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The keyless entry on my mazda rx8 isnt working : No : Ok so

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Hi
JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: The keyless entry on my mazda rx8 isnt working
JA: Have you ever had to reprogram your fob? How old is the battery?
Customer: No
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Ok so when i press the lock and unlock the headlights blinks as usual
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yea
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I folowed some steps online to reprogram
JA: Is there anything else the Mazda Mechanic should be aware of about your Mazda?
Customer: Nope
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the lights do flash when pressing the unlock button on the key fob then the fob is transmitting, if the doors won't unlock then you have a power lock issue.

What year is the vehicle?
When pressing the power lock button inside the car do the power locks not work?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi. The power locks dont work inside or when i am outside the car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

That's what I expected.

What year is the vehicle?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
2005
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Rx8 manual transmission
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

Can you check the 15a Room and 30a D Lock fuses?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I checked the 30a fuse. Where is the 15a located?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

It's in the fuse box in the left kick panel, to the left of the floorboard.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi i checked that. The fuse is good
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am hearing the clicking when i press the unlock botton on the key fob
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.

Do you hear clicking when pressing the power lock button each direction inside the car?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.

Are you 100% sure the locks stopped working on both doors at exactly the same time?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have to open the locks manually now
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.
Were you looking to know possible causes ir were you hoping to do electrical testing yourself?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.

I'm a full time tech and at work this morning, I'll get back to you as quickly as I can!

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.

The lock actuators are controlled directly by the keyless entry module. the next step will be to remove at least one door panel and use a test light to check for power and ground at the actuator while locking and unlocking. The lock actuator wires should be red/blue and red/black. Set up the test light across these terminals and press the switch to lock and unlock and see if the test light lights up.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi. I will have to get a test light. Will try to get one asap
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.

Not a problem.

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