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#14 of 23 Re: Mazda6 security indicator light [sundance5]
Sep 15, 2009 (3:41 pm)
This reply is a year later, but maybe it benefits someone else....
The battery is low. When the battery is low all needles in the instrument cluster will pulsate, i.e. go up and down.
It happened to my CX-7. Just needed a jump.
#15 of 23 mazda security indicator light - car won't start
Feb 14, 2012 (7:18 pm)
I got it working!!!
My Mazda (3) started flipping out with lights flashing and horn beeping.
Apparently, the car immobilized and went into lock out mode.
Nothing worked - the remote starter, turning the key, using the spare, etc.
I Googled pages of threads without any clue except taking it to the dealer.
But, I fixed it!
All I did was jump start the car. That's it.
I put the key to "On" so, I could put it into Neutral.
Then, I pushed it next to my other vehicle.
Then hooked up jumper cables for a minute or two and it started right up!
I think the whole security thing is triggered by a battery that is a little low.
I hope this helps.
#16 of 23 Personalization Features
Mar 16, 2012 (6:26 pm)
How do I make the following Personalization Feature changes on a 2012 M5 w/out going to the dealer:
1. Turn the interior lights off w/ the door ajar after 10 minutes instead of 30 min?
2. Unlock all the doors and tailgate w/ one push of the unlock button instead of two?
3. The time required for the doors to relock automatically after unlocking with the
transmitter to 60 secs instead of 30 secs?
#17 of 23 Re: Personalization Features [bprenderson]
Apr 20, 2012 (7:47 pm)
I'd like know too, and I have some experience to warn you off of trying to go to the dealer, too. (at least as of 2010 when I tried with then-new MZ3) My first dealer visit, like you with 3 non-default personalization requests (different ones though) resulted in outcome #1 - done OK, #2 - not done with no mention of it, just ignored, and #3 - being told the manual was wrong and my car couldn't do that. Another dealer needed to get #2 and #3.
I would suggest maybe the factory shop manual might discuss it, but I won't buy one of those either because I did get one for my 2006 MZ5, and it seems to be written in some form of Klingon instead of English -- e.g. the plastic engine cover is called the "plug hole plate cover".
#18 of 23 CEL in the mountains
Apr 20, 2012 (7:53 pm)
My 2006 Mazda5 has just returned from a trip to California from Seattle, during which it turned on its check-engine-light crossing the Siskiyou summit near Ashland OR -- both directions. All driving behavior has remained normal, including trip gas mileage (27 mpg for average speeds 70-75 -- it's a 5MT). The first time, the light stayed on steadily (while running) for 3 days or so. Today I bought an OBD scanner and find that the trouble code is "insufficient coolant temperature". Which hardly seems like a problem, when you coast 5 or 10 miles downhile at high speed in fairly cool weather, of course the engine can cool down below normal operating temperature.
Is this behavior considered totally normal? Or is my car's thermostat not quite cutting out the radiator as much as it should?
#19 of 23 Re: Personalization Features [whobodym]
Apr 21, 2012 (5:27 am)
The dealer in Austin said they would condecend to do it for $156.00. Buster says this is way too much. We'll live w/ it the way it is.
#20 of 23 Re: Personalization Features [bprenderson]
Apr 21, 2012 (6:23 am)
I take it this is a "changing your mind" kind of thing, after one previous session of having them fiddle with the personalization? At least in 2010 when I bought mine, the first session at the dealer setting up personalization was free.
#21 of 23 Re: CEL in the mountains [whobodym]
Apr 24, 2012 (9:40 am)
Your thermostat is sticking. Replace it, it will definitely come back. I also ignored it and cleared the code and it came back on after a couple of weeks. I replaced the thermostat and flushed the coolant. No more CEL or codes for that.
#22 of 23 Re: CEL in the mountains [davicho]
Apr 24, 2012 (6:55 pm)
Thanks, I grant you're probably right -- but just to check, you do realize how mountainous the terrain I was in is, right? I really do mean totally coasting, zero fuel flow for 5 or 10 minutes, at 75+ mph the whole way, descending thousands of feet of altitude. The ambient temp was 50-60F. This has never occurred, not even once, on a smaller downhill.
#23 of 23 Re: CEL in the mountains [whobodym]
Apr 27, 2012 (9:44 am)
Correct! Mine also turned on while coasting on the freeway at about 75+ miles an hour on a flat area very late at night with a temperature of about 50 degrees.