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  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,662
    That I haven't seen...
  • I've read the Duratec 3.0L engine contains plastic/composite parts, such as an intake manifold. Is this also true of the Duratec 2.3L engine?
  • Just purchased a M3..I / touring with auto last night. Test drove Civic and then fell in love w/ M3. No haggle price of 150 under invoice w/ 4.9 for 72 financing.Hope it holds up as well as advertised.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Many cars today have a plastic intake manifold, the 2.3 is no exception.
  • jc22jc22 Posts: 17
    Thanks for Andreas of Mazda3Forums I was able to unlock my trip computer on my 07 Mazda 3. It works for 06 too! Sorry but this hack does not work on earlier models.

    1. Press and hold down CD and AM/FM buttons
    2. Start your car while still pressing down on those buttons
    3. The display will read, "DIS ON" which means Driver Information System On.
    4. Release the CD and AM/FM buttons
    5. Turn off and restart the car
    6. Now press the Set button and cycle through your avg. mpg, miles until empty, current mpg, and avg mph!

    Now you can truly know your Real MPG numbers! Which is a mixed blessing!

    Please pass this info to others!

    JC
  • Maybe I'm missing something, but can't you just hold the trip computer button a few seconds until it zeros out for the same effect?
  • jc22jc22 Posts: 17
    I believe only the Mazda 3 GT comes with a trip computer and it is access via the "Info" button. I have a Sport Touring and it did not come with a trip computer and I don't have the "Info" button. This hack is to activate the trip computer for lower Mazda 3 models. So before this hack, I did not have a trip computer, after the hack, I now have a trip computer. And I access it through the "Set" button.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,426
    Awesome hack - if I get the 3 I will try it.
  • I just bought a ScanGauge II for the MPG info on the Mazda3Forums group buy for $139.95. Oh well, I still get all the other info the ScanGauge II displays, like engine load and volts, clear CELs, etc, and I saved $30 off of the regular price.

    Anyone interested in getting one, the deal is on till the end of Feb.

    Is this hack supposed to make the info display in the IP, or does it show up in the stereo LCD? I'm not sure what you mean by "Set" button, the one that resets your trip odometers, or the one on the stereo?

    I'll try this hack this morning on my S Touring.
  • I've got a GT, and didn't know that was a trim specific feature. Thanks for the clarification. this makes much more sense now.
    -d
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,426
    I have looked at the Mazda website and noticed that it does not say the stereo will play mp3's (cd's with mp3's burned on). This seems like a strange omission given that a $10 cd player from wal-mart will play mp3's.

    Is it true, or just an oversight?
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    "Thanks for Andreas of Mazda3Forums I was able to unlock my trip computer on my 07 Mazda 3. It works for 06 too! Sorry but this hack does not work on earlier models.

    1. Press and hold down CD and AM/FM buttons
    2. Start your car while still pressing down on those buttons
    3. The display will read, "DIS ON" which means Driver Information System On.
    4. Release the CD and AM/FM buttons
    5. Turn off and restart the car
    6. Now press the Set button and cycle through your avg. mpg, miles until empty, current mpg, and avg mph!

    Now you can truly know your Real MPG numbers! Which is a mixed blessing!

    Please pass this info to others!"


    I'm interested in getting DTE on my 2007 CX-9. Any idea is there's a similar hack for it?
  • I'm not sure about the 07's, but on the 06's, getting a changer that would also play mp3's was a special option. If you opted for the Bose stereo/changer though, that option was not available. I want to say the 07's have an aux input jack, but I am not positive about that.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,426
    Yes the 07 models have the aux input, which is nice. I would like to be able to just stick in a cd with mp3's, but it is not the end of the world if it won't work.
  • I asked Mazda the same question before I got my first 3. Reply:

    Nathan,

    The 6-disc CD changer that comes in the Mazda3 does not play MP3's. You would have to change it out with one that can be purchased as an accessory.

    Regards,
    Suzanne E.
    Specialist, Fulfillment

    So, no, it won't. Also, I thought CD's with CD Text would work, but they don't seem to work on my 2007 either.

    Really, no reason to worry about the text or the MPG readout when breaking your jawbone from grinning so hard after going around some sharp turns at 50 mph and WOT at 5,000 + rpm.

    This is not a fuel miser, nor a top economy (mpg) car, but damn is it fun!
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  • rdsgloberdsglobe Posts: 2
    Hey,

    I was wondering if someone could clear up the fact of whether or not the cd player in the mazda 3 GS sedan 2007 (not with the 6 cd changer) is able to play mp3 cds? I tried playing one last night and it would only show track 1 and would count up and there would be no sound, I dont know if its because of how i burned the cd, or if the car's factory cd cant play it, but the manual says that the cdplayer can play mp3 files. Could someone clear this up for me?

    ps. My first new car, and couldnt be happier with it!
  • davesbrewdavesbrew Posts: 45
    I'm pretty sure that the only way to play mp3's is through the aux jack or by purchasing the special 6disk changer with mp3 capability (not the bose 6disk one though).
  • Re: "was wondering if someone could clear up the fact of whether or not the cd player in the mazda 3 GS sedan 2007 (not with the 6 cd changer) is able to play mp3 cds?"

    Yes. I have an '07 Mazda 3i Touring sedan with a single CD player and it will play mp3 CDs. My audio system has firmware version 1.09. Don't know if that makes any difference. The 3 manual has a full explanation of what CDs can be played in the unit. My guess is that the CDs you are trying to play were not burned in an acceptable format.
    Check out the electronics forum on the Mazda3 Forums for more information: http://www.mazda3forums.com/
  • rdsgloberdsglobe Posts: 2
    How can i check to see which version of firmware do i have?
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