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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
Jul 02, 2003 (8:44 am)
I would like to tap into the wire going to my back-up lights without removing the rear light housing completely (to install a back-up alarm). As near as I can tell, the available wires are black (2), black + white (2), green + yellow, red + yellow and green. Does anyone have ready access to the wiring diagram for the 2000-2003 Mazda Protege and will tell me which of these is the back-up light (or reverse light in Mazda vernacular) wire?
#926 of 1221 Here's how to find out.
Jul 02, 2003 (9:51 am)
1. Detach all wires from rear light housing.
2. Have assistant put car in reverse.
3. Touch wire pairs to tongue, one pair at a time.
You'll know when you've found the right pair.
Jul 02, 2003 (12:00 pm)
... detach one pair at a time from back of housing (if removable) and watch when the reverse light stops functioning when aforementioned assistant shifts the car into reverse. Bingo!
(How's that for a redundant post?)
#928 of 1221 alternator
Jul 02, 2003 (1:01 pm)
Better yet, you can buy bulbs with built-in alarms and save yourself and your harness. JC Whitney sells them if you can't find them at your local parts store under the Grote or Signal-Stat brands.
Jul 02, 2003 (1:16 pm)
Good idea, but they don't make those in a version to replace the 7440 bulb in the Pro.
#930 of 1221 you are correct
Jul 02, 2003 (1:31 pm)
I just noticed what bulb it uses.
Ok, looked at the Wiring Diag. The hot wire for backup is Red/Yellow and the ground is Black.
Hope that helps.
Jul 02, 2003 (3:30 pm)
it's so hot in my garage right now that it may be a few days before I can follow thru on this. But your info should be the answer. Will let you know.
Jul 14, 2003 (4:24 pm)
hey everyone, just bought my p5 last week and i didnt get the factory alarm option. now i am thinking that i want it. has anyone bought and installed the mazda alarm for their p5? i dont want to buy it and then find out i am in over my head. or would an aftermarket alarm be better?
#933 of 1221 Transmission whine update/front speaker replacement
Jul 22, 2003 (7:06 am)
OK. I've still got that New Car Paranoia with only 500 mi. on the car so far. I posted about a week ago regarding transmission whine in 2nd gear.
The closest thing I could find to a relevant TSB on this was TSB 0002993, which addresses transmission whine at certain speeds due to "a resonance that is generated at varying levels between the primary and secondary gears" which, they say, isn't a problem. (I found this on the Protege FAQ page.) This is in all 3rd generation Proteges.
I went to the dealer for a cargo tray, and stopped by the service dep't to ask about it. They said they'd look at it during the first scheduled service. That's fine with me; I don't think it makes much sense to try to diagnose random noises until the car's broken in anyway. Chalk it up to getting used to a new car. ("The interior isn't blue! Is that normal?!? Do they all do that?!?")
Also: I replaced the OEM front speakers with Pioneer TS-A6870R's. These went right in without problems, though I had splice the electrical connections into the door's wiring harness. (I.e., the Mazda connectors didn't fit.) The rain shields from the OEM speakers transferred to the new ones without alteration.
If anybody's interested, I can post pics, or put up a separate web page on a separate site.
#934 of 1221 RE: Speakers
Jul 22, 2003 (7:33 am)
How do they sound? Better I hope?