How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Mazda Tribute Key Fob

How to Replace the Battery in a 2008 Mazda Tribute Key Fob

Keyless entry remote allow access to your auto. If the key battery is weak you’ll lose your fob’s ability to use distance opening function. In this article, you’ll benefit from knowing how to open your key fob and replace a dead battery DIY. If you decide to do it at home near Tribute, use this instruction, but don't forget to check all you need.

What type battery does 2008 Mazda Tribute key fob take

Changing battery in remote key fob require 1 CR2032 battery and flat head screwdriver. Prepare these materials and tools before opening and make sure to match the size of your fob’s batteries.
  • 1xCR2032 battery
  • flat head screwdriver

Simple steps to replace the battery in your car's remote key fob

A button cell battery installed inside the your keyless entry remote. Move the key out of the way if it is in the keyless entry remote.

Gently try to open your remote key fob with pry tools. Replace CR2032 battery with flat head screwdriver.

Change old battery with new one CR2032. Every battery has a negative and positive side and if you put the wrong connector down, the current cannot go into your circuit board and make it work. Check polarity on battery, by "+" mark.

After the new battery installed, verify key fob functionality by pressing buttons. If all functions works, assemble your fob’s body 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. If your key fob case tightly closed, we done. If not, repeat the last step.

Video of key disassembly

How To Replace Mazda Tribute Key Fob Battery 2008 2011

Still not working? Buy new one

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote key fob of Mazda Tribute use 1xCR2032 batteries. Price for CR2032 batteries are under $4-6 build upon the brand, type and size packaging you buy. You can take old battery to the store, to be sure.

Often, after remote key fob battery replace, you do not need to reprogram. Don't be scare of this procedure, because often it's described in user's manual.

Yes, you can replace battery in your 2008 Mazda Tribute key yourself. Most hard part is to disassembly fob’s case. It's pretty simple with our instruction.

Dealer service cost for replace the battery in fob is from 50 to 600 dollars depending on the car.

Remote key fob batteries in modern cars should be replaced once in four years, but this will vary based on their amount of use and battery quality. If your remote key fob decreased signal strength, you should replace batteries before it stop working and make trouble for you.

These signs will warning you that it's probably time to change battery in your 2008 Mazda Tribute: signal strength reduced, key fob buttons not working, you didn't change battery more than 4 years and multiple clicks to unlock or lock doors required.
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Fob Compatibility:

  1. FCC ID: OUCD6000022
  2. Models: 2008-2011 Mazda Tribute