Question about 2002 Mazda Protege
My wife recently bought her mother's 2002 Mazda Protege that had been in storage for about 6 months. She couldn't get it to crank, so the first thing we assumed it needed was a new battery. I bought one and hooked it up. The lights came on inside, and the little red light on top of the steering collumn was flashing rapidly. When I tried to crank it, all the lights in the instrument cluster lit up, but it still wouldn't turn. After a few seconds, all the electronics and the horn started going crazy, and they wouldn't stop until I disconnected the battery again. I tried several times with the same result. What am I doing wrong?
It sounds like the car's security system is going off. Is there a key fob to lock/unlock doors and turn on alarm? If there is, connect battery, and immediately press alarm/unlock button to turn alarm off.
I have a truck with an aftermarket alarm system installed by the previous owner, my battery died, and when I hooked up a new one the alarm went off, and it took a while before I hit the key fob button, but it stopped it. Let me know if this works for u.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 30, 2015 | 2002 Mazda Protege
Mar 26, 2015 | 2002 Mazda Protege
Feb 05, 2015 | 2002 Mazda Protege
Dec 08, 2014 | 2002 Mazda Protege
Sep 05, 2009 | 2002 Mazda Protege
Jul 04, 2009 | 2002 Mazda Protege
Mar 21, 2009 | 2002 Mazda Protege
1,281 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: