The Mazda Tribute was jointly developed with Ford Motor Company. This compact SUV is based on the Mazda 626 platform that also served as the basis for the Ford Escape. One difference between the Tribute and the Escape is the sportier, more finely tuned suspension on the Mazda.
The first-generation Mazda Tribute uses the square key fob remote. This device provides wireless locking/unlocking and panic capabilities. With this key fob, internal battery replacement is simple. The CR2032 battery inside can be swapped out at home, DIY style. In this guide, we will show you everything you need to know to change your Mazda Tribute key fob’s battery. Looking for a different Mazda key fob?
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How to replace the Tribute 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 square key fob battery
Scroll down to see a full video tutorial or read on for a step by step guide.
What you will need:
• 1x CR2032 battery
• Flat-head screwdriver
First, locate the small indentation on the bottom of the key fob where the key ring is. Insert your flat-head screwdriver into this area and twist. A slight rotation of the tool will create a opening between the two halves of the plastic casing. Now, just pry the key fob apart with your fingers.
With the case of the device open, you can easily remove the battery. With your fingers you can simply pull out the battery or slide your flat-head screwdriver under it and pry it out.
Finally, we will replace the CR2032 battery. Make sure to place your new battery face down into its compartment. Push the battery down and it will click securely into place. Put the two halves of the key fob back together, and voila, your done. You just changed your Mazda B Series key fob battery.This is the battery for this Tribute key fob: