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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It looks like you have the "Smart Key" (a small rectangular box) that does not look like a traditional key.
What you also have is a dead battery inside the Smart Key.
Look closely at the box; there is a little button on the side. Press it. This will release a small hidden key. After you remove the small key, use a small flat blade screwdriver to pry the case of the box open at the slot provided. Take the unit to a store that sells miniature batteries, and have it replaced. You will NOT have to reprogram it after the battery is changed. The life span of the miniature batteries is roughly 20 months, less if exposed to RFI, like sitting on a TV, a monitor, or other electrical device. The Smart key TRANSMITS all of the time, even when you do not press the buttons. This is why the battery only lasts 18-20 months. Let me know if this fixes your issue..
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
I had a similar problem with a second-hand Mazda2, was intermittent too so the seller kept telling me it was OK. Eventually turned out to be a loose connection with the fob, I bought another off eBay and billed the garage for it, found instructions for programming it online and it's worked ever since.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
you will need to take the car to your local dealer to get all keys coded to the car,sorry....
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
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Posted on Apr 14, 2010
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