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How to Replace a Mazda Tribute Key

by Matthew Fortuna

The Tribute key on the Mazda is one brand of smart key that can be programmed to a number of Mazda models. These cards feature remotes and keys and they can be used to electronically control your ignition plua a number of other features. You can replace and reprogram the key by going to your dealership and resyncing it in just minutes from your driver's seat.

Enter your car with the keys, close the doors and insert a key into the ignition.

Turn the ignition "On," then press the Unlock buttons on your remotes and cycle the key in the ignition from "ACC" to "On" three times.

Open the door on the driver's side, press the Lock tab on the door twice and close the door again.

Wait for the door locks to cycle again, press the Unlock button twice and remove the key from the ignition to end the process.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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