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ludwig

VW key disassembly - replacing battery

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After just over 3 years, I need to replace the battery on my MkV GTI key.

Any tips please on pulling it apart - so it separates in two halves!

I could manage my MkIV key no problem.

It was very satisfying not having to take it to the dealer's :-)

Thanks, Ludwig

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Ah yes, you wouldn't want to take it to the dealers because of all the Skodas they have there!

My Skoda key pulls apart with a little persuasion, although it won't be as well built as your VW one.

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shark_90, yes, I would expect the Skoda part to pull apart easily! :-)

Ludwig

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mb, thanks.

I'm using all my strength - but nothing is happening .... :-)

Is there a catch or tongue you need to press down on as you pull apart?

Ludwig

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mb, I had a good meal, then tried again this evening!

It came apart!!

I used:

riskinit.com

to help me.

Ludwig

Thanks for that - the local stealers want a literal "arm and leg" to do anew battery here...

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i just stopped working at a vw dealer, i used to swap the battery for free and all you paid was the replacement part.

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Chances are you'll need a pretty standard (and cheap) 2032 type battery.

Thats what was in mine!

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