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Mazda 3 Information Display

Did you ever find a place to fix your Information Display on your Mazda3? I too have the same problem. My display went out about a month ago and my car is no longer under warranty. After reading all of the other complaints about the same problem, I say it's faulty equipment! Mazda should replace this for free, since it's a very common problem.

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  • mjw68 Dec 23, 2008

    I'd be very grateful for details on how to solve this myself. My car's still under warranty, but if I can fix this simply and inexpensively, I'd rather not have to go through the hassle of getting the dealer involved.

  • sarahsmile Feb 16, 2009

    buttrrrreeed was absolutely correct. I just went out to my car and went under the hood, took out the ROOM (#31) fuse, wiped it off and put it back in....and guess what??? I freakin worked!! Thanks dude!!! You rock!! What ever you do...do not take you car to the dealership until you have tried this first.

    Thanks again!!


  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    CD player display does not show

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    This solution saved me a 'boatload' of grief. It was easy and WORKS! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

  • dai nev Apr 21, 2009

    hi,i had the same problem,but by removing fuse 31 it started working again,thanks,top,job.

  • mantyp82 May 12, 2009

    The information Display of my 06 Mazda 3, has gone crazy. It just displays all kinds of numbers all over. But the radio and AC seem fine.
    I tried removing, wiping, switching fuse 31 (room fuse), no solution.
    I tried unplugging the battery, no solution.
    I will have to go to the dealer tomorrow :(


  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Thanks to the experts for solving this one. I was fearing a pricey repair but after reading the solution here I popped out the fuse, wiped it off and put it back in. The display came on when I turned the key. PTL!

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    app_3rp12355 Mar 09, 2012

    Worked like a charm! Thank you for the suggestion!

  • app_3rp12355
    app_3rp12355 Mar 09, 2012

    Worked like a charm! Thank you for the suggestion!

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This really works...the fuse that controls the Information display power is the one labelled "ROOM" (15Amp). It is located under the hood in the engine fuses.

I didnt even replace mine, I simply scraped off the dirt/rust from the metal portion and reinserted it. If this doesnt work, test the ROOM port with a functional fuse switch (I used the one labelled HORN, 15amp). If it works with the switch, you have a good part, but need a new fuse.

Free solution to an expensive problem...if you dont know whats wrong.

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  • sparkles14 Mar 18, 2011

    Where exactly is the fuse box ? Sorry i'm new this - thanks in advance

  • Robert B Smith Oct 18, 2011

    Yup, I'm another one with the same issue in Canada, pulled the fuse (room) cleaned off, reinstalled it, and now all is fine. Thank. Having worked in Dealership service depts for over 30 years, we need to tell Dealers about this, it IS possible the frt desk staff are not aware of it. Thankyou again. Bob

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    croft Oct 14, 2013

    thanks it ended up been a bit of dirt on the fuse all good now :)

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Just had the same problem- simply removed and cleaned the fuse (31) for ROOM under bonnet next to battery and it worked first time - great forum for honest excellent advice

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Unbelievable - cleaning the fuse (which wasn't even dirty) actually did the trick. thanks guys!

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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This is my step by step guide for fixing this problem.
Remove The room fuse.
Carefully spray WD40 into the sockets of the removed fuse.
leave it for 10 minutes.
start the car with the fuse removed.and then stop
Clean the fuse pins well with WD40 and ensure the colour is correct, or insert a new 15amp fuse.
place the fuse back in the socket
it will work then

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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Don't know how you figured it out... but wiping off the Room 15A fuse worked! Thank you so much for sharing!

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

  • Jo202 Nov 19, 2010

    Thank you everyone, you've just saved me a fortune.
    I wiped the fuse also and it's working again.

    Mazda told me that I needed a new display panel and when I asked where the fuse was located they told me there wasn't one that operates the display!!!!! 'tut tut'

    I'll never trust the service department again ;-(

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I ended up getting the part off of ebay and replacing it myself. $29 + shipping as opposed to the almost $300 the Mazda dealer wanted to charge. Replacement was simple and took all of 5 minutes and 2 screws.

If you can find the part, contact me back and I'll make sure you have good directions to replace it.

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I had the same exact problem -just removed the 15 A fuse and put it back in ... the display worked (again). Didnt use WD40. thank you to the originator of the post and everybody who contributed.

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I wound up taking it to the dealer. They removed the display and re-inserted it, said the problem was a bad connection, and sent me on my way. I'm still a little leery, but it's been working fine since, and that's been almost two months so far. Hopefully, the problem won't resurface, but if it does, I'll definitely try the fuse trick first. Thanks!

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Tnx for ur information, teatersatsning got the same problem in My Mazda 3 2006 . Just checked the fuss ns the problem solved without changing any fuss.

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Thanks. Cleaned & Replaced the fuse. Works fine now

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My 2006 Mazda 3 did the same thing, just popped in a new 15 amper into the room slot and it worked perfectly

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Thanks, thanks, thanks .... no forums in Italy gave the solution to this problem ... the dealer suggested replacing gauze for € 300 .... but you've solved the problem ..... € 0gauze, thanks and thanks again

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