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    Re: Trouble starting in Park

    there was a recall for this... a special replacement part was released for it... it's not the same as the standard replacement part listed in the parts catalogue
  2. Re: Looking for new Headlights... LED v. Halogen v. HID

    there's no "getting done right" with a "kit" for the H7 headlights... the only way, which is still illegal, but a lot harder to do, especially to get it right, is to replace the projectors completely...
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    Re: Gen1 Door Lock Cylinder Seized

    you can reprogram it yourself... instructions can be found with the help of google ;)

    dealer of course can reprogram, but that's the most expensive place to do it

    are you sure it's the key...
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    Re: 2011 Mazda 3 HighBeam With DRL LED conversion

    the DOT doesn't "approve" anything... manufacturers are responsible for certifying that the produce meets the DOT regulations and marks them as such for sale... if the product is claimed to be DOT...
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    Re: 2011 Mazda 3 HighBeam With DRL LED conversion

    LEDs are illegal and unsafe

    if you want white light, and long life, modify a 9011 (HIR1) bulb to fit into the high beam socket... google it... it's perfectly safe although technically illegal......
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    Re: Japanese vs Mexican

    that shows they replaced the battery in your car

    the Q-85 batteries are known to fail prematurely when not maintained, in the JDM service field... tracking of this is more limited in North America...
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    Re: Japanese vs Mexican

    what failed? battery or capacitor? For the battery, there's a certain way to take care of it to keep it lasting long because of it's special construction
    There were i-ELOOP TSBs for the 2014s, is...
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    Re: Japanese vs Mexican

    1st year cars always have problems... big surprise
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    Re: Japanese vs Mexican

    they started building GTs in mexico last year, so finding anything Japanese built will be a needle in a haystack
    this is evident by the deletion of the i-ELOOP option that hardly anyone bought
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    Re: Add Bose OEM in 3rd gen Mazda 3

    there's a sub under the passenger seat.. just because you don't see a sub in the trunk, doesn't mean you need it in the trunk
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    Re: 2014 Mazda3 GS tire size

    there's a small difference... the 215 have a larger overall diameter, and will result in a 1.8% slower speedometer
    there's no ideal... going with a lower profile (215/55-16) will result in the...
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    Re: Compass On Mazda Connect

    there's MZD connect hacks to do this, but it doesn't work right with the latest versions of it, so don't dare try! I thought I saw a mini compass on the map, but I don't remember... I don't use it...
  13. Re: Clunking front driver side when turning over bumps

    did you grease the ball joints frequently? this was an advertised "feature" of moog... thus making them high maintenance and crap!
    this brand caters to the old school people who feel better about...
  14. Re: Cruise Control not engaging, possible battery issue?

    what is "cruise control cold start"?

    you can only refresh a battery up to the condition/wear it is in, by desulfating the cells... any existing material loss in the lead plates means loss of...
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    Re: Engine swap no crank no start

    glad you got your car working, but you are still wrong about the engines being the same...
    mazda changed the head design in 2006 as well as the camshafts... it is NOT a straight swap... the only...
  16. Re: 2007 M3 - Door Open Warning Light & Other Light Related Issues

    any changes done to your car recently, such as cabin filter replacement?
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    Re: New here, O2 sensor topic

    you don't have to buy genuine (aka OEM), but if you bought OES, it's nearly the same thing... either Denso or NGK (NTK) aftermarket will be just fine... they're OES
  18. Thread: Ajax Mazda

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    Re: Ajax Mazda

    if you bought it for list price, they didn't lose any money from the deal
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    Re: Small coolant leak

    not necessarily
    low coolant will cause air pockets in the system, which means lack of ability transfer heat to the radiator or heater core.... higher rpm will reduce the size of the air pockets,...
  20. Thread: Mazda 3 Battery

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    Re: Mazda 3 Battery

    disconnecting the battery is still the smart thing to do, that way the battery doesn't get drained more than it has to... even a slightly drained battery can cause cell damage if not recharged slowly...
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    Re: Engine swap no crank no start

    what year is your car? the 05 and 06 engines are not interchangeable directly... the cams are different and most importantly, the sensor trigger wheel in the cam is different

    these cars are not...
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    Re: 2006 Mazda 3 radio volume very low

    did he swap in a bose head unit? what does the part number on the sticker say?
    bose head units have NO amplifiers, so it will sound very quiet

    regardless, the easiest solution is to just simply...
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    Re: Alignment problems

    you need an alignment obviously, why don't you take it to a shop to get it done and they will tell you if there's anything broken?
  24. Re: $65 charge just to check my car for recall notice?

    there are no fees for any recalls, all recalls are charged to mazda corporate, even if warranty has expired
    the letter you received should have explained this... if not, call mazda canada and ask
  25. Re: Mazda 3 GT to GX driver seat swap for Lumbar Support

    why would a GX have better lumbar support when the GT has adjustable lumbar? That doesn't make any sense!
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