BMW 5-Series Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement E39, E60, F10, G30 (1995 – 2019)

The 5-Series is the mid-range BMW Sedan that has been around for ages. It has had every major key fob variation that BMW has ever offered. Replacing the battery can be tricky if you have an older key model, but very simple on the newer models. For other models, see the all BMW Key Fob Batteries page.

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ModelTrimsYearsKey Fob TypeSubTypeRechargeable? Ease of changeBatteryBuy
E39 5 Series520i, 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5, 520d, 525d, 525td, 525tds, 530d1995-2003Diamond Shaped KeyYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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E60 5 Series520i, 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, 545i, 550i, M5, 520d, 525d FE, 525d, 530d, 535d2003-2006Diamond Shaped KeyYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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E60 5 Series520i, 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, 545i, 550i, M5, 520d, 525d FE, 525d, 530d, 535d2007-2010Rectangular Shaped KeyComfort AccessNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032
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E60 5 Series520i, 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, 545i, 550i, M5, 520d, 525d FE, 525d, 530d, 535d2007-2010Rectangular Shaped KeyNon Comfort AccessYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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F10 5 Series520i, 523i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 550i, M5, ActiveHybrid
5, 518d, 520d, 525d, 530d, 535d, M550d
xDrive
2011-2017Trapezoid Shaped KeyNo. Easy to change batteryCR2450
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G30 5 Series520i, 530i, 530e iPerformance, 540i, M550i xDrive, M5, M5 Competition, 520d, 525d, 530d, 540d xDrive, M550d xDrive2017, 2018, 2019Sleek Slant Shaped KeyNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032
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G30 5 Series520i, 530i, 530e iPerformance, 540i, M550i xDrive, M5, M5 Competition, 520d, 525d, 530d, 540d xDrive, M550d xDrive2017, 2018, 2019Display KeyYes. But larger li-ion battery not available yet3.7 V, li ion rechargeable polymer battery 1.97 Wh, 535 mah

How To Replace the E39 BMW 5-Series (1995-2003) Key Fob Battery

Both the E39 and the E60 have the diamond shaped key fob with a rechargeable internal battery. Here’s my video from the 3-series which has the same fob. This is a more advanced replacement and requires a some soldering:

1998 - 2005 BMW E46 3 Series Key Fob Battery Replacement DIY

Keyecu VL2020 Remote Key Rechargeable Battery for BMW E46 E60 E92 3 328 330 X5 (90 degree Leg)
  • Battery Model: VL2020
  • Please compare the leg position carefully,this battery is 90 degrees leg
  • it is a Rechargeable battery

How To Replace the E60 Diamond Shaped BMW 5-Series (2003-2006) Key Fob Battery

Again the diamond key is used in the E60:

1998 - 2005 BMW E46 3 Series Key Fob Battery Replacement DIY

Keyecu VL2020 Remote Key Rechargeable Battery for BMW E46 E60 E92 3 328 330 X5 (90 degree Leg)
  • Battery Model: VL2020
  • Please compare the leg position carefully,this battery is 90 degrees leg
  • it is a Rechargeable battery

How To Replace the E60 Comfort Access BMW 5 Series (2007-2010) Key Fob Battery

Battery: CR2032
Fob Type: Comfort Access

This is how to replace the comfort access version of the 5-series key fob:

2007 - 2010 BMW 5 Series Key Battery Replacement E60 Fob Remote

AmazonBasics CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery - 4-Pack
  • 4-pack of lithium coin cell batteries; CR2032 cell size
  • 8-year leak-free shelf life, ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • Replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032

How To Replace the E60 Non Comfort Access BMW 5 Series (2007-2010) Key Fob Battery

Battery: VL2020
Fob Type: Non-Comfort Access

Here’s a video on how to replace the VL2020 non-comfort access key battery:

2007 - 2010 BMW 5 Series Key Battery Replacement E60 Non-Comfort Access Fob Remote

Keyecu VL2020 Remote Key Rechargeable Battery for BMW E46 E60 E92 3 328 330 X5 (90 degree Leg)
  • Battery Model: VL2020
  • Please compare the leg position carefully,this battery is 90 degrees leg
  • it is a Rechargeable battery

How To Replace the F25 F10 BMW 5-Series (2011-2017) Key Fob Battery

Here is a video on how to replace the key fob battery for the BMW 5-Series 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Models for the Trapezoid Shaped Key that takes the CR 2450 battery:

2011 - 2017 BMW 5 Series Key Battery Replacement E60 Fob Remote

Energizer Lithium Coin Blister Pack Watch/Electronic Batteries, 1 Count (Pack of 2)
  • Pack of 2 batteries
  • Lithium coin batteries for watches and electronic devices
  • Has a power of 3 volts

How To Replace the F25 G30 BMW 5 Series (2018-2019) Key Fob Battery

how to replace the battery in a 5 series bmw key fob 2017-2019

If you don’t have the new fancy display key, replacing the battery on a modern 5 series BMW is pretty simple. Here’s a short video on how to replace the battery in your G30 5 Series:

2017 - 2019 BMW 5 Series Key Battery Replacement G30 Fob Remote

AmazonBasics CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery - 4-Pack
  • 4-pack of lithium coin cell batteries; CR2032 cell size
  • 8-year leak-free shelf life, ideal for watches, calculators, key fobs, Apple TV remotes, and other small electronics
  • Replacement for BR2032, DL2032, and ECR2032