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    Thumbs up speedometer not working

    High guys I just got the car today and noticed that my speedometer doesnít work, it kind of dangles at the bottom, and sometimes doesnít.
    And it works properly for a few second sometimes.
    Iím guessing that itís the speed sensor on the transmission.

    What do you guys think? Iím surprised that itís like this, its and 2005 Mazda 3.
    Has this happen to anyone? And how much did it cost to fix?

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    Default Re: speedometer not working

    sounds like you picked a car with alot of problems...




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    Default Re: speedometer not working

    Quote Originally Posted by phil05gx View Post
    sounds like you picked a car with alot of problems...
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    Default Re: speedometer not working

    guess so. so wat do i do? whic sensor? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaciviceg View Post
    guess so. so wat do i do? whic sensor? lol
    Pull out your speedometer and check if it's properly pluged in

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    actually this seems like a bad sign!

    if there's a problem with a connection of the spedo it's a good indication that the cluster had been pulled out and disconnected to change the mileage reading (im not necessarily saying that it was rolled, but there are not too many reasons to pull out the cluster).

    hope i'm wrong tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedBaby View Post
    actually this seems like a bad sign!

    if there's a problem with a connection of the spedo it's a good indication that the cluster had been pulled out and disconnected to change the mileage reading (im not necessarily saying that it was rolled, but there are not too many reasons to pull out the cluster).

    hope i'm wrong tho...
    ^^^that's what I was thinking...

    however, I have seen my friend's MS3's cluster just stopped working after a hard launch, but for some reason, everything corrected itself after a restart.

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    Default Re: speedometer not working

    i guess ill have to try that, has anyone ever pulled out their cluster? is there a how to ?
    thanks

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    Is it me or does it seem that a lot of the members who bought used Mazda3's are having tons of problems ?


    I hope everything works out for you dude.
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    Thanks, I just made a mistake by not letting the dealer do emission and safety for me, and now im left with all these things that I have to deal with to make it run properly.
    Unfortunately I didnít get to test drive the car since the dealer wouldnít allow. They were way too busy to let every customer test drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaciviceg View Post
    Thanks, I just made a mistake by not letting the dealer do emission and safety for me, and now im left with all these things that I have to deal with to make it run properly.
    Unfortunately I didnít get to test drive the car since the dealer wouldnít allow. They were way too busy to let every customer test drive.

    Bwwuuaaahh omfg lol haha a dealer too busy to let you test drive? They got you good..

    That has got to be the dumbest thing ever.. If a dealer wont allow you a drive, you WALK AWAY faster than you walked in!

    Hopefully its something simple, GL..
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaciviceg View Post
    Thanks, I just made a mistake by not letting the dealer do emission and safety for me, and now im left with all these things that I have to deal with to make it run properly.
    Unfortunately I didn’t get to test drive the car since the dealer wouldn’t allow. They were way too busy to let every customer test drive.

    WTF you buy a car without driving it. Did you buy it as is, uncertified etc? Was it a new car dealer selling used or was it from a corner used car dealer? what did you pay for it?
    some sales people are scums of the earth,

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaciviceg View Post
    Thanks, I just made a mistake by not letting the dealer do emission and safety for me, and now im left with all these things that I have to deal with to make it run properly.
    Unfortunately I didnít get to test drive the car since the dealer wouldnít allow. They were way too busy to let every customer test drive.

    I kinda find it hard to believe that they did not let you test drive the car beforebuying it

    Quote Originally Posted by 5_Alive View Post
    Bwwuuaaahh omfg lol haha a dealer too busy to let you test drive? They got you good..

    That has got to be the dumbest thing ever.. If a dealer wont allow you a drive, you WALK AWAY faster than you walked in!
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by mazda lover View Post
    WTF you buy a car without driving it. Did you buy it as is, uncertified etc? Was it a new car dealer selling used or was it from a corner used car dealer? what did you pay for it?
    some sales people are scums of the earth,
    He bought the car as is

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaciviceg View Post
    Thanks, I just made a mistake by not letting the dealer do emission and safety for me, and now im left with all these things that I have to deal with to make it run properly.
    Unfortunately I didnít get to test drive the car since the dealer wouldnít allow. They were way too busy to let every customer test drive.
    That should have been your red flag to Walk Away!!!
    Good luck

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    sounds like a joke, jeesh, u bought a car without safety, AND no test drive, common people...

    get it from donsview?
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    Wow, people get scammed left and right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanu31 View Post
    sounds like a joke, jeesh, u bought a car without safety, AND no test drive, common people...

    get it from donsview?
    unfortunatly yes i did, i had herd that their not the best but i just didnt have an extra 2 grand to get another one. I got it for $6,990 with 100KM clean interior, engine runs very smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondaciviceg View Post
    unfortunatly yes i did, i had herd that their not the best but i just didnt have an extra 2 grand to get another one. I got it for $6,990 with 100KM clean interior, engine runs very smooth.
    for that price sounds like some hidden problems? does it really have 100KM maybe the speedo was turned back?

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