How to Program a Mazda 6 Key

by Adelaide Damoah

Like most modern cars, the Mazda 6 has a remote control key for entry to the car. You may have to program the key when you first get the car if it is new. You may also have to program the key if you have replaced a battery, as this can cause the key to no longer be synchronized with the car. The remote control key or fob communicates with your car's on-board computer system to open the door. It is possible to program the key yourself without having to visit your Mazda dealer.

Open the driver side door and sit in the car with the door open.

Press the "lock" button on the inside of the door. Press unlock immediately afterward.

Insert the key into the ignition. Turn the key to the "On" position, then off again. Repeat the process three times within 10 seconds.

Close the car door and open it again. Repeat the process twice more so that you do this a total of three times. On the third time the door should be open. The doors will lock and then unlock automatically.

Press the lock button on the remote control key twice very quickly. The doors will lock and unlock as you press the button. Get out of the car and close the door. Test the key by pressing lock and unlock again. You have now programmed the Mazda 6 key.

Tip

  • check If it does not work, it may be because your battery is dead. According to the Mazda 6 owner's manual, the programming will not work if the battery is dead or dying. Replace the battery using battery model CR2025.

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About the Author

Adelaide Damoah has been writing since 1995. Her work appears on eHow and she has experience with academic writing, web content, newsletters and news releases. Her expertise includes health and art. Damoah holds a Bachelor of Science in applied biology from Kingston University.

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