BMW X5 Key Fob Battery Remote Replacement E53, E70, F15, G05 (1999 – 2019)

The BMW X5 remote control key fob has had 4 different key fob variants since it’s introduction in 1999. The early models used the Diamond Shape Key, then moved to the Rectangular Shape Key, and finally the Sleek Slant Shaped Key along with the optional fancy Display Key. For other models, see the all BMW Key Fob Batteries page.

Jump to Year: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Comfort Access: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, Comfort Access: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

ModelTrimsYearsKey Fob TypeKey SubTypeRechargeable? Ease of changeBatteryBuy
E53 X53.0i, 3.0d, 4.4i, 4.6is, 4.8is1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005Diamond Shaped KeyYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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E70 X53.0si, xDrive30i, xDrive35i, xDrive40i, 4.8i, xDrive48i, xDrive50i, M, 3.0d, xDrive30d, 3.0sd, xDrive35d, xDrive30d, xDrive40d, M50d2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Rectangular Shaped KeyComfort AccessNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032Check on Amazon
E70 X53.0si, xDrive30i, xDrive35i, xDrive40i, 4.8i, xDrive48i, xDrive50i, M, 3.0d, xDrive30d, 3.0sd, xDrive35d, xDrive30d, xDrive40d, M50d2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Rectangular Shaped KeyNon Comfort AccessYes, Requires solder, soldering gun, and rechargeable battery with legs to replaceVL 2020 3v
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F15 X5xDrive35i, xDrive50i, xDrive40e, sDrive25d, xDrive25d, xDrive30d, xDrive40d, M50d2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018Sleek Slant Shaped KeyNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032Check on Amazon
G05 X5X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive45e, X5 xDrive30d, X5 M50d2019Sleek Slant Shaped KeyNo. Easy to change batteryCR2032Check on Amazon
G05 X5X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive45e, X5 xDrive30d, X5 M50d2019Display 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 E53 BMW X5 (1999-2005) Key Fob Remote Control Battery

The E53 X5 model uses the older Diamond Key shape key remote that contains a single rechargeable battery. This is more complicated to replace as the battery must be removed with a soldering gun after tearing apart the key. The new VL2020 battery with legs is then re-soldered on. It can be done and the battery itself is cheap.

Battery: VL2020

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 E70 BMW X5 (2006-2013) Comfort Access Key Fob Remote Control Battery

Battery: CR2032
Fob Type: Comfort Access

Here’s a video on how to replace the CR2032 battery inside the comfort access version of your X5:

2006 - 2013 BMW X5 Key Battery Replacement E70 Fob Remote

Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • One pack of (4) 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 E70 BMW X5 (2006-2013) Non-Comfort Access Key Fob Remote Control Battery

Battery: VL2020
Fob Type: Non-Comfort Access

Here’s a video on how to replace the VL2020 rechargeable battery inside the non-comfort access version of your X5:

2006 - 2013 BMW X5 Series Key Battery Replacement E70 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 F15 BMW X5 (2014-2018) Key Fob Remote Control Battery

Battery: CR2032
Fob Type: Sleek Slant Shaped

For model years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 the Sleek Slant Shaped key fob is an easy one to change the battery on:

2014 - 2018 BMW X5 Key Battery Replacement F15 Fob Remote

Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • One pack of (4) 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 G05 BMW X5 (2019+) Key Fob Remote Control Battery

Battery: CR2032
Fob Type: Sleek Slant Shaped

If you don’t get the newer display key, this is an easy key fob to change in the G05 X5:

2019 BMW X5 Key Battery Replacement G05 Fob Remote

Amazon Basics 4 Pack CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Coin Cell Battery
  • One pack of (4) 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