Audi Q5/Q7: How to Replace Key Fob Battery

Your vehicle's key fob battery may very well need to be replaced at some point. Fortunately, you don't need to endure a potentially expensive trip to the dealership to get a new one.

By Kate Halse - March 23, 2016
Contributors: spijun

This article applies to the Audi Q5/Q7 (2009-present).

When your car's key fob battery is getting low, you will likely see a message on your vehicle's information display screen. Even if you don't have any prior automotive experience, the process of replacing your key battery is quite simple and straightforward. Replacing the battery on your own can also save you the time and hassle of setting up an appointment at a dealership. Read on to find out how to properly replace your key battery.

Audi Q5/Q7: How to Replace Key Fob Battery

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Step 1 – Prepare to remove the key battery

Flip the remote control over so that you are looking at the release button. Press the release button to remove the emergency key from the remote control key.

Figure 1. Press the release button on the back of the key.

Step 2 – Access the battery

Press the release button or catch that's located on the battery carrier. Simultaneously pull out the battery carrier from the remote control key. Remove the battery carrier from the remote control key by pulling it to the right, or in the same direction as the release button.

Figure 2. Pull out the battery carrier.

Step 3 – Insert new battery

The correct battery to use is the CR 2032. Once you have the new battery in hand, insert it with the "+" symbol facing down. When the new battery is in place and you've ensured that it's positioned correctly, gently slide the battery carrier into the remote control key.

Figure 3. Insert the new key battery.

Step 4 – Insert the emergency key

Once the battery is in place, you will need to re-insert the emergency key. To do this, simply slide the key back into place.

Figure 4. Insert the emergency key.

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