How to Open Your 1996 Mazda MX-6 Key Fob and Change Battery

How to Open Your 1996 Mazda MX-6 Key Fob and Change Battery

If your car key fob isn't open doors perfectly, the cell battery more likely must to be replaced. In this article, we outlined how to open your car key fob and replace your Mazda key battery step by step.

What type battery does 1996 Mazda MX-6 remote key fob required

Before starting disassembly keyless entry remote make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: 2xCR2016 batteries and flat head screwdriver.
  • flat head screwdriver
  • 2xCR2016 batteries

Step by step instruction

A tiny coin cell battery installed inside the your key fob. Accurately try to pry apart your remote key fob with flat head screwdriver. Change 2 CR2016 batteries with flat head screwdriver.

Get new batteries and install it inside keyless entry fob's case. Be sure to connect the battery the right way around in a circuit. Your key will not work if you place battery wrong way.

After the new batteries installed, verify keyless entry remote by pressing buttons. If everything working good, assemble your fob’s body in reverse order.

At this point squeeze keyless entry fob's back cover together. Line your case two halves together and put it in place by hands from top to bottom. If your fob body tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

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Still not working? Buy new one


Remote key fob of Mazda MX-6 use 2xCR2016 batteries. Price for CR2016 batteries are under $4-6 depending on the size packaging, type and brand you buy. Take your old battery to the store, with you to find a proper replacement.

Usually, after key fob battery change, reprogramming not required. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Replacing your key fob battery is simple to do in 1996 Mazda MX-6. Most of car manufacturers think of the clients and make a special hole for key fob open.

Dealer service cost for replace the battery in key fob is from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make.

Keyless entry remote batteries in modern cars should be replaced every 3-4 years, also this will vary based on their amount of use and build quality. If your keyless entry remote decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop open doors and make problems for you.

These signs will warn you that it's possible time to change battery in your 1996 Mazda MX-6: multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required, signal strength reduced, low key battery indicator on dashboard and you didn't change battery more than 4 years.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: GQ43VT7T
  2. Models: 1996-1997 Mazda MX-6