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Mazda CX-7 Keyless Entry



  • slippertslippert Posts: 13
    I recently heard that if your key fob and cell phone come in close proximinty and a call comes to your cell phone, your key fob will be rendered useless forever. Any truth to that? :(
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Possibly! Check out this article.

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  • rbmotoxrbmotox Posts: 6
    I picked up my new CX7 today. My dealership is very helpful but NO ONE has any idea of exactly where the smartcard goes. Their suggestion was to leave the smartcard in the car and use the fob. The car remote started, locked, and unlocked with my fob a couple of times so I figured the same smartcard should work with my wifes fob also. Her fob locked the car but wouldn't unlock it. Of course I left my fob and her smartcard at home so we had to get someone to take us home to get the key. Is the smartcard supposed to be left in the car? Is each card specific to each fob even though they are for one car? Thank You! RB.
  • wjbushsrwjbushsr Posts: 135
    I'm amazed no one at the dealer knew this; The Smartcard stays on your person, never in the car unless you have it your wallet or in her purse. :confuse:

    The manual states that if you try to drive with the card not being recognized there could be some problems with the system. A couple of us on the board have noticed that if you have it in your wallet, be sure to not sit on it while driving, it tends to have a button or two pushed and won't be recognized, also if you take the wife on a trip, be sure to remind her if she leaves the purse in the car to remove HER remote, or the car won't lock and the chime will tell you to go and get it!

    One more tip; if you go outside and it's blistering hot {ala Texas heat} push and hold the unlock button on your remote, this will lower your front windows and moon roof if so equipped! ;)

    Good luck! :shades: and ZOOOOOM ZOOOOOM!!!
  • rbmotoxrbmotox Posts: 6
    Thank you for the quick response. I was surprised too. My CX7 was the first the dealership had sold with the remote start. It was like all of the town idiots (me included) had got together to make it work but no one knew exactly where the keycard went. Thanks again!
    P.S. My wife just called from work and says she LOVES her new CX. She traded her 2003 Corvette for it and couldn't be happier. RB. :)
  • rbmotoxrbmotox Posts: 6
    :confuse: Man I feel bad for having to keep asking about this. I have the remote system owner's manual. As I understand it all I have to do is press the single button (fob) transmitter twice and the car should start in 5 seconds. I have the smartcard in my coat pocket. So far I've been able to get the car to start once from about 15 feet away but it only ran for a few seconds then shut off. Other times it has started after pressing the single button (fob) transmitter twice but only if I was in the car. Usually after pressing the fob from a distance I hear the fuel pump working and the headlights and dash lights flash for a second or two. Then nothing for a few seconds. Then the fuel pump and lights etc. This will go on indefinitely until I push the rubber button on the door handle to open the car. When I get in the car will start on it's own, sometimes. I'm missing an important step somewhere but I can't find it in the remote start manual or the owners manual. I also enabled and disabled the valet setting to see if that function worked. It did.
    I just tried it again. I pressed the transmitter twice from about 10 feet away. Waited 10 seconds at a distance. Walked up, pushed the rubber button on the door handle to unlock the door. Engine started as soon as I got in the car. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. RB.
  • wjbushsrwjbushsr Posts: 135
    I'm wondering if there is a conflict between the programs for the Tech Package and the remote start... I have the Tech Pack, but not the Remote Start and I've seen others with one or the other, but I'm sure you're not the only one with both features.
    My guess is that there is a glitch in your system, if you have another Mazda house in your area, I'd say give them a call, maybe someone else has come across this problem... What's the point of having remote start if your Techie won't cooperate? :confuse:
  • rbmotoxrbmotox Posts: 6
    Thank you for the suggestions. I'm going to call the dealer where I bought the CX and get some other dealers phone numbers. The car actually was transferred from a dealership about 75 miles from here. Maybe they know how to make it work. Other than the remote start, the CX is very cool. It seems very well thought out and user friendly. The Tech package couldn't be easier to figure out. Thanks again for your suggestions. ZOOOOOOM! ZOOOOOOM! :)
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    It sounds like the installation wasn't done correctly. Take it back to any dealer and they should be able to get it worked out.
  • tbear1130tbear1130 Posts: 7
    This may sound silly, but after the last door is closed walk away slowly. I have found that sometimes if you walk away too quickly it doesn't work. I used to have the same problem until I figured this out. I have not had it fail since.
  • cxrabbitcxrabbit Posts: 134
    I hope RBMotox will respond... I know this is an old post.

    I have the same problem... however, I'm having this problem suddenly after the system was working fine for over a year. I'm wondering what the solution was for you, RBMotox...

  • canayjun64canayjun64 Posts: 34
    Hi everyone,

    I have gone through my manual but I can't seem to make any sense of what it says. My only wish is to be able to lock my doors "without" the transmitter or the key. Is there a way I can set this up or is this a factory default setting?

    It's so frustrating having to look for the transmitter just to be able to lock the doors.:confuse:

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Does any have keyless batery problems?? :(
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