How to Replace the Battery in a 2001 Mazda Tribute Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2001 Mazda Tribute Key Fob

Key fob allow easy access to your Tribute. When the key battery is dead you lose your keyless entry fob's ability to control remote opening function. It's not complicated to replace the battery in your keyless entry remote by yourself. Everything you need is described in this article.

What is the battery key fob use

Before you start to disassembly key fob make sure that you have all recommended tools and materials: CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your Tribute's keyless entry remote

Inside of your keyless entry remote installed tiny coin cell battery. Carefully try to pry apart your key fob with hands or flat head screwdriver. Remove CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

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

When the new battery installed, check remote key fob by pressing buttons. If everything is functioning, assemble your fob’s case in reverse order.

At this point squeeze fob’s back cover together. Line your shell two halves together and assemble it together by hands from top to bottom. Inspect your fob case for gaps. If it is not firmly closed try to repeat last step.

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How To Replace Mazda Tribute Key Fob Battery 2001 2006

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Mazda Tribute require 1xCR2032 batteries. Most CR2032 batteries are under $4 build upon the type, size packaging and brand you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Keyless entry remote in most of cases reprogramming not needed after battery replace. If your key fob not working, recheck new battery voltage. If it is not help, read user's manual or contact local dealer.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2001 Mazda Tribute key fob yourself. Most difficult part is to disassembly keyless entry fob's case. It's pretty easy with our step by step guide.

The cost to replace the battery in fob can run anywhere from $30 to as high as $500 depending on the make and the service pricing.

Keyless entry remote batteries in Mazda Tribute should be changed once in three or four years, but this will vary based on their amount of use and quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should change batteries before it stop open doors and make problems for you.

These symptoms will warning you that it's possible time to replace battery in your 2001 Mazda Tribute: key fob buttons not working, you didn't change battery more than 4 years, multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required and low key battery indicator on dashboard.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: CWTWB1U331
  2. Models: 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute