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My battery in my vw key fob is dead, how do i start my car

I can get in the car with the metal key, how do I start it?

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Replace the battery in the remote

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SOURCE: how do you change battery in key fob on 2002 vw golf

No problem. The key fob is two pieces. The key part and the remote. Open the key as you would to sue it. Where the key flips open you can see a small recess about where the line of the trunck switch. This is where the key separates. You can pull it off or pry it with a small screwdriver. Once separated with remote part in your hand this also splits in 2. 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. Also can be done by hand. It is a little tight so you will have to force which is normal. No screws just clipped. Make sure the battery is positioned in the right way and that you have 3 volts when you test the battery. 2.7 volts will make the remote not work or act funny.

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SOURCE: VW Touareg V6 2005 - Battery seems dead, nothing works

under the hood is a positive post and a neg post to jump start ur ride.

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SOURCE: VW car key wont work

lock the car with key and hold it over for 30 secs,then,hold unlock button down on remote for 30 secs ,this should reset system....

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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 .

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SOURCE: battery died on my 1999

once you have replaced the battery you must reset,unlock/hold key over 30 secs...then lock/hold key over 30 secs.....then press/hold unlock button on remote for 30 secs.....reset..

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3. Look closely inside the channel. It is split vertically. On the left hand side of the vertical split, it is also split horizontally.
4. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the horizontal split and twist. They key fob will come apart, revealing the battery.
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