Ateca Key just stopped Working

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sads45
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by sads45 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:27 am

This link is to a YouTube video to replace a VW fob battery which, I think, is the same.
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by tobydog » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:55 am

Also, CR2025 batteries often come in pairs so I keep the second one in the glove box just in case.
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by Grahamn » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:15 pm

In my experience the two batteries decay at the same rate, even though the spare was just a spare....so had to replace both batteries as the residual voltage had dropped in both;

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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by Fred99 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:27 am

I had a Keyfob Battery Low warning yesterday The key still works but the little red light does not flash any more., the spare key does flash.

Conclusion, if you can see the red light, the battery is OK - if not, change it. It seems that the dash warning can't be relied on
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by Phantom » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:14 am

Jus as an aside my usual remote died after 12months no warning from the car, yes it does tell you if remote battery is low! Replaced battery and all was well.
!2 months does seem a short life span for a battery in a remote. previous car Peugeot 3009 lasted two years with similar use.
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by Etchings » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:51 am

Another one chiming in on the dash warning - or lack thereof.

No warning at all for me - the telltale sign was KESSY. First hints of battery issues was KESSY not always working first time, then not at all. Key was still functional for ignition purposes though. So having lasted 2 years I decided that was the point to change the battery rather than wait until I was getting issues with starting the car too.
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by David1972 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:27 pm

Both of our keys have just died overnight, without warning. Off to get some batteries later this evening.
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by Fred99 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:55 pm

My spare died yesterday and a warning came up on the dashboard.
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by richardaudi0 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:26 am

Mine also stopped working overnight, without warning. Car will be two years old next February.
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Re: Ateca Key just stopped Working

Post by Milu02 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:28 pm

My key died monday afternoon and my father in law got the same problem thursday morning. Mine will turn 2 year in February and his did just become 2 year in September.
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