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Mazda MAZDA3, Hatchback, Sedan
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#3162 of 4991 Re: Mazda3 AC by slate1
Apr 14, 2006 (8:29 am)
Many owners of 2004 and 2005 Mazda3's report having good AC systems - some claim even on 95+ degree day the car would get down right cold.
Also - there is no doubt that the black interior in most Mazda3's make the car feel much warmer - Which IMO is all the more reason that Mazda should have put in a killer AC system -
It will be interesting to see - as the summer heats up - if any of the 2006 car owners start to complain about weak AC. Mazda claims that no changes have been made to the AC system (since the 2004 model intro).
The one thing I know - if you are unlucky and get stuck with a weak AC system Mazda will not do anything to resolve the problem. Looks like you are one of the lucky ones.
#3163 of 4991 Stopping the seatbelt alarm on a 2006 Mazda 3
Apr 14, 2006 (9:28 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Mazda 3 and I am trying to find out if there is a way to disconnect the seatbelt alarm. Can anyone tell me the best/easiest way to do that? I would prefer not to cause permenant damage ie cutting the electrical wire. Thanks!
#3164 of 4991 Stopping the seatbelt alarm on a 2006 Mazda 3 by abanchero
Apr 15, 2006 (8:52 am)
Buckling it is the easiest way to stop the alarm - and also provides other benefits - like preventing you from going through the windshield -
#3165 of 4991 Re: 2nd times a charm [regretful #410] [54maxell #412] [regretful]
Apr 15, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I don't own an M3 but was considering a purchase last year. I rented one for the day. It would not start after sitting idle for a while without two tries. Just as you describe. Sealed the deal for a Civic right then and there. On another note, I haven't heard many other complaints about this though. Perhaps there is an easy fix.
#3166 of 4991 Re: 2nd times a charm [regretful #410] [54maxell #412] [regretful] by mcap
Apr 15, 2006 (3:49 pm)
Hard start was two problems - a bad fuel pump was almost always part of the problem - some cars also needed to have a hotter spark plug installed - the stock plugs were becoming fouled - creating a hard start situation.
I had the fuel pump replaced - & my hard start problem was 100% solved.
#3167 of 4991 Re: Clicking Seat Belt [steph_stanton]
Apr 15, 2006 (5:38 pm)
My '06 started with the clicking seatbelt this week - I'm right at around 1100 miles.
It's not coming from the height adjustment mechanism - it's coming from where the part that you snap the belt into on the driver's seat.
Clicking seems to occur mostly when accelerating or slowing down and is somewhat inconsistent. If I unbuckle my seatbelt it stops so it's obviously in the mechanism somewhere.
It's astoundingly loud considering what it's coming from.
Curious if anyone has had any luck getting a repair on this - I'll be taking it to my dealer soon if it doesn't stop.
Cross my fingers - this is the only rattle, etc. that I've got!
#3170 of 4991 Re: Seat Issue? [tsgeisel]
Apr 15, 2006 (9:38 pm)
Just popping in here to say that A does not necessarily imply B.
Are you calling me crazy? I think my a/c works, so I may be just that.
#3171 of 4991 Re: CD player can't track CDs [ikeedum]
Apr 16, 2006 (11:17 am)
I have an '04 5-dr. I have experienced the same problem. The CD player is clearly having trouble (the track time is advancing every two seconds instead of every second). Eventually, the CD player just shuts off. I've also had problems getting the CD player to recognize that CDs are loaded. I have noticed that if I just turn the ignition key to the accessory (?) position, it works fine. Have you figured anything out?