(fun music) – Okay, so it’s Steve from the car key man. We have an interesting job today. This is a Volkswagen Passat keyless key from a 2016 car and it is a complete nightmare to change the battery, we think. We think it’s been designed badly but this is what you do, okay? So there’s an emergency key blade that you have to take out, okay? So there’s that, that’s what you’ll use if you ever have a flat battery. Let’s get rid of that. Now, this here is the battery compartment it runs around there and it runs along here and all this piece here is gonna come off.But, you can’t just pull it off there is a special trick and this is what you need to do. Okay, so we’re going to start showing you what you’re trying to do with the cover off because if you are trying to do this without seeing what you’re doing you do not stand a chance. Volkswagen are havin’ a laugh. Okay, so, it says in the book, so it talks about putting the screwdriver in here, 12 millimeters, and then giving it a twist and then it comes off. Now we played about for this for ages trying to get this to work and what we figured out in the end is this, okay? So, this is your screwdriver, it’s about a three mil screwdriver they want and the idea is that you run it along the side and it actually pokes through, this is so bad, here you go, so it pokes through there, can you see that? So what you’re trying to do is poke the screwdriver up along that ridge, there.I’m just gonna show the image in the book so you can understand what I’m talking about. So this is the manual that we managed to blag out of a car and it shows here as if the blade is moving this here in the book looks like it’s some kind of lever that moves, but it’s not, it is simply, get it together Steve. Right, so, this piece here is basically this piece here I don’t know if you’ll see that on the video and the screwdriver has to come along here and basically, oh come on Steven where are you? No it’s behind there, there you go. This is why it’s so hard, it’s mad. So it goes along and then you can see it there.I should really have a different color screwdriver, that’d be helpful, but anyway. So that’s what we think they’re trying to do, here, okay? Volkswagen, it’s really unhelpful what you’ve done here. There’s another lovely little paragraph here let me just point out, look, let me just show you this. Right, okay are you ready? The key can get damaged if the battery is not changed
properly, okay, and to be honest they’ve made it so difficult. It’s almost as if that they don’t want you to do it yourself. You know, it would have taken nothing to have somewhere along here where you could just pop something in there, give it a click and tighten it up. Yeah, the reason we think it’s such a bad idea is that it’s so easy to put just like a little thing there where you can twist to get it open. Or even this Renault key here, you know, it’s simple stuff just putting a thing in there just to twist it and open up the case. Okay, so we’re gonna put it all back together now and then we’re going to have a go at doing it so we can show you how what a stupid idea it is.Anyway, that’s my rant off, let’s just put it back together and we’ll go from there. Alright, so it’s all back together now. Okay, the screwdriver needs to go along here obviously behind, you need to put it behind here. You need to put it along there and what you’re doing, basically, is getting under there inside and digging that up. And this is so, I would put the screwdriver in here. Let’s see if we can do this live I’ve not managed to do this yet and then when it’s in there, it talks about giving it a twist, let’s give it a twist, hey look at that it works and then lift it off. Now, we made that look a bit easier really. Okay, so we’ve managed to open it and then we’re gonna pull it up and once you’ve got that gap there then it needs to be slid forward lifted and kind of lift and slide it and there you go. And there we have the battery at long last. It is a Maxell 2032 and you can easily get that out just by popping that, oop, we have a flying battery that time.To pop it back in you just need to slide that end in first and then gently push it down. So when you put this cover back on there is a ridge that runs along here, don’t know if you can see that. That needs to be clipped over first, okay? That’s the first thing you need to do so that is gonna go on there, okay? And then once that’s home you can see it’s all sealed shut and everything. Last thing is to put the emergency key in and with the three button keyless key you’re good to go. .