I lost both keys to my 2002 Mazda Tribute. Mazda Dealer can't figure out how to program keys to start the car. They put a new PCM in and that still didn't work. What should I do?

Asked by Sep 02, 2013 at 05:28 PM about the 2002 Mazda Tribute LX V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Find another dealer. I'm pretty sure you didn't have to replace the PCM just to program new keys. Don't pay them a dime. They should be able to code new keys based on their database and VIN number. If another dealer is too far to drive, call a couple locksmiths in your area, the larger ones might be able to help.

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Yes Tom, you're 150% correct!! -Jim

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This should work depending how bad the dealer screwed things up. 1. Turn ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds, with the 8th time ending in RUN. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming mode. 2. Within 20 seconds press any button on first keyless remote. Door locks will cycle to confirm programming. 3. Within 20 seconds, press any button on second keyless remote. Door locks will cycle again to confirm programming. 4. Turn ignition to OFF. Locks will again cycle to indicate end of programming mode.

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A Ford dealer may be the route to go if you take it to another dealer, as a Mazda Tribute is 100% Ford Escape. They probably know the vehicle better than a Mazda dealer.

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