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Remote on VW flip key doesn't work

Is it possible to replace my flip key battery at home without damaging or disabling it?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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  • This will not be an issue with your FOB remote. If none of the doors locked with the FOB then we could entertain that theory. The FOB sends a HALO signal and unlock all doors at once. It cannot open three doors and not one. It don't work like that.

  • First thing is have you sat in the drivers seat and tried the lock with the master control (drivers seat controls for all window and door lock)?
  • There is power to all other door locks so no fuse or relay issue.

  • The problem is one door and one door only which locks and unlocks manually with the key. So I can say right off the bat this is not a mechanical issue.

  • I would be willing to bet the door lock switch for the drivers door (on the car itself) is not working either. That combine with the fact that you have been having problems with the door harness tells me someone missed a wire somewhere that runs the power for the drivers door lock OR that ground wire in that harness is starting to be split. Normally with a ground wire issue you will get random acts of power in the cabin. IE your dome lights stay on for some reason. That does not exclude a ground wire though.

  • When you open the drivers door you can take notice to the harness that stretches between the door frame and the drivers door. This is the harness that holds all the door lock, door chimes, dome lights, etc wires. If this is the harness that some one just rewired for you then take it back and have them get it right this time. The wires in that harness brake from time to time because of the location and the frequent open and close of the drivers door. The get kinked and dried up and split or break inside the insulation. As you said that it starter out working sometimes and now not at all. That because that wire finally split and need spliced and repaired. That's how it works.

  • You yourself can carefully splice that harness open and this will expose all the wires and look for a split wire. Sometimes the wire brake in the insulation and you have to feel real good. Sometimes you have to remove the boot holding the harness in place on the door frame and the door itself to get a better look in there to find the wire. Buy that's your problem.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.

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Posted on Aug 03, 2011

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SOURCE: How do you replace the battery in the remote control with key?

the switchblade key comes apart buy lightly prying the 2 halves apart with a pocket screwdriver then the half that has the buttons will pop apart like a watch the battery is a watch/hearing aid battery, think the number is c2023

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: need battery replaced or recharged for my remote

Should be able to get a battery for it at the dealer. May try place like batteries plus also. You may need to get it reproggrammed after replacement, which would be dealership only.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: VW key fob has stopped working.

Your best solution is to contact the main dealer and get the whole thing checked out .you could spend hours looking for the problem and never find it .

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: 2008 VW TransporterT5 remote not

there is a control unit under drivers seat unplug it and check contact points for corosion hope it helps

Posted on May 18, 2011

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Is the security light on or flashing when trying to start the vehicle .
Anti-Theft The passive anti-theft system (PATS) consists of the following components:
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Can you start the car? If working properly, the siren will be accompanied by all the marker lights flashing and the car's ignition being disabled.
If you can still start your car, you may have to disable your siren. NOT A GOOD IDEA!
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