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  1. On-board diagnostics - readout malfunction??

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey gang, Looking for some help here with the on-board diagnostics on my 2015 Mazda3. I took it to the local shop to get my registration renewed for the 1st time. As part of that, it needs a DEQ emissions test. When they administered the test, it threw back an error saying "OBD data does not...
  2. how simple diagnostics saves you money

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    This starts recently when I was thinking its probably about time to flush out the brake fluid. Its almost 4 years old, 125k kms on it. Most would say overdue, including a money hungry dealer or independent shop. But think about it for a minute. The manufacturer does not specify this in the...
  3. Zero 104: Automotive Diagnostics

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I’ve been building up to this one for a while. This will be my last generalized guide in this series. It is very important to read the previous guides before this one, especially zero 103: engine flow process. It is absolutely vital that you understand at least the basics of how the engine...
  4. Accessing the Infotainment Diagnostics Menu

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Accessing the Infotainment Diagnostics Menu - and other Special Key Combinations Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this elsewhere, but I went to my dealership today and one of the technicians taught me a cool trick. Diagnostics Menu Hold: Music + Favorites + Pwr/Mute Continue holding until...
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