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How to Open the Mazda Key Fob and Replace a Dead Battery

If you own a new or used Mazda model, you’re probably relying on the convenience of the remote start, push-button start, and keyless entry technologies, but what happens when these features stop working? While you can get these checked out at your local service center, learning how to open the Mazda key fob and replace the dead battery on your own is probably most convenient. In order to get started, you’ll need:

  1. A replacement battery on hand (CR2025 battery*)
  2. Your Mazda key fob
  3. A small flat head screwdriver with the head wrapped in tape to prevent scratches

How to Open Your Mazda Key Fob Step by Step

Whether you’re trying to open a Mazda CX-5 key fob or a Mazda6 key fob, you’ll notice the process is similar. In fact, it’s nearly identical for all Mazda models from recent model years. Follow these simple steps to get access to the dead battery:

  1. Press the auxiliary key button on the back of your key fob in order to remove the metal auxiliary key
  2. With the metal key gone, you’ll notice a slot on either side of the key fob case.
  3. Use the tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver to pry open the case, first on one side and then on the other. Work gently.
  4. This should remove the case. Place the latter in an easily-visible spot where you won’t lose track of it.
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How to Replace Your Mazda Key Battery Step by Step

Once you have the Mazda key fob open, remove and replace the Mazda key battery. To do this, simply follow these steps. This process should only take a moment:

  1. Remove the battery cap, and set it next to your key fob case.
  2. Your Mazda key fob battery should be fully exposed. Remove it, being careful not to damage the small rubber ring that it sits upon.
  3. If you scratched or damaged the rubber ring, it’s important to replace this component before moving on.
  4. With the ring in place, take your new replacement battery and set it in its place in the key fob. The positive (+) side should be up, facing you.
  5. Return the battery cover to its proper place, and then reattach both sides of the key fob case. Press until you hear them click into place.

Get Quick and Easy Mazda Service at University Mazda

If you don’t have time to replace your Mazda key fob battery yourself, or you simply want to make sure that it’s done right the first time, reach out to University Mazda to schedule service. With our available service specials, you’ll find getting the help you need, whether it’s assistance with your key fob or simply keeping up with the Mazda maintenance schedule, to be quite affordable. Contact University Mazda today for more information on tire rotation, other services, or additional savings.

*Check your owner’s manual to ensure you have the right battery for your specific model.

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