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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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I've done some searching online and this site and all I can find are articles on how to program a "new" key for my mazda, so apologies if this has been covered on here somewhere already.

Anyway, I have a 2006 Mazda 6s and my key remote is no longer working. I have the flip out key and I have 2 of them that have both worked since I bought the car. What happened is I went out to the garage to go to the store this afternoon and both the front drivers and passenger side windows were rolled down....since I live in MN I haven't been driving with my windows down lately and I am sure I didn't roll them down. I was also missing one of my keys and after an exhausting search of my home I found it under the recliner in my living room and the key was a bit scratched around the buttons. What I'm assuming happened, is the key got wedged in the innards of my recliner and the unlock button got pushed and held down for a period of time. Pushing and holding the unlock button for a few seconds will unlock and roll down the front windows, as I'm sure many of you may alaready know. I'm also thinking that it was held for a very long time which has for some reason disabled both of the keys. none of the buttons work, panic, trunk, lock, or unlock.

Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so, is there an easy fix to re-enable them or do they need to be reprogrammed?
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they can be reprogrammed. however, sometimes it doesnt work. like, i have an 03. and i have the switchblade key. but when i repgrammed it, it didnt work. so..

idk about 06s thuogh.

search for switchblade key or something like that, and you can find the post to reprogramming the key.

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Check that the valet button isn't pressed. If it is, only the key can open, close the doors and trunk

TSB There's a TSB with your keyfob problem. What it does is make it so that you have to press the unlock button twice, then hold it down to open windows

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Just an FYI for you all since I finally got some responses. I did figure it out, and this worked for my 2006 Mazda 6s with 2 switch blade keys.

Here's what I did:
1) Open the drivers door and get in the drivers seat leaving the door open.
2) Put the key in the ignition
3) Turn the key to on, then back to off again and leave the key in the ignition(On is 2 clicks forward and your lights and radio will come on. Be careful not to start the car, and when you are done the key should be in the off position where you started from)
4) With your left hand reach around to the door frame and push the button that shuts the interior lights off 3 times. The button is located just below the door latch. You could also probably just close & open the door 3 times, but the directions I found said to just push it so that's what I did. You will hear your door locks working after thiis
5) Push any button on the key that is still in the ignition.
6) Push any key on your second remote

Both keys should now be working again.

Note that this was done for the 2 switch blade keys that came with my car when I bought it. I have no idea if this would work for new keys that aren't original to the car or not, although I'd assume it would still work.

I remember the directions I found on this site for the 00' - 04' cars said to lock and unlock the doors with the powerlock for step 2, right after you open the door, this step is NOT needed for the 2006 model and in fact, this process will NOT work if you do that.
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I have a 2007 South African spec Mazda 6. The local nomenclature is 'Individual 2.3l', It was the top spec sold in SA. I bought the car new.

I have the 2 'flick knife' remotes pictured.


When changing the battery of one of them I broke off the flexible tab. This I lived with for a while.
I eventually decided to buy a new remote from China, the shipping cost was such a large portion of the total cost, I ordered 2.


What I bought consisted of only plastic and a blank keys. Absolutely no electronics at all.


A local locksmith copied a original key to the blanks for me.


Now for the fun part!


I simply fit a new flick blade part to the push button half, it turns on the ignition but the car won't start!


So I swapped the old, working, key blade and fitted it into the new plastic shell, same symptom!


I tried all combinations of new and old parts all with the same result.


I should add that both remote controllers lock & unlock the doors. Seeing as they do this, I see no reason to go through the re-programming loop, simply because I've changed a piece of plastic. Or in the case of the key blade, a piece of metal.


Does anyone out there know differently?
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Possibly there are some recognition electronics buried in the key-element / moulded plastic adjacent piece? Or did I not understand your description / explanation properly?

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Possibly there are some recognition electronics buried in the key-element / moulded plastic adjacent piece?

That's what I need to know, are there any such electronics?
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Hi read your post about replacement key fobs. I did the same thing and car turns on but doesnt start but my original key does start. Have you found out why this is. I'm using the original key from the old remote and placed it in the the new shell. No cutting. Still dosen't start.
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I cannot answer your PM as I do not yet qualify!


I still do not have a logical answer to the key problem.


Anyone any ideas?
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I now have the answer!


Yes there is a sensor in the part with the key blade!
This is sometimes glued in and difficult to remove.


All is revealed in this video:
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