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Key Fob Battery again

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After raving about the fact my wifes Tiguan key fob battery failed as soon as we leave home. Now my own key fob failed to start the car due to a low battery while we are still away from home.
As I said I always carry a spare but that got used on my wifes fob last month. So it was really lucky I managed to pick up a card of 2 various batteries a couple of weeks ago at a market.


But I was just thinking of the agro it would have caused anyone not carrying spares. And I wonder how many people might be tempted to have to call out a breakdown or even recovery service at great cost.


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If you read the handbook there WILL be a way of starting the car even if the battery in the key fob is dead as a proverbial!

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If you read the handbook there WILL be a way of starting the car even if the battery in the key fob is dead as a proverbial!
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Never thought of that Andy. Although the depleted battery can open and lock the car it obviously needs a bit more poke to get the car to 'read' the key to start. But the other thing there is no keyole.
But I must admit I haven't read the manual. Might be easier to ask Google??


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I bet there IS a keyhole (often behind a slide panel in the drivers door handle) and a key that pops out of the fob you have to cover EXACTLY the situation you are in.

Likewise if you hold the fob very close to the “Start” button your car will start!!

Both of the above are present on my car (2015 Mazda 6)

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You really do need to read the handbook

https://www.camelbackvw.com/blog/201...ob-battery.htm
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https://www.camelbackvw.com/blog/201...ob-battery.htm

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What Andy says works on our Jag. Haven’t had it happen on the VW but Chris thinks it’s the same.
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Yes Andy it's possible to pop off the door lock cover but there is no keyole on the column. Not even an indentation. But I haven't tied pressing the dud key against the column yet.


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Not too sure about the contents of your last post.

There is almost certainly a keyhole somewhere on the door handle, and a key hidden in the fob. Check BOTH front doors for the keyhole!

If there is no “ignition key” slot on the steering column then try holding the key fob against the “start” button. There is a very small transmitter in the car that will induce just enough current to power up the fob enough to to “talk” with the cars ECU and allow you to start the engine.

Have you read the handbook to see what it says yet??

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Yes Andy. Hidden door keyhole but nothing on the steering column.


http://www.volkswagenvannuys.com/blo...on-my-key-fob/


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Yep. This looks like it will work guys. But bugger reading all those pages.





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