How to Open a Mazda Key Fob & Replace a Dead Battery

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When you upgrade with a new Mazda, you’ll be amazed by the broad range of advanced features and amenities. One great convenience of owning a Mazda is the key fob functionality. Many of us here in Fairfield love the remote start, push button start, and keyless entry technology. But what happens when these features seem to be on the fritz?

If you need to learn how to open a Mazda key fob to check things out or learn how to change the battery in a Mazda key fob to regain access to your favorite features, Team Mazda can help! Our service team is always here with Mazda service coupons if you’d like to let us take care of your automotive TLC, but you can also quickly learn how to open a Mazda key fob with us. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  1. A replacement battery available (CR2025 battery)
  2. Your Mazda key fob
  3. A small flat head screwdriver, preferably with the head wrapped in tape to prevent damage

If you’d rather not mess with your accessories, we understand. You can save on your next appointment by exploring our Mazda service coupons. If you have a DIY spirit, however, you can follow along below to get the inside scoop and learn how to change the battery in a Mazda key fob with our expert team below!

Opening Your Mazda Key Fob

Whether you want to learn how to open your Mazda6 key fob or your Mazda CX-5 key fob, we can guide you along with ease. The process of replacing a key fob battery is fairly simple and nearly universal for all recent Mazda models. Follow these steps to gain access to your key fob battery:

  1. Press the auxiliary key button on the backside of your key fob to remove the metal key.
  2. With the metal key removed, you’ll be able to see a slot on either side of the key fob casing.
  3. With the tape-wrapped flathead screwdriver, gently pry open the case.
  4. This should remove the case, carefully place all the parts in easily-visible spots for access when it’s time to put things back together.

How to Change the Battery in a Mazda Key Fob

Now that you know how to open your Mazda6 key fob, you probably want to pop in a fresh battery to get your Napa commute back on track. The following steps should only take a minute or two to complete:

  1. Remove the battery cap and place it next to your key fob case.
  2. Your key fob battery should be fully visible at this point. Remove it, but be careful not to damage the rubber ring that it rests on.
  3. If the rubber ring is scratched or damaged, it’s important to also replace this component.
  4. With the ring in place, set the new battery in the fob. The positive (+) side should sit up, facing you.
  5. Replace the battery cover, then reattach both sides of the key fob case. Press until you hear them gently snap into place.

Quick and Easy Service at Team Mazda

Here at Team Mazda, our goal is to support you at every stage of your automotive ownership journey. If you need to learn how to open your Mazda6 key fob, we’ve got you covered. If you’d rather let our trained experts tinker with your vehicle’s accessories, not a problem!

You can book an appointment with us in Vallejo at your convenience, and save with our Mazda service coupons. Our convenient location near Sonoma means reliable car care is always right around the corner. If you have any questions about your car care, contact our service team today!

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