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2003 Mazda Tribute Electrical Issues

It started with the radio, only works sometimes. It will come on when the car is off and drain battery. Intermittenly the service engine soon light and the brake light might come on. It seemed as though when you use the turn signal is when they might pop on. They haven't come on in a while. Then the parking lights started coming on by themselves even if the switch was in the off postion and draining the battery. You would have to start the car and turn the lights on then off to get them to shut off. Now, they won't go off. You have to disconnect the battery in order to turn them off. Any suggestions?

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  • jenplace Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with the stereo though mine is an aftermarket. It started turning itself on when the keys weren't in it. Solved that by taking the faceplate off. However, the brake light comes on occasionally though my brakes are fine and it blinks if I turn on my left turn signal.



    On 12/31/08 it died on me on my way home - sputtered and died and wouldn't turn over again. Electrical near steering column was completely corroded. Mechanic has replaced wires but it still won't turn over. Total mystery at the moment.

  • Kevin049 Feb 11, 2009

    MY Mazda Tribute has same problem with the radio but also the power mirrors and the cig lighter also does not have power. Usually after driving for awhile the radio turns on and the mirrors work and so does the cig lighter.

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Sounds like you have a wire grounding out some where trace the wires under the dash and look for broken or chaffed wires. that might be touching the fire wall

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