On the 2006 Passat, you must pry the cover off of the manual key slot.
On the left hand side of the vertical split, it is also split horizontally. It should take the code. Pull the rubber strip off the front of the compartment cover and lift off the cover. No you are not, and we can help you learn how to get in your Volkswagen with a dead key fob. You have to unscrew these and that is where the replacement battery will go. This is where the key separates. They key fob will split along the vertical line separating the battery compartment on the left from the key right.
The key fob is two pieces. Lift battery up and towards the pollen filter. Press the remote control unlock button 5 times in 1 second intervals. Observe from the bottom there is a slot. Take the key fob, and flip it over, so the buttons are facing down. Undo battery leads and clamp 4. Then on the inside door handle you have to carefully pry off the plastic cover with something like a butter knife.