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Mazda MPV Aftermarket & Accessories

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  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    Thanks. Are the "endcaps" the plastic-topped bolts at each end of the crossbars, or something else? They did not seem to want to come all the way off.
  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    No, the ends of each of the side rails have a plastic boot that has an allen keyed bolt or two in each - these are what you need to remove to essentially remove the rack from the roof, allowing you to slide the crossbar to it's closest exit and off.

    -Brian
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    OK, I happened to talk to the service techs at my local Mazda dealer today (was in to pick up some touch-up paint and mats for my MPV) and they showed me exactly what you were talking about. They also said they would be glad to do it for me. :) Unfortunately my wife had the van today, but next time I bring it in for service I'll take them up on their kind offer.
  • Does anyone out there know if I can install a roof rack to my 2000 Mazda MPV? I'm a do-it-yourself kind of guy so I don't really want to know if I can get it done - only if I can do it.

    Any info will be appreciated!
  • d5ad5a Posts: 64
    Just bought a MPV. Base model it has a roof rack but nothing else I did have privacy tint added to the rear windows. Not sure if that was a smart move or not. Seems to be ok now but it did stain the interior which i think i got the stain out. Now afraid it th e tint will last or not. Went with the new 3m tint thats should be th best but still have concerns. Anyone tinited the windows on there van?

    Also having the rear bumper step added and i did get all weather floor mates for all threee rows thorugh the dealer. Happy with that.

    Thinking of added a bug gaurd. Anyone have any pros or cons about adding that to there van.

    Thanks everyone.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Yeah, I also added the bug guard, also called hood deflector, to my MPV. Works great at keeping small rocks, that are kicked up on occasion, from chipping the front of the hood. Works on bugs too!
  • d5ad5a Posts: 64
    Had a question how much did the dealership charge you for the bug guard? mazda usa site shows it at $89.00 the dealer today quote me a price of $129. Dealer mark up?
    Also any one had a bumper step added? I did today looks good wondering if anyone has had a problem with it coming loose.

    Also anyone had interior issues as far as durablilty. The center flip tray in mine is chipping. The car is brand new only 2 weeks old.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Yeah, I believe it was around $129. Dealer mark up is outrageous.

    I would ask the dealership to order you a new center flip tray, and have it replaced under warranty.
  • blighbligh Posts: 1
    i have a 2005 mpv w/ a factory towing package...when i attach my small trailer to it,it immediately bottoms out.trailer weighs approx 700 lbs.anyone know of anything i can install to raise the rear end?mazda says they don't know of any product.vehicle appears very low even w/o trailer hooked up...thanks...bligh
  • Hello All;

    We bought a 2003 Mazda MPV DX recently and this van does not have ABS. Living in the snow belt, this van skidded yesterday and swung around 180 degrees on a busy snow-covered street. Fortunately I avoided hitting the on-coming cars.

    Hence I am wondering whether it is possible to buy aftermarket ABS from Mazda dealer or someone else.

    Thanks,

    Sri.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Don't know what kind of tires you have, but if they are the OEM Dunlop SP4000... they suck in snow.

    Persoanlly I wouldn't want anyone messing with my brakes to install ABS. I think your spin was more a reflection of your tires and speed than of not having ABS.

    Don't know if aftermarket ABS available from Mazda, but I don't think it is. May be better to invest in snow tires.
  • tcc21tcc21 Posts: 69
    Wondering if the rear tail lights are interchangeable between the 2002-03 style and the 2004-06 style? I want to change them to the newer look - clear lenses from the red lenses. They appear to be the same size but the PN's are different.

    Anyone know?

    Thanks, Tom
  • did you ever get anywhere with this question? i am trying to boost the towing capacity of my '06 MPV as it did not come with the towing package but i am at the limit with my current popup camper...any ideas?
  • I am at the limit of my towing capacity for my '06 MPV. It did not come with a towing package but I have beefed up the shocks, installed a hitch and lights, brake assist for trailer, etc.

    I am wondering if there is any need to acquire:
    1. a special chip to adjust transmission for pulling?
    2. another transmission oil cooler (it already has one installed)?
    3. an engine oil cooler?

    I'm at a loss for ideas. It seems to pull fine but I have a 12 hour trip scheduled for spring break and don't want to ruin my transmission. Any suggestions?
  • Thanks, Whats the details of the MVP Step Plare seller
  • My wife is a caution on the road and I am looking for these items for my 2006 MPV. Anybody know of any vendors who definately have these items?
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