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Offline Trofeo

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Getting into a golf when the remote battery dies
« on: March 11, 2020, 11:26:30 am »
So our golf 7.5 has a normal key fob with a fold out key, but no door locks. Everything runs on proximity. Remote was flat today, so couldn't get into the car. Am I missing something? Can you still open it somehow? I presume the remote is easy enough to open and replace the battery? Might take to carrying a spare battery....
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2018 Golf R-Line Tsi

Offline schattenblau

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Re: Getting into a golf when the remote battery dies
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 02:14:11 pm »
at the back of the doorhandle is a cap.

pop cap off and there is a mechanical keyhole.

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Offline Trofeo

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Re: Getting into a golf when the remote battery dies
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 07:19:19 pm »
Thanks! Always wondered why there was still a key on the fob.

Looks like there's a good chance of damaging the paint or the cap however when removing.
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: Getting into a golf when the remote battery dies
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 07:39:47 pm »
yeah, i'd hesitate to stick a key in there,

maybe one of those plastic trim removal tools ?

my megane still has an exposed keyhole but it's on the left door,

damn french !

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