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#30 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [mj1986]
Jul 24, 2007 (5:51 pm)
See what the button next to the clock button does.
#31 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [mj1986]
Aug 16, 2007 (11:22 am)
From everything I have read on other Mazda forum sites, the unlock does not work for 2008 models.
#32 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [jc22]
Aug 27, 2007 (9:47 am)
For those of you with the 08, it is possible to unlock the DIS. I have an 08 3i touring and was able to unlock to DIS. Follow the steps for the 07, but instead of just pressing the 'Set' button (:00 on the 08), you must HOLD the button down for approx. 5 seconds and release after getting the 'DIS ON' message from the unit. I also noticed that even though it is unlocked, I still have to press and hold the :00 button for ~5 seconds each time I switch from the clock to the DIS.
#33 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [wetarded1]
Aug 27, 2007 (9:04 pm)
I just got a 08 I touring MT
I have attempted to follow the following instructions and not getting the DIS ON.
1. Turn on radio, then turn off car
2. Press and hold CD and AM/FM buttons (also have tried holding down the :00 button)
3. Start car while holding down buttons (have used car on and also started ignition)
4. Have not received the "DIS ON" prompt, after holding for up to 30 sec
5. Release CD and AM/FM button
6. Press :00 for 5 sec and cycle thru computer (have not gotten here yet)
7. Turn off and restart car
8. Press and hold for 5 sec :00 to cycle thru computer
#34 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [wetarded1]
Aug 27, 2007 (10:35 pm)
I have an '08 Mazda3 S Tourinig and I can hold the fm/am and cd buttons to get DIS ON.. but then nothing else works to get any info. The clock stays the clock.
Tried to hold down the :00 button but nothing happens.
#35 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [jc22]
Sep 12, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I just bought an 05, has anybody come up with a crack for the 05? Or is just undoable. That would be great to see my mpg. Thanks
#36 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [jc22]
Sep 16, 2007 (4:45 am)
My Mazda 3 07 has no stereo weel control. am i able to unlock my trip computer? i tried the famous steps of holding the cd & AM/FM buttons. but didn't work. No DIS shown.
i would like to confirm something, is AM/FM is 1 or 2 diffrent buttons. in my case they are 2 seperate buttons so in my case i hold the 3 Keys CD, AM, & FM buttons.
waiting for your suggestions.
#37 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [wetarded1]
Nov 09, 2007 (9:36 am)
I also have 08' Mazda3 itouring sedan, but I can't even get to the DIS. It would have been such a cool mod to do, but no luck for me.
#38 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer. [menghsiu]
Nov 21, 2007 (1:07 pm)
sorry, I'm new to this, but why would I want to unlock the DIS?
#39 of 79 Re: How to unlock Mazda 3's trip computer.
Nov 30, 2007 (6:06 pm)
Please forgive the cross posting of this message. This subject has been mentioned on all 6 of the forums on which I lurk.
I purchased a 2008 MS3 Sport with a single CD player. I was unable to do the 2 button trick to get DIS ON as others have reported. I got on eBay and purchased what was advertised as a '04-'06 single CD Mazda 3 radio from Discount OEM Radios. I knew from the forums that '04-'05 was not going to work. The picture looked like my radio except black faced instead of the metallic color. I risked the purchase because it was only $19.99 plus $16.00 shipping. I received the radio and noted it had a December '05 build date, making it from an '06 model. It was also a 6 CD changer instead of a single CD as advertised and marked on the paperwork. The faceplate was badly scratched as was the display. I removed the damaged faceplate and display, literally a 4 minute job. I removed the original radio from my 2008 MS3 and swapped in the eBay 2006 radio, re-using the 2008 display and faceplate. I powered it up, did the 2 button trick, DIS ON, power down, power up, push :00 (no "SET" button) and now I have a 6 CD changer with the trip computer in my 2008 non-GT MS3 for a $36 investment. This radio seems to have more power than the single CD and the changer works well. So, from this comes another datapoint, the computer that provides the trip computer function resides in the radio and 2006-2008 faceplates and displays are interchangeable. I hope this helps someone else.