Question about 2000 Mazda MPV
After an electrical issue with our 2001 mazda mpv, we took it to the dealer who quoted us a fairly low price of $500 for repair. After a week, they upped it to around $3000. We were stunned, then they started the 'you should just trade it in for a new one.' As we couldn't afford to, and the van was paid for, we told them nevermind. It was driveable in the daytime, the lights just weren't working. They then told us to just come get it would cost $500. So, we ignored all phone calls from them, and they eventually stopped. Until about 10 months later, when someone from the dealership called. They were trying to get rid of all these vehicles that people had (for some strange reason) just left there. And now, there was no charge to just pick it up, if we would please just come get it. We replaced the battery and drove it home. Then, my husband discovered more information was available as far as making the repair himself than when the initial problem occurred. So, with a part he got from a junk yard for around $50, he did the repair himself. Okay. Fine. But, during his repairing, he discovered that they had apparently been scavaging the van while it was there. Nothing to prevent it from running, just things here and there. Fine. We did leave it there for 10 months. However, one of these things seems to be the remote entry. Also, the ignition key no longer unlocks the door. I discovered this while out shopping, after I found myself locked out of the van in a parking lot. Fortunately, some kind police officers came by and used their handy device to go in under the window and trigger the unlock button from the inside. Unfortunately, when we then opened the door, the alarm started. Why? It was unlocked with the same button that locked it! At any rate, we have no idea how to stop it. We have removed both the horn and lights fuses. He detached and reattached the battery cables. We have no desire to have any further relation with the local Mazda dealer. I realize this is a very lengthy question, but can anybody help us? Thank you (for listening, if nothing else)!
Try replacing the battery in the key or finding the body control module and disconnecting it
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
it is located under the skid plate. you'll need to remove the front drive, the alternator, and power steering pump out to remove the starter. need to remove the bottom cover to see it.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
I just replaced my driver side halogen bulb in my 2005 Mazda MPV. I took me close to two hours - though the next time will likely take less than half of that. I'm not terribly mechanically inclined.
The instructions above are technically correct - however - here's a few tips.
1) Pull of the rubber boot gently without disrupting the bulb seating. Keep the bulb and clips in place!!!
2) Observe carefully how the metal clips are situated. Putting them back is the hardest part of the job if you don't understand this. The clips will attach at 3 o'clock (hooked part) and 9 o'clock (sqaure part). You might need to remove the screw slightly at 9 o'clock with a stubby Phillips in order for the clip to catch with it. Work the hooked part UNDER the catch at 3 o'clock and it will spring up in place. Trying to force it in proper will only hurt your finger.
3) Remove the small fuse panel first to provide more working room before you begin
4) You'll see a small rectangular hole crimped into the metal of the light base. This is at 6 o'clock (bottom) as you insert the bulb back into the socket. The bulb will rest in place but is easily knock out so mind how you insert the clip.
5) Have patience. If I could do it.. so can you!
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
if you do not here the motor then its the regulator or motor that needs to be replaced/ cif you hear the motor check the control switch on the trim panle coould be just a five dollar part to replace/ Please rate my response thank you very much
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
let me know if this help you....
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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