BMW 7 Series Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement F26, G02 (1994 – 2019)

The luxury 7 series BWM sedan has been a top of the line car for decades. It’s key batteries are usually easy to replace if you have a newer model. For other models, see the all BMW Key Fob Batteries page.

ModelTrimsYearsKey Fob TypeKey Fob SubTypeRechargeable? Ease of changeBatteryBuy
E38 7 Series728i, 728iL, 730i, 730iL, 735i, 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 740iL P, 750i, 750iL, 750iL P, 750iL S, L7, 725tds, 730d, 740d1994-2001Diamond Shaped KeyYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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E65 7 Series730i, 735i, 740i, 745i, 750i, 760i, Alpina B7, 730d, 740d, 745d2001-2008T Shaped KeyComfort AccessNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032
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E65 7 Series730i, 735i, 740i, 745i, 750i, 760i, Alpina B7, 730d, 740d, 745d2001-2008T Shaped KeyNon Comfort AccessYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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E66 Long-Wheelbase 7 Series735Li, 745Li, 760Li, 730Li, 730Ld, 740Li, 750Li2001-2008T Shaped KeyComfort AccessNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032
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E66 Long-Wheelbase 7 Series735Li, 745Li, 760Li, 730Li, 730Ld, 740Li, 750Li2001-2008T Shaped KeyNon Comfort AccessYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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F01 7 Series730i/Li, 740i/Li, 750i/Li, 760i/Li, ActiveHybrid7 /
ActiveHybrid7L, Alpina B, 730d, 740d, 750d
2008-2015Trapezoid Shaped KeyNo. Easy to change batteryCR2450
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G11 7 Series730i/730Li, 740i/740Li , 740e/740Le , 750i/750Li, M760Li, Alpina B7, 725d/725Ld, 730d/730Ld, 740d/740Ld, 750d/750Ld2016, 2017, 2018, 2019Sleek Slant Shaped KeyNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032
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G11 7 Series730i/730Li, 740i/740Li , 740e/740Le , 750i/750Li, M760Li, Alpina B7, 725d/725Ld, 730d/730Ld, 740d/740Ld, 750d/750Ld2016, 2017, 2018, 2019Display KeyYes. But larger li-ion battery not available yet3.7 V, li ion rechargeable polymer battery 1.97 Wh, 535 mah

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T Shaped Key Comfort Access 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Comfort AccessBMW 7-Series

T Shaped Key Non-Comfort Access 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Non-Comfort AccessBMW 7-Series

Trapezoid Shaped Key 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Trapezoid Shaped Key 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Replace the E38 Diamond key fob battery (1994-2001)

The oldest 7-series models used the diamond key fob, which has a rechargeable VL2020 battery inside. Here’s my video on changing that battery:

1998 - 2005 BMW E46 3 Series Key Fob Battery Replacement DIY
one here to replace your diamond key fob battery:

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 E65 7 Series (2001-2008) key fob remote battery with comfort access

The 7-Series Remote Key fob with Comfort Access contains a non-rechargeable battery CR2032 that is a simple quick change when it dies.

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

Here’s a video on how to change the battery in this comfort access 7 series key remote model:

2001 - 2008 BMW 7 Series Comfort Access Key Battery Replacement E65 Fob Remote

BMW 7-Series

Comfort Access

How to replace the E65 7-Series (2001-2008) key fob remote battery with non-comfort access

Replacing the battery in a non-comfort access remote key fob requires a bit more work. These batteries are rechargeable and will usually last longer then the comfort access keys as they are charged when the key is inserted into the car dash. If this battery does die, you’ll need to pry apart the key, unsolder two points on the circuit board and re-solder a new rechargeable battery, the VL2020, to the board.

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

Here’s the video on changing the non-comfort access VL2020 battery:

2001 - 2008 BMW 7 Series Non-Comfort Access Key Battery Replacement E65 Fob Remote

BMW 7-Series

BMW 7-Series Non Comfort Access Remote

How to replace the F01 7 Series (2008-2015) key fob remote battery

These years from 2008-2015, the 7-Series BMW Sedan’s all came with at least a remote unlock key fob that included a changeable, non-rechargeable battery: the CR2450  or CR 2450 coin battery. You can change this battery in just a few minutes with a screwdriver, or even just some nail clippers.

Models: 730i/Li, 740i/Li, 750i/Li, 760i/Li, ActiveHybrid7 /
ActiveHybrid7L, Alpina B, 730d, 740d, 750d

2008 - 2015 BMW 7 Series Key Battery Replacement F01 Fob Remote

Battery: CR2450

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 G11 7 Series (2016-2019) key fob remote battery

how to replace the 7 series g11 key fob battery

If you don’t have a display key, you’ll need to replace your key fob battery with a standard CR2032 watch battery every few years. Here’s a video on how to replace it:

2016 - 2019 BMW 7 Series Key Battery Replacement G11 Fob Remote

Battery: CR2032

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