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Kevinthepenguin
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Re: Fob Battery

Post by Kevinthepenguin » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:17 pm

Rick Armstrong wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Take it to your Skoda dealer. Took mine last week after the same message, changed for free, didn't even charge for the new battery, took 5 minutes.
You're blessed! My lot nonchalantly quoted me a hypothetical "something like £60-70" when I asked hypothetically how easy it was to change. Which instilled a fascinating combination of both irritation and first-time fear! I have assumed that it's quite straightforward, but the inexperienced in me asks what sort of screwdriver, do I need to disassemble the kessy button, daft questions like that. I'll have a go, and no doubt feel like an old hand and vastly experienced once completed!
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Re: Fob Battery

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:28 pm

Kevinthepenguin wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Rick Armstrong wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Take it to your Skoda dealer. Took mine last week after the same message, changed for free, didn't even charge for the new battery, took 5 minutes.
You're blessed! My lot nonchalantly quoted me a hypothetical "something like £60-70" when I asked hypothetically how easy it was to change. Which instilled a fascinating combination of both irritation and first-time fear! I have assumed that it's quite straightforward, but the inexperienced in me asks what sort of screwdriver, do I need to disassemble the kessy button, daft questions like that. I'll have a go, and no doubt feel like an old hand and vastly experienced once completed!
Seriously I’m equally inept at such things and I managed, I also had the batteries in the house so it was a 5 minute job. Like I said it’s shown in the manual as is the syncing if required.
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Re: Fob Battery

Post by Old and Grumpy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:37 am

FoxtrotAlpha wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Kevinthepenguin wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Rick Armstrong wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Take it to your Skoda dealer. Took mine last week after the same message, changed for free, didn't even charge for the new battery, took 5 minutes.
You're blessed! My lot nonchalantly quoted me a hypothetical "something like £60-70" when I asked hypothetically how easy it was to change. Which instilled a fascinating combination of both irritation and first-time fear! I have assumed that it's quite straightforward, but the inexperienced in me asks what sort of screwdriver, do I need to disassemble the kessy button, daft questions like that. I'll have a go, and no doubt feel like an old hand and vastly experienced once completed!
Seriously I’m equally inept at such things and I managed, I also had the batteries in the house so it was a 5 minute job. Like I said it’s shown in the manual as is the syncing if required.
And the manual actually tells you exactly what dimension of screwdriver to use.
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Re: Fob Battery

Post by SkodaVRS1963 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:56 pm

Kevinthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Interesting. My key is giving me the same message over the past couple of weeks as well. Battery replacement seems a bit fiddly. What type of battery for a start? And has anyone tried to, or had to, resynchronize the key once this is done?

I was told the garage would do this, but for something like £70. Sounds like daylight robbery for a battery that can't cost more than a couple of quid....?
My wife's Ford Focus key fob started failing after a year. Bought 4 x CR2032 lithium batteries from the Bay Of E for £0.99 delivered.

Took all of three minutes to replace.
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Re: Fob Battery

Post by Kevinthepenguin » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:49 am

OK, all done! Biggest pain in the backside was getting the cover off. No issue with the "thicker" CR2032 battery. Didn't need resynchronising, which I have to assume is not an issue?
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Re: Fob Battery

Post by Rgr_dorset » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:09 pm

Mine has been changed twice. Once the deadlier did it for free but I suspect it wasn’t a new battery. When this failed I bought a new one and followed the manual. It was a bit fiddly but didn’t take long


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