Volkswagen Atlas Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide


In this guide, I’ll walk you through the steps to replace the battery in your Volkswagen Atlas key fob. Whether you have the chrome version or the black plastic version, the process is the same. Replacing the battery is straightforward and requires only a few tools.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Small flathead screwdriver
  • CR2032 battery

If you don’t have a CR2032 battery on hand, you can find one at a great price using the link in the description.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Remove the Internal Key

First, look at the top of your key fob. You’ll see a switch. Hold this switch down while pushing up the internal key. Remove the internal key and set it aside for now.

Step 2: Pry Open the Key Fob

Next, examine the spot where the key just came out. This is where you’ll insert your tool to pry off the back section of plastic.

If you have the black plastic version, you can use the internal key to do this. Insert it past where the metal would be and push back to open the key fob slightly.

For the chrome version, it might be a bit more challenging. Use a small flathead screwdriver to get better leverage. Insert the screwdriver and apply a little pressure until the back section pops open.

Step 3: Remove the Old Battery

Once the back section is open, you’ll see the battery. Use the screwdriver to get between the plastic tabs and push the battery down. Pry it out carefully, and it will pop right out.

Step 4: Insert the New Battery

Take your new CR2032 battery and make sure the positive side (marked with a plus sign) is facing up. Slide it down into place and click it under the plastic tabs.

Step 5: Reassemble the Key Fob

Now, put the back piece of plastic back on. Line it up and squeeze to snap it into place. Finally, reinsert the internal key.

Testing the Key Fob

To ensure that you’ve correctly replaced the battery, press one of the buttons on the key fob. If the light comes on, the battery has juice, and everything is working correctly.


I hope this guide was easy to follow and helped you replace your Volkswagen Atlas key fob battery. If you found this guide useful, please give us a like or let us know in the comments. If you need help with any other key fobs, we have tutorials for almost every major car model on our channel and website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What type of battery does the Volkswagen Atlas key fob use?

The Volkswagen Atlas key fob uses a CR2032 battery.

Can I use any flathead screwdriver?

Yes, any small flathead screwdriver will work for this process.

What if my key fob still doesn’t work?

Ensure the battery is correctly installed with the positive side facing up. If it still doesn’t work, the battery might be faulty, or there could be another issue with the key fob.

Where can I find a CR2032 battery?

You can find CR2032 batteries on Amazon or at most local stores.

Is the process the same for all Volkswagen Atlas models?

Yes, this guide works for Volkswagen Atlas models from 2018 to 2020.

How often should I replace the key fob battery?

It varies based on usage, but generally, you should replace the battery every 1-2 years.

Can I follow this guide if I have the black plastic version?

Yes, the process is the same for both the chrome and black plastic versions.

Is it necessary to test the key fob after replacing the battery?

Yes, testing ensures the battery is properly installed and the key fob is functioning correctly.

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