How Do You Open The Mazda Key Fob And Change A Dead Battery?

Man opening car with key fob

The Mazda key fob is a great tool and is easy to depend on. So, it can be frustrating when it stops working. Instead of bringing the key fob into our service center, you can learn how to open the Mazda key fob and change a dead battery at home. This way, your Mazda key fob will be as good as new in no time and you won’t have to worry about scheduling service in Rocky Mount. Our service team has created this helpful guide to show you just how to change the battery. Follow these instructions below and be sure to contact us with any questions.


How to Open a Mazda Key Fob

Once you learn how to open your Mazda6 key fob casing, you’ll be able to open the key fobs for other Mazda models as the process is similar. First, you’ll want to get together electrical tape and a flathead screwdriver. Here’s how to open a Mazda key fob plastic housing to get to the battery:

  • First, remove the traditional metal key 
  • You should now be able to locate the notch on either side of the case
  • Tape the end of the screwdriver in electrical tape to protect the plastic from the metal
  • Pop the case open by inserting the screwdriver in one notch, then the other
  • Now you’re ready to finish the process by following the “how to change the battery in a Mazda key fob” instructions below. 

How to Change the Battery in a Mazda Key Fob

After you open the key fob, you can easily swap out the battery. Make sure when buying a new one tht you get the right one. You can check the battery type and order the right kind from our parts department if you’d like. Once you have the right battery, here’s how to replace the Mazda key fob battery:

  • With the case already open, remove the old battery
  • Carefully inspect the rubber ring on which the battery sits to ensure it’s in good condition. If not, you’ll want to replace that as well. You can get that item from our Medlin Mazda parts department
  • Simply place the new battery in the housing, with the positive (+) side up
  • Reassemble your plastic housing, pressing until you hear the case click back into place
  • You’re ready to hit Raleigh roads with your functional fob!

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If you need some help replacing the Mazda key fob battery, our service team is here and ready to help. Be sure to check out our service coupons for additional savings. Have questions? Contact our team. We’ll be more than happy to help you get your Mazda key fob back up and running.

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