Make sure that you use the correct type of battery. I brought both key fobs with me when the Service Ranger and I went to the car, and the other one that apparently wasn't quite dead woke the car up. Tesla service ranger came, because the car was stuck at work and had coincidentally decided to stop responding to remote connections. July 23, 2016 hi i had been having probvlems with my 2001 passat vw not starting ,but after it sat for about 5 minutes it would start. The car had to sit for a couple days until the Service Ranger got there.
I had the key fob of my other car in the same pocket, which seems to have caused the car to think there was no key fob nearby, and would not start it was a rental, so I only had one key fob and no phone app connectivity had to press the to top of the key fob enough times for the car to lock, unlock, and finally detect it. Finally after 10 mins I was in. Put original battery reads 2. In fact, you can get a replacement almost anywhere that carries watch batteries. The fob resets itself when the battery is removed, and the message in the car goes away.
The tech suggested placing the fob in the centre consul and not keeping the key in your right pocket when driving. So it may be more common than you think. There is a small battery inside your key fob that resembles a watch battery. Hi guys We have had our wolfsburg wagon since September and i had the key battery changed around 2 or 3 months ago and this morning a warning flashed up again saying to change the key battery again? My second spare key that I only use when the car goes into the dealers, lasted about 12 months. The original key was fine for around 12 months then I got the key battery warning. At the back edge of your door handle is a little plastic cap.
Does anyone know how to clear it from the vehicle status screen? I changed 3 batteries within, say, 6 weeks. Had something very similar on my R. If you look at the key fob, you can see a small red L. Still kind of a mystery. Halfway out of a parking spot the car was dead again. Some cars are so sophisticated that they can be unlocked just by carrying the key fob with you as you approach the car.
I can't believe that needs changing too considering that it's never been used. But now the car can't detect a key present so wont start. Whitewolfwagon - Check out that image there to see where the key goes to manually open the door. Is it safe to drive with the key fob battery low warning light on? Re-checked my two key fobs. Please let us know how you get on with the problem - I guess that many of us waiting to hear the outcome.
Another fluke, i must have held the key near and then I could start the car and get home. Apparently the batteries were so old they were dead. On the underside of this cap is a little notch that you can fit your key into to help pop off the cap, just take care not to scratch the paint in the process. Could this be causing the key to stay active or something making it go flat prematurely? After a week another warning, another battery. The second key still works but seems to have the battery issue. . I got the low key fob battery warning, replaced the batteries in both of my key fobs, and the warning still wouldn't go away.
No you are not, and we can help you learn how to get in your Volkswagen with a dead key fob. Start with two ignition keys that you got when you bought your Volkswagen. I replaced one two weeks ago from one fresh in a unopened package and measured the voltage before I installed it. The new batteries are fine, checked by using a Volt meter. Withing 2 weeks warning again. This constant sending of a signal will reduce the life of the battery greatly, given it is drawing juice from the fob battery most of the time. I would contact him if you find him.
I even rebooted the car twice, still nothing. Now you can use the key to start the car like normal. The original key was fine for around 12 months then I got the key battery warning. If you are encountering radio frequencies, place the key fob closer to the button and check for recognition. Depending on your model, you may or may not be aware that there is a key inside your key fob. The theft light is flashing.