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All dashboard lights are lit and no power in steering

agauravagaurav Member Posts: 5
edited July 2021 in Mazda
I am facing this problem for the first time in 8 years. I have a 2.4L 2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring. I turned it on today and the steering had no "power". Very hard to turn. All dashboard lights are on as if there is some electrical malfunction. But the car still drove around a block from the house without any problem other than heavy steering.

Turning off was difficult. One push of button didn't do anything. Had to keep holding the start-stop button down for a long time. Any ideas of what is going on or if I can debug (and fix) myself rather than take to a Mazda dealer.

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    agauravagaurav Member Posts: 5
    I took it to a local auto service dealer (not Mazda authorized) and they said that the ABS module has no power and communicating. As a result the other things are failing too. The speedometer remains stuck at 0. The car doesn't turn off easily. I need to told the on-off button for 3-4 seconds and then accessories remain on. I have to again keep the button held for another 3-4 seconds to fully turn off the car.

    Any ideas if I can debug this further myself rather than bringing this to Mazda service center? Could it be something simpler? Anything that I can do to confirm before paying $400 to Mazda for just diagnosis (their quote over the phone)?

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