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I've done some searching on google as well as in these forums and can't find any information as to where to get a new key fob for my 2003 Mazda 6s. If not new, can the battery be replaced?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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As for a key fob are you referring to your car alarm fob? If that is the case, take it to any car audio place to get your battery replaced in the car alarm fob.

But if you are handy, find a tool to uscrew the unit and you can find the battery inside. Take it to your local store, be it target or walmart even, and try to find it there. Oh you can also try camera stores.

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Yeah I'm referring to the stock remote key entry fob that came with the car. And thanks!! I got it open and located the 3V battery..will pick up a replacement. I shouldn't have to reprogram it, eh?


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As for a key fob are you referring to your car alarm fob? If that is the case, take it to any car audio place to get your battery replaced in the car alarm fob.

But if you are handy, find a tool to uscrew the unit and you can find the battery inside. Take it to your local store, be it target or walmart even, and try to find it there. Oh you can also try camera stores.

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Nope no reprogramming necessary.


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Nope no reprogramming necessary.[/b]
My fob died as well, but after replacing the battery, it still doesn't work. Next time I take the car into service I'll have them look at it.

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wow really? I may be wrong. But I am unsure why the fob doesnt work just by replacing the battery. Does anyone know if you have do something additional, ie. disconnect and reconnect the battery?


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I just ran up to Radio Shack, bought a replacement - popped it in the fob and it worked great the first time!

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Ah so I was correct! LOL Well thanks for reporting back!

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My fob died as well, but after replacing the battery, it still doesn't work. Next time I take the car into service I'll have them look at it.[/b]

I forgot to ask what year you have. Maybe that is a reason?


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Sometimes the buttons get messed up too. On my old car, I had to have the Fobs replaced multiple times because the buttons died. Tried new batteries, but no response.
When this happened I returned to the dealer and they just swapped out a good one for the bad one. Just FYI.

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My keyfob died and it was not the battery. I took it apart and they are pretty simple inside just a wee tiny board with a few buttons. I took the battery out and cleaned it with alcohal and a few cotton swabs. Once dried I bent the tiny battery connectors back out so that they would be pushing against the battery better, and popped the battery back in and boom, it works fine now. So ya might try that before you throw it away or replace it.
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