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#2 of 37 Anyone have this problem?
Feb 09, 2006 (8:10 pm)
When my headlights are on, the lights on the radio cut in and out when I move the steering wheel back and forth very slowly. Seems like the strain of the electric power steering is to blame. Not a big deal, but will have it checked out when my 5 is in for its first oil change.
#3 of 37 Rear electrics
Feb 18, 2006 (9:21 am)
Has anyone gone in yet to the rear lamp assembly? I'm curious which side the main wiring harness arrives at... in case I'm tempted to connect trailer lights.
#4 of 37 Re: Rear electrics [dcdingo]
Feb 19, 2006 (5:03 pm)
I plan to get in there later this week.
#5 of 37 Looking for good grounding point in rear of car.
Nov 05, 2006 (6:51 am)
I would like to know where a good grounding point for an amplifier is in the back of the car. I would like to place it towards the right side in the trunk. Please if you have any info it would be greatly appreciated.
David - Mazda5Lover
#7 of 37 Flickering radio lights
Oct 13, 2007 (3:54 am)
When my headlights are on, the lights on the radio flicker on and off when I turn the steering wheel back and forth very slowly.
Has anyone else had this happen? Any suggestions on how to fix it?
#8 of 37 Re: Flickering radio lights [blynmazda5]
Dec 10, 2007 (2:11 pm)
When I turn my steering wheel everything dims. Hasn't caused any problem I know of yet.
Mar 23, 2009 (9:41 pm)
I have a 2006 Mazda5 GT, 5 speed manual. I have two major issues that the dealership cannot fix. The first is the headlights turn on and off on their own. It usually happens when the vehicle is warm but I drove thru the mountains and on my last trip the lights turned on and off 34 times. I have had this reported to the dealership for the last 70 000km, and they have looked at it 5-6 times.
The second problem is the e-brake does not work every time. At first the e-brake worked great then when winter hit the brake would only catch 4 out of 5 times. When it did not catch the lever would go right up to the top, so it was easy to recognize that the brakes were not engaged, but not the dealership has adjusted them 7 times and I have found that only one wheel is locked 80% of the time.
Mazda Canada told me I don't really need an e-brake! and to just park the van against the curb or sidewalk and crank the wheels.
I live outside the city and I don't have a sidewalk, but I do have a long steep driveway, and three boys under 6 years of age... and no street lights.
I have left the vehicle at the dealership until it is road worthy and safe to drive again, I will also be starting an arbitration process against Mazda...
Any comments or helpful hints
#10 of 37 Re: neil [nslimm]
Mar 24, 2009 (1:33 pm)
My only suggestion is to look for another Mazda dealer or, if it's out of warranty (3yrs in Canada for 06 models I believe, right?), to investigate for a good import workshop in your area. Mazda5s are relatively "straight forward" cars mechanically and electrically (adding that they are based on the Mazda3, widely popular in Canada)
I know this might not be the answer you are looking for, but I think you may not have been lucky with your existing dealer and with the Mazda Canada contacts.
Or another final idea, if you have very good evidence of course, is trying to drop and e-mail or give a call to Mazda North American Operations MNAO (they take care of CAN, US and Mexico, based in Irvine California and Detroit Michigan) or Mazda Global, who knows!