How To Use The VW Emergency Key in Phoenix, AZ

Person using opening the trunk of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas with key fob


Key fobs are great for easy entry to your vehicle, and they’re super handy for locking and unlocking your car while you’re on the go. But, key fobs can run out of battery power, in which case they would just need to be replaced. If you have a dead key fob and need to get on the road, learn how to access and start a car without a key fob by following this handy guide from Volkswagen North Scottsdale. Then, replace your key fob’s battery at our Volkswagen service center near Phoenix, AZ.



How to Use the VW Emergency Key Step by Step in Phoenix, AZ

If you find that you have a dead key fob, you can easily access your Volkswagen emergency key to unlock your car. To learn how to use the VW emergency key and get back on your Cave Creek commute, simply perform the following:

  1. Locate the button on the side of your key fob and push it.
  2. After pushing the side button, there should be a small key loop that comes out of the top of the fob.
  3. Grab this loop and pull it out.
  4. Once the emergency key is removed from the key fob, use the key to unlock the door.

You can also start your engine with this emergency key.


Lock Cylinder Cap

Some Volkswagen models will have a lock cylinder cap next to the door handle that covers the lock cylinder, which the key can access. To remove this lock cylinder cap, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Locate the lock cylinder cap. It should be right next to the door handle on the driver’s side door, but consult your owner’s manual if you can’t see it.
  2. On the cap, you should see a small box-shaped opening. Insert your Volkswagen key inside this opening.
  3. Use your key to wedge against this opening and pry open the lock cylinder cap.

Once the lock cylinder cap is off, you can insert your key into the lock cylinder and open your car door.


How to Start a Car Without a Key Fob in Phoenix, AZ

If you have a newer model with a push-start system and your key fob is low on battery, you may have difficulties getting your car started. Here’s how to start a car without a key fob:

  1. Hold your dead key fob against the steering column of your vehicle. This is the part in the middle of your vehicle that you use to shift gears.
  2. While holding your key fob against the steering column, locate the start button that’s next to your shift knob.
  3. Press the start button while holding the key fob against the steering column.

This should successfully start your vehicle.


Schedule a Volkswagen Service Appointment in Phoenix, AZ

Now that you know how to use the VW emergency key, visit our Volkswagen service center or VW parts center to get your key fob replaced. Need to schedule VW service at our Phoenix-area Volkswagen Service Center? Schedule your VW service appointment with our online appointment scheduler today!


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