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Mazda3 Dashboard and Instrumentation Questions



  • Anybody know if this would work on a 2008 Mazda3 S Touring with the 6 disc changer (non Bose)?

    I am debating hard whether to get the S Touring with leather/moon or the Grand Touring w/ bose/moon (it's a $1,300 difference and I want to save every penny I can).
  • I have an 08 3i Touring with a six disc changer. I got this hack to work in about 2 minutes. Very easy simply follow the steps and the DIS ON will show...then unhook the negative on your battery and hold the :00 button down for 3 seconds and let off and it will work...dont forget to reset your one touch window.....but I can say that it for sure without a doubt works on the 08 Mazda3 i Touring with a six disc
  • I have a 2006 Mazda 3 and had new tires put on today and got some gas and when I got home the security light won't go out. I have checked the doors and the trunk and the gas cap all appear to be ok.

    Any ideas?
  • javeejavee Posts: 2
    I also have a 08 i touring, do you have a 6 cd in dash, I have the single, and cant seem to get it to work. If you have a single it means I am doing something wrong, and therefore might be able to get it done.

    Please drop me a line if you get the chance and let me know how you go this to work.

  • javeejavee Posts: 2
    I also have a 3i touring, but for whatever reason cannot get the trip hack to work.
    Do you have a 6 cd in-dash? Im starting to think the hack only works for 6 cd in dash units, I have a single.

    Let me know if you figured something out,


  • I got mine to work, but I do have the 6 cd in dash.

    It didnt work the first time, because I didn't leave the negative disconnected long enough. I gave it a minute instead of a few seconds on the 2nd try and it worked. :)
  • duanecduanec Posts: 2
    I have a 2004 and about 18 months ago, my security light turned on and kept blinking. It just blinks when the engine is turned off. I have no idea why, but it doens't seem to be causing a problem.
  • I have been having some recent problems with my Mazda 3. About one month ago I took it to be serviced and also the emmission light was on. When I went to pick it up, the light was turned off and according to the mechanics, the gas lid wasn't on securly....Not even a week later the light came back on, it wasn't the gas lid then, however, it won't shut-off...Any suggestions? It is a 2005 with 52k miles on it and all through the summer it didn't do this, until winter hit. :cry:
  • I bought a Mazda3 High Option in Feb 2008. There is no trip computer display. Can I add this option now? what do they mean by unlocking trip computer and displaying on central display
  • acdacd Posts: 11
    All the information you need should be in the discussion group titled "How to Unlock Your Mazda 3's Trip Computer"

  • cin1982cin1982 Posts: 2
    Hey, noob here, and I wanna say THANK YOU for this post! :) I have an 07 3i touring and this worked perfectly on my first try. I'll definitely be checking out this forum in the future for ideas on my car.
  • stonejkstonejk Posts: 1
    OK, I just bought an '08 Mazda3 i Touring. It has the 6 disc changer. Has anyone actually gotten the DIS unlock to work on an '08? If so, please send me the steps
  • jjp72jjp72 Posts: 2
    Please forgive the extreme newbie-osity of this question, but how do I disconnect the negative to the battery? Can someone walk me through it or point me toward some directions/a walk through somewhere?

    I'd love to do this hack but need to know how to do that part of it first.

    Also, does doing the hack run any risk of voiding the warranty or anything?

    Much appreciated - thanks!
  • jjp72jjp72 Posts: 2
    Ok, so after further research it seems that apparently this won't work on '08s with the single disc cd player. Is that correct? Has anyone gotten it to work with that setup?

  • ron92ron92 Posts: 1
    The information screen on my 2006 Mazda 3 just went blank. Thought it might be a fuse but I can't find any fuse location for that function in the manual. Called Mazda but they want me to make an appointment with the dealer. I'd rather not spend $100 to have them change a fuse if I can help it. Does anyone know where this fuse is located? Thanks for any help.
  • cin1982cin1982 Posts: 2
    Hey Stone, my cousin bought an 08 3i w/ just the single disc system and I couldn't get hers to work. I've looked at several different forums to find out if it can be done on the 08 and haven't had any luck. Hope you're able to find something!
  • mizzoumazdamizzoumazda Posts: 17
    Hi. I just got an '08 Touring sedan. If I turn the temp control to the blue setting, which I often do driving home when in the morning the weather has been cold, the AC and Recirc lights are activated. Nothing about this in the manual. Is this normal?
  • ahightowerahightower DFWPosts: 429
    Yup, it is normal. You can push the AC and recirculate buttons again to disable those functions. I suppose the designers assumed that if you crank it all the way to the right, you want it as cold as possible ASAP. You learn to live with it.
  • gneffgneff Posts: 3
    I have a 2004 with 68000 miles and the dash cracked last week for no reason. Its in the middle right by the windshield. The dealer said they've seen a lot of this. Anyone else have a problem?
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,015
    Did it crack where the light sensor fits?

    problem for good.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

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