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The battery in my VW key fob is dead, now I cant start the engine

The battery in my 2000 VW Golf remote key seems to be dead. I can manually open the doors however cannot start the engine or turn anything on once inside. I assume this is the immobiliser not being turned off. Other than changing the key fob battery, is there anything els I can do?

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  • angelamalia May 06, 2009

    my volkswagen beetle key battery also seems to be dead AND my manual door lock is broken so i cant turn off the alarm!! this has happened to me once and i waited about 30 minutes to try again and it worked! so i dont know what is really going on with my key???

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No. VW has made it nearly impossible to solve any key-related problems without a costly visit to the dealership. Battery must be replaced, and I assure you. the dealership will advise you that the ONLY place that you can find that particular battery is from the dealership. They like it that way.

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  • betsyelaine Sep 17, 2011

    Actually, the battery only costs about $5 at Auto Zone. The trick is knowing how to open your key to take it out and change it, but it isn't difficult. If your problem goes beyond the replacing the battery, then I don't know what to tell you.


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