Jan 022017
 

2011 Mazda Speed 3HID headlamp does not work. went back on for a brief day or two.


RESPONSE

In most cases replacing the bulb will correct this issue. In other cases correcting a connection error may need to be made.

HID Headlamp Replacement

Discharge Type

WARNING:

•Incorrect servicing of the discharge headlights could result in electrical shock. Before servicing the discharge headlights, always refer to the discharge headlight service warnings.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the front bumper.
  3. Remove the front combination light.
  4. Rotate the cover in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure to remove it.

2011 Mazda Speed 3 HID headlamp replacement

  1. Rotate the connector in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure to remove it.

Headlight repalcement 2011 Mazda Speed 3

  1. Press sections A to release the bulb retaining wire and remove the discharge headlight.

HID Headlamp Diagram

  1. Remove the discharge headlight.

HID Headlight Removal 2011 Mazda Speed 3

CAUTION:

  • The bulb generates extremely high heat when it is illuminated. If the surface of the bulb is soiled, excessive heat will build up and the life of the bulb will be shortened. When replacing the bulb, hold the metal flange, not the glass.
Nov 192016
 

dvd navigationMy 2006 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring has DVD navigation system. Was wondering if I could use navigation screen for video playback with a separate head unit.


RESPONSE

I would think if you could figure out the wiring that it would work. Might turn out to be ore work than its worth but if it is what you want to do, go for it. There are many aftermarket options available along with factory OEM options. Check out Amazon for some awesome deals.

Oct 192016
 

2007 Mazda 6My indicator fuse has blown a few times over the last few days. I had to change the fuse again today but it has made both the indicators go at the same time. Is there anything else I can check to fix the problem?


RESPONSE

  • Short in wiring harness
  • Shorted or sticking Hazard switch
  • Shorted Flasher Control Module

Anytime a fuse blows it is caused by an excessive amperage draw or direct short.

 

Sep 282016
 

2006 Mazda RX8In 4th gear the clutch grinds only at high rpm and all the other gears shift great the gearbox is also making a little bit of noise. I had the transmission looked at and its fine. Do I need to add trans fluid or clutch fluid?


RESPONSE

Only add fluid if it is low. It would be helpful to know the year of your Mazda RX8. If the fluid is red, use ATF if it is clear, use gear oil. Manual gear box holds 3.6 quatrs.

Aug 012016
 

2007 Mazda 6 diagnostic plugWhen trying to get the car inspected was told the diagnostic plug in was not working. They were using a machine that powered off of my battery. I was told to go somewhere that the diagnostic machine had it’s own battery. Is this possible? This was in Austin, Texas


RESPONSE

Most likely your ROOM Fuse (15amp) is blown. This would make the diagnostic plug unable to read it.  They may also have a bad machine and had nothing to do with your vehicle or your vehicles Data Link Connector. Some auto repair shops just don’t spend the money on good equipment and have to refer you to another shop that has better equipment.

2007 Mazda 6 Computer Data Link (Diagnostic Plug)Wiring Diagram

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Jul 132016
 

Mazda 626While on break I started my car to listen to the radio and keep warm. After 10 minutes, it cut off. I checked the fuel pump to see that it is working. I check the spark plugs and found no electricity was flowing. I cleaned under the distributor cap and replaced the rotor. Still it won’t start.


RESPONSE

Check your fuses and the main relay. Then check the condenser. Check coil and then the Crank sensor and camshaft sensor. Then the PCM. Use the wiring diagrams below to help trace the issue.

Engine Controls Wiring Diagram 1996 Mazda 626

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May 242016
 

Will not start Mazda 6I have a 2006 Mazda 6 V6. The car will not crank. New Battery, Starter is good, as well as the alternator. When I try and start the car, there is no click to the starter/solenoid at all. I thought it might be the starter relay but those are fine as well, as they work in other spots. When I try and start the car with the lights on, the headlights do not dim. What could the issue be?


RESPONSE

Could be a wiring issue. Could be one of the two starter relays, yes there are two. Could be the 15 amp meter fuse or one of the two key fuses or the main 120 amp fuse.

  • Confirm you have battery negative at the starter assembly
  • Check for battery positive at the “S” terminal on the starter while someone holds the ignition key in the “START” position
  • If both battery positive and negative are found, replace the starter
  • If battery positive or negative are not found, check fuses and relays and then the wiring itself

2006 Mazda 6 3.0 V6 Starting system wiring diagram

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May 092016
 

Door Latch Replacement

I need to replace the electrical-switch & relay door jamb switch. Where is it located under hood. the problem I’m having is the door ajar light will not turn off. something is draining my battery.


RESPONSE

The switch in an internal component of the door latch assembly(4). It is mounted inside the door.

Door Latch Removal

  1. Position door glass in the up position.
  1. Remove front door trim panel (23942) and windshield.
  1. Unbolt the window regulator support bar from the door, and slide the bar out of the way to gain access to the door latch.
  1. Check all hardware connections to front door latch (21812) and inside door handle and service as necessary.
  1. Remove upper end of front door key cylinder rod from key cylinder lever.
  1. Open retainer attaching outside door handle control rod to front  latch.
    1. Disconnect electrical connector for door ajar switch (attached to  latch).
    1. Disconnect electrical connector for the adjunct power door latch actuator (if equipped).
    1. Remove three screws attaching front latch to front door.
      1. Remove front door latch (with pushbutton rod and key cylinder rod attached) from front door cavity.
      1. Remove cable windshield and cable from latch.
      1. To remove door ajar switch, use a flat-blade screwdriver to gently pry apart inner latch casing while twisting door ajar switch clockwise (for RH  latch) or counterclockwise (for LH door latch) until switch releases. Remove door ajar switch.
      1. To remove adjunct door latch actuator, release retaining tab on actuator and slide actuator off latch.
      1. Transfer components to new door latch as necessary.
May 022016
 

Inertia Switch

won’t start fuses,relay,pump OK but no power to the inertia switch


The fuel pump relay receives a signal from the PCM pin#80 LT BLU/ORG wire. It activates the relay to send power to the inertia switch on a DK GRN/YEL wire and the PCM pin #40.

Inertia Fuel Shut-off Switch Replacement

To Remove:

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Access the inertia fuel shut-off (IFS) switch on the right-hand toe board and disconnect the electrical connector.
  3. Remove the bolts and the IFS switch.

To Install:

  1. Install the IFS switch and bolts.
  2. Connect the electrical connector for the IFS switch on the right-hand toe board.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
Jan 072016
 

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Grinding sound coming from belts and pulleys area. Friend thinks its a water pump. Louder when car is cold, and pretty much makes this sound constantly. Thoughts?