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#17196 of 17829 Re: IPOD for 2004 Mazda6 [escortowner]
Jan 22, 2005 (1:59 pm)
unfortunately no one makes a plug and play aux input for the Mazda 6, yet. Check out the link below for a way to get it to work, though. It's much easier if you have a 2003 over a 2004 (not sure about 05) because with the 04 you need to solder something onto the board inside the head unit. Check this link:
If you want, instead of attaching the cable that provides the RCA inputs, you can attach an Ice Link ($200) which allows you to use the buttons on the steering wheel, and head unit to control the iPod.
Jan 25, 2005 (8:50 pm)
Sorry for being so dramatic. I work for an intl org in Costa Rica and currently own a 2005 Mazda 6i (leather and auto with ~8200km) built in Japan. However, I have to move to the UK; I will be leaving for the States next week and eventually going to Europe in February. Since I've not been able to sell the car (I bought it tax free and selling it has been a nightmare because buyers without tax-free status would have to pay huge taxes and complete inordinate paperwork).
I love my car very much and don't want to leave it here for someone to sell on my behalf. As such, I wanna ship it to NY because it doesn't make sense for me to take it to the UK. Does anyone know if it would meet NY/US standards? Is there a big difference between Mazdas built in the States and those manufactured in Japan? If the car is not sold by this weekend, I will have to ship it to the States.
I look forward to reading your suggestions and comments.
Thanks so much!
#17198 of 17829 Re: HELP!!!!!!! [dayokayode]
Jan 26, 2005 (4:19 pm)
Try posting this on the questions for car dealers forum in smart shoppers. Maybe Terry can help you out.
Jan 29, 2005 (5:58 am)
The NHTSA has issued a recall for certain 2004 Mazda6 models. According to the website, it only affects 190 vehicles, so chances are you aren't affected. It has to do with the locking mechanism on the rear seat belts. If you need more information, go to www.nhtsa.dot.gov, click "Recalls Search From Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)" found in the middle of the page. For the NHTSA campaign number, type the following: 04V582000. It will give you the details of the recall, as well as numbers to contact Mazda and the NHTSA.
#17201 of 17829 No Snow Chains?
Jan 30, 2005 (1:13 am)
I've had my 6 for not quite 2 months yet, and I love it. I was surprised to read in the owner's manual for my 6s that I am not supposed to use snow chains due to the low clearance under the car. On the mountain passes here (Oregon and Washington) the state police will require chains if the snow gets too deep. What am I supposed to do, not drive in the snow when that happens? This is the first car I've ever had that had this kind of issue.
Feb 01, 2005 (7:46 am)
You could try some of the low profile chains - they should be fine. I would also call to see if 4 snow tires will work - some places don't make you have chains if your have 4 snow tires. They must have the mountain and snowflake symbol though.
#17204 of 17829 AC compressor on when AC not in use?
Feb 20, 2005 (9:12 pm)
I've had my 6 for 3 weeks now and am generally very happy with it. One quirk though is that there has been puddles under the car on the 4 or 5 days we've had with temps in the 50's or 60's.
I am not using the ACC (instantly decided it had a mind of its own, which usually didn't match my wants), do not have the AC button pushed, nor am I using defrost. I'm only set on floor vents. Yet, there is the condensation! Today it was as impressive of a puddle as I've seen, so the compressor must working pretty hard.
Is this normal? Anyone have an idea of what's happening? I echo the concern: How much MPG are we losing?