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Mazda Tribute, SUV
#1773 of 1866 Re: 2001 Tribute V6, Strange Sound [sloride]
Aug 07, 2006 (11:22 am)
I have them same thing anyone have any ideas?
#1774 of 1866 Re: Trailer Wiring Connector [fuchsrr]
Aug 08, 2006 (6:34 am)
What year is your Tribute? I have a 2005 model and I had to get it wired by the dealership as I was advised that my waranty would be voided if I went aftermarket. From what I understood, when you buy and select the towing packadge, the whole wiring harness is different in the vehicle. In my case, I did not get the towing packadge so they had to modify the harness to be able to connect the towing wirring harness. This was a 6 hour process.
Aug 11, 2006 (7:29 am)
Just ordered a nice Alpine CDA-9857 for my '03 Trib along w/the iPod adapter and necessary wiring, bracket, etc.
Anybody have ANY experience swapping out a giant in-dash system for a smaller, better deck? Any advice?
Where the heck is everybody???
#1776 of 1866 Dashboard Indicator Light
Aug 14, 2006 (6:18 pm)
I have a Mazda 2001 ES Tribute. One of my dashboard indicator lights is on. I purchased the car from Carmax and did not receive an owners manual. The indicator light in question is next to the temperature gauge in the Tribute. It is the fifth light, out of six. It's under the air bag deployed indicator light (4th light). The symbol looks like a radiator or battery. Does anyone know what this light indicates when it comes on. The light does not stay on. It only comes one after the car has been running for several minutes.
#1777 of 1866 Mazda Tribute update
Aug 28, 2006 (3:31 pm)
Well, the wifes 04 Tribute ES 4WD V6 now has about 26,000 miles on it. No problems to report. Wife loves to drive it. Reliable and well built. No rattles or squeaks in the interior, or exterior that we can tell.
#1778 of 1866 Mazda Tribute Fog Light
Sep 02, 2006 (3:48 am)
I shut the hood of my SUV and it evidently jarred one of my fog lights and the lens broke into pieces. Does anyone know if I can buy just the lens to replace or do I have to buy the whole light? Also...if I can just buy the lens, do you know how to get the lens off or do I have to take the light completely out?
#1779 of 1866 Re: Mazda Tribute Fog Light [eagle_eyes]
Sep 02, 2006 (9:59 am)
If this is a factory installed foglamp, there are replacements all over the net. Just type in Mazda Tribute fog lamps, or Mazda parts into a browser..I found one on the net far less expensive than from the dealer. My wifes on her Tribute ES V6 4WD had a rock hit it and crack. They are a bummer to replace. You have to take off some plastic guards. If your handy however, you can do it..
By the way, how does the hood of your Mazda come in contact with the foglamp?? The foglamps is way down lower..??
#1780 of 1866 Re: Mazda Tribute Fog Light [scape2]
Sep 02, 2006 (12:08 pm)
Thanks for the info! I'm assuming I have to replace the whole light, is that right? No replacing the lens itself?
The only thing I can figure out...I'm in Texas and it's been hot here and when I shut the hood of the tribute, it was in the hottest part of the day (afternoon) I heard glass break and the saw that the lower left lens had shattered. I guess it just jarred it just right. I hardly ever use the lamps. The light itself still works fine...it's just the top part that shattered. I thought about just letting it be, but it's time for inspection and don't know whether the car will pass inspection or not with it broken even though it's an option to use them or not. Do you know that?
#1781 of 1866 "Break-in" period
Sep 03, 2006 (12:39 pm)
I've been told that it's necessary to break-in a new car or you will have problems down the line. Exactly how do you do this, and for how many miles? I drive to work on an interstate where the traffic goes 65 mph or more every morning & evening. Believe me when I say it's not a good idea to slow down . . . Thanks.
#1782 of 1866 Mazda Tribute gas mileage
Sep 27, 2006 (8:47 pm)
My 2004 Tribute with V6 only gets about 15mpg around town, if I am lucky. It has about 14,000 so I really don't drive it much. Using Royal Purple oil helped but it is very expensive.
I keep the SUV in perfect condition, always garaged, and all of that. I'm using the best air filters, low restriction Tried all of that. K and N actually reduced performance. Best filters are WIX makes the best for intake and for A/C filter. No engine warning lights ever on. Sort of wonder about the exhaust sensors but light should come on (I think.)
Anyone have any ideas so is this the gas mileage I need to live with.