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    2013~2016 Horn keeps blowing fuse

    A bad (inconsistent) ground will not blow a fuse. A positive voltage (live) wire that touches ground CAN blow a fuse.
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    Went to Mazda after 8 Subarus, very happy!

    Back in 2017, my daughter was looking for a sedan so she and I went test-driving - the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, and Subaru Impreza. She ended up with the Subaru Impreza Sport (not like the Mazda "Sport" trim - the Subaru is kindof like a cross between the 3 GT and Touring. For...
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    Bought a new (to me) 2008 Mazda3 and I only got a single lousy key

    It'll be interesting to see how the remotes turn out. (y)
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    Bought a new (to me) 2008 Mazda3 and I only got a single lousy key

    The title of his post states that he just bought a 2008 Mazda 3. Most likely, the "2003" he posted was a typo.
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    Bought a new (to me) 2008 Mazda3 and I only got a single lousy key

    It should be, but I am not certain about that. My 2008 MX5 has a keyless fob. There are stores online that specialize in key fobs but read up on what else is required. Hopefully someone with a 2008 3 will chime in.
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    2014~2020 Going to war with Mazda re: rear brakes

    I was reading in another forum that an owner was having similar premature wear issues with his Mazda3. He went on to report that the dealership replaced his pads and rotors without charge. You may want to call the dealership from whom you bought your car, and ask the service manager about this.
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    2014~2020 Going to war with Mazda re: rear brakes

    I hear there is a TSB for Mazda3 brakes. Did you check to see if your 6 is covered under this?
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    Can't locate front end noise...Help!

    "an alignment shop" may not be the "right" alignment shop. I think the one to which I referred started doing business in this area since 1947. Here's there website: If you can find a place like this, they will be more likely to find and fix the problem.
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    Can't locate front end noise...Help!

    This has happened to me a few times over the years. Rather than spending an afternoon trying to find the source, I would take the car down to an alignment shop that has amazing suspension mechanics who always find the problem. They work on stuff like this, every day and have solved many...
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    2020 CX-5 mysterious battery draw

    Or simply download Microsoft's Translator app.
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    2005 Mazda 6 2.3l battery light/alternator issue

    Okay, back to the real (vs brake) question and suggestion: Did you have a load test done to your battery? Doing a simple voltage test is not the best way to test a battery. Even if the battery is less than 3 years old, it could be weak.
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    Anyone replace the tires yet on their 2018+ Mazda6?

    According to Consumer Reports' extensive tire tests, the best handling Ultra-High-Performance all-season tires for your car are the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS. The added bonus is that their noise rating is better than average. The slight down side is snow traction, which is below average. Tread...
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    CX-9 for my traveling son?

    Wouldn't golf clubs fit into a CX5 with the rear seats folded? The latest CX5s are very quiet and smooth riding, so you might not want to focus solely on the Cx9. If I were your son, I'd prefer either the 3 or 6 if each is large enough for the clubs.
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    Rattle in defrost vent...Help

    Could it be a small stone? I've even had pieces of a dried out leaf make its way to the fan in older cars. Did you remove the cabin filter?
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    CX-30 2.5 Turbo

    .....most likely not as fast as the 3 but very quick, nonetheless. (y)